MAA Press Lunch attracts 130 visitors and exhibitors

MAA head, Mike Shepherd welcomes visitors to the annual MAA Press Lunch MAA head, Mike Shepherd welcomes visitors to the annual MAA Press Lunch
Industry Database

Around 130 exhibitors and guests attended the annual MAA Press Lunch with guest speaker Matt Sheahan, head of performance Sailing at Sunset & Vine sharing his thoughts on the 2017 America’s Cup.

The event, which is held at Haslar Marina, is organised by the Marine Advertising Agency with sponsorship from Dean & Reddyhoff.

Other speakers included Mark Todd, chief executive of Ocean Youth Trust South.

Exhibitors included Navico with its B&G, Simrad and Lowrance brands, Kraken Yachts that used the lunch as an opportunity to introduce the UK marine media to its range of blue water cruising yachts, the Kraken 50, Kraken 58 and Kraken 66, Crewsaver, Ancasta, the Andrew Simpson Foundation and Landau.

Guests were also able to see Mara Buoy’s mooring buoy, currently in use by the Royal Navy Sailing Association in Portsmouth Harbour.

“It’s a pleasure to host the marine industry at Haslar Marina for the MAA Press Lunch again this year,” said Michael Prideaux, Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas MD. “The event builds on relationships and facilitates connections, which can only be positive for our industry, and being able to showcase what Haslar has to offer is a nice bonus.”

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