A luxury display of yachts will be hosted by the legendary St Katharine Docks, the exclusive in-water venue for The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show. The event will run in the British Capital from April 8 to 10, 2015.
Peter Bryant, Event Director of this inaugural show said: “We needed the right location to provide both a natural setting for the in-water element of the show and a prestigious backdrop for our international visitors, and St Katharine Docks was the obvious choice. This is a major luxury lifestyle event spanning two iconic central London locations and the first of its kind in the capital.”
William Bowman, Marina Director at St Katharine Docks commented: “We are thrilled to have been chosen alongside Old Billingsgate to be part of the inaugural show. St Katharine Docks is the only place where people can come to experience marina life in London and will provide a stunning backdrop to showcase the fantastic array of yachts largely designed in Britain that will be on display.”
The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show will be an exclusive, ticketed event which is primarily aimed at new or potential yacht owners, as well as those with an interest in the luxury and lifestyle brands associated with the community.
The display of vessels in the Docks’ Central Basin includes three Princess motor yachts; superyacht Princess 98, luxury yacht Princess 88 and Princess V72 sport yacht. For those wishing to realise their bluewater sailing dreams, Discovery Yachts will have the recently launched Discovery 55 Mk II ocean cruising yacht on display, Hallberg-Rassy is bringing the Hallberg-Rassy 64 and Gunfleet Marine will be showing the Gunfleet 58. Oyster Yachts will be presenting the new sailing yacht Oyster 825 deck saloon. The marina is also host to a variety of other luxury yachts, superyacht tenders and small craft.
Gloriana – The Queen’s Row Barge, a lasting legacy of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and a showcase for British boat building and craftsmanship, is also being showcased in the Central Basin at St Katharine Docks for the show. The decorative design was created by Hare & Humphreys, with the ambition to combine the traditions of historic Royal barges with indications to HM The Queen’s 60 years as reigning monarch.
An exciting Fashion Experience will be featured aboard some of the yachts with capsule fashion shoots. Complementing the glamorous yachts, a selection of landside exhibitors will be showcasing products on the quayside, including the British Hovercraft Company and yacht interior fittings specialist Timage & Co.
In addition to the marina itself, St Katharine Docks is a thriving waterside community comprised of homes, offices, bars and restaurants. Visitors to the show will also have the opportunity to explore this unique part of London and make the most of the site’s food offer which includes Tom’s Kitchen & Deli, Bravas Tapas or artisan coffee shop White Mulberries.