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01926 614 101


Friday 9th November to Sunday 11th November 2018



Visit the only 3 day marine modelling exhibition in the UK.


The Venue

Warwickshire Event Centre, Nr Leamington Spa

Opening Times

10.00am - 4.00pm Daily.
Last admissions one hour before at 3pm.


Visitor Information

There is free parking at the venue for over 2,000 vehicles.

For more information on the venue please click here

If you are booking for a group please use the discount code GRP10 to get the 10% discount - this is for groups of 10 or more tickets.

Please note there will be NO MOTORHOME PARKING available at this year’s show. Due to the additional disabled parking required for this event we regret we will be unable to accept motorhomes as this area is to be used for disabled parking.

A shuttle bus will operate on Saturday 10th November 2018 only from Royal Leamington Spa Railway Station.

The timetable is;

From Royal Leamington Spa Railway Station – on the main road directly outside the entrance to the station; 9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 14:00, 14:30 then as needed.

From the Warwickshire Event Centre – from the front of the car park at the end of the walkway; 12:30, 13:00, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15, 15:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:15 Fares are £3.00 each way.


About the Exhibition

The International Model Boat Show 2018 returns to the Warwickshire Event Centre from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018.

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading marine modelling exhibitions, make sure you put the dates in your diary now!

The International Model Boat Show is the only 3-day marine modelling exhibition dedicated to all aspects of marine modelling - an event not to be missed!

Organisers are expecting 3000+ visitors, who will be able to enjoy in excess of 600 models from over 25 clubs and societies, where some of the finest marine models will be on display.

The excellent and varied displays include everything from early warships to modern power boats – all of which will be complemented by action on the large indoor boating pool.

There will be nearly 20 specialist suppliers present, offering visitors everything they could need for their boat and modelling needs and attendees will be able to view new technologies and buy newly available products.

In addition to all the boating action, the Tamiya Truckin team will be demonstrating and driving their 1/14 scale radio controlled models on a roadway system over 80 metres square. This fantastic arena will feature radio controlled 1/14 scale trucks, plant and machinery.

A magnificent model of the HMS Ark Royal will also be on display. Built by Royal Navy veteran David Fortey over the course of 25 years, this incredible model was created by working from original builders plans direct from the MOD. It is 12.5 ft (3.8m) long and all measurements were converted to 1:72 scale from the original drawings. In total it weighs over 14 stone/90kg and is fully radio-controlled with working parts.

Exhibitors will once again be vying for the prestigious ‘Society Shield’, sponsored by the magazine “Model Boats”. This is voted for by the clubs and societies themselves and will be awarded to the best club display in the show. In 2017, King Lear Model Boat Club came 1st, in 2nd place was Bournville Radio Sailing & Model Boat Club and in 3rd position was The Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society. Who will win this year?

Lastly, this year is the 175th Anniversary since the launch of Brunel’s SS Great Britain. This is seen by many as the great-great-grandmother for all modern ships due to how it combined size, power and innovative technology. If you have a model of the SS Great Britain and would like to display it at the show, please contact the organisers direct on 01926 614101 and be part of the show.

Book your tickets NOW to take advantage of the specially discounted rates. 

Entry Prices

Ticket Type On-line Tickets* Full Price Tickets**
Adult Ticket £9.00 £10.00
Senior Citizen Ticket 65+ £8.00 £9.00
Child Ticket 5 - 14
(Under 5's free)
£3.00 £4.00

* On-Line tickets are available in advance via our website at discounted prices.

** Full price tickets are available on the day from the ticket office.

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Below is a list of exhibitors that are attending INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW, please click the links for more details.

Specialist Suppliers at the INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW

Clubs & Associations at the INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW

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