Big plans for London Boat Show

Get ready for the next boat show - in a month's time!

Big plans for the main stage at Collins Stewart London Boat Show have been unveiled by organisers National Boat Shows (NBS).

The show takes place in ExCeL in London’s Docklands from 11-20 January 2008.

NBS hope the main stage will act as a focal point for the show.

“The crowning glory will be the dazzling Sea Queen Stage Show – an aerial spectacular that will transform the main stage into a stunning sea of blue and green. The show will be performed by a host of energetic circus dancers and daring stilt-walking dressed as sea creatures who will perform athletic acrobatics and acro-balance along to an uplifting musical score,” they say.

The stage will also serve as host for a catwalk show featuring clothing brands such as Fat Face, Musto, Gill, Henri Lloyd and

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The spotlight will also be on boating legends Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Geoff Holt, Adrian Flanagan and Mike Golding, who will take to the main stage to share stories of their adventures at sea.

Everyday heroes will be celebrated with representatives from the Port of London Authority and the Marine & Coastguard Agency who will share what a typical day in their lives is like in the ‘Life as a?’ feature.

Making its screen debut at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show will be Boat Review 2007 – a boating montage of the year projected on the main stage’s big screen.

“Boat Review 2007 is a thrilling show taking the viewer on a rollercoaster ride through the year, as seen by the boating world,” NBS say.

Visitors to the show will also get the opportunity to hear about the restoration of the Cutty Sark.

Andrew Williams, Managing Director of National Boat Shows, said: “A lot of imagination and creativity has gone into the planning of the main stage area to make it a major hub of activity at the show. We know visitors want a central feature attraction and we are confident that this will more than meet their expectations. It also gives our exhibitors an extra high profile platform to showcase their products to a captive audience, leaving them feeling inspired and full of ideas about boating and sailing.”

Ticket hotline: 0870 060 0246.


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