Originally Posted by C2 RIBS
Everyone I speak to just says it is a pig of a place to get to Excell!
I agree and I can get to London easily but the docks by road and rail are ****. Hammersmith was easier and I guess so would NEC at Birmingham due to the networks of travel, rail, air and road.
Excel is too far South
Plus akward to get to for us Oop North.
The NEC imho is the correct place for shows
Some say it is akward to get the Big Boats in there
But for a show Like Ribex etc I think the NEC is ideal
Southampton boat show is Great.
I still think a Show at the NEC would be a good Idea
Especially for RIBS and boats of the nature/ affordability of mere Mortals
OK, there is the Caravan and Boat show
Never been but some say it is OK for boaty peeps but not the 'real thing' as it were
I reckon a Boat Show in the NEC in the early part of the Year and Southhampton later would fill the Calender sufficiently for the Uk boating scene.