In the early hours of Monday the 16th December, residents of West London witnessed a fleet of low-loaders carrying their precious cargo of large motor cruisers destined for Earls Court......

In the early hours of Monday the 16th December, residents of West London witnessed a fleet of low-loaders carrying their precious cargo of large motor cruisers destined for Earls Court and the Schroders London Boat Show, which opens in two weeks on January 2nd.

This is to be the last time such a spectacle will be seen in London’s streets en route to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, as next year the show moves to its new home, Excel in London Docklands. Princess, who left their main headquarters in Plymouth, Devon very early Monday morning, were among many boat builders transporting their fleet into London in the lead up to Christmas. As can be seen, moving four large motor yachts in one hit is a carefully planned and slow operation that requires much preparation. The route that the drivers take has to be carefully mapped out, as negotiating the narrow streets is a real challenge with no room for error. Princess are exhibiting a total of eleven boats at the show, including the Princess 65, V58 and the largest model to date, the Princess 23m, weighing over 48 tonnes.

For full details of the show click here.