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September on the Solent

September 1, 2014

A look at some events happening in the Solent this month.

Berthon Collection 2014

The Berthon Collection XX

From Friday 12th – Sunday 21st September Berthon will be hosting the 20th Collection of brokerage yachts for sale; this annual event has become something of a tradition and runs at the same time as the Southampton Boat Show.  We will be showing around 80 motor, sailing and performance yachts all ready for you to see, touch and write a cheque for.  A copy of the Collection Catalogue can be found on our website after 1 September 2014 or email   Hard copies with a funky pearlescent cover are also available.   Please also visit the Collection blog to see more details of the 2014 Berthon Collection fleet – The Berthon Collection Blog or come visit us at Berthon Lymington Marina – the original of the Solent Marinas

Solent Music Festival

Solent Music Festival

If you are in Lymington for the first weekend of the Collection and need a rest from looking at yachts or time to think whilst you decide what to buy, why not attend one of the events at the Solent Music Festival.  From Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th there will be a variety of programmes from organ to jazz.  Go to for more information or stop by Solent Cellar ( on the High Street for tickets.

St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum Lymington

For an artistic view of the area, visit the St Barbe Museum where along with the permanent exhibit about the history of the Lymington River and the Lymington area there is an exhibit of the Prints of the Grosvenor School in partnership with Osborne Samuel who also partnered with one of our writers for the latest Berthon Lifestyle Magazine.  More information on the St. Barbe Museum and their events can be found at

Lymington Classic Yacht Regatta

Lymington Classic Regatta 2014

On 13th and 14th September Lymington will be the site of a new Classic Yacht Regatta, organised by the British Classic Yacht Club in conjunction with the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, the Yacht Haven and the Lymington Harbour Commissioners.  There will be class starts for Int 6 Metres, 8 Metres, Spirits of Tradition, Classic Cruisers, Darings and Gaffers.  More details can be found at Lymington Classic Yacht Regatta

Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show
Windy Boats at Southampton Boat Show

If you want to wander a little further afield, there is the Southampton Boat Show from 12 – 21 September 2014.  As well as yachts there will be the Southampton Boat Show Eye, several tribute music concerts, a demonstration of wooden boat building and Berthon will be there with our own land based stand, J068, and on the water as well.   Berthon will be showing Windy Boats, Windy 29 Coho “perhaps the best sub-30’ drivers boat in the world” (Motor Boats Monthly magazine), Windy 39 Camira “best handling 40’ sports cruiser in production” (Motor Boats and Yachting) and making her UK debut the Draco 27RS. All these can be seen on berths M115, M155A, M116, M117.  Also look out for our friends at Charles Watson Marine Contest 57CS, RM1260 and the Wauquiez 47 Pilot Saloon (stands M246, M251, M253), as well as Richard Baldwin on berth number M337 showing the new Solaris 48.  Our chums at Discovery will be showing a Mk II Discovery 55 on berth number M162, we have 2 Discovery 55s here at Collection 20 as well – BLUE MONCHU and SYLVIA.

The Berthon Lifestyle Magazine – Volume X

Berthon Lifestyle Magazine

Although not an event in the same sense of the word, the 2014 edition of the Lifestyle Magazine is now out and available.   This is the 10th edition and this year has articles about gliding, hunting, motorbikes, art collecting and the Long Voyage Home of FPB 64’ GREY WOLF along with a Review of the Market and an update on the rebuild of the West Solent One Design RIPPLE.  If you would like a copy mailed or emailed to you please contact

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