31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2019

Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show

31st May, 1st June, 2nd June 2019

The Attention Seekers are back!

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Catch the Attention Seekers at Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show this year for music by the lake. They’ll be playing a mixture of songs from the last six decades. The band formed in 2009 as a group of friends (Audrey, Alan, Dave, Ben, Luke and Steve) who simply wanted to play music for fun and keep everyone happy… come along and enjoy their fabulous, no nonsense set.

Boat Showrooms

BPB 2017 INVITATION_1Boat Showrooms are pleased to be attending the Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show 2017, proudly presenting on the water one of the latest contemporary boutique Alfastreet Marine models, the 23 Open with Yamaha 20HP outboard engine and unique Hydraulic Hard Top Roof which is perfect for UK weather conditions, rain or shine you will stay protected on the water at all times. The roof is perfect if you are looking for ease of use and effortless boating, it opens and closes by remote control taking less than 30 seconds! The engine is hidden under the deck which makes the models even more elegant, timeless and quiet. If you are eco-friendly orientated the 100% electric version model will certainly convince you.

Book your test drive today at Harleyford or Shepperton Marina.
Please contact Jason Brasier at alfastreetsales@boatshowrooms.com or +44 1628 569888

Richard Howard of Beale Park has died


Richard Howard, Beale Park chairman of trustees, died on 18 March

With great sadness, we announce that Richard Percival Howard, Beale Park Chairman of Trustees, 1936-2017, died peacefully on 18 March. He was, according to a spokesman at Beale Park, an adored husband to Sally and incredible father to his daughter Suzie, and sons William, Andrew, James and Duncan – with two step-children, Amba and Selby and beloved Bumpa to his 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He will be missed every day. The funeral was private, family only, but there will be a memorial at Beale Park in due course.

“Richard held the Beale Park Boat Show close to his heart and we look forward to keeping his memory alive at this wonderful event for many years to come,” said organisers.

Boatwork Ltd


Boatwork Ltd is pleased to announce they have been appointed as Agents by BYD (Buckley Yacht Design) for the BTC-22 (Buckley Trail-able Cruiser 22) a 6.8m trailer sailing boat. http://www.boatwork.co.uk/new-buckley-trailer-cruiser-22-btc-22/

The BTC 22 is a 6.8M swing or lifting keel sailing boat offering exhilarating sailing that will be trail-able and accommodate up to 4 berths. The functional layout provides the option for anything from family cruising to short or single handed sailing but is affordable to buy and own.

Jami Buckley, Principle Naval Architect at BYD says: “This is the smallest design in our range but doesn’t compromise on quality or our design ethos. Owning a boat can be expensive, so we’ve focused on making the boat affordable and easy to maintain. As the boat is trail-able owners have the option of not having to pay expensive mooring fees.” Jami continues “It’s great to have Boatwork onboard promoting the BTC-22 and also taking care of the commissioning and maintenance for future owners. They have a full calendar planned to showcase the boat at various events up and down the country.”

Mark & Julie from Boatwork Ltd say: “We are excited to be involved with this modern versatile sailing craft which is designed and built in the UK. With its adaptability, performance and ease of ownership it will appeal to a wide audience. The BTC-22 is set to be a modern, UK built, affordable boat that does not compromise on space, practicality or quality. We will be marketing, arranging test sails, commissioning and providing after sales support and maintenance for the BTC22. The Prototype is available to test sail from May 2017 call us now to arrange a sail. We will be exhibiting the BTC22 at Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show.”

Miguel Montalban


Hear Miguel play some live chilled out music on Sunday afternoon, June 4th 2017.

Miguel is a musician, guitarist and composer born in Santiago de Chile. He started his professional career in 2013 founding the indie rock band Andes Empire in Rome. A single off their first album ‘Reverse’ recorded by RBL Music, won the Redbull Music Contest and took the band to Milan and Sardinia to headline concerts for more than 15.000 people.

In 2014 together with producer and mastering expert Kevin Metcalfe (Queen, David Bowie, Duran Duran, White Stripes) Miguel recorded new the single, “Girl” at the Red Bull Music Studios, London.

Miguel has continued working on his soloist instrumental rock albums “Inspirations.” Miguel is now recognised all over the world thanks to the success of his albums and especially because of a series of street performances done in various European capitals. Videos taken by fans of these virtuoso performances have become viral hits, racking up millions of views.

Hear him on the following link, and watch him for real at Beale Park this year – we can’t wait:

Kipperman & Kipperland & Flaxland

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Kipperland is the all-encompassing exhibition concerning commercial fisheries. Whilst that might sound a little grand, it is true to say that Kipperland is concerned about the state of fisheries.

Kipperman started out in 1996 with a one-show ‘Herring Exhibition’ which portrayed various aspects of the herring fishery. The intention then was to show to the world (that little bit that was interested anyway) just how great the herring fishery had been (see them at Beale Park this year!).

This is also a unique opportunity to meet Simon of Flaxland to discover how the flax plant is grown and used to make a vast range of goods from the seeds and stem.  Set in the Cotswolds – 10 miles from Cirencester/5 miles from Tetbury, the course is great for those who are keen on hands-on activity or those who want to come along and watch

There will be an eclectic & some may say slightly quirky range of cooking and food demonstrations during the show this year in this area – just one of the many displays at the lake for all the family to enjoy. Not to be missed!

Classic Motor Boat Association – fabulous

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The Classic Motor Boat Association is the largest organisation in the UK catering for the preservation and enjoyment of classic powerboats and engines from British and Overseas manufacturers. It was founded in 1998. The CMBA is run by enthusiasts, with a volunteer committee and is dedicated to raising awareness of classic motor boats and the enjoyment of classic boats.Most of the CMBA members’ boats are in the 13ft to 19ft range; dating from the late 1920s, through to the 1970s and are either inboard, or outboard powered.Manufacturers represented include, Broom, Simmonds, Delta, Albatross, Fenn&Wood, Windboats of Wroxham, ChrisCraft, Century, Charnwood, Healey Marine, Cantieri Donoratico, Cantieri Riva, Cantieri Archangeli, Winner, Owens, Cutter, Microplas, Fletcher, Shakespeare, Bluebird Marine, Fairey, Triana, Donzi, Glastron, Lone Star, Chestnut, With, Dowty, Colvic, Birchwood, Interglass, Toby, Yarecraft, Dorsett, Moonfleet, Sussex, Sprite, Wm Jackson, GlenL and small racing boats such as Speedliner, Jinx and Swift and vintage stepped Hydroplanes.
There are also ex-raceboats, such as Stapley, Tremlett, Bristol, Burgess, Don Shead / Soni Levi, ski / raceboats. Materials used for these boats consist of planked wood, plywood, aluminium and fibreglass – all are represented and a few have been built recently from old self build plans.Given the size of these boats, most are carried on road trailers; so our members are spread throughout the UK, with some based around Europe. Prices for these boats range between the usable £100 1960s family runabout through to the £250,000 Rivas.The CMBA has a number of rallies throughout the year, on waters around the UK.Boats are used in company, which helps in the event of any breakdowns. Typical venues are Loch Lomond, Falmouth, Cardiff Bay and Poole Harbour, for the faster runs and lakes that enable boat and motor testing at Ivy Lake and Chertsey.Albatross specific rallies and racing takes place at Fritton Lake and Oulton Broad.Slower rallies take in the Thames, River Soar, Crinan Canal (with fast sections) and Lake Windermere. These venues give our members a chance to run antique outboards and smaller, more delicate boats. These rallies are always family oriented and younger members are also encouraged to learn how to handle the boats in a safe environment.

New series of talks at Beale Park this year


We are delighted to announce a new series of free talks this year for all visitors to the show wanting to learn about the art & craft of boating either under sail, steam or self-steam – and anything in between. Designed to be lighthearted and informative, the programme of talks is still being finalised but we are pleased to provide some early news about those who are attending to present their ideas…

Speaker: Alec Jordan


Alec started making plywood boat kits in 2003, having made an escape from the constantly changing world of IT.  As a frustrated rower, living well away from any rowing club, he saw the possibilities of re-creating the coastal rowing regattas between the Fife coal mining villages.  In 2009, other parties got involved, out of which the St Ayles Skiff was designed by Iain Oughtred.

Alec’s vision of regattas around the Kingdom of Fife in community built boats was rapidly superseded as the St Ayles was taken to the hearts of scores of Scottish and Northumbrian coastal communities, elsewhere in the UK, and further afield in Australia, New Zealand, the USA & Canada.

During the past eight years, almost 300 St Ayles kits have been sold; Alec will be telling the audience the story of this internet fuelled rebirth of local boat building and rowing, and its incredible effects in its communities.

Speaker: Tim O’Connor

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Tim started canoeing at the age of 11 and sailing at the age of 13 and made his living teaching them for some years. Despite 30 fattening years in the world of business he’s maintained his interest in both.

Those who go boating can develop strong allegiance to their chosen mode of propulsion. Others will broadcast the attractions of petrol, diesel, electric or steam engines. Yet more will extol the virtues of rowing, sculling, pedaling or poling.

Tim is going to make the case for sail. A mode of propulsion used for centuries sail that continues to entertain, inspire, attract and engage. From racing to cruising, oceans to gravel pits Tim will show you how sailing is for you.

Having been described as a ‘serial boatbuilder’ Tim will also try to inspire you to put saw to wood and get involved in the hugely diverse world of amateur boat building.

More news & updates to follow!

Creature Ark – great for the kids!


Saturday & Sunday

10.00 to 10.30 – Reptiles

10.30 to 11.00 – Cute/ Cuddly

11.00 to 11.30 – Minibeast (including limited Tarantula holding)

12.00 to 12.30 – Reptiles

12.30 to 1.00 – Cute/Cuddly

1.00 to 1.30 – Minibeast( including limited Tarantula holding)

2.00 to 2.30 – Reptiles

2.30 to 3.00 – Cute/Cuddly

3.00– 3.30 – Minibeast (including limited Tarantula holding)

4.00– 4.30 Reptiles

4.30–5.00 Competition judging and Glitter tattoos