London Boat Show 2018: Five days of best the marine world has to offer
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Back for its 64th year, the London Boat Show returns in January celebrating everything you can do and enjoy on the water.
In a world of inspiration, stunning yachts and on-water experiences, visitors to the London Boat Show at ExCeL London will be treated to five days of the very latest in the boating world.
Now incorporating the all-new Boating and Watersports Holiday Show, visitors will be able to get into the holiday spirit and plan their next water-based getaway.
Whether seeking new adventures on the open ocean, a family-boating holiday on the UK’s inland waterways or checking out the latest in watersports gear, the all-new five-day show aims to offer it all.
More than 300 exhibitors will be showcasing the best the marine world has to offer with debuts to the world and European stage.
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The event will also offer exciting attractions including:
Lock and Waterside Pub
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The inland network and the Broads in Norfolk offer great family holidays and the opportunity to get active or simply chill out. The event’s very own Lock & Waterside pub, surrounded by narrow boats and river cruisers, kids play area and its own lock, is the best place to have a drink and think about your next family adventure.
Beach Club and Activity Pool
It features a real-life sailing school on the sand, visitors can learn the art of dinghy sailing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding before having the opportunity to put their skills into practice on the show’s pool.
Classic Boat Collection
A stunning collection of beautiful boats presented on a raised deck will greet visitors as the first thing they see when they enter the show. Curators will be on hand to talk about their history, while visitors can get up close to view the detail of this remarkable collection.
Practical Boat Owner Theatre
This uses the deck of a boat as a setting for this brand-new attraction, expert advice and live, practical demonstrations will allow visitors to brush up on their knowledge or learn a new skill.
The Yachtsman’s Champagne Bar
The centrepiece of the show, the Yachtsman’s Champagne Bar will offer visitors a meeting point and a place among the beautiful boats to have a drink with friends and soak up the atmosphere of this world-class event.
The Legends Theatre
The place to see, hear and meet the legends of the sailing world, plus a few surprise guests along the way. Featuring films and stories of adventure, the Theatre will be hosted by Sky TV’s Alec Wilkinson.
The Black and White Bar
With live music over the course of the five days, this is the London Boat Show’s signature attraction. Remaining at the core of the Show’s social scene, it’s the place to swap stories, trade tips and plan the season ahead.
Alongside some fantastic attractions and thrilling entertainment, the shows will bring together the great and the good from across the British and global market to the heart of the capital city. Whether you love boating, want to experience something new or just want an enjoyable day out, the world-famous London Boat Show has something for everyone.