Significant upgrades are being made to one of the Boat Show’s most luxurious features.

Britain’s biggest boating festival is known for its displays of opulence, and its Quayside Club is no different. Nestled in the heart of the event, the Club offers those willing to shell out a pretty penny the chance to rest their legs and enjoy some first-class hospitality in the most lavish of surroundings.

For 2024, the Quayside Club is moving to a new location in Mayflower Park, complete with its own waterside balcony.

Mark Ring, Head of Events at British Marine says that the new location will offer guests “unparalleled views of the marina and the On the Water stage".

"We’ve created a space where guests can soak up the vibrant atmosphere in comfort, making it the perfect complement to their show experience," he added.

Also new for this year is an exclusive dining experience led by acclaimed chef Jonas Lodge.

Mr Lodge is a former mentee of TV chef Heston Blumenthal and has experience in Michelin-star kitchens.

Utilising fresh local produce, he has designed a menu that “celebrates the harmony of land and sea” with highlights that include a 6oz ribeye steak and tiger prawns grilled over coals.

Entry to the Quayside Club will set you back £164 on standard days and £199.99 on the two Saturdays.

Included in the price is entry to the show, complimentary drinks, breakfast and lunch from Mr Lodge, front row seats for the On The Water Show, and access to VIP upgrades including the Thalassa Tall Ship Cruise.

The Southampton Boat Show is always one of the city’s most hotly anticipated events, and this year is no different.

In what will be the 55th edition of the show, 350 yachts, motorboats, RIBS and day boats are expected to be on display, as well as plenty of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Last year the show attracted more than 90,000 visitors, and even more are expected to attend over its 9-day run this September.