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New Princess 40M motor yacht X5 delivered

March 26, 2015

The prestigious British shipyard, Princess Yachts, is believed to have delivered the latest 40-metre motor yacht X5 to her owners. Superyacht X5 represents the fourth vessel in the successful Princess 40M series.

New Princess 40M superyacht X5 - Image credit to Oceanskies Limited

New Princess 40M superyacht X5 arriving in St Peter Port in Guernsey – Image credit to Oceanskies Limited

Princess 40M superyacht provides amazing internal volume. The standard layout includes a generous sky lounge, full-beam main deck master suite with a private owner’s office and additional four or five ensuite guest cabins. At the stern lies the beach club, with a walk-in garage able to accommodate a 6,5m (21’) tender, two jet skis, as well as a dive room.

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Princess.

Princess Yachts to attend London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show with three yachts on display

March 10, 2015

The prestigious British shipyard, Princess Yachts, well known for its bold creativity, sophistication and elegance, combining state-of-the-art design with unparalleled luxury, will present three of their head-turning contemporary vessels at the on-water event during the upcoming London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show 2015. These will include motor yacht Princess V72, luxury yacht Princess 88, as well as superyacht Princess 98.

Super yacht Princess 98 by Princess Yachts

Super yacht Princess 98 by Princess Yachts

Step inside a Princess yacht and you enter into a world that reflects their unique insight into style, culture and design. Where the highest levels of quality and unparalleled luxury always come as standard, and the strength of their 50-year heritage ensures that their style never stands still.

Princess 98

Motor yacht Princess 98 epitomises everything Princess. Superb craftsmanship, the latest technological innovation and that unmistakeable Princess styling.

The vast flybridge offers great opportunity for customisation and is the ideal entertaining space. The cockpit area can be specified with an optional hardtop and the foredeck provides not just seclusion but also a huge seating area.

There is plenty of room to store a tender and the large transom garage can house a jet ski and an electro-hydraulic bathing platform which, when not launching the tender or jet ski, can be used as a submerged swimming or diving platform.

Luxury yacht Princess 98 - Saloon

Luxury yacht Princess 98 – Saloon

The interior of luxury yacht Princess 98 is beautifully finished to the highest standards and panoramic windows ensure the saloon and dining area are light and open with views from every position. The impressive wheelhouse includes an additional dinette for enjoying breakfast or drinks whilst underway. Both the helm and the highly specified galley adjacent can be accessed by crew from the side decks to ensure the utmost privacy for guests.

Accommodation on the lower deck can be configured for eight or ten guests and each cabin is spacious and sumptuously appointed. The owner’s suite is positioned amidships and makes full use of the Princess 98 yacht’s generous beam where large hull windows provide exceptional views beyond. Crew are accommodated in separate quarters aft of the machinery space with a choice of configurations for up to six.

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Princess 88

Influenced by the design of the flagship Princess 40M (example is charter yacht Imperial Princess), the resin-infused hybrid hull shape balances strong performance and handling whilst also keeping a watchful eye on fuel efficiency.

A lovely new design feature on the luxury motor yacht Princess 88 is the optional folding balcony on the starboard side of the saloon. Sliding double doors connect this terrace to the saloon, so there truly is no better place to watch the sunset before stepping in for dinner!

Opposing benches and a spacious sunpad means that there is plenty of space at the bow of the ship. The vast flybridge and huge cockpit area means that there is plenty of space to dine and entertain. If you want to go that step further, there is the option of having a hot tub!

Princess 88 Yacht - Saloon

Princess 88 Yacht – Saloon

The interior styling and detailing is exceptional with the finest fabrics and finishes adopted throughout. The expansive saloon and formal dining area are exquisitely furnished and bathed in light from large panoramic windows either side. The wheelhouse and highly equipped galley are separated from the main guest areas with discrete crew access ensuring the utmost privacy, including an independent service access to the dining area.

Accommodation comprises four cabins with a VIP ensuite in the bow of the boat, a double and a twin as well as a sumptuous master cabin amidships. The new frameless hull windows as well as the his and hers sinks in the ensuite make this a truly special cabin. A five cabin layout is also possible with the master split into two smaller cabins.

There is a generous space for the crew aft of the machinery and three engine options. Another impressive feature of this motor yacht is its speed; a top speed of 30 knots – very impressive for a boat that displaces the best part of 70 tonnes!

Princess V72 Yacht

Princess V72 Yacht

Princess V72

The Princess V72 yacht is an exceptional sports yacht delivering the perfect balance of high speed thrills and sophisticated elegance.

The latest infusion technology and modified deep-V hull delivers new levels of performance and handling while her sleek profile hides an incredibly spacious and beautifully detailed interior.

Sliding glass doors open from the saloon onto an expansive cockpit where the U-shaped sofa, teak dining table and substantial wetbar enjoy the shade from the extended superstructure above. A wide sunbed extends over the aft deck which also accommodates both the tender garage and spacious twin en-suite crew cabin.

Luxury yacht Princess V72 - Saloon

Luxury yacht Princess V72 – Saloon

The submersible bathing platform makes launching the tender or swimming from the anchorage a delight and is also large enough stow a tender or jet ski. Additional sunbathing and seating areas are located on the foredeck which is a perfect spot for a relaxing escape.

Central to her interior styling is the wonderful layout of the main deck, with its large enclosed saloon, panoramic windows and contemporary design. The focal point is an elegant circular dinette which sits beneath the sliding sunroof and creates an ideal place to enjoy breakfast or drink in the view, whether in harbour or underway.

Below decks, three beautifully appointed en-suite cabins provide highly spacious accommodation, all finished with the finest materials and detail. The starboard twin cabin can also be fitted with a powered sliding berth to create a third double making this a highly flexible layout.

Princess Yachts looks forward to welcoming guests to their stand D01 at Old Billingsgate and at the on-water event at St Katharine Docks during the London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show 8-10 April.

Tickets for The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show now on sale

February 25, 2015

Tickets to attend The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show are now available via the Show website and there is a 40% saving on advance tickets. Held over three days and evenings at the beginning of April, the Show represents a bespoke event, featuring beautiful yachts on display, including private yachts, charter yachts, superyachts, motor yachts, sailing yachts and luxury catamarans, in addition to other luxury goods, cars and services.

The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, April 8 - 10, 2015

The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, April 8 – 10, 2015

The event will be held over three days and evenings at ‘Old Billingsgate’ and St Katharine Docks. Both historic and prominent Thames-side venues are positioned within a heartbeat of the City of London and just a few minutes from all of the London’s most exclusive residential districts such as Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Kensington.

A wonderful taster for the summer season ahead, visitors to this exclusive event will be treated to displays from the world’s largest superyacht and luxury yacht builders & brokers, yacht charter agents, yacht & interior designers, private jet manufacturers, jet charter agents, luxury car manufacturers and distributors and a whole host of luxury goods and service companies. With design, fine art, beautiful timepieces, the latest audio visual equipment; an exclusive VIP lounge; fashion shows; Thames-side champagne bars and and an exclusive On-Water Show at St. Katharine Docks, The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show will be a wonderful event to be enjoyed by everyone, where friends and clients can be entertained and contacts can be made.


London is arguably THE most important international market for Superyacht and Luxury Yacht Builders. According to The Sunday Times Rich List, London is currently ‘home’ to more than twice as many Billionaires and Millionaires than any other city in the World. Favoured by wealthy individuals worldwide, London’s popularity has soared in the past few years, due to the low tax rates international residents can benefit from. Combine this with the World’s largest finance centre and the headquarters of many of the world’s top banks, hedge funds, asset management companies and insurance specialists and there is no doubt that London is the place to be – It’s Where It’s At!

The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show to host the world's top superyacht & luxury yacht builders

The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show to host the world’s top superyacht & luxury yacht builders

In what is believed to be a world first for a London event, over 100 exhibitors have now confirmed and among the superyacht and luxury yachts companies will be: Lürssen Yachts, Abeking & Rasmussen, Amels, Nobiskrug, CRN, Benetti Yachts, Fincantieri, Blohm + Voss, Sunseeker, Nautor’s Swan, Princess, Pendennis Shipyard, Oyster Yachts, Azimut, Discovery Yachts, Gunfleet Marine, Sunrise Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Outer Reef, Westport, Ocea Yachts, JFA, Holland Jachtbouw, CNB and the Ferretti Group with its famous Riva, Ferretti and Mochi Craft Brands and many more.

On the brokerage side, several of the world’s largest brokerage companies including Burgess, Camper & Nicholsons International and Fraser Yachts will also be exhibiting. All of these companies taking part will be there to show visitors the finest yachts available to buy and charter, as well as an exclusive look at the latest designs for superyachts and luxury yachts of the future.


We are delighted and honoured to announce that taking ‘centre stage’ at the On-Water Show at St. Katharine Docks, will be The Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’, which was privately commissioned and presented to HM Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen's Row Barge 'Gloriana'

The Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’

With ‘Gloriana’ designed and created to highlight the skill and expertise of British craftsmen, it is fitting that The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show will feature a large number of Great Britain’s leading luxury manufacturers, from McLaren and Aston Martin for the prestige cars with Princess, Sunseeker, Oyster, Pendennis, Discovery, Berthon Boat Company and Gunfleet on the luxury yachting side. With furnishings and design represented by a whole host of companies like Heirlooms Linens, Glancy Fawcett, Silverlining, Struik & Hamerslag and Geoffrey Parker, all of whom maintain and enhance Britain’s fine expertise at creating craft which are envied and respected the world over.


Taking over the beautiful Central Basin of St. Katharine Docks will be a wonderful display of luxury yachts. On the water will be several new Princess yachts including the wonderful 98MY luxury motor yacht, Oyster Yachts stylish new superyacht Oyster 825, the Discovery 55 Mk II and the award-winning Gunfleet 58, ‘The Best of British’ will be firmly on display in this magnificent setting. Together with a Superyacht Tender & Small Craft Section, a number of additional displays will also be seen ashore on ‘Marble Quay’ including the wonderful British Hovercraft Company. Most importantly, the Central Basin of St. Katharine Docks is also surrounded by some excellent cafés, restaurants and pubs, where you can relax after seeing this superb aspect of the event.

Famous car brands to attend The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show

Famous car brands to attend The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show


One of the most eagerly awaited features of the event will undoubtedly be the supercar and prestige car ‘grid’, where several of the world’s finest and most expensive cars and brands will be on display. With famous car brands like McLaren and Aston Martin showing their latest wonderful creations, the full line up of participants in this much-anticipated part of the event is set to be announced closer to the show.

To complete the set, a collection of international private jet dealers and charter agents will also be on hand to ensure that you always travel in style, whether on land, on the water or in the air!

Entertainment and networking will be firmly on the agenda at The London, Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show

Entertainment and networking to be firmly on the agenda at The London, Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show


As well as yachts, jets & cars, connoisseurs of fine art, design and beautiful interiors will also be in for a treat, with several world-leading companies in these exclusive fields also exhibiting. Entertainment and networking will be firmly on the agenda at The London, Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show. With a VIP Lounge, private meeting rooms, fashion shows and a large Champagne Bar at ‘Old Billingsgate overlooking the River Thames, socialising and enjoyment are very much the words to describe this event.


Buy Online at up to 40% discount on advance tickets.

Tickets to attend this exclusive event are now available via the Show website and there is a 40% saving on advance tickets.

Various tiers of tickets are available including Visitor, Three-day, VIP and Press tickets, starting from £24.00 if purchased in advance online or from £40.00 on the door.

In keeping with the spirit of the event, a proportion of every ticket sold will be donated to two very worthy and much valued charities, where the maximum amount of all donations goes directly to helping disabled and seriously ill children and their families.


Princess Yachts to participate in The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show

February 24, 2015

The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show are pleased to announce that Princess Yachts will be showcasing several yachts at the St. Katharine Docks In-Water Show. These will include the beautiful superyacht Princess 98 as well as motor yacht Princess S72.

Luxury superyacht Princess 98 by Princess Yachts

Luxury superyacht Princess 98 by Princess Yachts

The Princess 98 Motor Yacht is one of the most luxurious yachts Princess have ever created.

The vast flybridge offers huge scope for customisation and is the perfect exterior area for hosting your guests. There’s plenty of space for freestanding furniture or an optional spa bath, plus room to store your tender, complete with crane. This enables you to house a jet ski in the large transom garage, and combined with the electro-hydraulic bathing platform, means she’s well equipped for guests who enjoy water sports.

Her interior has been designed to the highest standards, and with panoramic windows, the saloon and dining area are light, open and offer views from every position. The wheelhouse includes a dinette, while the helm and galley can be accessed by crew from the side decks. Ensuring the utmost privacy for you and your guests.

Each spacious cabin on the lower deck is luxuriously finished and can accommodate eight or ten guests. The large hull windows in your stateroom bathe the room in natural light and provide exceptional views. The crew quarters, situated aft of the machinery, can sleep up to six.


The S72 Sportbridge – Incredible space. Unrivalled performance.

A top speed of 38 knots, taut handling and surging power deliver a thrilling sense of acceleration and control. Space, inside and out, is remarkable. The glass and stainless-steel saloon doors and window slide away, doubling the size of your social area with the deck saloon and cockpit all on one level. Move up to the concealed Sportbridge, to find an incredible, deep-sided deck to enjoy the ride or simply the sun.

Open the sunroof and the entire saloon feels like it has become part of the deck. The cockpit, with its wraparound seating and wetbar, hydraulic bathing platform and tender garage combine to deliver the ultimate base for watersports.

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Princess Yachts.

Princess 40M motor yacht SOLARIS shortlisted for World Superyacht Award 2015

February 13, 2015

Princess Yachts International is thrilled to announce that the flagship 40M charter yacht Solaris has been nominated for the 2015 World Superyacht Award. Luxury motor yacht Solaris joins the prominent list of finalists within the ‘Semi-displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yacht – above 40m’ category.

Super Yacht SOLARIS - Princess 40.png

Super Yacht SOLARIS - Princess 40.png

Built at Princess Yachts International’s historic South Yard facility, home to the M Class superyacht range, superyacht Solaris features six beautifully appointed cabins across three decks as well as a fully Technogym-equipped gymnasium and cinema.

SuperYacht SOLARIS - Princess 40.png

SuperYacht SOLARIS - Princess 40.png

Luxury yacht Solaris’ unique layout features a dedicated owner’s area across the upper deck with stateroom, separate office and en suite master cabin all surrounded by large sections of glass allowing natural light to pour in and the most breath-taking views out. The Princess Design Studio worked with Mark Berryman Design to create a custom interior concept which has been finished with a hand-picked oak timber.

Luxury Yacht SOLARIS - Princess 40.png

Luxury Yacht SOLARIS - Princess 40.png

The 10th annual World Superyacht Awards combines a glittering prize giving ceremony with a gala dinner and dance. The evening will once again be held on Saturday 9th May in Amsterdam with a guest list comprising of elite superyacht owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the superyacht industry.

Princess Yachts America to display 12 luxury yachts at Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2015

February 11, 2015

From 12th to 16th February, Princess Yachts America will be attending the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, with their biggest Miami display yet. A 12-yacht line-up will comprise two debuts as well as the largest Flybridge in the range.

30m Princess superycht Princess 98 to be displayed at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

30m Princess superycht Princess 98 to be displayed at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Making her much anticipated North American premiere, the Princess 68 will be taking centre stage alongside the show debut of the Princess 43. The Princess 98 Motor Yacht will also be on display as Princess Yachts America show case a model range from 39 to 98 feet.

Following her World Premiere at the 2014 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show, motor yacht S72 will be making her second appearance. The Princess 52, 56, 60 and 72 Motor Yacht will complete the Flybridge line-up with the V39, V48, V52 and V62-S representing the V Class range of sports yachts.

Princess S72 Yacht

Princess S72 Yacht

2015 marks two anniversaries within the Princess family. Princess Yachts International is celebrating 50 years while Princess Yachts America celebrates 20 successful years as part of the Princess distributor network. The team are preparing for their most impressive show yet with the 12 yacht line-up being their largest North American display to date.

Successful winter boat show season for Princess Yachts

February 03, 2015

The prestigious British luxury yacht builder, Princess Yachts, has enjoyed an amazing start to their 50th anniversary year, following a successful winter boat show season.

Successful winter boat show season for Princess Yachts

Successful winter boat show season for Princess Yachts

Beginning at the CWM FX London Boat Show, Princess unveiled a new stand design and featured a stunning 10 yacht line-up. The Princess 68 made her show debut alongside the new Princess S72 yacht which picked up a 2015 Motor Boat Award during the show. In addition the V48 Open, also on display, fought off tough competition to scoop another Motor Boat Award for the Sportscruiser over 45ft category.

In the wake of London’s success Princess also enjoyed a record show at boot Dusseldorf. The Princess 98 Motor Yacht was once again the largest yacht at the show and impressed visitors to the stand with her Art Deco inspired interior, Armani Casa fabrics and accessories including lamps by Porta Romana. The 98 was part of a seven yacht display which also included award-winning models such as the Princess 43 and the V39.

Princess hopes to continue this success at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage show, 12th – 16th February, with a spectacular 12 yacht display – the largest showcase of Princess yachts in North America to date. The 68 will make her North American debut alongside the show premiere of the 43.

Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts built by Princess Yachts.

Princess Yachts celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year

January 29, 2015

One of the world’s leading motor yacht builders, Princess Yachts International, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company is expected to make 2015 a memorable year, with the launch of two new M class vessels: motor yacht Princess 30M and superyacht Princess 35M.


Founded in 1965 as Marine Projects (Plymouth), David King and two friends started the business with a Senior 31 hull and deck moulding to fit out in their rented shed based at Newport Street, Plymouth. Project 31 sold for £3,400 and marked the beginning of a successful Plymouth shipyard.

Over the years Princess Yachts has produced some world-beating craft from the company’s first sports boat; the 286 Riviera which firmly cemented Marine Projects’ place in the high speed sports cruiser market, to the Princess 65 which became the company’s flagship in 1990.

On 1st August 2001 Marine Projects became Princess Yachts International plc now occupying sites in Devonport, Plympton and Lee Mill.

New M Class superyacht Princess 30M by Princess Yachts

New M Class superyacht Princess 30M - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International Plc

In 2008 the company was purchased by L Capital and the following year South Yard, a 15 acre waterside site (formally part of the Royal Naval Dockyard) was acquired with plans put in place to take the brand over the 100 foot mark.

Now with over 2,400 employees across six sites, Princess Yachts International is one of the biggest employers in the South West. Along with a complex distributor network covering more than 65 countries around the world and a product range consisting of 23 models; Princess has become a leading motor yacht manufacturer at the forefront of the industry.

Princess Yachts is set to make 2015 a memorable year with the launch of two new M Class superyachts. The Princess 30M will mark the entry point into M Class with the 35M reaffirming Princess’ ability to produce world-class superyachts. As with all M Class yachts the 30M and 35M will combine elegant lines with sophisticated and contemporary interior styling.

Luxury motor yacht PRINCESS 35M - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International Plc

Luxury motor yacht PRINCESS 35M - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International Plc

2015 will also see further announcements to Princess’ Flybridge, V Class and S Class ranges.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts built by Princess.

CWM FX London Boat Show 2015: Top Moments

January 23, 2015

It has been a very successful CWM FX London Boat Show 2015, packed with global debuts of boats and products, as well as the latest in marine innovation, and attended by an amazing number of 92,288 visitors. Next year’s Show will run from January 8 to 17.

CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Top moments at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show:

Seven world debuts

On Friday 9 January it wasn’t just the star Nicole Scherzinger who drew crowds on opening day. During the day seven boats were unveiled to the world – Bavaria Sport 400, Dauntless Oyster 500, Haines 360, Ribeye PRIME, Fairline’s Shadow S, William Performance Tenders’ Sportjet 520 and Sunseeker Predator 57.

Students see work brought to life

The students of Central Saint Martins, who created the basis of the Show’s new concept, saw the final results on opening day. The three students behind the winning design were Anna Dalmasse Trias, Yi-Chun Chen and Kuang-Yu Cheng who had studied architecture, international business and interior design respectively.

Princess Yachts commit to London

With reports coming in of first weekend success Monday (12 January) was a great day for Princess Yachts to announce its commitment to exhibit at the London Boat Show for 2016 and 2017.

As National Boat Shows MD, Murray Ellis remarked: “We are delighted that Princess Yachts has committed to the London Boat Show for the next two years, confirming the importance and value of our world class Show. The new-look direction for this year’s Show has been well received and with the support from Princess we are confident of continued future success.”

HRH The Princess Royal visits the Show

HRH The Princess Royal presented the Yachtmaster of the Year Award before taking a tour of the Show. She visited various exhibitors including Show title sponsor, CWM FX, Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), as well as marine businesses Rockley Watersports, Key Yachting, Icom UK and Southampton Solent University where she got involved in the build of the Solent Whisper hydrofoil catamaran by infusing the resin.

Live build of Solent Whisper

Built live from scratch on the Datatag Lab the first ever production model of the hydrofoil catamaran, Solent Whisper, was completed on the last Saturday of the Show. The work of Southampton Solent University, alongside White Fromula Ltd, attracted much attention. By the end of the build worldwide orders and enquires were flooding in, from China, Europe and America.

A very successful CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

January 20, 2015

Sunday, January 18, saw this year’s 61st annual CWM FX London Boat Show come to an end, celebrating pioneers, adventurers and innovators. The world-class boat show was packed with global debuts of boats and products, as well as the latest in marine innovation. The 2015 event hosted an amazing number of 92,288 visitors.

CWM FX London Boat Show 2015 - Image credit to onEdition

CWM FX London Boat Show 2015 - Image credit to onEdition

This year’s Show enjoyed fresh thinking and a markedly new direction to this iconic event.  Not only were visitors impressed with the 400 exhibitors and the quality boats, products and services at the Show, but the new visual attractions on offer, such as the Show Entrance complete with Rain Curtain and the 4D Experience, added another dimension.

The Datatag Lab enthralled visitors throughout the whole Show.  Visitors enjoyed watching Southampton Solent University’s latest project the Solent Whisper hydrofoil catamaran come to life during the event, with HRH The Princess Royal getting involved in the build by infusing the resin.

In addition to the royal visitor, famous faces included star of Public Preview Day Nicole Scherzinger who launched Sunseeker’s new 57 Predator, Sir Ben Ainslie and recently crowned Yachtsman of the Year winner Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.  Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas joined former weather presenter Penny Tranter at The Datatag Lab whilst Michael Buerk, Nick Knowles, Rupert Grint were all spotted enjoying the Show.  Title sponsors CWM FX welcomed players and management from Wigan Warriors and boxing icons Barry McGuigan, Carl Frampton and others from the CWM Cyclones.

The Watersports Pool saw 1000 visitors get active on the water with Rockley, the Ben Ainslie Racing stand proved to be one of the most popular destinations and there were plenty of activities for families to do from Musto’s winch grinder to Neilson’s surf simulator, RYA’s RIB challenge to a brand new 4D sound to light Vibro dance floor from Landau UK.

Murray Ellis, Managing Director of the CWM FX London Boat Show said: “We have enjoyed a world-class Show with many of the world’s best brands from the marine industry.  Visitor feedback has been really positive, the new creative giving the Show a strong identity has been very well received, there’s been positive energy creating a fantastic atmosphere which have contributed to good sales.”

Craig Droste, General Manager of title sponsor CWM FX added: “The CWM FX London Boat Show has been a great success and we would like to thank everyone included for their exceptional hard work and dedication.  We are very proud to have made our mark in the marine sector and look forward to furthering our relationship with the London Boat Show in the coming years.”

Next year’s London Boat Show takes place from 8-17 January 2016 at ExCeL London.

Exhibitor quotes

Chris Gates, Managing Director, Princess Yachts International said: “Following a successful 10 days we have been very encouraged by the results achieved at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show, confirming its importance as a key sales platform for the business. The efforts of National Boat Shows to rejuvenate the show have been felt and we look forward to exhibiting again next year.”

Nick Keepfer of Zego Marine states: “Last year we sold three boats during the whole Show and this year we have already sold 10 boats and can expect to sell at least another 10 after the Show ends. Our business has been both recreational and commercial. This year we have had a great position and think the new layout of the Show has really helped business. It is so open and no longer do visitors just walk up and down aisles.”

Ben Metcalfe, Landau UK remarks: “Landau has had a fantastic first CWM FX London Boat Show and without question will be attending next year. For all on the stand the great sales, the great socialising and winning the Retailer of the Year Award has made it a fantastic start to 2015 and we are excited about what our road show holds looking forward.”

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “Fairline has enjoyed a successful show at London this year, with lots of enthusiasm for the brand. There has been a great atmosphere and a real buzz about the Fairline stand, with lots of buyers back in the market and a steady stream of orders taken throughout the show. We already have a strong order book for our new 53 models and have received lots of very positive feedback about our new-look stand and the display of our exciting new interiors. There has been a lot of excitement around the Shadow S model, which immediately leaves for Miami tonight where it will make its highly anticipated US debut.”

Matthew Stone, Norfolk Boat Sales states: “We launched the Elan 30 last year and from Sunday we had already sold three and given quotes for 10 more. By the end of the Show we can expect to sell another two or three and many more after from interest built at the Show. For the last five years people have talked the Show down, but this year there has been real enthusiasm before and during the Show and this has seen business build and people buying boats at CWM FX London Boat Show. We will be back next year, up from the two boats we have this year to three boats.”

Sean Robertson, Sales Director, Sunseeker International commented: “Attendance at CWM FX London Boat Show 2015 has been the most successful and encouraging for over five years with 10,000’s of visitors passing through the stand. The economic impact on the leisure marine industry has been challenging for a number of years but the 2015 Show has seen customers return in numbers last seen in 2008. Our sales results and confidence is driven in part by the sheer number of brand new models introduced of late including four last year, four during 2015 and three planned for 2016. This requires substantial investment and a commitment to the business which is unparalleled. Matched by our willingness to offer a ‘Bespoke’ customisation service on all six of our yachts 30m and above, customers have a clear upgrade path supported by our world-class dealer network who have worked incredibly hard all week. We could not be more proud of our entire team both here at the Show and our colleagues who help design, engineer and build a truly iconic product.”

Julian Griffiths of Jet UK remarks: “This is our first CWM FX London Boat Show and it has delivered so much. We have taken details for roughly 180 people wanting more information and see future developments for Jet UK in the pipeline for the next Show.”

Ian Thomson of Nestaway Boats says: “The 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show has been a record Show, our best Boat Show ever. People are really coming to the Show to buy and we have sold 23 boats.  By Tuesday we had already sold more boats than last year.”

David Pougher of Deep Consulting comments: “After a successful launch of Selva Marine at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014, taking more space at 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show was a no brainer.  It delivers the opportunity to do B2B and B2C business – from strong dealer appointments to a range of customers to talk to. Even though the Show hasn’t ended every boat on the stand has been sold at least once.”

Richard Winter of Vetus comments: “It has been a very good start to the Show with our new location.  We made sales on the first day and our B2B customers who are exhibiting at the Show have reported consistent sales which means we will be even better off at the end of the Show.”

Russell Hayden of Salterns Marina remarks: “This was our first time exhibiting our Sealegs Amphibious Craft and it has caused lots of buzz. We have met lots of clients we never knew existed, both recreational and commercial. The mixture of markets at the CWM FX London Boat Show can’t be compared to any other Show.”

Paul Hallatt of Ship Shape Bedding remarks: “We have done better at 2015’s CWM FX London Boat Show than we have done in any previous Boat Show and we have attended every London going back eight or nine years. We have noticed the market pick up at the last three Shows we have done but this year they don’t compete. The Show has a great atmosphere and positive environment; it really does feel like a Boat Show not an exhibition.”

Greg Munford, CEO of Richardson’s said: “This was the first time we have exhibited and did not know what to expect but the quality of visitors and prospects at the CWM FX London Boat Show has been amazing! Holidaying on the Norfolk Broads seems to have skipped two generations, but by having a boat here we have been able to demonstrate just how much it has improved in recent years. We will definitely be back next year and plan on bringing two boats rather than just one.”

Alastair Clayton, Managing Director, Seaglaze Marine Windows comments: “The reception of our new glass Toughening Plant couldn’t have been better, with many opportunities to network with both new and existing customers. We cannot wait to get back to the design office to get some of the new jobs into production, it certainly could not have been a better start to the New Year.”

Peter May, Finance Director of Bisham Abbey Sailing & Navigation School commented: “The 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show was the 19th consecutive time we exhibited at the event and it has been much better for us than last year. There have been more visitors to the stand and more people who have an active interest in boating and who genuinely want to find out more about training. Our stand position has been great, the flow of people to our stand has been constant and because of the staggered aisles, the Show seems less daunting for the visitors. We were also very privileged to welcome HRH The Princess Royal and Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas to our stand. We will definitely be returning next year.”

Mathew Hornsby, Managing Director of Williams Performance Tenders, commented: “The CWM FX London Boat Show has been a very strong and active Show for us – we’ve been selling boats straight off the stand and we also have a number of demonstrations lined-up for the next few weeks. Our new Sportjet range has really been the star of the Show for us. The Sportjet 520, which had its world debut here at the Show, along with the Sportjet 460 have both been extremely  popular, drawing great interest as a stand-alone boat – we’re delighted with the reception both models have received. We’ve also completed several part exchanges, which were now able to complete through our new UK dealer This year’s Show really has exceeded our expectations, and is a great start to what is going to be another exciting year for Williams.”

Ron Price, Southampton Solent University: “We have now sold 26 Solent Whisper catamarans since our boat show publicity started in December. During the CWM FX London Show we had enquiries and orders from buyers and distributors in over a dozen countries worldwide, including China, America, France and The Netherlands, and sailing schools in both Spain and Turkey. The interest in the boat at the show has been phenomenal, from both the public and media alike and as result the Whisper racing class will be kicking off in May this year starting with racing in Karnack in France,  hotly followed by Lake Garda in July.”

Paul Heys, Managing Director Key Yachting: “This was by far the busiest London Boat Show we’ve seen in several years. Our new Nautitech Open 40, the only cruising catamaran at the show, was full of activity throughout the week. We will definitely need to hire more staff next year!”

Tom Atkins of Volspec comments: “At this year’s CWM FX London Boat Show there has been more people visiting with a real interest and intention to buy. The Show offers us a platform to meet both new and existing customers.”