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Forum Discription: Discuss the various boat shows we have in the sailing industry
Printed Date: 07 Mar 21 at 7:18pm
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Topic: London Boat Show
Posted By: iGRF
Subject: London Boat Show
Date Posted: 17 Jan 13 at 9:53pm
They must have been doing some deals.. but there is more of a dinghy presence there this year than I've seen for the last couple, RS are there, and not sure how mnay else I'll be checking them out tomorrow, i only caught a bit of a glimpse on the way to and from the Guiness stand today.

Saw that new Supernova, that looks like a whole other boat now, very well sorted, will be having another look at that if I get a moment.

Our bit was really busy, the bike show has grown again, loads to see, it's quite a neat show now with all that's going on from the three sports, plus the gin palaces and their champagne stands, that's another world. I've been going the best part of forty years now, and I had to reflect today on the fact I'm no nearer owning one of those monstrosities now than I was the first year I went back in the early seventies.

Anyway if you're up there I'll be there again tomorrow and probably venturing to see Arthur around 4 as is my way and I'll be happy to let you buy me a pint..

Posted By: JohnW
Date Posted: 17 Jan 13 at 10:42pm
I will be there on Friday with mrs johnW.
Looking for a sailing holiday with boatshow discount and will also take a look t the bike show as I plan to treat myself to a new road bike soon.
Will also be keeping bored sales people busy showing me around the biggest yachts that I can find (that I certainly can't afford).


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 18 Jan 13 at 7:02am

I was almost thinking of going to see the crit racing at the bike show. Laziness and the light dusting of snow will stop me. 

Definitely a reflection of how far the Boat Show has fallen that there's four other shows and a huge area taken up by a bike race circuit. I appreciate Excel has expanded a bit, but that's still a massive reduction in Boat Show floor space. Saw someone from a sailmaker earlier this week bemoaning how tiny it was, how easy it was to get round the stalls due to lack of people and the sheer number of magnetic bracelet and associated scammery stalls.


Posted By: RTFM
Date Posted: 18 Jan 13 at 8:33pm
Not being into keelboats, but that new J70 looks the business. It not cheap either at 30K + sails and a trailer..


Posted By: Daniel Holman
Date Posted: 05 Jan 14 at 11:11am
Graeme go and check out "my" catamaran on d146

Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 05 Jan 14 at 2:45pm
You certainly know how to spell W.H.O.R.E..

Plastic Cats, you need to do penance..

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Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 07 Jan 14 at 12:57pm


Posted By: Halcyon Yachts
Date Posted: 17 Jan 14 at 4:23pm
I took a little bit of film whilst I was there...

I hope you enjoy!

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Posted By: BoatShowAvenue
Date Posted: 11 Dec 14 at 10:09pm
i can't wait for the London 2015 boat show, is any of you guys coming?

Posted By: Halcyon Yachts
Date Posted: 11 Dec 14 at 10:16pm
Yes - I'll be there!


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