National Boat Shows fills us in on what it's got planned to entertain the masses at January's London Boat Show

National Boat Shows (NBS) has released new details about just what entertainment awaits visitors to January’s London Boat Show.

The Main Stage in the North Hall will once again centre the event, and, like this year, will feature a live stage show. ‘A Mermaid’s Tale’ may sound terrible, but MBM was quite taken with last year’s show by the same theatre company .

We’re promised “extreme acrobatics combined with stunning choreography” and a Russian Bar performance as a crescendo.

In between these performances, models will strut down the catwalk, draped in the latest designs from Henri Lloyd, Helly Hansen, Musto, RRD and Gill, and boating celebs such as our Olympic gold medallists and Dame Ellen MacArthur will appear.

The heroics of these nautical A-listers will be captured in The Review, a film documenting the best of boating from 2008.

“Packed full of clips, images and anecdotes this fast-paced and punchy montage is sure to capture the imagination,” NBS said.

Another potentially very interesting feature for the Main Stage is ‘Life as a ‘. This daily item will give a flavour to visitors of what’s it’s like to be an RNLI crewmember and Royal Navy captain, amongst other exciting nautical professions.

Andrew Williams, MD of National Boat Shows, said: “We know the Main Stage – Powered by Fairline – is a huge draw and one which provides a great focal point for the show.

“We’re confident that the thought and planning that has gone into this year’s programme of activities will contribute to an enhanced visitor experience leaving them enthused and eager to learn more about the boating and marine industry.”

Oh, and there’s boats, too!