A SPRING Boat Sales Weekend will be held at Kip Marina on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April with a display of pre-owned boats, new boats and some of Scotland’s leading marine companies exhibiting their latest products in a large marquee.

‘The weekend is being run in conjunction with Michael Schmidt & Partners’ (MS&P) regular Spring Brokerage event, after visitor and exhibitor surveys during Scotland’s Boat Show last year showed a big demand for an extra event earlier in the year as a counterpoint to the Boat Show,’ explained MS&P’s Roseann Sweeney.

‘We are excited about the new look Spring Boat Sales weekend and believe it will be a popular event with boat owners. MS&P aim to have a fantastic display of boats for the weekend and, as we already have customers looking to purchase, if readers are considering changing or upgrading their boat, now is the time to list with us.’

As well as the display of brokerage and new boats, the focal point for the weekend will be the large exhibition marquee, situated adjacent to MS&P’s sales office at Kip. Twenty marine trade companies including Ashton Marine Services, Fuel Guard, Marine UK Ltd, AJ Yacht Detailing, Marine Blast, Mara Buoy & Jeckells Sailmakers will offer visitors a preview of the latest equipment ahead of the coming season.

More companies will be outside the marquee with a display from Clyde Outboards and new RIBs on show from Ultimate Boats with other exhibitors still being confirmed as the event nears.

Adding to visitor interest during the weekend and always popular with Kip berth holders, the ‘Taste Inverclyde’ Food Market will run in the marquee over both Saturday and Sunday, offering an array of tasty treats from Alba Seafoods, the Damn Fine Cheese Company and many more, including new local food suppliers who are supported by Riverside Inverclyde.

Kip Marina MD, Gavin McDonagh said ‘We believe that this event is a great way to mark the start of the sailing and boating season here in Scotland and we look forward to working with MS&P and the other exhibitors to make the Spring Boat Sales Weekend a significant event for boat owners and marine companies alike.’

The Boat Sales Weekend at Kip takes place from 11am to 5pm on both days. Admission is Free.