Let us take you around the most important new boats at the 2017 London Boat Show
The London Boat Show is over for another year and we have been busy covering the major launches at the 2017 show.
Official show figures are yet to be released but despite transport strikes and bad weather many exhibitors reported a good show and strong sales.
Sunseeker, Princess and Prestige had the largest displays, the Sunseeker 95 Yacht taking the crown of largest boat at the show.
Fairline made a return to London and announced that 2018 will see a brand new Targa 43 with a Squadron flybridge version to follow shortly after. This year will see the arrival of the Squadron 53 and eagerly anticipated Targa 63 GTO.
Elsewhere, Rodman launched an outboard version of the Spirit 31, the RAND picnic made its UK debut, the SACS Strider 10m RIB turned a few heads and Prestige brought a 630 to our shores for the first time.
The Sunseeker Manhattan 66 made its global debut at the show. Boasting four cabins, IPS or shaftdrives and separate access to a full-beam master cabin. Sunseeker has obviously done something right as it reportedly sold 28 units off plan alone.
On the Princess stand it was all about the S60, which like the Manhattan had its global launch at ExCel. It’s the smallest model in Princess’s sportsbridge range alongside the S65 and original S72. If a huge flybridge isn’t high on your priority list then the best of both worlds design of the sportsbridge may well win you over and, if that doesn’t, 38-knot performance might.
Finally the Greenline 36 Hybrid make its UK debut at London announcing the Slovenian yard’s return to the world stage. With an improved hybrid drive system that teams a 220hp diesel engine with an inline 10kW electric motor the 36 promises 20 miles of silent, emission-free cruising.
You can read our full review of the 2017 London Boat Show in the March 2017 issue of MBY and watch videos of the three major launches above.