But MD claims to be targeting 220,000 for the inaugral show

In response to requests for a list of exhibitors for the Earls Court Boat Show, James Brooke, MD of the Earls Court Boat Show, wrote to Boating Business to say: ‘confidentiality of these companies remains a priority while they feel that public support for the Earls Court Boat Show could warrant pressure from the British Marine Federation (BMF) before Southampton Boat Show stand space has been allocated’.

Among the interesting points he raises, Brooke says they are targeting 220,000 for the inaugural show. He also says the ECBS has, since January 15, ‘initiated several conversations with the BMF and continue to offer them our support. The most recent conversation included an offer to sponsor a BMF stand at Earls Court’.