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Review : London Boat Show at ExCeL London – 6th to 15th January 2017



The London Boat Show returns to the Excel Exhibition Centre, the show provides a showcase of all things marine and is the first place to see the latest marine innovations, design and technology. The 2017 Show  features the latest launches, products and marine brands, as well as offer a wide range of activities that will entertain the whole family.


Walking around the show offers some insight into some of the cutting edge developments in the marine world, the large yachts may take most of the attention with major launches from Princess Yachts and Sunseeker International amongst others. However with over 300 brands showcased there is plenty of interest especially if you are looking for a new boat, accessories, equipment or thinking of booking a holiday.


On the London Stage, there is live entertainment with exclusive performances throughout the 10-days, The Stage will also play host to 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.


The new Dream Lodge Marina & Boating Lake is one of the  new feature attractions at this year’s Show. The setting sees  yachts moored in the marina as well as offering places to eat and drink.  The Marina  plays host to fun packed 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.


Throughout the show there will be a number of events and activities including award ceremonies, talks and quiz shows, fashion shows, celebrities and sporting personalities. If the show inspires you to take to the water, visit the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race stand to find out how to become a crew member. For a touch of nostalgia, visit the Classic Boats which showcases some iconic classic yachts.


The 63rd London Boat Show offers an impressive display of products and numerous interactive attractions to entertain marine enthusiasts and visitors who want find out more about the world of boating. The show runs until the 15th January at the ExCel London Exhibition centre, there is a large range of food and drink option both outside and inside the show.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

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