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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.

Latest News

SFF to sponsor Skipper Expo at P&J Live

SFF to sponsor Skipper Expo at P&J Live

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation is delighted once again to be the main sponsor of the Skipper Expo that will take place at the P&J Live Exhibition Arena in Aberdeen in May. Public support in Scotland for fishing is very high, as the Federation will be...

Sea Flux – Leading the way for compliance

Sea Flux – Leading the way for compliance

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Record Boatmart At 2024 Scottish Skipper Expo

Record Boatmart At 2024 Scottish Skipper Expo

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Stand Booking & Costings

Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 Booking Form

Click the image below to access the Booking Form, where you will find all the necessary information on stand options and costs.

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


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

Exhibitors' Manual

Click the image below to view the Exhibitors’ Manual for the 2024 Show. 

The manual contains all of the information exhibitors need to be able to fully prepare for the show – it is vital that all exhibitors read the manual from beginning to end and send back the completed forms by Friday 12th April. 

Forms can be completed manually or click here to complete the forms online

Click the image below to access the full Exhibitors’ Manual

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


Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 – New Floorplan

Last updated: Monday 4th March 2024

Check out the new layout and floorplan for the Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 – Only limited spaces available

For new customers, please email Sharon directly – sharon@maramedia.ie and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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



2024 List of Exhibitors

Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 – List of Exhibitors to Date

Last updated 26th February 2024

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 No.
Akdeniz Shipyard  B03
Alisha Mary Fisheries C09
AR Peachment G03
Asano Global Co Ltd F14
ASAP Supplies Ltd G21
Ashton Marine Services E23
Barrus Ltd D06
Bartech Marine Engineering G22
Beta Marine F03
Brdr Markussens Metalvarefabrik – BLUELINE’ E15
Brunvoll AS  D19
Caithness Creels G14
Carsoe B16
Certas Energy / Commercial Oils E24
Charity & Taylor B01
Charles Cleghorn Ltd F15
Clements Engineering B06
Cotesi G06
Crown Marine Seats Ltd E10
Davidsons Marine & Industrial Painters D11
Denholm Fish Selling  E05
Doosan (Watermota) E13
Echomaster Marine F12
EFICE E-Catch D04
Egersund Trawl  G13
Engines Plus Ltd. E19
Etkin Marin G12
ESB Wind Development D04
Faithlie Trawl D31
Finning (UK) Ltd E01
Finnøy Gear & Propeller AS G10
Fishing News G08
Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners D18
Furuno (UK) Ltd C10
G Smyth Boats H01
Gael Force Marine E06
Grampian Powerclean F04
Grubsboot C05
Guy Cotten UK ltd D08
GW Containers B11
Harland & Wolff E14
Hundested Propeller  D15
Icom UK Ltd D21
Inka Pallets C17
Jackson Trawls B12
JC Hydraulics D23
JCF Marine H03
Jimmy Walsh Propellers D05
Karmoy Winch C03
Karstensens Skibsværft,  D12
Katchi Technologies D20
Killybegs Marine Cluster E17
Kort Propulsion E03
KROHNE Norway AS E12
KT Nets C12
Lerwick Port Authority C11
LGM Products D30
LOWINFOOD, James Hutton Institute  G05
Macduff Diesels E19
Macduff Ship Design Ltd F01
Macduff Shipyards Limited F16
Mackinnons F07
Malakoff Ltd C15
Mantsbrite Marine Electronics G11
Marine Components International Ltd F02
Marine Control Services A/S F05
Marine Fire Safety (Scotland) Ltd C06
Marine Stewardship Council G16
Marport B08
Maritime & Coastguard  Agency D25
Mermaid Marine  D28
Morenot B05
Morgere  D26
Murphy Marine Services E08
Nogva Heimdal Propulsion AS D13
Nordsøtrawl A/S E13
Notus  B10
Orskov Yard A/S D10
PBP Services C08
Padmos F18
Pelagia G02
Peterhead Port Authority D02
Ping Me C04
Plast-Equip D33
PME Group G25
Polar Fishing Gear F10
Poleson Marine H02
Port of Hanstholm E21
Port of Hirtshals E20
Port of Skagen C07
Ports of Scotland. G07
Poseidon Navigation F12
PTG Frionordica C01
RNLI Fishing Safety D24
Royston  G18
RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited C13
SafetyNet Technologies LTD E07
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)  C02
Scottish Maritime Academy D07
Seafield Navigation B09
SeaFish E18
Sea Flux G17
SeaQuest Systems F17
Selva Marine G24
Shetland Islands Council C14
Simplex Turbulo E22
Skipsteknisk AS F08
Sunderland Marine E04
Swan Net Gundry Ltd E11
Teamac Marine Paints G01
Tecnicas Hidraulicas Sa D29
Tele Radio F06
The Fishermen’s Mission G09
The Skipper/Mara Media B02
Thistle Marine (Peterhead) Ltd B15
Thyboron Trawldoor D14
Trefjar Ltd F13
Vonin G15
Warrior Boats H04
Wartsila F19
Western Baltic Engineering D22
Woodsons  D01
World Fishing & Aquaculture D16
Xtratuf B17
Yanmar Europe B.V F09
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

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