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Scottish Skipper Expo

12 & 13 MAY 2023

Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


Get it in the diary – Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 – 12th and 13th May!

Following the success of this year’s exhibition, dates have now been finalised for Scottish Skipper Expo 2023, which will be held on 12th and 13th May at the P&J Live in Aberdeen.

Planning is already underway to ensure an even bigger and better show for 2023 and organiser Mara Media has been assessing exhibitor and visitor feedback to optimise the overall experience.

From this, it has been decided the show will be held on a Friday and Saturday as before, with many visitors stating that this is essential to enable them to complete their work and still attend the show. The opening hours will be changed to 10am to 5pm on the first day of event, with the final hour until 6pm dedicated to exhibitor networking and catch-up.  The complimentary show reception will take place at the Douglas Hotel Aberdeen on Friday 12th at 7:30pm.

Feedback from Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 was overwhelmingly positive, with exhibitors and visitors praising the new venue at the P&J Live in Aberdeen and the overall positive aura that surged through the aisles, making it a productive place to conduct business in a friendly atmosphere.

Ashley Mullenger, a visitor from Norfolk, summed-up the overall feeling by stating: “It was great to be able to meet up with people again and amazing to see all the products, innovations, and technologies on offer. The P&J Live is a great venue in a great location, and I appreciated the warm welcome given by the Mara Media staff both in the exhibition hall and at the evening event.”

Ryan Langley, from exhibitor Hercules Hydraulics, added: “It was easily the best fishing exhibition we have undertaken, ranging from the venue to the logistics and the quality of visitors, as well as the networking opportunities offered with fellow exhibitors.”

Sharon Boyle, Commercial fishing Manager of Mara Media, said: “Visitors and exhibitors were delighted with the venue this year and we were thrilled at how successful the show was. We are eagerly anticipating Scottish Skipper Expo 2023, which will provide another great event, showcasing the very best products, equipment, and services available to the fishing industry.”

Companies keen to exhibit, should get in touch with Sharon Boyle at Mara Media to secure their stand booking, telephone; 00353 868401250, or email; sharon@maramedia.ie


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Book Your Stand For The 2023 Show

Check out the Booking Form below for information on how to book your stand for the 2023 Scottish Skipper Expo.

To rebook your stand or inquire about booking a new stand for the upcoming show, please contact Sharon Boyle directly.

Sharon Boyle (Commercial Fishing Manager)

T: +353 (0) 74 9548037
M: +353 (0) 86 8401250
E: sharon@maramedia.ie

Click the image to access the 2023 Booking Form (View Only)

Online Booking Form - New Exhibitors Only (approval based on availability)

SSE Exhibitors Booking Form '23

(If applicable)
Contact Name(Required)
ie. 6m x 3m, 4m x 3m, 4m x 3m, 3m x 3m
(for linking on exhibitor list)
Stand Prices(Required)
Tick required box

New Venue / How to Get There

P&J Live, East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX

P&J Live is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue, and the new home of Scottish Skipper Expo.

The venue is located close to Aberdeen International Airport, six miles northwest of the city centre, and just a few short minutes from the city’s new western peripheral route. You can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

Directions – click here.


We have special show rates at the following hotels, click on the hotel image to visit their website

Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre

43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EL

The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, an independently owned business our experienced staff will do everything to make your stay in the Granite City a truly enjoyable experience. Located onsite is Molly’s Bistro, open daily serving fresh local produce and tasty daily specials. Malones Irish Pub, our very own lively corner of Ireland, showing Live sports and Live music.

Tel: 0044 (0)1224 582255
Email: reservations@aberdeendouglas.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Single Room: £60 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double Room: £70 per night Bed and Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £90 per night Bed and Breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Hilton Hotel
Next to Show Centre

East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX

Click here to book the special rates for Scottish Skipper Expo 2023

Tel: 01224 984111
Please email: reservations@hiltonaberdeenteca.com

Single Room: £108 per night
Double Rooms: £120 per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

*Special rate bookings can be made up until 12th April 2023



Aloft Hotel
Next to Show Centre

Gough Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX

Click here to book the special rates for Scottish Skipper Expo 2023

Tel: 01224 984777
Please email both, reservations@aloftaberdeenteca.comreception@aloftaberdeenteca.

Single Room: £88 per night
Double Room: £98 per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

www.alofthotels.com  or www.aloftaberdeenteca.com


Residence Inn Aberdeen
(20 minute drive from Show Centre)

Guestrow, Aberdeen, AB10 1AS

Visit www.marriott.com/abzri to book and use the code below to avail of the special rate (limited availability)

Enter SKISKI1 in the group box
(under special rates)

£112 bed and breakfast for single or


Courtyard by Marriott Aberdeen
(5 minute drive from show venue)

Argyll Way, Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0AF

Visit www.marriott.com/abzy to book and use the code below to avail of special rates (limited availability)

Enter SKESKEA in the group box ( under special rates)

£60 bed and breakfast for single


Delta by Marriott Aberdeen
(6 minute drive to show venue)

Overton Circle, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7AZ

Visit https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/abzde to book and use the code below to avail of the special rates (limited availability)

Enter A0IA0IB in the group box ( under special rates)

£59 bed and breakfast for 1 person, or £69 bed and breakfast for 2 people ( room with 2 x double beds)




Last Updated 22nd March 2023

Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

2023 List of Exhibitors

Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 – List of Exhibitors

Last updated Wednesday 22nd March

This list of exhibitors was compiled by Mara Media with permission from the individual exhibitors. This list is the exclusive copyrighted intellectual property of Mara Media and is reproduced here for informational purposes only. Any unauthorized commercial use or reproduction of this list, including soliciting exhibitors or representing yourself as an agent of the trade show is prohibited and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

Company Name Stand Number
A.S.A.P. Supplies Ltd 164
Ashton Marine Services 109
Baatbygg 128
Barrus Ltd 75
Berthon Power 129
Beta Marine 127
BlueFish 155
Brdr Markussens Metalvarefabrik – BLUELINE’ 94
Brunvoll AS 96
Caithness Creels 53
Certas Energy / Commercial Oils 81
Charity & Taylor 7
Cleghorn Waring 158
Clements Engineering 138
Crown Marine Seats Ltd 64
Davidsons Ltd 73
Denholm Fish Selling 148
Doosan (Watermota) 139
Drawm 68
Duusgard Coating 124
E Propulsion 109
E-Catch 130
Echomaster 83
Egersund Trawl 123
ENAG 158
Engines Plus Ltd. 168
Exporta Global 82
Faithlie Trawl 161
Finning (UK) Ltd 1
Finnøy Gear & Propeller AS 86
FIS 110
Fishing News 156
Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners 85
Furuno (UK) Ltd 56
G Smyth Boats B1
Gael Force Group 70
Grampian Powerclean 165
Grubsboot 46
Guy Cotten UK ltd 48
GW Containers 131
Haarland & Wolf 103
Hanstholm Maritime Service Network 60
Hercules Hydraulics 119
Hirtshals Fish Auction 124
Hirtshals Havn(Port of Hirtshals) 124
Hirtshals Yard 124
Hundested Propeller 142
Ibercisa Deck Machinery, S.A. 97
Icom UK Ltd 51
Jackson Trawls 38
James Hutton Institute 166
JC Hydraulics 89
JCF Marine B2
Jimmy Walsh Propellers  87
Karmoy Winch 36
Karstensens Skibsværft, 91
Killybegs Marine Cluster 112
Kort Propulsion 120
KT Nets 28
Kynde & Toft 177
L&M Engineering (UK) Ltd 154
Lerwick Port Authority 25
Macduff Diesels 168
Macduff Ship Design Ltd 29
Macduff Shipyards Limited 147
Mackinnons 157
Måløy Maritime Group 128
Mantsbrite Marine Electronics 62
Marine Components International Ltd 61
Marine Control Services A/S 143
Marine Fire Safety (Scotland) Ltd 136
Marine Stewardship Council 151
Maritime & Coastguard  Agency 114
Marport 35
Mermaid Marine 99
MH Service 128
Michigan Marine Propulsion 57
MLD ApS 42
Morgere 37
Mullion Survival Technology 74
Murphy Marine Services 65
Mustad Autoline 78
Naust Marine 135
Nogva Heimdal Propulsion AS 92
Notus 41
Nova Shipyard 26
Ocean Space Acoustics (PingMe) 145
Orskov Yard A/S 71
PBP Services 47
Peterhead FieldWeld Services 45
Peterhead Port Authority 69
PME Group 66
Polar Fishing Gear 163
Poleson Marine BM3
Port of Hanstholm 60
Port of Hirtshals 124
Port of Skagen 55
Ports of Scotland. 141
PTG Frionordica 3
RNLI Fishing Safety 113
RNLI Fundraising 43
RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited 172
SafetyNet Technologies LTD 111
Scandic Pelagic 55
Scantrol 175
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) 54
Scrabster Harbour Trust 132
Seafield Navigation 11
SeaFish Industry Authority 115
SeaMech 124
SeaQuest Systems 133
Selstad 128
Selva Marine 171
Service Team Skagen 55
Shetland Islands Council 173
Simplex Turbulo 169
Skipskompetanse 128
Skipsteknisk AS 95
Stadyard 128
Sunderland Marine 106
Swan Net Gundry Ltd 93
Teamac Marine Paints 33
The Skipper/Mara Media 44
Thistle Marine (Peterhead) Ltd 126
Thyboron Trawl Doors 76
Trefjar Ltd 162
Ulvesund Elektro 128
Universal Components UK Ltd 170
Vestkajens Maskinvaerksted 124
Virhydro 137
Vonin 59
Western Baltic Engineering 122
Woodsons 32
Xtratuf 49
Yanmar Europe B.V 149
You and Sea 121
Zamakona Yards 125
2022 ShowStatistics & Feedback

Click on the image below for a copy of the post-show report from the 2022 Scottish Skipper Expo.


Promotional Material

Promotional Material for Exhibitors attending Scottish Skipper Expo 2023

We have put together promotional material that exhibitors can use across your social media accounts and website, to inform your customers and partners that you are attending Scottish Skipper Expo 2023.

*Tip – Right click on the image and click ‘save image as’ to download.

Scottish Skipper Expo Logo

Facebook Banner

Email Footer

Instagram Banner

Twitter Banner

Your Official Showguide


Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2022 Showguide – for reference only.




Exhibitor Free PR Service
Show PR:

Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2023 shows – Irish Skipper Expo & Scottish Skipper Expo. This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the shows website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our E-Newsletters.

Our PR team may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the show or you can reach them using the details below. Please take full advantage of this FREE service provided by Mara Media. 

Noreen Boyle; 
Email: admin@maramedia.ie
00353 – 74- 9562843

Exhibitors' Manual

Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 – Exhibitor Manual

Click the image below to access the full Exhibitors’ Manual

To complete the forms online, click here

Exhibitor Warning

We would like to remind all our Visitors and Exhibitors that we take your privacy very seriously. Unfortunately, our exhibitors are often approached from various scam companies offering listings, advertising and/or accommodation in the lead up to our shows.

Mara Media strongly advise you, to be extremely vigilant against bogus organisations who do not represent our company. If in doubt always contact us before signing forms or engaging in conversation.

Mara Media does not permit third parties to undertake unsolicited mailing to our customers and we do not pass on your contact details. 

Another excellent show where was able to network with a large number of my customers under one roof. Also able to see all the latest technology available to my customers.
Alan Smith


I got great value from Skipper ’19 meeting lots of interesting people, sharing their perspectives on a range of fisheries matters to help me in my work, leading inshore fisheries for Scotland.
Diane Buchanan


The best Aberdeen Show we have exhibited at for many years, busy from the start on Friday with orders taken and good quality enquiries to follow up on. Well worth attending for exhibitors and visitors!
David Ash

Mantsbrite Ltd