The 62nd London Boat Show drew 90,328 boating enthusiasts to ExCeL London last week to see the latest marine innovations and designs, including 132 boats making their debut.
From 8 to 17 January, there were close to 400 boats showcased during the event with several new brands such as Adidas Sailing and Bainbridge International exhibiting at the show for the very first time.
Made in Chelsea star and sailing enthusiast, Lucy Watson, officially opened the show on the first day. Other celebrities who made appearances during the ten days included Adrian Chiles, Hugh Bonneville, The Overtones and Floella Benjamin.
Murray Ellis, managing director at British Marine Boat Shows, said: “The quality of business achieved coupled with the fantastic attractions on offer and celebrity faces seen, has resulted in the 62nd London Boat Show being yet another successful show.”
More than 1,000 beginners and experienced skippers got out on the Mediterranean Bay – a purpose-built pool spanning 500sqm and overlooked by a Mediterranean-themed village.
“At the heart of one of the world’s most pioneering capital cities, we have showcased the rich heritage of both British and international boating, latest marine innovations and designs to a global audience,” added Ellis.
“Exhibitors have reported excellent sales this year with visitors having the opportunity to purchase from a variety of products from inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards and foldaway sailing boats to a multi-million pound super yacht and everything in between.”
The London Boat Show will return to ExCeL London on 6-15 January 2017.