Debut London Yacht Show postponed until 2020

"Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, we therefore believe it is in everyone’s interest to postpone the show until next year".
“Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, we therefore believe it is in everyone’s interest to postpone the show until next year”.

Informa worked in partnership with St Katharine Docks and British Marine to organise the event, which was due to take place from 8th to 12th May in Central London.

According to Informa, postponing the event was crucial to guarantee that the yacht show meets the high standards expected of the event and to ensure it gains maximum involvement from the yachting industry’s numerous stakeholders.

Previously known as the London On Water Boat Show, the yachting event endured a complete rebrand in December 2018 to focus on the high-end of the marine and luxury goods market.

Andrew Williams, president of Informa’s Maritime Group, commented, “Since an initial burst of interest in the London Yacht Show, take-up has slowed from some segments of the industry and from luxury brands.

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World’s largest sailing yacht Black Pearl by Oceanco wins prestigious award

Naval Architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects and Lateral Naval Architects assisted with systems engineering and weight management as well as elements of structural and general engineering.
Naval Architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects and Lateral Naval Architects assisted with systems engineering and weight management as well as elements of structural and general engineering.

Oceanco’s 106.7m Black Pearl won top honours at the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards that took place on the 27th of January in Cortina. This unique and complex vessel took home the award for “Best Naval Architecture for Sailing Yachts.”

Black Pearl, the largest sailing yacht in the world, is a veritable tour de force, incorporating high tech design, an updated state-of-the art DynaRig sailing system, single level engine room, a hybrid propulsion installation and high capacity battery bank allowing for a regeneration mode when under sail. Her hull design is created with a unique wave-piercing bow that is both aesthetically appealing and fuel-efficient. Naval Architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects and Lateral Naval Architects assisted with systems engineering and weight management as well as elements of structural and general engineering.

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Free registration has opened for Ocean Business 2019

Ocean Business 2019, taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019, has just launched free online registration. Ocean Business promises to be an incredible global show offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations and learning opportunities, as well as Offshore Survey, Ocean Careers, key international associated industry events and an amazing line-up of social opportunities for networking.

Ocean Business 2019 is expected to be the best show yet with such demand from its 360+ international exhibitors that exhibitor space sold out over a year ago. As well as this, record levels of interest in training and demonstration sessions meant that the organisers have had to Continue reading “Free registration has opened for Ocean Business 2019”

World’s only oceangoing solar-electric production catamaran is unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival

The operational costs of the vessels are substantially lower compared to power yachts using more traditional propulsion systems because the systems require hardly any maintenance and produce no fumes or noise
The operational costs of the vessels are substantially lower compared to power yachts using more traditional propulsion systems because the systems require hardly any maintenance and produce no fumes or noise

Austrian yard Silent Yachts has premiered 16.7-metre (55-foot) solar-powered catamaran Silent 55 at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Silent 55 uses silent electric propulsion for unlimited range with no noise or fumes and minimal vibration – she is completely self-sufficient and largely maintenance-free.

Available in several power configurations to suit a variety of cruising applications, all of which adhere to Silent Yachts’ philosophy of relying mainly on solar power for propulsion and on-board power needs.

The Silent 55 on display at Cannes is an E-Power version with 2 x 135kW motors and can reach up to 14 knots. The model can be equipped as a Cruiser version, with a pair of 30 kW motors or a Hybrid Power version with 2 x 220hp diesel engines and two 14 kW electric motors. A Sailor version can be equipped with all the previously mentioned drivetrain configurations and is rigged with a mast and sails to provide additional propulsion in fair winds.

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