London boatshow at Earls court, Will it be a success? and will there be any RIBS there?

JBT Marine ( have just been invited the all new Earls court boatshow to be held in December 2007. We are not sure if we are going yet, but this is what they said in their advertorial says sorry no pics as I only cut and pasted the text:

Maybe its worth a look?

“In response to popular demand, a newinternational boat show will be comingto Earls Court in December 2007, to deliver exciting new products, entertainment,interaction, education and hospitality.“This show is being designed to be the emotional home of current and future generations of boating enthusiasts”, said James Brooke Managing Director of the Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show. “We will provide a family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of fun, inter-action and headline entertainment, while offering an exciting display of international yachts to admire and buy. Children under 16 will receive complimentary admission and have the opportunity to learn much at the show. We aredelighted that Whyte & Mackay share our vision and through their generous sponsorship have enabled us to respond to the overwhelming demand of the various boating communities”.

This progressive international show will convey new experiences, create engagement and deliver real enjoyment. The true spirit of boating will be found within this iconic venue.
The Dalmore Luxury area of the show will have flagship exhibits including Edmiston, Riva, Pearl and Cranchi. The Vladivar Active area will host a range of watersports and powerboating features including the Steve Curtis Powerboat Display.
The Glayva will be home to fashion shows and chandlery, with leading brands taking part – already including Quayside
The Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show created by the people for the people Marine, Murphy & Nye, Sebago and T&G.
In the Jura destination zone, exhibitors including Sunsail and the British Virgin Islands will provide an escape experience
for visitors, while a classic yacht attraction will feature the two beautiful old eight metre yachts The Truant and Ierne, which in July will be taking part in the Classic Sailing Club’s Jura Duel, a re-enactment of their famous races early last century.
A range of fully masted and rigged yachts will be on display in the Olympic pool in Earls Court 1. Many new international
products, both power and sail, never before seen at a show in London will be on view, such as Cruisers Yachts, Malbec, Catalina,Prinz, Cobia and Westline.
In addition to the extensive list of exhibitors who have already signed up for the first Whyte & Mackay Show we are proud to be supported by maritime communities, organisations, historical associations, legends and heroes.

Gipsy Moth IV, which recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of her world record circumnavigation by Sir Francis Chichester by completing a second trip around the world, is to make her appearance at the Whyte & Mackay Show, thanks to Paul Gelder of Yachting Monthly and UKSA. The historic yacht, now owned and maintained by UKSA and used to teach disadvantaged youth the art of sailing, will be the central attraction throughout the entire nine day event and fully accessible for all visitors. In addition, lucky winners of a competition held at the show will be given an opportunity to sail on Gipsy Moth IV on the Solent.
Organisers of the Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show were delighted to announce a unique partnership initiative
with The Prince’s Trust to help raise money for HRH the Prince of Wales’ youth charity. Prince’s Trust Ambassador, Kenny Logan, recently took part in the JP Morgan Round the Island Race with two young people from The Prince’s Trust on a Swan 56. This encapsulates our vision of taking the Whyte & Mackay Show out of Earls Court and into the community.

The Official Guinness Special Events Bar, often referred to in boating circles as ‘The Black Office’ or the ‘Irish Embassy’, and long considered the focal point for visitors, crews and exhibitors at boat shows, is to return to
Earls Court with a large hospitality area.

Sunsail have formed a partnership with the Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show. The partnership includes an exhibit at the show, which will provide opportunities for visitors to learn about worldwide chartering of yachts, training courses, corporate regattas and beach clubs. In addition, a variety of co-branded activities throughout the season include on the water presence at both the recent JP Morgan Round the Island Race and Skandia Cowes Week 2007.

The Cowes Community will be creating an authentic trading feature at the Whyte & Mackay Show. Participants include Cowes Yacht Haven, Ocean World, Murphy & Nye, Beken of Cowes, AAA Marine and Murrays Fish Restaurant.
The Cowes feature will provide a warm and hospitable atmosphere and overall fun experience for visitors to Earls Court
as it plans to recreate the heart and spirit that makes Cowes such a popular and special place in the hearts of the sailing
fraternity worldwide.

Whyte & Mackay welcomes the Inland Waterways community back into the warmth of Earls Court 2 for a dedicated Christmas festival. Exciting new products, interaction, innovation and hospitality in a brand new show that will enthuse, educate and entertain.

A Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show team is racing in the 150 Series and there will be opportunities for competition winners to experience the thrills of powerboating. Several of the boats which are taking part in the Series will be on display.

To celebrate the history of power boating, Steve Curtis MBE, eight time Class 1 World Powerboat Champion, will anchor the Powerboat Village at the Whyte & Mackay Show. Visitors will be able to see a display of historic and record breaking powerboats along with modern high performanceoffshore powerboats.

A festive feature in Earls Court 2 will provideentertainment and fun for families, while a Hall of Fame in Earls Court 1 will take visitors on an educational journey through maritime history, with a chance to meet sporting heroes and sailing legends. Rolling fashion shows will feature high street brands and provide entertainment
for all ages.
An environmental feature will provide an awareness of how we can all help to protect our coastlines and marine life, as well as to highlight environmentally friendly products that are new to the market.

Visitor marketing is an essential element of the lead up to the show. While we aim to interact with many communities through the summer and autumn, a dedicated visitor marketing campaign will target customers that are new to the maritime environment. This will take the form of advertisements in publications, local, regional and national TV and radio, plus viral and web-based marketing designed to create an awareness at every level.

Over the last four years Earls Court has benefited from a multi-million pound upgrade to its lighting, rigging, air-conditioning, toilets and restaurant facilities, allowing this official 2012 Olympic venue to host yachts and the boating communities for years to come.

Exhibition dates 1st-9th December 2007 Earls Court 1 & 2 For more information on how to participate, please contact Diane Stacey-Dahl by telephone on + 44 (0)1590 679338 or visit our website

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