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Inaugural London Yacht Jet and Prestige Car Show

  • Yachting
  • 03/04/2015

Old Billingsgate in the City of London from April 8-10, 2015 will host the first ever London Yacht Jet and Prestige Car Show. The show will showcase superyacht shipyards, designers, builders and brokers from around the world.

With more than twice the number of millionaires and billionaires than any other city on earth, London provides the perfect stage to host the event. It will present an opportunity to meet clients, to discuss potential projects, and to introduce the wonderful world of superyachting to a new audience.

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The exhibitor list reads like a who’s who of the yachting industry, with many of the world’s leading superyacht builders in attendance including; Abeking & Rasmussen, Trinity Yachts, Amels, Nobiskrug and Fincantieri & Blohm. Other luxury yacht builders at the show will include Sunseeker, Princess Yachts, Benetti, Sanlorenzo and Ferretti Group with its famous Riva, Ferretti and Mochi Craft Brands. Full details of the yacht builders taking part in this exclusive event are on the show website. The Yacht builders and brokers will be complimented by a plethora of designers, interior specialists, fine furnishing and linen companies, management and service companies.

The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show will be held over three days and evenings at “Od Billingsgate,” a historic and prestigious Thames-side exhibition venue, located in the heart of the City of London. The location is in proximity to many of the world’s largest hedge fund, insurance and asset management companies. It is also just five minutes from all of the London’s most exclusive residential districts such as Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Kensington. According to the organizers of the event, the Show “brings the luxury lifestyle to the visitor – delivered on their doorstep – to where they live and work each day.”

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Inside Old Billingsgate, the major superyacht yards of the world are well represented despite the fact that the yards can’t show off their yachts at this venue. The appeal of a new showcase like this, however, is summed up by Sylke auf dem Graben, PR & marketing manager at Lürssen: “We decided to attend as we think it is a good concept. We will be able to show our work through images, models and video. The people who are attending a typical boat show already have an interest in yachts, but a good number of the people who are attending a lifestyle event like this one in London probably have the money to buy a yacht but may not have thought about it. What this show gives us is the opportunity to talk to a different audience, and hopefully we can convince somebody that yachting is great!”

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The event spans two venues, the second venue begin, St Katherine Docks. Located just 5 minutes walk away from the main venue (or 2 minutes in a limo-bus transfer) St. Katharine Docks has been included as a major venue for The London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show. Occupying the attractive Central Basin of this prestigious marina, there is space for 3 x 50m super yachts; 15 x 20-30m luxury yachts, an exclusive super yacht tender and small craft pontoon. In addition St. Katherine’s Dock provides the event with a River Thames ‘dock’, where tenders can shuttle VIP guests out to superyachts and megayachts moored nearby on the River Thames, either side of Tower Bridge.

Visitors to this exclusive event will be treated to displays from the world’s leading luxury yacht builders & brokers, yacht & interior designers. In addition, private jet manufacturers, jet charter agents, luxury car manufacturers and distributors and a myriad of luxury goods and service companies. The show will host a Design, Fine Art, Watch and Gift Gallery; an exclusive VIP lounge; Fashion Shows featuring some well-known couture designers; Design and Product Showcases; a number of Thames-side Champagne Bars and an exclusive In-Water Show at St. Katharine Docks.

Take this unique opportunity to indulge in luxury and to encounter some of the worlds leading shipyards. If this leaves you feeling inspired, discover Silver Star Yachting’s range of luxury yacht charters in the Mediterranean.

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