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Beaulieu River berth and mooring holders enjoy an exclusive concert from John Illsley at their annual summer party

19th Jul 2023
Beaulieu River > River News > Events > Beaulieu River berth and mooring holders enjoy an exclusive concert from John Illsley at their annual summer party

Hundreds of Beaulieu River mooring holders were entertained by live music from John Illsley and his band for their annual summer party at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour on Saturday 15th July.


The summer party is a key date in the annual Beaulieu River events calendar bringing together the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour community, where mooring holders can meet with one another and catch up over a cold drink, a bite to eat and some live music while enjoying the friendly atmosphere.

Despite the blustery conditions, around 900 berth and mooring holders joined in with the spirit of the event on the picturesque banks of the river, singing along to John Illsley and his band in an exclusive concert in the yacht harbour before enjoying a special firework finale, sponsored by Knight Frank over the marina.

Harbour Master Wendy Stowe said:
“The annual get together is a key date on the calendar of Beaulieu River events, bringing together new and old friends of the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour community. We receive lots of lovely comments from our mooring holders, who really enjoy getting together and appreciate the sense of community these events bring to the Beaulieu River.”

The Solent Cellar, the Chilli Chain, Hog & Lamb Spit Roast Company and the River Kitchen added to the party atmosphere, serving delicious food and drink to suit all tastes throughout the evening.

Pop-up restaurants and community events have become regular features, along with investments to improve facilities and deliver the best possible customer service at the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

The Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned tidal rivers in Britain and has been under the custodianship of the Montagu family for over four centuries. In 2022 the yacht harbour was awarded ‘Marina of the Year’ in the prestigious British Yachting Awards 2022, with the Beaulieu River marina voted as the best place for sailors to call home.

To follow the latest news and see more photos from the event, visit Facebook and Instagram. For moorings and berths click here, email harbour.office@beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 616200.

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