Marine Industry Events was set up specifically for the show and will host it in marquees and the water surrounding the Albert Dock.
Traditional paying show visitors will have exclusive access to the Main Marina and the majority of the exhibitor marquees, plus 'have-a-go' experiences, practical workshops and demonstrations.
The show will also accommodate non-paying spectators, who 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 landbased exhibitors and feature boats.
More than 100,000 paying visitors and a further audience of upwards of 300,000 spectators are expected.
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