MORE than 32,000 people attended this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat Show, organisers have confirmed – making it one of the busiest ever to date.
The three-day event was held at the St Helier Marina and the Weighbridge over the early May bank holiday weekend.
Harbourmaster Bill Sadler said: ‘The sun came out and so did the crowds – this year was surely the best one yet. I got a chance to speak to many of the exhibitors, all of whom were really pleased with how the event had gone.
‘There was a real sense of community in and around the arena, with so many people on the estate over the weekend enjoying themselves, highlighting what the Harbour is capable of.’
He added: ‘I know we always say it, but it was an amazing event that couldn’t happen without a lot of hard work behind the scenes before, during and after.
‘Having people jumping out of planes, safety demonstrations with Jersey Coastguard and the RNLI and taster sessions on powerboats all in the Harbour, while business as usual continued, takes a lot of co-ordinating to ensure that everyone remains safe, and the teams at the Harbour played a vital role in that.’