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62nd annual London Boat Show arrives in the capital

Friday saw the 62nd London Boat Show arrive in the UK capital, with organisers branding it the largest the capital has ever seen.

Taking place at ExCeL London between Friday 8th and Sunday 17th January 2016, the 62nd London Boat Show promises an exciting program of exhibitors. 

Opened by Made in Chelsea star and sailing enthusiast, Lucy Watson, this year exhibitors will include displays from Pearl Motor Yachts, Garmin, Adidas Sailing, and Sunsail with almost 400 boats on show. Nearly 100 of them will make their industry debuts.

The Sunseeker 131 Yacht, a tri-deck 40m superyacht costing in excess of £16 million, is the biggest boat to ever make its world debut at the London Boat Show.

Murray Ellis, managing director of British Marine Boat Shows commented, “We are delighted to have officially opened the 2016 London Boat Show and have a fantastic line up of events taking place over the next ten days. 

“At the heart of one of the world’s leading capital cities, we are showcasing the rich heritage of British boating and Britain’s leading innovations at this iconic Boat Show. Visitors will be able to re-live the great moments of our time whilst discovering the technologies of the future which will revolutionise the way we get out on the water.”

Attracting an international audience, the show offers visitors the opportunity to gain an insight into life aboard a luxury yacht, as well as a view of historic vessels such as SB Melissa, a beautifully refurbished 19th century sailing barge, and Massey Shaw, a 1935 vessel that rescued more than 500 troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

Other highlights of this year’s show include the 1960’s Revival - a showcase of classic 1960’s cars and yachts; the Mediterranean Bay purpose-built on-water play area and village for skippers; and the London Boat Show Theatre with talks from highly-acclaimed boating experts, ranging from technology and innovations to engine maintenance and round-the-world expeditions. 

This week will also see the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition take place on the 13th and 14th January, with university students submitting their concept yacht designs to be judged by industry experts. One lucky winner will receive a four-week internship at the famous Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth, UK.

Tickets to the London Boat Show are available online and on the door starting from £10.00 with two children under the age of 15 going free with each paying adult.

For more information, visit the London Boat Show website.


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