The London Boat Show is in full flow at Excel in Docklands.

If you're one of the guests eager to get on board with the very latest vessels and gadgets in the sailing world, find our lowdown on the best bits.

Paul Acketts from The SUP Company

1. For those eager for a fitness fix

What? The Red Paddle Co’s Ride 10-6 board at The SUP Company stand

Tell me more? Socialite Amber Heard recently took to the Thames on her paddleboard, so get practising the latest workout trend while on a boating holiday.

This snazzy PVC inflatable board packs away snug in a sleeping-bag sized holdall and can be pumped up to perfection in 15 minutes.

Salesman Paul Acketts said: Because it’s a boat show, people are looking for stuff they can fit on their yacht so it was pointless bringing a standard 12ft paddleboard.

“A lot of customers come for an inflatable canoe and end up getting a paddleboard.

“:The kids love it and you can use them everywhere - being in the Bahamas would be nice, but you can use them paddling down the river on a nice summer’s day.”

Price: Show price is £699 which includes a free fibreglass paddle, usually priced at £150.

The Mediterranean Bay

2. For those who want to get stuck in

What? The Mediterranean Bay

Tell me more? This water pool is set to see some action during the show’s nine day run.

Put your dinghy skills to the test, bob on the waves in an inflatable water walker or get competitive in blind powerboat challenge.

Staff will also host scheduled demonstrations throughout the day including ones on liferaft safety.

Price? Free

Pictured Dex Shell waterproof breathable trekking socks at the Nauticalia stand

3. For those who want to stay snug

What? Dex Shell waterproof breathable trekking socks at the Nauticalia stand

Tell me more? Tired of getting chilly toes and soggy socks while on-ship?

Then plump for a pair of these socks.

They claim to be 100% activity-proof and, just in case you were in any doubt of their credentials, have the word 'waterproof' stitched into the material.

Sales assistant Emily Brown had the enviable task of trying them out and, after 45minutes standing in a pool, said “you just can’t feel the water at all.”

Price: £24.99


4. For stats-savvy boat racers

What? Garmin GMM 190 Marine Monitor

Tell me more? Sailing to the start line with a few seconds to spare?

Plot your race route on Garmin’s snazzy monitor and the 16inch screen will flash up with just how many seconds you have spare.

The channel markers and colour shading flag up where water depths vary for safe navigation while lay lines mean sailors can take into account the impact of the wind, all while following an automatically programmed route.

You’ll also be able to monitor your ETA.

But should you bored of a display full of facts and figures, switch to overview mode and follow photographic imagery or take a digital view from horizon level.

Price: £4,749.

Sunseeker 131 yacht

5. For those with expensive taste

What? Sunseeker 131 Yacht

Tell me more? The luxury brand’s latest vessel is the largest boat to make its debut in the capital, so for those with a craving for extra space on board, this ticks the box.

Guests who wish to take a peek inside the swish lounge, cocktail bar and sky deck can do so by appointment only.

Its hefty size means its moored up outside on the River Thames.

This model has already been snapped up but no fear - more are available to order.

Price: £16,040,000 excluding VAT, £19,248,000 including 20% VAT

The Dutton Surf 2016

6. Quirkiest boat on show

What? The Dutton Surf 2016 amphibious car

Tell me more? Based on the 4wd Suzuki Jimny 1998, this snazzy car can take to the waters.

It’s available in 2WD and 4WD options and buyers can also plump for a 1300cc petrol or 1500cc diesel.

Those concerned with style have the dilemma of a soft or hard top and, thankfully, it’s fully-equipped for all weathers.

Price: Available as kit for £8,450 + VAT or fully assembled at £18,450 + VAT ready to drive away.