Come and support Lymington’s 5th annual boat jumble

Come and support Lymington’s Boat Jumble - now in it’s 5th year!

On Saturday 4th March, the annual Lymington Boat Jumble will be taking place at the Sea Scout Headquarters.


Lymington Boat Jumble on Saturday 4th March 2017

The event will be held from 9.30-12.00 at TS Kent (Sea Hut), Kings Salterns Road, Lymington, SO41 3QD and will be raising funds for 9th Lymington Sea Scout Group (Registered Charity number 302255). Refreshments will be on sale throughout the event.

Ropes and fenders at Lymington boat jumbleThe boat jumble was started as a fundraising initiative in 2013 and has grown steadily each year.

“The idea of holding a boat jumble came to us after several parents asked where they could get hold of second hand children’s sailing clothes, “ shared Sonia Carswell, volunteer fundraiser for 9th Lymington Sea Scouts. “With Lymington being such a centre for sailing, it has proved to be a huge success. Some take delight in digging all manner of boating paraphernalia out their lofts and garages, whilst others are thrilled to be able to bag a bargain and sell on outgrown items.”

The event provides a great opportunity to buy and sell (good condition) boating clothing and jumble. "Every year we are amazed and delighted by the quality of the boating clothing and items that is brought in by members of the local community for the sale," continued Sonia. "There are always items which totally delight the buyer, who has perhaps been on the look out for a particular item for some time - one person's jumble is another person's treasure!"

It's time to dig out your boating jumble!

If you have any items taking up precious space in your cupboards, garage or attic, now’s an ideal time to dig them out! Typically it is the ideal opportunity to move on boats, dinghies, kayaks, canoes, SUPs, surfboards, sailing gear (childrens and adults), buoyancy aids, lifejackets, wetsuits, rashvests, boots, dry bags, waterproofs and any other yacht or boat jumble that you have lying around (spare fenders, cleats, bits of rope….)

Donation or commisson based sale

Many different boating items available on 4th March in LymingtonItems can either be donated to 9th Lymington Sea Scout Group or sold on a commission basis. For more information about terms and conditions, plus when and how to deliver items, see www.9thlymingtonseascouts.org.uk/ts-and-cs. You can also contact the Boat Jumble team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Every year we have had fantastic support from the local community and last year we were thrilled to raise over £1,400,” commented Anne Pike, sea scout leader. “Many local residents donated their second-hand sailing gear to the group to sell, with others selling with a donation going to 9th Lymington Sea Scout Group. We hope that this year’s boat jumble will be even bigger!”

“It is great that our local sea scout group gets so involved in the local community’” added Peter Lashmar of New Forest Tax Accountants, who sponsors the event each year.  “And an excellent opportunity for local people to recycle their boating items and water clothing.”


Lymington’s Boat Jumble: Saturday 4th March: 9.30am - Midday.

Boat jumble terms and conditions



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