The London Boat Show returns to the British capital's ExCeL this Friday and promises much awaited new launches and innovations, a '60s Revival, Mediterranean Bay and a plush Sunseeker Champagne Bar. As Afloat reported previously, among Irish interest at the show is an Irish Marine Federation stand that aims to promote Irish marinas and harbours to the UK market.
The 62nd annual London Boat Show, takes place from 8 – 17 January at ExCeL London and promises a fantastic day out with lots of boats on display and entertainment for everyone.
You can explore the world of boating, see the latest trends, technologies and innovations, experience show-stopping attractions and have a tipple at the Sunseeker Champagne Bar – all at the heart of one of the world’s most pioneering capital cities.
The 10-day event – spread over the equivalent of six full-sized football pitches – will kick-start the 2016 boating calendar by hosting over 300 marine brands and showcasing thousands of products, services and boats from leading British and international companies. Exhibitors will range from world-class boat builders through to fashion, travel operators and watersports companies – ensuring there is something for everyone.
New features for this year’s event include the ‘60s Revival’ attraction which will transport visitors back to the Swinging Sixties – an era that saw the first man to walk on the moon, The Beatles, the arrival of the Mirror Dinghy, and Sir Francis Chichester becoming the first person to sail singlehanded around the world by the clipper route.
Also new for 2016 is the ‘Mediterranean Bay’, a purpose built pool featuring water sports demonstrations, opportunities to get out on the water, and the chance to learn how to moor a boat in a typically tight Mediterranean-style berth; and ‘The London Boat Show Theatre’ which will feature some of the world’s boating experts talking on topics ranging from technology and innovations, to engine maintenance and around the world expeditions.
Exhibitors include: Bavaria, Beneteau, Hobo Yachting, Sealine, Princess Yachts, Sunsail, Sunseeker International
Tickets: Advance tickets start from £10, with two children under the age of 15 going free with each adult. Additional concessions are also available.
For more information visit: www.londonboatshow.com