Same format, same place as 2013... due to popular demand

Boat Shows and the British Marine Federation (BMF) have
announced details of the 2014 London Boat Show.

the success of National Boat Shows (NBS) 2013 event, next year’s edition
will be held on the same show layout in the ExCeL London,
bringing all
the exhibitors together in the South Hall.

Feedback from this year’s
show indicated that exhibitors and visitors alike appreciated the extra
buzz and atmosphere that was created by being in one hall and wished to continue with this format.

In order to guarantee that same layout, and to avoid any clashes with
the Dusseldorf Boat Show, the show will run from 4 to 12 January in

the trade association for the leisure marine industry, the BMF,
alongside NBS, has a duty to investigate any opportunity that may be
commercially beneficial to
the industry.

While focusing on its core shows, NBS has considered many
other options and opportunities including an alternative show at Canary

However, despite NBS being chosen by Canary Wharf as their first
choice partner against strong opposition,
following feedback on the 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, and
consultation with key industry leaders, it has been decided that the
leisure marine industry is best served by building on the
London Boat Show at ExCeL.

Pridding, chief executive of the BMF, said: ‘We are thrilled to be able
to announce the details for the 2014 London Boat Show today.

response we received
of the 2013 Show from exhibitors and visitors was very positive,
particularly about the layout of using one hall, and we will continue to
improve the experience for everyone involved.

have been listening hard to our exhibitors and our industry and have
worked very closely with our partners at ExCeL to ensure that we can
continue to stage a show
in London that offers a great showcase in a superb world-class

‘The industry representatives who sit on our boards have done a
very thorough job in looking at all potential sales platforms for the
industry and taken the right decision with the option
that makes commercial sense and offers all elements of the industry the
very best showcase.’

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