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to early to post about the London Boat Show?

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Topic: to early to post about the London Boat Show?
Posted By: alstorer
Subject: to early to post about the London Boat Show?
Date Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 8:56am
I see they're desperately trying to flog "early bird" tickets. Clearly disgusted by the stench of death hanging around the show, the Bike, Outdoor and "Active travel" shows have edged away to half-term, with a "Cruise holiday" show now sharing the venue.

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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 9:11am
I went as a child, I think, maybe 35 years ago. Are you still allowed to climb over boats you couldn't afford in 3 lifetimes?

We could talk about the Dinghy Show instead? Must be time for Class Associations to be thinking about how to make their (better than all the rest) class stand out from the crowd?


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Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 9:29am
I can't believe they split from the Bike and Outdoor lot, both will be the losers, we're not exhibiting at either show, nor are quite a few others.

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Posted By: yellowwelly
Date 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.


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 9:54am
It's never really been that exciting since it's high point when the IRA blew it up..

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Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 11:33am
Originally posted by iGRF

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


poor taste


Posted By: alstorer
Date 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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Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 22 Nov 13 at 12:10pm
Originally posted by rogerd

Originally posted by iGRF

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


poor taste


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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Posted By: fab100
Date Posted: 23 Nov 13 at 10:07am
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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Posted By: alstorer
Date 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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Posted By: RichTea
Date Posted: 03 Jan 14 at 5:33pm
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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Posted By: iGRF
Date 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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Posted By: alstorer
Date 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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