Hundreds of Beaulieu River berth and mooring holders were entertained by the Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra for a Last night of the Proms themed summer party at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour.
Featuring some of the country’s best loved music, the concert in the boat shed on the picturesque banks of the river also raised more than £1,000 for chosen charity the Alzheimer’s Society.
About 400 berth and mooring holders joined in with the spirit of the event, waving flags and singing along with classics including Land of Hope and Glory, before giving a standing ovation at the end of the concert.
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. The rousing Proms style concert was perfect for everyone to join in with a thoroughly enjoyable performance.”
Prosecco and a fish and chip supper added to the party atmosphere of the event, which was sponsored by Knight Frank.
Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour has a long track record of giving a personal and outstanding service to its customers and was recently named as The Yacht Harbour Association’s Coastal Marina of the Year (for under 250 berths).
A major new investment was recently announced to extend the marina by adding 66 new moorings as part of a £2m redevelopment. The Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world, which has helped to preserve its unique character and natural beauty in the New Forest National Park.
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