London Boat Show at Excel + Discount Offer

By Rob Virtue on December 27, 2013 10:10 AM |

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For the 11th successive year at the Excel 2014 kicks off with the London Boat Show.

The event runs from January 4 to January 12 and will see the Royal Docks come alive with a huge variety of ships both inside and outside the convention centre.

Headlining this year's show is the Fairline Targa 48 GT and Princess Yachts' V48.

There will also be a glimpse at latest technology thanks to the Spymaster stand. That includes a scale model of the Orcasub, a battery powered vehicle which enables two pilots to "fly" underwater.

Priced at nearly £1.4million they can dive to 6,000ft below sea level. Spymaster is also showing off its mini-submarines which go down to 12m.

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Among the host of attractions is the Adventurous Cruising Zone, which allows people to learn from boat owners about life on the seas.

Meanwhile, the Watersports Pool gives visitors the chance to take part in Stand Up Paddleboarding and canoeing, among other water-based activities.

And fresh from his team's victory in the America's Cup in September, Sir Ben Ainslie will be meeting fans at the Excel.

He will be bringing with him his JP Morgan BAR AC45.


Ainslie is one of the greatest ever sailors, winning a gold medal in each of the last four Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, in the dock, top sailors will compete in a host of exciting regattas.

Running alongside the event is the Telegraph Cruise Show from January 10 to 12, for which you can get free access to with your boat show ticket.

READER OFFER: The Wharf has teamed up with the London Boat Show to offer visitors the chance to purchase tickets with £6 off the full price. To get £6 off your Show ticket (full ticket price £20), simply log on to, or call the ticket hotline on 0844 776 7766* and quote PUB07. Offer closes on Sunday, January 12.

*Calls cost 10p per minute with network extras.

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