About BoatLife

More than just a show

Are you drawn to the freedom of open water? Love the feel of the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the salty tang in the air? Want to join a growing armada of boat lovers on a new adventure? Welcome aboard.

Whether you’re a first-time boater or a seasoned sailor, get ready to cast off and leave dry land to explore BoatLife Live – a new event dedicated to building, nurturing and championing the thriving community of people who love boats.

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The people behind BoatLife

Richard Dove


Richard is the founder of BoatLife and after a long career in the events industry has brought together a team to run his own show, with a different approach and a desire to change the way events are promoted.

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Hayley Harris

Head of Marketing

Hayley has a long career in marketing, working in advertising sales and later marketing for Boat Shows working across Marketing, PR and Digital. Hayley loves cold water swimming and gets in the water regularly in Devon.

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Dan Taylor

Operations Director

Dan has over 20 years’ experience putting on events, from the early days working at Earls Court Boat Show through to fully managing the operations for Southampton Boat Show. He is also obsessed with boats, many years dinghy racing and more recently in his old Moody.

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Buy Tickets Here

Take advantage of the early bird ticket price for the 2023 show at just £10. Show opens 16-19 February 2023.
Young people under 16 go free!