New features for Beaulieu

The boat jumble which claims to be the largest in Europe opens on Sunday 27th April. The Beaulieu Boatjumble, now in its 37th year, will have new and used marine and boating kit, spread over 1,000 stands.

New boats from leading manufacturers and brokerages will be on sale, and sailer-trailers on show. Clothing stands and the latest technological kit will also be on display.

The Boatmart brings together a wide range of used boats, from classics to nearly new and those in need of restoration, which can be viewed before you buy. In the enlarged Trunk Traders area, amateur jumblers can sell their surplus second-hand sailing items from the boot of their car. Trading is brisk, so get there early.

A new feature at this year’s jumble – the Walkabout Auction – offers exhibitors an opportunity to sell off surplus items of stock they don’t want to take home with them. For just £2, exhibitors can buy a box to fill with bits, to be auctioned at the end of the afternoon by a guest auctioneer. It’s a simple and easy way of buying or selling those last bits from the show and there are no auction fees to pay.

Also new for 2014, a Display Arena will showcase special demonstrations, displays and interactive activities for children and adults. Already booked are the Royal Navy Museum, Portsmouth and the Royal Navy Presentation team. Calshot Activity Centre will be running fun activities throughout the day.

Admission is £9.70 for adults and £7.50 for children gives entry not only to the Boatjumble, but also to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction. See the National Motor Museum’s stunning collection of vehicles, On Screen Cars, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House. Advance tickets are available to purchase at an even lower price, by telephone on 01590 612888 and online at

Stand prices start at £55 with Boatmart spaces at £30 and Trunk Traders spaces at £32. To book a stand, Trunk Trader or Boatmart space call the Events Department on 01590 614614, fax 01590 614615 or email