BRITANNIA will be ruling the waves when the best of British-made luxury yachts is showcased at a flagship show returning to Hampshire this spring.

More than 3,300 visitors are expected to flock to the three-day British Motor Yacht Show 2014 at Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble from Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 18.

After a hugely successful inaugural show last year, Premier Marinas is once again teaming up with the three biggest brands in UK motor yacht sales to stage the free event.

They are Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Sunseeker Southampton and Fairline Southampton.

Billed as a boutique show, it aims to cater for buyers who want to view the latest models in a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere.

Each company will once again be focusing on the best of British motor yachts with a stunning line up of new yachts that will be displayed both onshore and in the water.

James Lumley, sales manager at Sunseeker Southampton, said: “The British Motor Yacht Show is a great idea to help support the marine industry.

“The south coast of England is a perfect location for us to showcase the best of British boat design and manufacturing.

“I am delighted that the three biggest quality brands in the UK have teamed up to make this show a reality.”

Max Whale, marketing director at Princess Motor Yacht Sales, said: “This show is designed to provide a platform for a yacht purchase just prior to the beginning of the European yachting season.

“First and foremost, it is really a ‘best of British’ motor yacht sales and promotion event.”

Pete Bradshaw, chief executive at Premier Marinas, said: “Last year’s show was a massive success all round, and we are proud that Swanwick Marina’s beautiful surroundings will once again provide the backdrop for this unique event, bringing together the biggest names in British motor yacht sales.”

Tickets for the event are available by visiting the website