On January 8th opened the prestigious London Boat Festival, which is the first major festival of the boating year. You’ll catch the first hand news directly from their site. As you maybe know, this is not the first time I’m mentioning this festival, but it’s really an important one, so, keep high your curiosity and get there if you can, because it’s worthy.
This is the 62nd edition, and it’s taking place at ExCeL London, between until January 17. The program is as follows:
Friday-Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00
Final Friday-Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Exclusive Offer – The Telegraph Cruise and Telegraph Travel Shows
The VIP Ticket costs £65.00
The Standard Day
15 Years and Under – Max 2 per Adult Entry free!!!
Additional Child £17.00
Late Entry After 3pm £10.00
From Friday 8 to Sunday 10 January 2016, the North Hall, opposite the London Boat Show, will play host to The Telegraph Cruise and Telegraph Travel Shows. Access to all these shows, is granted with just one ticket, offering excellent value for money with entrance to three Shows for the cost of just one. Access to the Show is on the same day only!
As always, and as at almost all the other major shows in the industry, Bavaria, Beneteau, Dragonfly Trimarans, Hanse Yachts, Grand Soleil, Hobo Yachting, Sealine, Princess Yachts, Sunsail, Sunseeker International, RYA, RNLI are not missing. I know that after all, everything is about money and costs, luxury, deals or dreaming. The biggest star of them all this year is Sunseeker, the famous Sunseeker who advertised itself on SNL:
They brought on the show the tri-deck Sunseeker 131 which it’s by far the largest, most expensive and most luxurious vessel on display. They had also Hugh Bonneville to show around and not only him. London Boat Show organizers invited a reality show star to officially open the event, Lucy Watson.
A new attraction to the Show is the Spirit of Falmouth, berthed on Royal Victoria Dock, a 92ft wooden gaff rigged tall ship. It is replica Mersey Pilot Schooner which was built in Liverpool in 1985, and refurbished in 2014. With a core crew of six it has the capacity to carry twelve. The majority of the crew are part of a training program with flexible, expert tuition which will be rewarded with a RYA Yachtmaster qualification.
Another attraction is Massey Shaw, a unique London vessel launched in 1935 and built by J. Samuel Whites at Cowes, Isle of Wight. Named after Captain Sir Eyre Massey Shaw the first chief fire officer of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, she served the fire brigade until 1971 when she was decommissioned.
There are actually many attractions, which you will discover yourself on the Show’s website, or better, if you will actually visit the show.
This is a video from the first day:
I hope you’ll like it and you won’t miss this event this year and every year coming, especially on this blog.
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