With so much to see at the London Boat Show 2014, we’ve made a list of the top 10 highlights to ensure you make the most of the event

Make sure you visit YBW while you’re at the London Boat Show, you can find us on stand C162.

1. Meet

Sir Ben Ainslie and see the J.P Morgan Bar AC45 Catamaran

You have the chance to meet Olympic sailor

Sir Ben Ainslie at the London Boat Show on January 8. In addition, you can get

up-close-and-personal with the racing multihull that competed in the 2013

America’s Cup.

When: 11.30am, January 8

Where: J.P. Morgan stand (G280)

2. Adventurous

cruising zone

Looking to get more information on cruising

and different boat types? Make sure you head over to the adventurous cruising

zone at the London Boat Show 2014. A wealth of sailing experts will be on hand

throughout the show to give you their advice on anything, from navigation to


When: January 4-12

Where: Stand G102

3. The

Telegraph Cruise Show

Whether you’re an experienced cruiser or

not, the three-day Telegraph Cruise Show will have everything you need to plan

your dream getaway.  All the major lines

will be in attendance and experts will be giving talks on every key region – you

can even put your questions to them in Q&A sessions.

When: January 10-12

Where: London ExCel

4. Sunseeker

75 Yacht

Sunseeker will be launching their brand new

Sunseeker 75 Yacht at the London Boat Show in January. This model has four

cabins on board, comprising a full-beam master amidships, two double guest

cabins and an addition twin port. Find out more by visiting the Sunseeker stand

at the boat show.

When: January 4-12

Where: Stand B220

5. Princess

V48 Open

As you may have guessed from the name, the

Princess V48 Open is another incarnation of the successful V48 that launched at

the Southampton Boat Show. Go and see for yourself how the all-new V48 Open

enjoys sharper dynamics as a result of the big unfolding roof.

When: January 4-12

Where: Stand E250

6. Water

sports pool

Visit the water sports pool for various

activities such as canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and water walking balls.

You can learn new skills or improve on the ones you have with free taster

sessions throughout the show.

When: January 4-12

Where: Water sports pool

7. Hardy


Hardy is really looking to impress visitors

to the London Boat Show 2014 with the all-new 40DS. With a spacious saloon,

wraparound windscreen and accommodation comprising of a double master in the

bow and twin guest cabin amidships, we’re sure many of you will want to get on

board and take a look around.

When: January 4-12

Where: Stand A260

8. Around

the World 72ft Challenger

Get up close and personal with Challenger

72, one of four tall ships use by the Tall Ships Youth Trust for ‘The Ultimate

Sail Training Experience’. The 72ft Challenger will be at the show for the

whole nine days on the dock edge outside ExCel. 

When: January 4-12

Where: Dock edge outside ExCel and stand


9. Sail

barge Melissa

In 1994 the Melissa barge spent 15 years

being refurbished and is now sailing once again. She has lovingly been restored

to the great sailing barge she was one and she’ll be on show at next year’s event.

When: January 4-12

Where: Moored outside ExCel on the dock


10. Fairline

Targa 48GT

In place of the open cockpit on the 48

Open, the Fairline Targa 48GT is a fully enclosed upper saloon with two seating

areas and sliding cockpit doors. Meanwhile, below decks, the 48GT remains much

the same as the Open version.

When: January 4-12

Where: Stand C350