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The London Boat Show (Jan. 6-15) opens the 2017 Nautical Season

January (6-15) 2017 once again hosts the London Boat Show, offering boating enthusiasts a chance to discover and explore some of the most sought after products and upcoming trends for the year ahead.

With more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the best the marine world has to offer, this event is one not to be missed, anticipating debuts to the World and European stage, as well as exciting new attractions.

Seven World launches have already been confirmed from the likes of Princess Yachts, Prestige,  Sunseeker International, Cobra Ribs and Nautilus Yachting, with numerous UK Show launches planned from major exhibitors like Bénéteau, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Jeanneau, Mercury Marine, Prestige, Quicksilver, Suzuki, Zodiac Nautic...

Returning to the Show is The London Stage

As the place to enjoy live entertainment with exclusive performances throughout the 10-days, The Stage will also play host to high-octane fashion events, showcasing the latest in boating trends. Visitors can also expect to see Sky Sports Presenter, Alec Wilkinson, hosting regular features from sailing greats including Dee Caffari MBE and Saskia Clarke to boating favourites Zeb Soanes and Alex Alley. They will be sharing their inspiring stories and expert knowledge through interactive talks and panel shows, including:

  • A Question of Sailing
    Based on the classic TV programme, this popular quiz show will be full of facts, fun and celebrities going head to head.
  • Sailing Uncovered
    With appearances from well-known pioneers, innovators and adventurers, this interactive show will offer visitors the chance to put their questions to the experts and pick up some top tips.
  • The Daily Brunch Show
    The Daily Brunch Show will welcome in each day of the Show at a leisurely pace. Alec Wilkinson will be accompanied by special guests to take visitors through the breaking headlines from the morning papers as well as updates from the Show floor.

In addition, the new Dream Lodge Marina & Boating Lake is one of the stunning new feature attractions at this year’s Show. The "idyllic" setting sees beautiful yachts moored in the marina as well as offering places to eat and drink - all with a breathtaking backdrop.  The Marina will also play host to fantastic on the water activities including the ‘blind-boating challenge’ and seabob demonstrations.

Positioned adjacent to the Dream Lodge Marina, is the Watersports Park powered by Rockley. Providing activity both on the water and land, this interactive area offers visitors the chance to try out some of the latest watersports trends including Stand Up Paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and water zorbing. Alternatively, visitors can enjoy demonstrations of innovative new equipment and cooking events.

Murray Ellis, Chief Officer of Boat Shows at British Marine Boat Shows, comments to Yachting Art Magazine : “As the first Boat Show of the European and World calendar, the 63rd London Boat Show will offer an impressive display of products and services to help visitors start the new season. We have an exciting array of interactive attractions at this year’s Show offering visitors the chance to have fun whilst also learning something new about the world of boating". 

The London Boat Show (Jan. 6-15) opens the 2017 Nautical Season
The London Boat Show (Jan. 6-15) opens the 2017 Nautical Season

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