Motorboat & Yachting: The countdown to the 2015 Rugby World Cup is well and truly on, with hosts England due to kick off against Fiji on Friday 18th September 2015. But how will rugby’s greatest players being celebrating the game’s homecoming? On a superyacht in Canary Wharf, of course.
The owners of Mischief, a Baglietto superyacht (as pictured) will be welcoming some rugby greats over the next six weeks.
The 52m vessel will be moored in the capital’s financial district, where guests will be able to join the likes of Lawrence Dallaglio, Dan Luger and Matt Dawson for a Michelin-starred pop-up dining experience, every Wednesday (lunch and dinner) until 28 October 2015.
They will be joined by John Eales, Phil Kearns, Joel Stransky, Sean Fitzpatrick, Bobby Skinstad, Andrew Mehrtens, Rod Kafer, Nathan Sharpe, and controversial referee Jonathan Kaplan.
Dishes on the menu will include langoustine with caviar, roasted pigeon and Wagyu beef & foie gras, as cooked by top chefs Guillaume Brahimi, Sat Bains, Neil Perry, Shannon Bennett, and Claude Bosi.
Prices for the ‘Mischief in London’ dining experience start at £990 per person (exc. VAT) and the first of these special Rugby World Cup events will take place on 30th September 2015.
Mischief will also be available for private hire on match-days for £590 per person (exc. VAT), including full use of its high-tech screens and sound equipment, so you can combine your love of rugby and superyachts in the utmost of style.
And if the England team makes it to the final, we imagine there will be no shortage of takers for this exclusive VIP Rugby World Cup experience.
Motorboat & Yachting: The organisers of the Southampton Boat Show have claimed that the first weekend saw a 3% rise in visitors when compared to last year.
This year’s Southampton Boat Show has got off to a strong start, with organisers British Marine Boat Shows claiming a 3% rise in attendance over the opening weekend.
The Southampton Boat Show attendance figures are even rosier when compared to 2013, which results in a 5% boost in attendance for Britain’s biggest boat show over the past two years.
Highlights so far have included a guest appearance from Formula 1 presenter Suzi Perry, music from Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, and an aerial display from RAF stunt team The Red Arrows.
And on the water, world premieres from Fairline Boats, Princess Yachts and Beneteau have further piqued the interest of boat lovers.
However, with five full days still to come, the organisers were keen to stress that there is still plenty of attractions to lure visitors down to Mayflower Park, including the return of Ladies Day on Thursday (September 17).
The boating industry has enjoyed a bumper show so far, with brokerage firm Clipper Marine selling three boats on Press Preview Day.
Penny Hopkins at Dean and Reddyhoff marinas was equally upbeat, adding: “We had a fantastic and busy first day at the show, we have had a steady stream of visitors to the stand and received lots of new business enquiries.”