Sunseeker, Fairline and Princess Yachts are just some of the exhibitors at the London Yacht Show, which will take place 8 - 12 May 2019 at St Katharine Docks

British Marine and Informa have announced that Sunseeker, Fairline and Princess Yachts will be exhibiting at the new London Yacht Show this coming May.

The three British luxury brands will join Hallberg Rassy, Sealine, Azimut; Bayliner, Bavaria Power & Sail, Chris Craft Boats, Discovery Yachts, Greenline and Sunsail Yacht Ownership at St Katharine Docks.

There will be just over 60 boats on show at the event – around three per brand – and tickets, which go on sale in mid-February – range from £30 to £180 for a VIP Elite for preview day. VIP Elite ticket holders will have access to the floating champagne bar, VIP Lounge and Concierge service. Guests attending preview day will have the opportunity to preview the 60+ yachts on display at the event.

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London On Water Boat Show is renamed London Yacht Show

The London On Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks  8 – 12 May 2019.

The show will have a primary focus on luxury lifestyle, and will showcase over 60 yachts.

St Katharine Docks will host two floating villages with full size event marquees including a Platinum Pavilion, featuring luxury yachting and lifestyle products and a Monument Marquee, featuring boating accessories and toys.

Luxury cars, bikes, trailer boats will be on display at the Docks’ Marble Quay where VIP ticket holders will be able to enjoy the floating champagne bar,  VIP Lounge and Concierge service.

Andrew Williams, President, Maritime, Informa Global Exhibitions, said: “Since we acquired this event at the end of 2018, we have worked to understand the needs of the event’s exhibitors and have consequently taken the decision that we needed to relaunch this event with a brand new focus on luxury lifestyle yachting and boating, complemented by luxury brands.”

Williams added: “St Katharine Docks is perfect for such an event and we will continue to work with this iconic setting which is steeped in heritage and truly unique.

“In addition, we are delighted that our new partnership with British Marine, the UK’s trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry and organisers of Southampton Boat Show, is firmly cemented and they support the relaunch of this new event.”

Commenting on the partnership, Lesley Robinson, CEO, British Marine, said: “This alliance will deepen the show’s ties to the UK yachting and boating industry and enable key partners, from yacht builders and brokers to luxury goods manufacturers, to participate in shaping the development and growth of London Yacht Show in the future.”

The London Yacht Show will be open from the Wednesday for an exclusive VIP Elite function and press afternoon where guests will be able to preview the boats on display.


Tickets will be available for visitors to purchase at the beginning of February through the show’s website.

The London Yacht Show will open: Wednesday 8: 2pm – 9pm (VIP Elite & Press Only) – this is the pre-show viewing for VIP Elite pass holders only.

Visitors can purchase tickets to attend: Thursday 9: 11am – 8pm; Friday 10: 11am – 8pm; Saturday 11: 10am – 6pm and Sunday 12: 10am – 5pm.


British Marine and Informa Exhibitions partner up to bring to the capital the London-On-Water Boat Show this May

British Marine and Informa Exhibitions, the new organisers of the London On-Water Boat Show, have formed a partnership which they are hoping will ‘deepen the show’s ties to the UK yachting and boating industry and enable key partners, from yacht builders and brokers to equipment and service providers, to participate in shaping the development and growth of LOWBS in the future’.

British Marine CEO, Lesley Robinson said “We are delighted to confirm our partnership with The London On-Water Boat Show and are very excited to be working with them to deliver a world class luxury event in this historic location at the heart of the capital.” 

British Marine announced last May that they were cancelling the London Boat Show due to poor sales and attendance.

Paul Tetlow, Marina General Manager at St. Katharine Docks comments, “We are so pleased to welcome back such a favoured boat show to St. Katharine Docks, which especially in the month of May is a wonderfully busy London destination. The London On-Water Boat Show allows us the opportunity to showcase what St. Katharine Docks offers to a very relevant and international boating market including suppliers and marine industry professionals. Each year the event gets better and better and with the extra support from Informa and the British Marine we are confident that visitors and exhibitors to the show will have great success too. The redesign of the Docks layout by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas took into account the hosting of future marina-based events throughout the year such as the Clipper Races and Classic Boat Festival and now the established London On-Water Show, all of which we encourage our annual berth holders and visitors to be actively involved in. It is always a pleasure to see the Docks so active and busy.”

Informa Exhibitions is the organiser of several maritime events including the Monaco Yacht Show and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and it has now added the London On-Water Boat Show to its portfolio.

The first London On-Water under Informa’s ownership will take place from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2019 at St Katharine Docks, which has recently been refurbished and is managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas.