PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, 17 January 2018 (London, UK) - The London On Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks this May 8 - 12th 2019.
Previously known as London On-Water Boat Show, the renamed London Yacht Show will fill the requirement for manufacturers and dealers who attract high end net-worth customers. This unique event will deliver a great platform to showcase their models, on water, in the City of London.
Announcing the newly branded event, which will have a primary focus on luxury lifestyle, Andrew Williams, President, Maritime, Informa Global Exhibitions, said: “Since we acquired this event at the end of 2018, we have worked to understand the needs of the event’s exhibitors and have consequently taken the decision that we needed to relaunch this event with a brand new focus on luxury lifestyle yachting and boating, complemented by luxury brands.”
The Yacht show market is not new to the Informa business which has a portfolio of world class maritime events including the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show in Europe as well as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the upcoming Miami Yacht Show.
Williams added: “St Katharine Docks is perfect for such an event and we will continue to work with this iconic setting which is steeped in heritage and truly unique.
“In addition, we are delighted that our new partnership with British Marine, the UK’s trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry and organisers of Southampton Boat Show, is firmly cemented and they support the relaunch of this new event.”
Commenting on the partnership, Lesley Robinson, CEO, British Marine, said: “This alliance will deepen the show’s ties to the UK yachting and boating industry and enable key partners, from yacht builders and brokers to luxury goods manufacturers, to participate in shaping the development and growth of London Yacht Show in the future.”
As part of its relaunch, London Yacht Show, will open on the Wednesday for an exclusive VIP Elite function and press afternoon which will give guests the opportunity to preview the over 60 yachts and boats on display.
St Katharine Docks will host two floating villages with full size event marquees including a Platinum Pavilion, featuring luxury yachting and lifestyle products and a Monument Marquee, featuring marine ‘toys’ and boating accessories.
The Docks’ Marble Quay will also feature a parade of super cars, bikes, trailer boats and VIP ticket holders can also enjoy a floating champagne bar; in addition to a VIP Lounge and Concierge service.
Tickets will be available for visitors to purchase at the beginning of February through the website: www.londonyachtshow.com
The London Yacht Show will open: Wednesday 8th: 2pm – 9pm (VIP Elite & Press Only) – this is the pre-show viewing for VIP Elite pass holders only.
Visitors can purchase tickets to attend: Thursday 9th: 11am – 8pm; Friday 10th: 11am – 8pm; Saturday 11th: 10am – 6pm and Sunday 12th: 10am – 5pm.
For further information, contact: Emma Howell, Head of Marketing, London Yacht Show. Tel: 01206 201552 and email: [email protected].
Informa Exhibitions, the global exhibitions division of Informa PLC, enables communities across the globe to engage, experience and do business by providing them with powerful platforms to connect across key regions and market verticals. Industry insight, coupled with an innovative and customer first approach, provides Informa Exhibitions’ customers and partners with the opportunity to create business advantage and access markets, both digitally and face-to-face, 365 days of the year. For more information, visit https://www.informa.com.
About British Marine
British Marine is the trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. Its 1,500+ members come from a broad range of businesses including boat builders, chandlers, brokers, marinas, passenger boats and engines. British Marine also organises The Southampton Boat Show which attracts c.100,000 visitors annually. For more information, see https://www.britishmarine.co.uk
About St. Katharine Docks
Iconic St Katharine Docks is Central London’s only marina and has evolved into a thriving waterside community featuring modern and unusual office space, luxury homes and quayside dining and shopping. A stone’s throw from the Tower of London, the site has a fascinating history and recently celebrated its 190th anniversary. Opening in 1828, the Thomas Telford-designed dock was once one of the busiest ports in the UK, renowned for handling luxury goods, sugar, rum, spices, perfumes, wines and tea. Today, St Katharine Docks is home to a range of leading companies and brands including WeWork, Sectorlight, Dokke, Emilia’s Pasta, Bravas Tapas and artisan coffee shop White Mulberries. Every Friday, the Docks hosts the popular KERB St Kats Food Market, serving some of the capital’s best street food.
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