Prestige 590

Ancasta reveals ‘ones to watch’ at the Southampton International Boat Show 2019

  • Britain’s largest festival of boating, the Southampton International Boat Show, celebrates its 51st year in 2019
  • Taking place at Mayflower Park, Southampton from 13-22 September, more than 330 boats will be on display
  • International Yacht dealer Ancasta, which is headquartered at Port Hamble Marina, will be unveiling some of the latest models from its extensive fleet

Industry leading yacht dealers Ancasta will be will be out in force representing some of the largest global power and sail brands at the Southampton International Boat Show in September.

The show, which annually attracts more than 120,000 sailing enthusiasts from around the world, is the largest event of its kind in the UK and provides a major boost to the local economy.

Ancasta, which is headquartered at Port Hamble Marina and has sales offices throughout the south of England, London and throughout Europe, will be showcasing its extensive fleet – including some of the latest models by Beneteau Power and Sail, Prestige Luxury Motor Yacht and Lagoon Catamarans.

Will Blair, Marketing Director at Ancasta Group said: “We are excited about this year’s show as there are a lot of new models with many innovative features to present to our customers. There are a number of smaller shows popping up in the UK, but Southampton is still the best event if you wish to compare a large number of sail and power boats together on the water.”

Swift Trawler 47
The Swift Trawler 47

Ahead of the show, Ancasta has revealed the ‘ones to watch’ amongst its 20-strong fleet of boats available to view at the show.

Oceanis 30. 1 (M134), is making its UK debut in Southampton. This new addition to the Oceanis range may be the smallest, but manages to offer incredible sailing performance space inside and outside, giving unbeatable living room for its size and a focus on simplicity of use. This smart, robust little cruiser is “one of the best yachts to leave the Beneteau factory,” according to Ashley Overton, Ancasta Sales Director.

Also on display will be the Oceanis 35.1, 38.1, 41.1, 46.1, 51.1, First 18, 24 and Figaro3.

Lagoon 46 (M146) is also making its UK debut at the Show. The Lagoon 46 is the latest addition to the Lagoon multihull collection. Designed with families in mind, this wonderful new breed of catamaran makes living on-board easy-going and extremely pleasurable. Boasting generous sized living spaces with elegant style, the whole family will enjoy sailing on this luxury catamaran. Also on display will be the Lagoon 42 and Lagoon 40 (at Ocean Village).

Lagoon 46 (M146)
The Lagoon 46 (M146)

Prestige 590 (M604) is being launched in the UK at this year’s show (pictured in the featured image). This new Prestige concentrates all the latest evolutions of the brand while respecting the tradition and heritage of Prestige Yachts. There are also genuine, innovative ownership solutions available from Ancasta, with ownership and management of the Prestige 590 from £3,000 per month.

Prestige 420 (M600) is celebrating its joint World Launch, premiering at both the Southampton International Boat Show and at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Spacious and bright, enjoyable and high-performance, the Prestige 420 reflects the core values of the brand and offers an incredible use of space aboard a boat of this size. Also on display will be the Prestige 460s, 520 and 590.

Once considered a distant dream that few could aspire to, nowadays boat ownership is increasingly affordable thanks to new and innovative finance options available – whether this is through the traditional route or through Shared Ownership, Financed Ownership, Navigare Yacht and Lifestyle Investment Programs or Traditional Yacht Charter.

Scarlett Sykes, Ownership Solutions Manager at Ancasta comments: “With the many different ownership options that we can now offer, boat ownership should no longer be a far-off dream. The reality is that if you do want to get afloat in your own boat, then we have a solution for you.

“The first step is to come and see us at the boat show and have a chat to find out more.”

The full list of boats to be presented by Ancasta at the Southampton International Boat Show can be found at Anyone who would like to discuss the different ownership options should contact Scarlett on +44 (0)7776 649753 to arrange an appointment or visit the Ownership Solutions Team on Stand M142 at the Show.

In addition, for anyone wanting to sell their sailing or motor yacht this Autumn, the Swanwick Used Boat Show is an event not to be missed. Deliberately scheduled to coincide with the Southampton International Boat Show (just 20 mins up the road) to maximise the number of buyers in the area at that time, you will not find a better opportunity to sell your boat.

Ancasta will be subsidising the cost of listing a boat with the company for anyone wanting to enter their boat into the show. The cost is normally £459 per boat but this year Ancasta is making it easier for owners by fixing the entry cost at just £199 inc VAT *.

Learn more about Ancasta’s range of used boats available at

Photo Credit: Melges Performance Sailboats