The Jersey Boat Show 2020 has been cancelled amid safety concerns around coronavirus.
The event, which is one of the largest free entry shows in the Channel Islands, attracts more than 30,000 visitors over three days and was due to take place between 2-4 May this year.
This would have been the 13th year for the show which takes place in and around St Helier Marina and the adjacent Weighbridge Place and Liberation Square.
‘Ports of Jersey, together with title sponsor Barclays, regrets to announce that the 2020 Barclays Jersey Boat Show has been cancelled. The decision has been made as a result of the current situation surrounding Covid-19, the advice of Jersey’s Government and the prioritisation we give to the safety and well-being of the local community and all those taking part in the Boat Show,’ said a joint statement issued on behalf of Ports of Jersey and Barclays.
‘Whilst we are obviously disappointed in having to take this action, we believe it is the right decision to protect the island community and that an early decision provides clarity for all concerned.
We will be contacting directly those partners, exhibitors and suppliers involved.’