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Tamara Ecclestone Opens Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show

by Vicky Hodson 6 Jan 2012 13:25 GMT 6-15 January 2012

The 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show was opened this morning at 11am by heiress, model and broadcaster, Tamara Ecclestone, with all the glitz and panache that would be expected from this world-class event.

Tamara declared the Show officially open in a glamorous 50s–inspired performance in which she was accompanied by a troupe of elegant ‘synchronised swimmers’ dressed in vintage bathing suits and Hollywood style robes. The girls performed their routine to a catchy ‘MGM-themed’ tune, which culminated in a show stopping finale at the base of - Show sponsor - Tullett Prebons’ luxury platinum lounge staircase.

Declaring the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show officially open, Tamara Ecclestone added: “I’m thrilled to have been involved in this fantastic event. I have fond memories of being taken out on yachts from an early age and so I’ve always loved being out on the water. I really enjoyed seeing all the action live at the Show as well as being given a tour of all the new boats that were launched this year – I’d definitely recommend it as being a fun day out for all.”

Murray Ellis, Managing Director of National Boat Shows said: “The Show – which is free for kids – is the perfect way to get into the spirit of celebrating London’s undisputed status as the ‘city of sport in 2012’. With a whole host of activities on offer to spectate or take part in, and something to suit every budget, the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show really does offer something for everyone – and what better way to celebrate the opening of our Show with than with the glamorous Tamara – who made for a suitably sensational and high profile opening.”

But the excitement isn’t over yet. the fun and water thrills continue full throttle throughout.

Prepare yourself for the summer ahead and see a host of Olympic-class boats used by Skandia Team GBR.

For visitors with an adventurous streak, get wet on the Watersports Action Pool that has been uniquely built for the Show. Experts from Neilson Active Holidays and Rockley Watersports will help you make the most of this fun and interactive experience by encouraging visitors to try an exciting range of sports such as stand up paddleboarding (SUP), wakeboarding, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, canoeing and kayaking.

Learn all things nautical (and more!) at the Clarks’ Knowledge Box with a line-up including some of the world’s boating experts talking on topics ranging from technology and innovations to yachts and dinghy racing.

Take a trip back in time at the Classic Boat Attraction in association with Teamac Marine Paints by learning about a true 18th century sailing warship, HMS Victory – Nelson’s flagship vessel that took part in the battle of Trafalgar.

Kids get into the Show for free with a paying adult so make the most of this perfect opportunity to celebrate London’s undisputed status as the ‘city of sport in 2012’.


Adult tickets can be purchased on the door for £20.00 with two children going free (aged 15 and under) with each paying adult. Concessions also available.

Enjoy even more luxury and glamour at this year’s Show with the addition of the complementary new Luxury Lifestyle and Supercar Showcase, nestled amongst the glitzy yachts in the South Hall.

Plus, for the last four days of the Show, you will also be able to enjoy the London Bike Show, Outdoors Show and the Active Travel Show at ExCeL London; both additions are free of charge with your Tullett Prebon London Boat Show ticket.

Keep updated on Show news and developments via the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show website