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Countdown to London watersport show at Earls Court

15th October 2008

The Sail, Power and Watersports Show at Earls Court is gearing itself up to help deliver new business for the watersports markets and a memorable experience for everyone who walks through those iconic doors.

Leading Irish RIB manufacturer Red By boats from Cushendall in County Antrim is exhibiting for the first time with a range of his Stormforce RIBs.

From 10th November, there will be a stunning display of Linetti sports boats - from Gibbs Marine - in front of Earls Court, in London. Two boats will star at the front entrance of Earls Court as the world of watersports prepares to stamp its mark on this iconic venue yet again when it throws open its doors from 26th to 30th November.  

Gibbs Marine will also be exhibiting its range of boats from Regal, Linetti and FT Boats on its stand at this five-day Show.

Don Bissessar, owner of Gibbs Marine, commented, "We are very excited to be participating in a Show which will be attracting many first time boaters. The timing is very good, and we're sure there will be a great spirit at the Show."

Gibbs Marine is one of many new exhibitors showing motor boats including companies such as Arctic RIBs, CJ Marine, Essex Boatyards, Imperial Motor Yachts, JR Cole Marine Services, Offshore Powerboats, Penton Hook Marine Sales, Redbay Boats, Swordsman Marine, Westbrook, and Wittey Marine.

Following the success of the 2007 show at Earls Court for the UK’s biggest boatbuilder, Northshore Yachts, they’re back. In 2007 they reported Show sales of 12 Southerly Yachts. Next month, boating enthusiasts will be able to get on board the latest Southerly 32 and 38, representing the very best in British design and build quality. Southerly Yachts will complement a range of new exhibitors to the Show including Alerion, Bavaria, Grand Soleil,  Imexus, Ovington Boats, Santa Cruz and Wetamarine.

With precisely six weeks to go until the opening of the 2008 Sail Power and Watersports Show, limited space is still available for companies wishing to exhibit after organisers have announced that their Show is nearly at full capacity.

The Show’s Sales Director, Caroline Evans, commented, "The commitment from this many companies so far ahead of the show is extremely positive. We believe the show has three unique ingredients; location, timing and content. This formula opens up a host of new opportunities from as little as £800 which makes it very easy for companies to participate. As a result, every single person visiting the Show cannot fail to be impressed by the range of boats, accessories and services being promoted."

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