The 2014 London Boat Show, Europe’s first boat show of the year, drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 12 January). The Show, which celebrated its 60th anniversary, presented the best of the marine industry and good quality business was conducted at a time when the £2.905bn industry is demonstrating optimism and confidence for the months ahead. A total of 88,593 visited the London Boat Show at ExCeL across the nine days*.
The gates opened early to welcome the celebrity cast of The Mayflower Theatre’s aptly themed Christmas pantomime: ‘Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates’ for a special sneak preview. The show cast, which included famous faces such as Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph – of ITV: Birds of a Feather fame – were joined by the Show’s title sponsor PSP, Frank Dixie, PSP MD and Jo Dixie – Goodwin, PSP Marketing Director, who welcomed the cast aboard Phoenicia, a lovingly created replica of a Phoenician Ship.
The Beneteau Sport Cruisers have been developed to take full advantage of life in the open air, Beneteau have worked on improving comfort outside in these new versions for 2013. On all the Gran Turismos, Beneteau have added an electric barbecue (on option) in the port side corner of the aft platform. So we at WSB take a closer look at the new 2013 range to see what else has been added by Beneteau.
Following the tremendous buzz created at the Monaco show by having ‘Albert Einstein’ unveil its latest Future Concept – designed with the genius scientist’s imagined requirements in mind – Feadship is taking the entire Relativity package to the Fort Lauderdale boat show (25-29 October). This will include the detailed model of the boat as well as the actor-turned-Feadship-expert who proved in Monaco that imagination and knowledge do indeed go hand in hand.
The largest in water boat show ready to open its doors, welcome to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2012October 18, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Whether you are traveling to Fort Lauderdale on vacation or already live in the “Venice of America,” the 53rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is a must-see event for everyone who enjoys anything marine related. From Oct. 25 through Oct. 29, the City of Fort Lauderdale welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to the largest in-water boat show in the world. Featuring more than $3 billion worth of boats and marine products, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is known for its astounding number of luxurious super yachts, which attract yachting enthusiasts from around the world.But the show offers something for everyone who loves the water, and even those not in the market to buy a boat can find an array of fun-filled activities. We at WSB check out this year’s show.
Ferretti Custom Line, Ferretti Group brand operating within the production of fibreglass maxi-yachts measuring 26 to 38 metres, announces the launching of the Custom Line 112’ Next, a 34 metre vessel in the planing category and the twenty-eighth model of the 112 inch models. The launching ceremony, strictly organized in private, was held at the shipyard of the Group in Ancona with a traditional baptism during which a bottle of champagne was shattered on the keel: 21st March, a special day for the launching of the maxi yacht, marks the official opening of the 2012 boating season.
Princess Yachts International launched another two exciting new models to their V Class range of sports yachts at the London Boat Show, the V39 which marks a return to the sub 40-foot market for the brand (see our separate review Princess V39) and the new V57. Elegant, exhilarating and incredibly spacious, the new V57 is set to be the ultimate sports yacht for versatility, fun and sociable cruising.