You could win the racing experience of your life spending a day with Alex Thomson on his Vendée Globe Hugo Boss boat at London On-Water and don't forget, YBW readers get a free entry to the show!

13 April 2017

Dream Yacht Charter is giving you the chance to win a veritable experience of a lifetime: one day sailing with Alex Thomson on his Vendée Globe Hugo Boss boat!

Alex Thomson will be on hand to show you all the tricks and share tips on extreme racing. To enter simply click here.

And don’t forget, YBW readers go free at London On-Water this years! Simply register here and use the code YBW for your free special pass!

 

11 April 2017

With fantastic craft on show, such as Prestige 500, Fairline 53DT and the Princess V58 to name a few, celebrities and racing legends, like Ben Fogle and Tom Montgomery-Swan, events such as America’s Cup Live – where visitors will be able to watch the live action from Bermuda on a big screen – this year’s London On-Water is unmissable.

But now there’s another reason for you not to miss the event. YBW readers go free! And not only, if your favourite marine magazines are Motor Boat and Yachting, Yachting World, Yachting Monthly and Superyacht World, they will get you in free too!

All you have to do next is register your details and your code, YBW,  here.

See you in June!

 

 

5 April 2017

TV personality Ben Fogle will be at this year’s London On-Water show at St Katharine Docks, along with the Spectre 32R.

This is the powerboat that Fogle and veteran racer, Tom Montgomery-Swan, will be using to try and set a new record for the fastest circumnavigation of the British Isles by sea.

The pair plan to complete the 2,000 mile non-stop challenge in under 60 hours.

Ben Fogle aims to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the British Isles by sea

The Spectre 32R is raced by SUNUS Ocean Racing, their factory offshore powerboat team.

Both Fogle and Montgomery-Swan will be at London On-Water 2017 to show visitors the boat.

Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle. Credit: You Tube

This is also the same boat that Montgomery-Swan drove for Amazon Prime’s hit TV show; The Grand Tour.

The boat was involved in episode 3 of Jeremy Clarkson’s show where, with Richard Hammond onboard, the 800HP, 32ft race machine disturbed the peace of Venice, and, with its wake, purposefully threw Clarkson and May into the water.

Entry to the land displays is free at London On-Water 2017 and £5 to visit the marina pontoons – a proportion of which is given to support the show charities.

London On-Water 2017 will be at St Katharine Docks from Thursday 8 June – Sunday 11 June 2017.

28 March 2017

The four-day summer yachting and boating festival, London On-Water, is back in the capital in June.

And once again, luxury yachts will be featured.

Organisers have already announced that the Prestige 500, Fairline 53DT and the Princess V58 will be on display.

A Princess motor yacht which will be on display at the London On-Water show 2017

Princess V58

“The 50′ – 60′ motor yacht market is increasingly popular and with many yacht builders competing for it, the quality and the technology on board these desirable yachts is now truly remarkable,” said organisers.

“A 50′ – 60′ motor yacht can transport you any destination in the world in glorious luxury, yet can be easily handled by a couple or family, proving that life really can begin at 50.”

Sail is not to be left out, with Oyster Yachts announcing it will be displaying two of its fleet at the show – the Oyster 475 with a white American oak interior and the Oyster 545 with a classic American cherry interior finish.

Oyster 475 yacht sailing through the water

Oyster 475

Staff from the Southampton shipyard will be on hand to discuss all things Oyster, including the announcement of the new Oyster 565 and 595 designs and the start of the second Oyster World Rally in January, which saw 29 Oyster yachts set off for a 27-month circumnavigation.

This year Powerboats & RIBs will have their own dedicated section in the Central Show Marina at St Katharine Docks.

Visitors to the Powerboat & RIB Village will be able to experience a fantastic selection of boats on the water.

Using the London On-Water show’s ‘Book A Sea Trial’ facility, visitors can even take lunch-time boat test on the river Thames, past the Houses of Parliament and under Tower Bridge (subject to the berth holders agreement).

Luxury motor yacht at St Katharine Dock, London

A motor yacht on display at St Katharine Docks. Credit: London On-Water

The resurgence of canal boating is also reflected at this year’s London On-Water show.

Canal Boat World aims to show visitor just how living on a canal boat, or hiring one for that laid back holiday you have always dreamed of, can be achieved.

Narrowboats moored on a river in London

Narrowboats will also be a feature of the show

On display will be a range of narrowboats, as well as details on cabin and berth arrangement, on-board features and gadgets to tempt you to consider waterfront living with a difference.

And if you’re following the 35th America’s Cup, you will be able to keep up with the action in the Caribbean.

A big screen will be in Marble Quay, next to the famous Dicken’s Inn, where visitors can gather for some great on-water action, live from Bermuda!

As well as presenting plenty of beautiful yachts and boats of all varieties in the Central Basin of St Katharine Docks, the show will also feature a Mariner’s Retail Village on Marble Quay.

Here, visitors can buy everything from clothing to coasters and anchors to echo-sounders, while a selection of beautiful luxury cars will keep the landlubber entranced.

Last year, the Supercar Showcase featured stunning cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Tesla and BMW amongst others with a few classics including a stunning E-Type Jaguar Roadster in British Racing Green

London On-Water will be at St Katharine Docks from Thursday 8 June – Sunday 11 June 2017.

Land displays are free, while there is a charge of £5 to visit the Marina Pontoons, a proportion of which is given to support the show charity ‘Sailability’.