Boat Jumbles are large marine markets run by a number organisers throughout the country. At a boat jumble you would expect to find a vast range of new and second hand items related to boating, fishing and watersports including:
Fenders, Fishing Equipment, Boats, Anchors, Chain, Rope, Nautical Antiques, Nautical Books, Winches, Dinghies…
The shows typically consist of a main core of traders who are often much more competitively priced than smaller chandleries, and at a typical Boat Jumble (and all of Compass Events’ shows) there is a marine car boot section where private individuals from the local area can sell unwanted bits and pieces. They are also great places to get ideas and information for those customers new to all things nautical. At most events you will find some of the bigger name chandleries and traders - Compass Marine, Ensign Fishing Tackle & Nautequip Marine Supplies to name a few, as well as national distributors & manufacturers who use Boat Jumbles to offer ex catalogue stock and factory seconds cheaply. There are also many traders from all over the country who bring a vast range of used marine goods. So if you are looking for a spare part for an old engine, an old block or any old fittings then a boat jumble is the place to go!
If you have a small boat to sell or are looking for one to buy a Boat Jumble is the ideal place. Most Compass shows have between 6 & 12 boats brought along for sale and for sellers it is a great way to reach a large number of people and let them know about your boat – many boats are sold after the event to people who have seen the boat at the Jumble.