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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


Buchan Braes Hotel, Peterhead
5 minute drive to Peterhead and 30 minute drive from Aberdeen

Boddam, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 3AR
4 star AA rated, modern, stylish and relaxing, the Buchan Braes Hotel is also ideal as a meeting/conference venue. You may simply want to dine in our AA Rosette Grillroom serving seasonal local produce cooked and presented by our award winning chefs.

Tel: 0044 (0) 1779 871471



Palace Hotel, Peterhead
40 minute drive from Aberdeen

Prince Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1PL
3-Star hotel Located in the town centre of Peterhead providing an excellent base for either leisure or business visits to Peterhead.

Tel: 0044 (0)1779 474821





Last Updated Monday 30th January

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

2022 List of Exhibitors

Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 – List of Exhibitors

Last updated Wednesday 14th December 2022

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 173
Ashton Marine Services 89
Barrus Ltd 57
Berthon Power 116a
Beta Marine “000
BlueFish 144
Brdr Markussens Metalvarefabrik – BLUELINE’ 75
Brunvoll AS  101
Certas Energy / Commercial Oils 62
Cleghorn Waring 147
Clements Engineering 125
Davidsons Ltd 55
Doosan (Watermota) 126
E Propulsion 89
E-Catch 116
Egersund Trawl  111
Engines Plus Ltd. 48
Exporta Global 63
Fach-Pak Co  4
Faithlie Trawl 150
Finnøy Gear & Propeller AS 67
Fishing News 145
Fiskerforum.com 127
Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners 66
Furuno (UK) Ltd 35
Gael Force Group 52
Grampian Powerclean 154
Grubsboot 27
Guy Cotten UK ltd 29
GW Containers 117
Haarland & Wolf 85
Hercules Hydraulics 106
Hirtshals Havn(Port of Hirtshals) 110
Ibercisa Deck Machinery, S.A.  97
Icom UK Ltd 31
James Hutton Institute  155
JC Hydraulics 70
Karstensens Skibsværft,  72
KT Nets 138
L&M Engineering (UK) Ltd 143
Macduff Diesels 48
Macduff Ship Design Ltd 84
Macduff Shipyards Limited 133
Mackinnons 146
Måløy Maritime Group 115
Mantsbrite Marine Electronics 40
Marine Control Services A/S 130
Marine Fire Safety (Scotland) Ltd 123
Marine Stewardship Council 162
Marine Stewardship Council 162
Maritime & Coastguard  Agency 98
Mermaid Marine  80
Mermaid Marine  80
Michigan Marine Propulsion 36
Morgere  18
Mullion Survival Technology 56
Nogva Heimdal Propulsion AS 73
Nova Shipyard  0
Ocean Space Acoustics AS 78
Orskov Yard A/S 53
PBP Services 152
Peterhead FieldWeld Services 152
Peterhead Port Authority 51
PME Group 44
Polar Fishing Gear 122
Poleson Marine 182
Port of Skagen 34
Ports of Scotland. 128
RNLI Fishing Safety 96
RNLI Fundraising 23
RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited 166
SafetyNet Technologies LTD 93
Scantrol 169
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)  33
Scrabster Harbour Trust 118
SeaFish Industry Authority  99
SeaQuest Systems 120
Shetland Islands Council 167
Simplex Turbulo 177
Skipsteknisk AS 76
Sunderland Marine 87
Teamac Marine Paints 11
The Skipper/Mara Media 25
Thistle Marine (Peterhead) Ltd 114
Thyboron Doors 58
Virhydro 124
Western Baltic Engineering 109
Xtratuf 30
You and Sea 108
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

See a copy of the 2022 manual for your reference – the updated 2023 edition will be available by January 30th 

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