A MAJOR boating and watersports show will return to North Wales next year thanks to growing interest in the event, it was announced today.
The All Wales Boat Show 2016 will take place in Pwllheli again at Plas Heli, the new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre.
It follows two highly successful years in Conwy and a very wet first year in Pwllheli in 2015, where it gained considerable interest from the marine and tourism sectors and attracted thousands of visitors.
Organisers believe the All Wales Boat Show plugs a hole in the market and helps highlight the huge potential in Wales, where the marine leisure industry still only accounts for 2.4% of the UK as a whole, according to the British Marine Federation (BMF).
Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism welcomed the news. He said: “Building on the previous success’s of this event, I am delighted that Pwllheli will be hosting the 2015 All Wales Boat Show. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Plas Heli, the town’s £8.3m sailing academy and events centre.