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In its second year, the SBS BoatLife Show takes at the NEC in Birmingham between 16th to 19th February 2023.

Whether you are new to boating or you want to find a new craft to rev your heart, BoatLife is the place to be. The NEC is playing host to over 100 boats, from RIBs to narrowboats to sailing dinghies – there is something for everyone.

Not only are boats on display, but you can watch demonstrations from industry experts, take part in do-it-yourself sessions, and listen to live speakers and sporting ambassadors as they share their experiences and expertise.

Yamaha have a number of partners on display at the event. They are listed below along with their stand number. 

Extreme Boats – stand H8

Yamaha boat partner and European distributor for the high-quality aluminium boats from New Zealand, Extreme Boats will be debuting two exciting new models at BoatLife: the 646 Game King and 616 Game King powered by a Yamaha 200hp and 150hp respectively.

In addition, Extreme Boats will be hosting the unveiling of the Sea Angling
Classic prize boat at 10.45am on the opening day of the show (16th February). The Extreme 745 Game King, powered by a 300hp V6 Yamaha outboard engine, complete with the class-leading Yamaha Joystick Helm Master™ EX control system, will be presented to the winner of the recreational boat angling category when the competition takes place between 14th and 18th June 2023.

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MCC Marine – stand G85

MCC Marine will be displaying the show-stopping Swedish Rupert R8 RIB. Fitted with a Yamaha Premium 300hp V6 outboard, it has a top speed of 48 knots. The company will also be presenting the SUR Marine ST 310 luxury console tender, complete with a Yamaha Versatile 20hp outboard engine.

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CDT Marine - stand G109

Dartmouth based CDT Marine will be showcasing a range of craft from Buster Boats and AB RIBs under its Aluminium Boat Co. brand, all rigged with Yamaha outboards because “they’re the best on the market.”

Also on the stand will be the Alumina 13ALX with a 40hp Yamaha outboard, and the Lammina 9.5 AL with a 9.9hp Yamaha outboard.

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Ideal Boat – stand G90

Ideal Boat will be presenting a selection of sporty cruisers from Finnmaster. All the models on display comes from the Finnish manufacturer’s T-series which combines a sporty look and feel with comfortable cruising – ideal for a weekend away.

The Finnmaster T8 will be displayed with a Yamaha 300hp V6 outboard, the T7 with a Yamaha 250hp V6 and the smaller T6 with a Yamaha 150hp.

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Wills Marine – stand E70

UK distributor for GRAND RIBs, Wills Marine, is showcasing Yamaha outboards across five models from its GRAND RIBs range. The Golden Line G750, G650, G580 and G500 will be powered by the 250hp, 175hp, 130hp and 90hp Vmax respectively. The Drive D600 will feature the 150hp.

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Bray Marine Sales – stand D40

Making its show debut will be the 818 Titanium from Balt Yachts. Pre-rigged with a Yamaha CL5 digital dash and packaged with a Yamaha 50hp outboard, this cabin cruiser is perfectly proportioned for cruising along the UK’s inland waterways.

Fitted with a Yamaha 30hp outboard, the Alonsea 560 joins the Balt 818 Titanium on the Bray Marine Sales stand. This ‘picnic boat’ model has style and practicality at the heart of its design.

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MES Racing – stand F48

Having secured a new British National Record (84.33mph over one kilometre) on a Yamaha GP1800R WaveRunner, Dale Williams for MES Racing will be displaying the record-breaking model alongside the Yamaha FX SVHO.

Featuring Yamaha’s 200hp and 150hp outboards on the stand, MES Racing will also be showcasing a selection of wetsuits, lifejackets and Yamalube marine engine oils and lubricants.

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