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Tickets now on sale....

...for the Liverpool Boat Show

Published on January 17th 2011.

Tickets now on sale....

TIRED of fast sports cars, tired of life...

What exactly, then, does the overpaid Premiership footballer dream of when he is staring at the clouds above Stanley Park?

Scoring goals? Nope. How about watersports? Warmer!

The answer is a bloody big yacht of course.

And what great fortune. Now he doesn't have to even get the Masarati a bit mucky to go shopping for one – the super cruisers are sailing up the Mersey – with bells on.Tickets for the Liverpool Boat Show 2011 are now on sale – and there's plenty for the man who has everything – and the rest of us too.

Organisers say the event is set to attract 100,000 paying visitors, plus a further 300,000 spectators, when it takes place from April 29 to May 8 in the historic surroundings of the Albert Dock.

Exhibitors at the inaugural show include major global boating brands such as Fairline, Sealine, Sunseeker, Princess and Beneteau.

They hope the event will be the most spectacular boat show the UK has ever seen, with Royal Navy and foreign naval vessels in attendance, a range of historic tall ships and heritage narrowboats and two major regattas taking place on the River Mersey.

There will also be an aqua-theatre, a comedy festival and a Sea Shanty Festival. Plus sailing and power boat demonstrations, opportunities for people to try water sports and hundreds of sail and power boats on display.

The Boat Show will be open from 10.30am to 8.30pm every day, apart from the final Sunday when it will close at 5.00pm.

Show managing director Rob MacKenzie said: “Paying show visitors will have exclusive access to the main marina and the majority of the exhibitor marquees, plus the ‘have-a-go’ experiences, practical workshops and demonstrations.

“Non-paying spectators, meanwhile, will enjoy free entrance to the Boat Show site where they can be part of the overall spectacle, enjoy the water-based entertainments and visit a selection of the land-based exhibitors and feature boats. It’s a winning combination.”

Everyone loves a load of maritime stuff at the dock –but just in case you were thinking of staying home to watch the Royal Wedding, the opening day – which coincides with it - will see a large screen erected so show-goers can watch the Westminster Abbey ceremony live.

Incidentally, the pubs are also open until all hours on this happiest of national occasions,. so Britain can toast the couple in the usual Saturday night manner – and perhaps wake up staring at the clouds in Stanley Park.

Liverpool Boat Show: Tickets, £6 to £15, can be booked by going to www.liverpoolboatshow.com or by calling 0844 809 4620.

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Captain HaddockJanuary 13th 2011.

Will there be a concessionary ticket price for those of us who will just have been made redundant by this wonderful Government?

AnonymousJanuary 15th 2011.

I would have gone to get away from the Royal wedding, is there any chance they can switch the big screens off?

King of the wild frontierJanuary 16th 2011.

we could tip them into the dock....

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