|A luxury yacht arrives for the 2013 Boat Show. Image via.
The London Boat Show was first held at Olympia and eventually moved to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in 1960 where it remained until 2003. It has since moved to the ExCeL Centre in London Docklands.
Owing to its new post war popularity and accessibility the Boat Show quickly became hugely popular, with the Beatles even opening the event one year. I wonder if there might have been a yellow submarine on display that caught their eye that year.
|The Beatles. On a boat. Image via.
The boats on show here to view range from small affordable boats and inflatables for the everyman, to spectacular yachts that most people can only dream of. Still, it’s nice to look.
The Sunseeker 28 will be on show this year and at 28 metres and weighing 78 tonnes it is basically a floating home. So, if you have around £4,000,000 to spend, well you could easily spend it here. Thankfully, Sunseeker will be showing several boats, so no one need miss out.
Of course once that boat has been purchased you'll need to consider launching it.
The fuel tank is a whopping 9,000 litres so you will need £10,000 to fill her up. That’s a lot of BP Reward points.
Of course these spectacular vessels on display will no doubt be kitted out with the finest of things available once in the hands of their new owners.
Down here at the London Silver Vaults I see many things that would absolutely fit right in on board.
For starters, once you have guests you will want to offer a little drink, no doubt. I would suggest the need for a smart ships decanter.
|Sterling silver ships decanter and coaster, 1997. Click here to view on our website.
|1940s cocktail shaker. Click here to view on our website.
|Chinese export silver tea set and tray, ca. 1920. Click here to view on our website
|Victorian sterling silver hurricane lamps, 1882. Click here to view on our website
|1920s sterling silver galleon net. Contact for details.