New show at St Katharine Docks will cement London’s position as superyacht hub
Old Billingsgate and St. Katharine Docks in London will embrace the world of luxury and opulence this April, hosting the inaugural London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show.
Running from 8-10 April 2015, and with an emphasis on superyachts, the motto of the show will be “luxury without limits”. Specifically designed to engage with the London based mega rich, the show will display the most expensive and extravagant yachts, jets and motors. From the yachting world, exhibitors already signed up include Sunseeker London and Sunseeker Charters, Ferretti, Benetti, Fraser Yachts, Oyster Yachts, Discovery Yachts, Lurssen Yachts and Princess - giving London’s wealthiest international residents a taste of the nautical delights their vast wealth can lead them to.
St Katharine Docks will host a British Excellence area, with the likes of Sunseeker, Oyster and Princess flying the flag for the UK.
As noted by Peter Bryant, LYJAPCS Director, London now has twice as many billionaires and millionaires than any other city in the world, “so if you want to sell a superyacht, it is clearly the place to be” he is reported saying.
Azimut Yachts couldn’t miss this opportunity. The Italian Shipyard will be among the participants in this new event, in collaboration with its new local official dealer Azimut Yacht London.
After a 20 years long collaboration in France and Monaco as Azimut Yacht exclusive dealer, Philippe Blattès and his team have recently signed a new agreement with the shipyard, which led to the opening of a brand new representative office in London. The exhibition will therefore be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new Mayfair headquarter venture.
Opening Dates and Times:
Wednesday 8th April 2015: 12pm - 9pm
Thursday 9th April 2015: 12pm - 9pm
Friday 10th April 2015: 12pm - 8pm
Old Billingsgate and St Katharine Docks provide the ideal position for the show, offering marine history and a setting in the largest financial centre in Europe. Close by are some of the world’s most exclusive residential districts - Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington. Organisers also hope the timing of the show will be good – April is when many of London’s wealthiest international residents and visitors are ‘in town’, just after the start of the Flat racing season.
This could be the perfect window of opportunity for London’s elite to book up their summer yacht charters or invest in their own luxury yacht in time for the summer season.
Catering for London’s elite
Top designer brands will be on show, there is to be an exclusive VIP lounge, an exclusive in-water show at St. Katharine Docks, and a number of Thames-side Champagne Bars. “The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show is a wonderful event to be enjoyed, where friends and clients can be entertained and contacts can be made” say the organisers.
The organisers are working with the Port of London Authority to build a pontoon on the Thames for mooring a selection of yachts.
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