This year’s CWM FX London Boat Show runs from Friday January 9 until Sunday January 18, promising at least 77 debut boats and numerous other attractions for families and serious marine shoppers alike.
Sunseeker Predator 57: CWM FX London Boat Show debut boat.
The Show will host world firsts from across the marine industry. The Ribeye PRIME, Bavaria Sport 400, Williams Sportjet 520 and Haines 360 will dazzle power enthusiasts whilst the sailing industry will witness the launch of the Dauntless Oyster 500. For those looking for the latest in luxury yachts there will be the world launch of the Sunseeker Predator 57 and Fairline’s unveiling of the Shadow S, the first of its eight new models to be launched over the next three years.
10 new powerboats at London Boat Show 2015
Classic powerboat enthusiasts will also be able to feast their eyes and even bid on a Vintage Riva Junior for sale at London Boat Show.
Ben Ainslie Racing
Sir Ben Ainslie (right) answers questions with sailing commentator Andy Green during the live Q&A on the J.P. Morgan BAR stand at the London Boat Show 2014, ExCel, London.
The highlight for racing sailors this year will be the Ben Ainslie Racing team on stand F002, displaying one of the team’s foiling Nacra F20 multihulls as well as a range of branded merchandise. The team’s brand-new high powered Scorpion support RIB will also be on display at the stand alongside a special presentation by the organisers of the 2015 and 2016 AC World Series events in Portsmouth. A range of talks from the sailors and team members is promised, and if you buy a team shirt from the stand you can get it personalised, just like the real team members with your name printed on the back.
6 new yachts at London Boat Show 2015
For cruisers, new technology displays include Garmin’s new software to better integrate plotters and DSC radios, and the Hydromax fuel cell, which runs on saline solution and malic acid (stored in powder form). Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Hybrid exhibit should be one to look out for as well, featuring an entire propulsion and power system design for large performance cruising catamarans that makes use of rotating propellers for regeneration and extensive solar panels.
The Torqeedo Deep Blue hybrid system will be on display at stand B073.
Solent Whisper Foiling Catamaran – watch the production Live at the Show!
The first ever production model of the Solent Whisper foiling catamaran will be produced and built live in The Lab, a new high-tech feature arena sponsored by Datatag. From Friday 9th to Sunday 12th January, visitors will be able watch experts from White Formula go through all the stages of production from the preparation of the moulds, to the final presentation of the completed boat.
Solent Whisper makes world debut at Southampton Boat Show 2014
The retractable foils and super lightweight design make Solent Whisper easy to launch off a slipway.
Also at the Lab, the UK Met Office will be showing off its marine history, science and services and offering you a glimpse of what could be possible in the future.
See a life-size model of the 1,000mph Bloodhound SuperSonic Car, which aims to set a new World Land Speed Record and inspire a generation of scientist and engineers.
Raymarine will be displaying its Navigation Simulator with a bridge system fitted to a custom Sunseeker Predator console. It displays professional training software on large screens to provide a fully interactive experience. This is your chance to you to take the “helm” on a variety of vessels in sunny calm conditions through to phenomenal Hurricane Force 12 seas.
For tickets and info, see: www.londonboatshow.com.