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Review : The London Boat Show 2018 at ExCel London – 10th to 14th January 2018

The London Boat Show at the Excel Exhibition Centre provides a showcase of all things marine and is the first place to see the latest marine innovations, design and technology. The 2018 Show features the latest launches, products and marine brands, as well as offering 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.

Back for its 64th year, the London Boat Show returns with a new format with five days of the very latest in the boating world, some of the attractions include the Beach Club & Activity Pool, The Adventure Park ,The Urban Beach Experience, 

Practical Boat Owner Theatre, the Legends Theatre, the iconic Black & White Bar and The Yachtsman’s Champagne Bar.

The show now incorporates the all-new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show with its own Lock & Waterside Pub, and an interactive area that recreates the inland waterways with a replica lock showcasing popular modes of inland waterway travel. River Cruisers and Narrowboats are featured and for more nostalgia, visit the Classic Boats which showcases some iconic classic yachts.

The Show is lined with boardwalks; where manufactures, brokers and retailers bring their latest models of power and sail boats. Visitors can walk freely up and down the boardwalks and hop on and off various boats, speak to representatives and learn more about the various boats.

Throughout the show there will be a number of events and activities including award ceremonies, talks and quiz shows, shows, celebrities and sporting personalities.

The opening day highlights included HRH The Princess Royal presenting the Yachtmaster of the Year award and football legend Sir Geoff Hurst opening the Sunseeker International stand with the famous Jules Rimet Trophy.

The 64th 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 from the 10th until the 14th January at the ExCel London Exhibition centre, there is a large range of food and drink option both outside and inside the show.

Video Review available here 

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information or to book tickets, visit the London Boat Show website here

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