London On-Water Show revamps

Mon Mar 20 2017, 09:29 AM

Event to be held from 8-10 June at the refurbished St Katharine Docks

Organisers of the London On-Water Show in the UK have announced a number of new features to the event this year. The show is scheduled to run from 8-10 June at the recently refurbished St Katharine Docks, Central London's only marina. The facility is located next to Tower Bridge.

Originally launched under the brand name London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Show in 2015, this year's edition will very much focus on the yacht and boating sector as the private jet and helicopter element has gone following on from the lost of the Billingsgate indoor facility to showcase such products.

A number of high-end yacht brands are expected to return to the show alongside sailing boats, RIBs, tenders and dinghies.

The operation of a large screen is a novelty for this year. The screen will be located on Marble Quay for displaying live TV coverage and video reports of the America’s Cup yacht race direct from Bermuda.

In addition, a Mariner’s Village will present an diverse mix of nautical products from clothing, electronics, chandlery and gifts.

Targeting narrowboat owners is the new area Canal Boat World. And a land-based dinghy park will have a selection of sailing boats for visitors to trial.

The show organisers have also announced that the lock to the central basin of the marina will be opened for a few hours either side of high tide to allow sea trials of boats on the River Thames. Trials however need to be booked in advance with each exhibitor.