Get set for Europe’s finest boatshow

The Tullett Prebon London Boat Show returns to ExCeL London from 12-20 January 2013 and promises to light up the capital with a stunning showcase of all things marine.

The annual Show, this year situated within ExCeL’s South hall, is widely renowned for being the first place to see the newest marine innovations, designs and technology. The 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show will host the latest launches, products and marine brands, as well as offer a wide range of activities that will entertain the whole family. The 2013 Show Attractions Include:

The Knowledge Box is the place to head for those keen to learn from leading experts on a wide range of subjects. This year’s Knowledge Box programme will consist of a variety of talks, such as how to successfully maintain an engine to compelling tales of journeys across the oceans. Show visitors will be able to see experts from renowned TV chef Richard Fox giving seafood cookery demonstrations, power boating specialist Alan Priddy and the first woman and youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean, Sarah Outen.

Two Global Challenge yachts will be out on the marina for the 2013 Show. These 72ft boats will also be available for visitors to climb aboard and explore. There will also be the Gulliver G, a Nicholson 32 Mk V Sailing Yacht.

Some of the most acclaimed and luxurious brands will be holding world launches for their latest models at the Show, such as the Princess 82 Motor Yacht. Other super yachts on display will be the Sunseeker Predator 115 and the Fairline Squadron 60.

The bar is centrally located and the perfect place to indulge in a cocktail or two. On Thursday, 17 January, the Show will be open until 9pm. With live music to entertain, grab a drink and some food and soak up the atmosphere.

The On The Water multi-activity pools are at the centre of the Show’s action and offer the perfect opportunity to test your skills at a variety of activities. You can either try canoeing or kayaking, or if you prefer not to get wet, head down to the Micro Magic attraction to take part in the model yacht racing.

Brand new for 2013, the World Cruising attraction will immerse visitors into the life of a cruiser. Show goers will have the chance to speak with experts and gain first-hand “how-to” advice.

Scaling from model boats right through to the largest vessels on display at the Show, the marina is an essential spectacle, as is the 500m of dock edge, which will boast some impressive craft and on-water displays from four times British Jet Ski Freestyle Champion Jack Moule.

This three day live regatta is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between world class yachting and internationally acclaimed fine artists, featuring over 18 renowned Olympic and World champion sailors and world-famous artists such as Ben EINE, Goldie and Eley Kishimoto.

The Show continues the element of enjoying the very best the marine lifestyle has to offer with the complementary Luxury Brand Show, situated within the South hall.

From 17-20 January, the North Hall, opposite the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, will play host to the London Bike, Outdoors and Active Travel Shows. Access to all these shows, including The Luxury Brand Show is granted with just one ticket, offering excellent value for money with entrance to five Shows for the cost of just one.

For details and more information about the Show, please visit

■ Book your tickets in advance either online or by calling 0871 230 7140. Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras. If you are calling outside of the UK please use the international number +44 1159 934 456

■ Two children, 15 years and under go free with every paying adult ticket

■ Located at ExCeL, it could not be easier to visit the Show, with the new cable car spanning the river from Greenwich to the Royal Docks

■ The Show is also accessible by DLR, rail and car. Parking tickets can be purchased in advance for a daily price of £12 with an adult or concession advance Show ticket.