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Boat Show Strikes Gold

Representatives from Akzo Nobel’s International Paint business will be rubbing shoulders with some of Great Britain’s Olympic medal heroes this month.

Members of the successful British sailing team—which brought home two gold medals—will officially open the Southampton Boat Show on September 10, an event at which International is exhibiting.

This year’s show will be the biggest yet, covering a massive 29.6 acres—the equivalent of 17 soccer pitches—with 130,000 visitors expected from the UK and abroad.

Attractions include type 42 destroyer HMS Newcastle and yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur with her 75ft trimaran, as well as a purpose-built show marina—which is said to be the largest in Europe—packed with more than 900 boats.

The event runs from September 10 to 19, with Akzo Nobel located in Ocean Hall.

(Released: September 8, 2004)