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Scottish Skipper Expo

9 & 10 MAY 2024

Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 4pm



Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 – New Dates, New Layout, New Plans!

As ever, the Scottish Skipper Expo continues to follow the motto, Your Industry Your Show, taking great strides to evolve the show each year in a way that reflects the changing nature of the industry while also catering to the needs of our exhibitors and visitors.

Having reviewed all exhibitor and visitor feedback, it was found that the overall majority’s preference is that the show is moved to a Thursday and Friday and hosted bi-annually.  As such the dates of the show have been changed to Thursday 9th May (10am – 5pm) and Friday 10th May (10am – 4pm) 2024 at P & J Live Aberdeen and will then return in 2026.

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for show organisers Mara Media explained, “Moving to a Thursday and Friday will create so many benefits for our exhibitors and visitors. Firstly, with 4 other industry shows taking place later in May, it gives exhibitors more time to relax and prepare for their next event. As well as that, it opens more travel options with more flights scheduled during the week which will also cater for visitors planning day trips to the show from around the UK and Europe.”

Commenting on the recent show, Scott Paterson from Fraserburgh said, “Great show, fantastic variety of fishing related equipment on display along with those available to provide the knowledge about it all”, while Paul Stone from the MFV Emily Jane, Brixham said, “First time at the show, worth the 10.5-hour drive, your team done a fantastic job promoting the industry and the show had a great mix of stands.”

The 2024 Scottish Skipper Expo will also see a new show layout to maximise the viewing potential of each stand and to allow for more boats to be displayed, a feature which was particularly popular this year. Another addition to the 2024 show will be a shuttle bus which will run to and from Aberdeen city centre at the beginning and end of the show on both days, ensuring that visitors and exhibitors can arrange to stay in the city and travel at ease throughout their stay. We are also delighted to announce the return of the seafood tasters where visitors and exhibitors will be able to sample seasonal seafood delights, showcasing the prime produce the industry has to offer.

Also commenting on the recent show was JFC Marine “Our first time as exhibitors at the show, the feedback we got was amazing, great to meet customers both old and new, would recommend to anybody to attend, will be back next year”, whilst Safety Net Technologies reported “There was a good buzz about the show.  It was a great chance for fishermen to see and feel our products first hand.  We made a few sales with new contacts to follow up with, so we consider it a success”, while Irish Exhibitor Seaquest Systems said, “Excellent exhibition, great feeling during the show with many enquiries into new projects with various vessel designers.”

The complimentary show reception which is a celebration of our industry will return once more to the Douglas Hotel where Oban based Atlantic Reel will entertain everyone for the night.  With strong Irish roots, the family group are sure to have the Douglas hotel buzzing on Thursday 9th May.

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Book Your Stand For The 2024 Show

Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 Booking Form

To re-book your stand or inquire about booking a new stand, 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 2024 Booking Form

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

SSE Exhibitors Booking Form 2024

(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

P& J Live - 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: £65 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double/ Twin Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £105 per night Bed and Breakfast
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Hilton Hotel
Next to Show Centre

East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX

Click here to book the special rates for Scottish Skipper Expo 2024

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

Single Room: £125 per night
Double Rooms: £151 per night
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

*Special rate bookings can be made up until 12th April 2024



Aloft Hotel
Next to Show Centre

Gough Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX

Click here to book the special rates for Scottish Skipper Expo 2024

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

Single Room: £105 per night
Double Room: £115 per night
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

www.alofthotels.com  or www.aloftaberdeenteca.com


Additional Hotel Offers to be added soon


View the 2023 floorplan for reference only. A new layout and floorplan will be available from 16th October 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

Show Reception

As the countdown to the 2024 Scottish Skipper Expo begins, Mara Media are delighted to announce  that once again, the complimentary Show Reception will be held at the Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen on Thursday 9th May at 7:00pm.

The event promises to be the perfect opportunity for everyone to relax and socialise after a successful first day at the show, also providing the perfect setting to continue networking with those in the industry.

The Skipper Team are in the process of arranging sponsorship for the event, with fresh seafood to be prepared by the excellent catering team at the Douglas Hotel.

The 2024 event will also see Glasgow based family group, Atlantic Reel taking to the stage to entertain the crowd. With strong Irish roots, the talented group will have the Douglas Hotel buzzing throughout the night.

The Show Reception will once again be open to all exhibitors and their guests on an invite basis.



Thank you to our Seafood Sponsors & Suppliers in 2023

MFV Sunrise



2023 List of Exhibitors

Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 – List of Exhibitors

Last updated 5th May

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.K. Watersports BM1
A.S.A.P. Supplies Ltd 164
Ashton Marine Services 109
Atlantic Shipping A/S 80
Baatbygg 128
Barrus Ltd 75
Berthon Power 129
Beta Marine 127
BlueFish Expo 155
Brdr Markussens Metalvarefabrik – BLUELINE’ 94
Brunvoll AS 96
Caithness Creels 53
Carsoe 179
Certas Energy / Commercial Oils 81
Charity & Taylor 7
Charles Cleghorn Limited 158
Clements Engineering 138
Costco 160
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
FF Skagen  55
Finning (UK) Ltd 1
Finnøy Gear & Propeller AS 86
Fishermen’s Mission 178
FIS 110
Fishing News 156
Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners 85
Furuno (UK) Ltd 56
G Smyth Boats B1
Gael Force Group 70
Glen Campbell Marine Painting 112
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
Hurricane Fenders 5
Ibercisa Deck Machinery, S.A. 97
Icom UK Ltd 51
Jackson Trawls 38
James Hutton Institute 166
JC Hydraulics 89
JCF Marine B2
Jens Berg Fishing 55
Jimmy Walsh Propellers  87
Karmoy Winch 36
Karstensens Skibsværft, 91
KER Group 112
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 & Air Operations 173
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
McMinn Marine 7
Mermaid Marine 99
MH Service 128
Michigan Marine Propulsion 57
MLD ApS 42
MMG Ocean 112
Mooney Boats 112
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
Pelagia 27
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
Poseidon Navigation Services Ltd 83
PTG Frionordica 3
RNLI Fishing Safety 113
RNLI Fundraising 10
RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited 172
SafetyNet Technologies LTD 111
SAIL 176
Scandic Pelagic 55
Scantrol 175
Scottish Fisheries Museum 39
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) 54
Scrabster Harbour Trust 132
Seafield Navigation 11
SeaFish Industry Authority 115
Seaman Electronics 4
SeaMech 124
SeaQuest Systems 133
Selstad 128
Selva Marine 171
Service Team Skagen 55
Shetland Islands Council 173
Shetland Seafood Auctions 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
VCU 32
Vestkajens Maskinvaerksted 124
Virhydro 137
Vonin 59
Western Baltic Engineering 122
Woodsons 32
World Fishing & Aquaculture 159
Xtratuf 49
Yanmar Europe B.V 149
You and Sea 121
Zamakona Yards 125
2023 Show Statistics & Feedback

Click on the image below for a copy of the post-show report from the 2023 Scottish Skipper Expo.


Your Official Showguide


Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2023 Showguide.




Exhibitor Free PR Service
Show PR:

Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2024 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 

For reference only – 2024 manual will be available from 1st October 2023

Click the image below to access the full Exhibitors’ Manual

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. 

It was great to back at the Skipper expo in Aberdeen, particularly with our new stand layout and look! which made it much easier to talk through systems and provide advice on our products. This show has always been essential for ASAP to be able to showcase new products and understand the latest industry trends in the commercial fishing sector.

Ash Bradley

ASAP Supplies

An Excellent show in many ways with great hosts and attendants. A great feeling of community and appreciation between exhibitors. 1st day after the show saw an order for a new boat from a new customer who discovered us at the Scottish Skipper Expo.

Tommy Poleson

Poleson Marine

Our first time as Exhibitors at the show, the feedback we got was amazing, great to meet old customers and hopefully new ones, would recommend to anybody to attend, will be back next year.

John Clarkson

JCF Marine