The Isle of Wight branch of the British Marine Federation will be hosting an On the Water event at Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday, 29th May an ideal way to spend a day of the half-term holiday.

Alongside displays of Island-built boats including Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3, there will be opportunities to get out onto the water on either a high-speed RIB or in one of the UKSA’s ‘Try Sail’ keelboat fleet.

On land there will be a number of displays and an opportunity to find out more about the British Marine Federation. Activity will be between 10am and 4pm and the whole event is completely free of charge.

The BMF is the trade association for the British boating industry and the Federation’s 1,500 members account for a substantial amount of the industry’s turnover and employ around 30,000 people. Members are drawn from both the seagoing and inland sectors of the marine industry covering the leisure boat, hire fleet, commercial workboat and superyacht categories and supporting services.

This year’s event follows on from the success of last year’s event when numbers of people enjoyed the activities and exploring new boats.
For millions of people across the UK, boating and water sports provide a base around which they organise their leisure time – providing excitement and relaxation, discovery and learning whilst also keeping active and healthy.
Demonstrations and entertainment will take place throughout the day with a special showcase for Island-built boats including Seaward Marine as well as Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3.