Motorboat & Yachting: This year’s London Boat Show will have a 60s revival area and the organisers have revealed some of the attractions in this new exhibit.
Visitors to the 2016 London Boat Show will have a chance to take a trip back to the swinging 60s with a new exhibit.
The 60s revival area was announced back in November, but now organisers British Marine Boat Shows have given us a bit more detail about what it will actually entail.
First up is one of the true icons of the 1960s boating – the Fairey Huntsman 28. A well-kept example of this classic boat will go on display, bringing Alan Burnard’s vision back to the London Boat Show.
On a more eccentric note, the 60s revival will also feature an Amphicar – one of the first examples of an amphibious vehicle, which was first launched in 1964.
As if that wasn’t enough, visitors will also be able to discover the Nomad, a two-in-one caravan and boat combi trailer that first emerged in 1963.
But perhaps the most exciting example of 1960s design on display is Charlotte, one of the original Princess Project 31 models that has been lovingly restored to celebrate the Plymouth yard’s golden anniversary.
She will be on display at Stand G120, where you can also see the modern Princess Yachts range that this seminal model inspired.
Advance tickets for the 2016 London Boat Show are on sale now, with prices starting at £10 per adult. The show runs from Friday January 8 to Sunday January 17.
Motorboat & Yachting: The 2016 London Boat Show will feature its largest ever launch, with the Sunseeker 131 Yacht due to get its public debut at the Excel Centre.
It wouldn’t be the London Boat Show without a big Sunseeker launch and next year’s show is due to get its biggest Sunseeker launch yet, as the Poole-based firm has announced it will be bringing the Sunseeker 131 Yacht along to the Excel Centre.
The new 40m superyacht will be the largest model ever to make its debut at London and is likely to take advantage of the on-water exhibition that organisers British Marine Boat Shows are bringing back for 2016.
The Sunseeker 131 Yacht will head up a fleet of eight Sunseeker models on display from January 8-17, including the best-selling Predator 57.
Sean Robertson, sales director at Sunseeker International, said: “The London Boat Show is always extremely exciting and draws a truly international selection of clients.
“I am delighted we are launching this special new yacht, the first – and largest – of four new Sunseeker models set to debut in 2016.”
Demand for the Sunseeker 131 Yacht has been high ahead of its public launch, with five orders already secured.
Key features include a tri-deck layout with enough accommodation for 12, a 6m tender garage, huge hull windows, and a top speed of 23 knots.
Advance tickets to the 2016 London Boat Show are on sale now – prices start at £10 per adult, while children under 15 go free.
Yachting Boating World: The new luxury motor yacht by Prestige will be on show at the illustrious event in January, Ancasta International Boat Sales have announced.
The Prestige 680 was launched at Cannes last September and will make its UK debut at the London Boat Show 08 – 17 January 2016.
Designed by Garroni Design and with a J&J hull, the 68-foot Prestige 680 is powered by Twin Volvo IPS 1200 engines and has a top speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots. This stunning motor yacht has all the features that have made the Prestige brand so successful and has elements of the brand’s flagship Prestige 750.
Its flybridge has a very large private space that links to the lounge area with a galley bar and a large, forward sun terrace. The helm position allows for maximum visibility to all areas of the boat.
The interior is all clean lines, light and lots of storage space, and the aft galley has the same layout of the other Prestige models, with plenty of room to cook and entertain.
The owner’s cabin is raised and forward, giving privacy and light thanks to its large windows, whilst the guest cabins are on a separate level and are accessed by their own staircase.
The model is available with a three- or four-cabin layout plus a cabin for crew and is priced at £1.51m, excluding VAT.
Motorboat & Yachting: The organisers of the 2016 London Boat Show have announced that they will be giving next year’s event a 1960s twist.
The London Boat Show will be going back to its roots next year, with a 1960s revival theme. For 2016, the organisers will be harking back to the era of Beatles wigs, the space race and, on a more nautical theme, the arrival of the Mirror Dinghy.
Staged in the capital since 1957, the London Boat Show actually predates the 1960s, but that hasn’t stopped the organisers from giving next year’s event a novel twist.
A statement released by British Marine Boat Show said: “New features for this year’s event include the ‘60’s Revival’ attraction which will transport visitors back to the swinging 60s.”
What’s more, visitors will be able get a taste of sunnier climes, with the new Mediterranean Bay exhibit.