The London Boat Show - first held in Olympia - went to Earls Court in 1957 before moving east to ExCeL in 2004. Then in 2018 the traditional ten-day run was cut to just five. Why? And how did this dramatic change pan out, asks Peter Poland.
Philanthropic design proved the key to success at this year’s annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition.
The UK’s leisure marine industry has achieved its sixth consecutive year of growth, according to the latest figures from British Marine.
A new project aims to ensure the leisure boating and watersports sector meets the needs of current and future customers.
Exhibits from Napton Narrowboats, ABC Leisure Group, Fox Narrowboats, Kris Cruisers, Richardson’s Boating Holidays, Hobbs of Henley and Aqueduct Marina will be part of a dedicated inland craft area at LBS 2018.
The next British Marine Golf Day will take place on October 10 at Stoneham Golf Club near Southampton, back where the society started in 1995.
British Marine Trades Association has launched a new award to highlight the large variety of career opportunities in the UK marine industry.
Industry revenue for the UK’s superyacht sector has grown 1.7% to £615m, the highest ever recorded.
34 apprentices were recognised at British Marine’s graduation ceremony this week.
2016 revenue for the UK’s marinas and moorings sector was up 0.3% on 2015.
Minijet, Turbojet, Dieseljet and Sportjet models will be showcased by Williams Jet Tenders at the London Boat Show 2018.
Two members of the Environment Agency (EA) River Thames lock keeping team have won a British Marine service award.
British Marine South has hosted a dedicated industry pathway event in Portsmouth, showcasing the wide variety of career opportunities available in the marine industry.
More than 100 people attended the event held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyards’ boatbuilding training centre, Boathouse 4.
The 2017 and 2018 Southampton Boat Show events will be branded TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show following a two-year deal between British Marine Boat Shows and TheYachtMarket.com.
British Marine has published key findings for the UK’s small commercial marine sector in response to an industry call for a clear performance measure of the industry.
Grant Burgham has been appointed head of commercial for British Marine.
2016 saw the highest volume of participants in one or more of 12 core boating activities since 2009.
British Marine Boat Shows, organisers of the Southampton and London Boat Show, have been named Best Operations Team 2017 at the Exhibition News (EN) Awards.
Next year’s London Boat Show is to be a five-day show - half the length of previous shows.
The 2017 LBS was bound to be an important signpost to the future, writes Peter Poland. The BM bullishly said: “Revenues across the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine sectors grew by 1.6% in the 2015/16 period to £3.01bn. The last time the industry posted revenues of more than £3bn was 2008/9.”
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