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London’s Boat Show saw sparks of resurrection yesterday when Superyacht UK hosted its all day Technical Seminar
Attended by over 125 professionals from the super yacht industry the seminar covered subjects that included Super Yacht paints and other surface coatings.
There was a session on the MLC that comes in force this coming August despite the fact that the United Kingdom still has to ratify the convention.
Senior officials from the MCA gave yet another briefing of the new LY3 Code of Practise using, it is suspected, all the same slides it has used at the many other presentations that have been made.
Marpol Annex VI was covered in a session chaired by Udo Kleinitz the Technical Manager of ICOMIA
Chairman and CEO of the SuperYacht Group Martin Redmayne gave the keynote speech at the end which was not only witty, lighthearted and well illustrated
After a very slow start and now that four smaller exhibitions are now open in the adjacent hall, footfall at the London Boat Show is reported to 17% higher on this time last year, according to Practical Boat Owner Magazine.
Over 28,000 people have already attended, with a predicted busier weekend period still to come.
The UK’s marine industry is a vast and economically important sector, employing 90,000 people in over 5,000 businesses.
The London Boat Show’s diverse exhibitor list includes yacht charterers, superyacht crew training organisations, interior designers and marina management firms alongside innovative producers of superyacht tenders and toys.
Yachting Pages, provider of a superyacht industry directory that is available in print and online attended the show.
As did many superyacht companies who feature in the directories including Sevenstar Yacht Transport, Ocean Training and Seajet Paints.
Julia Budniak, marketing manager at Yachting Pages said, “International events are great but to have many significant players in the superyacht world come to London is even better.
“Yachting Pages is also looking to strengthen its industry and commercial ties with UK-based businesses, and London offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.”
Princess Anne was the show’s royal guest, while other celebrities spotted in the crowds include BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show star Chris Evans, BBC Formula 1 commentator Suzi Perry, sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie, current affairs commentator David Dimbelby and English Tenor Alfie Bow.
The show continues until 20th January and those buying a ticket from Thursday 17th January also enjoy access to four other shows – the London Bike Show, the Outdoor Show, the Active Travel Show and the Luxury Brand Show.