The PHC Poole Harbour Boat Show will be celebrated with a fireworks extravaganza sponsored by property developers Excellare at 10pm on Saturday May 9, the eve of its inaugural opening weekend (Saturday May 9 to Sunday May 10).
The free public event will take place on Poole Quay and at Pool Harbour Commissioner’s award-winning marina Poole Quay Boat Haven. It will incorporate a variety of marine-related businesses, family focused entertainment and other elements associated with a regional boat show.
Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of the Quay over the weekend of the first Poole Harbour Boat Show. Visitors to the show can expect to see tall ships Pelican and Stavros Niarchos beside the Quay, alongside a visit on Sunday by Olympic medallist Helena Lucas, recently selected for the Rio 2016 team GB Olympic squad.
Nicholas Blakemore, director at Excellare, said: “We’re thrilled to be a part of such a brilliant event. Poole’s status as a maritime hub is obvious by its selection as the venue for European Maritime Day in 2017. Poole Harbour Boat Show further reinforces the importance of Poole as an internationally renowned maritime destination, which we are very excited to be a part of.”
PHC chief executive Jim Stewart added: “Excellare’s sponsorship of the fireworks on Saturday evening has enabled us to put on a fantastic demonstration which will illuminate the skies above Poole Quay. Sponsorship is key to the success of the event, and we feel privileged that Excellare have decided to take part.”