East Anglia: Gunfleet, Hardy, Oyster and Torqueedo to feature at Southampton Boat Show

More than 25 marine businesses from across East Anglia will be among the exhibitors at the PSP Southampton Boat Show which opens next week.

Among the 600-plus firms with stands at the event will be Ferry Marina, Ship Shape World, Torqeedo, Windboats Hardy Motorboats, Allspeed UK, Gunfleet Marine, Marine Teak, Oyster Yachts, Parker & Kay Sailmakers and Tahe Kayaks OU.

Ipswich-based Gunfleet Marine will be exhibiting its Gunfleet 58 model, an ocean cruising yacht designed to be easily sailed by a couple and featuring a variable draft keel which allows access to many areas that deeper keel yachts cannot reach.

Also on display from North Walsham-based Windboats Hardy will be the Hardy 40DS, a new design not previously shown at Southampton which has a economical single engine but can still reach 18 knots, and a customised version of the Hardy 42.

Torqeedo, a leading marine electric engine specialist which has its UK base in Lowestoft, will be unveiling its first smartphone app, Torq Trac, which has been developed for use with its Travel, Cruise and Ultralight outboards and provides users with a dashboard display of useful information.

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Connected simply via a Bluetooth connection, Torq Trac shows the outboard’s remaining range in real-time on a map, highlights waypoints, provides an estimated arrival time and logs trip details.

The Southampton Boat Show show runs from September 12 to 21. For details, visit www.southamptonboatshow.com .

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Murray Ellis, managing director of the show, said: “We’re very excited about this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show, a perfect event for everyone passionate about the outdoors and what it has to offer.

“With our new attractions and hundreds of boats to climb aboard we hope to inspire visitors to try out something new for the day! The mix of shopping, attractions, marine activities and boats will create a vibrant and exciting atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy. “

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