More than 6,000 Beaulieu Boatjumble visitors
More than 6,000 people attended 2018’s Beaulieu Boatjumble featuring 16 vessels for sale, talks and demonstrations on essential seafaring topics and more than 517 stands.
Record-breaking 19-year-old Jude Massey from the Ocean Brothers opened the Hampshire event fresh from rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic with his brother Greg Bailey to raise £100,000 for the British Skin Foundation in memory of their late father Peter Massey and becoming the world’s youngest person to row an ocean in a two-man team in the process.
“Beaulieu Boatjumble is very close to my heart, as it’s where we started our fundraising last year," said Jude. "It feels very special to come back after completing the row and I feel honoured to have been asked to open the event. It’s also great to continue to spread the message and mission of our campaign.”
16 vessels were for sale in Boatmart, ranging from a vintage motor cruiser and a 17ft Gaff Cutter to portable sailing dinghies. A highlight of the line-up was the restored Fossil, one of only two known 1950s Fairey Marine launches which was on sale by its Hythe owner Steve White.
Marine experts were on hand to answer questions at Ask the Experts LIVE!, while Kass Schmitt, competitor of the original single-handed transatlantic race (OSTAR), also talked about the essential preparation that helped her survive one of the worst North Atlantic storms in the race’s history.
Talks and demonstrations covered topics including radio communication, marine electronics, life raft operation, survival at sea and paintwork care.
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