Celeb to Open Boat Show.

The 2009 PSP Southampton Boat Show will showcase the best the industry has to offer from sailing yachts to glamourous motor cruisers, from RIBS to runabouts. In a year when UK sailing talent is showing the world that Britain is still a maritime force, the event will be opened by some pop-star.

The show’s organisers are trying every gimmick under the sun to try and get people interested this year’s event so they have found Sophie Ellis-Bextor to officially kick off the 10-day “marine extravaganza” featuring the best of boating, watersports and lifestyle on the 11th of September.

Andrew Williams, managing director of National Boat Shows (NBS), said:

“We are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming Sophie Ellis-Bextor to the PSP Southampton Boat Show. I am sure that her bright personality, charm and classic style will provide the perfect start to a fantastic 41st Show.”