Ocean Brothers’ Jude Massey to Open Beaulieu Boatjumble

Beaulieu is proud to announce that Jude Massey from the Ocean Brothers will open its Boatjumble on Sunday April 22nd after completing his record-breaking row across the Atlantic.

Nineteen-year-old Jude became the youngest person in the world to row any ocean in a two-person team when he and his brother Greg Bailey rowed 3,000 miles unassisted, in memory of their late father Peter Massey and to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation for skin cancer research.

After their triumphant return home to the New Forest, the brothers have been sharing their story of enduring the massive challenge of 53 days crossing the second largest ocean, enduring bad weather, equipment failure and injuries. For more details see www.oceanbrothers.co.uk.

Now sailing instructor Jude will meet boatjumblers when he opens the Beaulieu event at 10am in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

There are many other reasons why the 41st Boatjumble will be an unmissable calendar highlight for sailors. Children under 12 will be given free admission to the show, which is the largest outdoor sale of maritime items in Europe with stands packed with boating bargains, from yacht and motorboat spares to clothing, equipment, instruments and charts.

At the Ask the Experts LIVE! feature, by Boatjumble’s media sponsor Practical Boat Owner, marine experts will answer show-goers’ questions and offer talks and demonstrations on essential seafaring topics including radio communication, marine electronics, life raft operation, survival at sea and paintwork care. You can even learn how to draw boats with cartoonist Claudia Myatt!

Join Kass Schmitt, seasoned competitor of the Original Single-handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR), as she talks about the essential preparation that helped her survive one of the worst North Atlantic storms in the race’s history. Then discover the secrets of choosing which new sails to buy. Throughout the day, the RNLI Central Solent Community Safety team will be holding a lifejacket clinic with free equipment checks and advising sailors on water safety. For the full line-up and timings see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/boatjumble.

Boatmall will offer a wide selection of the latest products from leading marine industry manufacturers, while Boatmart will have a selection of new and used boats on sale. 

There will be even more for those who love life afloat with the return of popular Trunk Traders, as boatjumblers sell off surplus boating items that have been hiding in their lockers, sheds and garages all winter. There is no knowing what treasures might be unearthed and sold from their car boots.

For online tickets and more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/boatjumble.

Trunk Traders spaces start at £41 for a plot, while Boatmart spaces are £34 and stand prices start at £56 for a single exhibitor stand. All prices include VAT. To book, call our events team on 01590 614614 or email events@beaulieu.co.uk. Online exhibitor booking is available at www.beaulieu.co.uk/exhibitor/boatjumble-2018.

Boatjumble opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. Admission includes access to all of the features of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its collection of more than 250 vehicles from throughout motoring history, the new-look World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the ancestral Montagu home of Palace House and its stunning grounds and gardens.

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