Jersey Boat Show 09 is a three day event promoting Jersey?s marine businesses and highlighting Jersey?s many attractions, on and off the water.

Held over the May Bank Holiday it?s an ideal event for seasoned boaters to kick off their season and for new enthusiasts to dip a toe in the water. In fact anyone who loves the water will enjoy a visit to the show held at the St Helier Marina.

The 2009 show will feature the Royal Navy?s HMS York. This ?state of the art? destroyer will be berthed here, allowing visitors to the Boat Show the chance to go on board. The Navy will be adding a musical note too ? bringing with them one of their popular jazz bands.

The well loved ?Lord Nelson? will also be alongside. The Jubilee Sailing Trust?s Tall Ship is an imposing vessel and offers a real insight into the benefits of able-bodied and disabled people sailing together.

On the water there will be boats of all shapes and sizes, new and old, from luxury yachts to kayaks. The marina pontoons will be open daily so visitors can enjoy the chance to stroll amongst the boats and perhaps snap up a bargain!

On land there will be a festival atmosphere with a wide variety of maritime exhibitors and entertainment. And the great food is always a big part of the show.  Jersey Oyster will be doing their fresh oysters, La Robeline will be serving locally-produced cider, and Ile de la Mange will be there with fresh crêpes and galettes. You can also have fish and chips or moules et frites with a glass of wine from La Mare Vineyards. Then for dessert head to Naughty Monkeys for a milkshake or one of their new naughty doughnuts!