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    Posted: 05 Jan 14 at 10:00am
Have there been any actual journalists covering the slow death of the London Boat Show?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jan 14 at 7:14pm
Well we've just delivered a bunch of kites and wake boards on a good deal to one of our dealers who's showing.
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Originally posted by alstorer

I can remember going only seven years ago for the first time, and back then both main halls were full (roughly, one sail, one motor), there was a large marina outside that was full and dinghies lining the concourse by the marina.
They're not publishing a floor plan without paying for the showguide, but I'd hazard a guess that this year it'll be less than one hall, with the north hall fully shuttered.

Best year was when they had the indoor windsurfing, was interesting to watch, 2 full halls and the outside dock. I have searched the Internet and can only find a partial plan by one company. This year they have the AC by Ben Ainslie and his rib, a big watersports pool, and no doubt large boats.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 13 at 11:56am
there was that attempt at a "rebel" boat show at Earls Court, but that was a dismal failure. And now they're knocking the place down.
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Originally posted by yellowwelly

personally I've not enjoyed it since it moved from Earls Court- it could be a just a time of life thing (we had some great post uni piss ups in West London), but the Docklands is so, so uninspiring as place to go socially.

This might be the first time I've agreed with Jimbo in months

That Excel shed is totally soulless and the London show is now eclipsed by Southampton
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It's never really been that exciting since it's high point when the IRA blew it up..


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Agreed had anybody been injured but they weren't we had a warning and were leaving when it blew some stink boat to smithereens, it reopened the next day and allegedly nobody on the Guiness stand even noticed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 12:07pm
I can remember going only seven years ago for the first time, and back then both main halls were full (roughly, one sail, one motor), there was a large marina outside that was full and dinghies lining the concourse by the marina.
They're not publishing a floor plan without paying for the showguide, but I'd hazard a guess that this year it'll be less than one hall, with the north hall fully shuttered.
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Originally posted by iGRF

It's never really been that exciting since it's high point when the IRA blew it up..


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It's never really been that exciting since it's high point when the IRA blew it up..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowwelly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 9:43am
personally I've not enjoyed it since it moved from Earls Court- it could be a just a time of life thing (we had some great post uni piss ups in West London), but the Docklands is so, so uninspiring as place to go socially.
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