A journey to the Med at the London Boat Show 2016

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The London Boat Show 2016 is set to build on its theme of adventure by offering visitors the chance to unlock their hidden explorer and get on the water for free with its new attraction, the ‘Mediterranean Bay’.

With its own purpose-built pool and Mediterranean-themed village, overlooked by boating holiday and water sports companies, the attraction will deliver a ‘play area’ on the water for beginners and experienced skippers alike. Offering visitors the opportunity to participate in the world of boating and watersports, the Mediterranean Bay will provide the chance to have fun whilst learning something new.

Spanning an area of 500sqm, the pool will provide the perfect space for visitors to test their boating capabilities. From much-loved watersports, such as water-walking, kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding, to specialist skills, including blind steering a powerboat and close-quarters yacht manoeuvring, equipped instructors will be on hand to facilitate them all*.

LIBS Life raft 14122015Plus, the expert team at Rockley Watersports will be delivering a daily timetable of water seminars throughout the 10 days of the Show. Showcasing essential skills for any boater, visitors will be able to watch a range of demonstrations including sail reefing and capsize drills. In addition, visitors can expect to see some of the leading innovations exhibited at the Show tested live on the pool. This will include leading liferafts from Bainbridge Marine, lifesavers and the world debuting Hartley 15. Plus courtesy of Landau UK, the Seabob and some of the latest commercial products, including the ROTINOR dive propulsion scooter, the Argus thermal imagining camera and the MLS fuel purification system.

Murray Ellis, Managing Director at British Marine Boat Shows, comments: “At the Show our visitors like to experience and participate in different boating activities. They really enjoy the educational and interactive elements that we offer. The Mediterranean Bay attraction at this year’s Show will provide this as well as giving visitors the chance to learn, have fun and relax in the Mediterranean surroundings.”LIBS BOBS 14122015

The London Boat Show 2016 takes place during 7-18 January 2016 at ExCeL London. Advance tickets to the Show start from £10, with two children under the age of 15 going free with each adult. To purchase tickets and for further information visit:www.londonboatshow.com.

* All on-the-water sessions are free-of-charge and cannot be booked in advanced. To book a session, visitors must visit the Rockley Watersports stand (D003/D004) at the Show to book an available activity for that day.

In addition to the watersports equipment and craft required, the Show will provide participating visitors individual drysuits and use of a changing room, free-of-charge, for the duration of the activity.

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