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Kent sailing clubs and businesses exhibit at London Boat Show 2014 at the ExCel, marking its 60th anniversary

06 January 2014
by Chris Price

Sailing clubs from the county are exhibiting at a top London marine exhibition, celebrating its 60th year.

The London Boat Show 2014 displays a variety of vessels and sailing gear until January 12.

Taking place at the ExCel in the capital’s Royal Victoria Docks, it gives landlubbers and boat enthusiasts a look at everything to do with the £2.8bn industry.

The London Boat Show

The London Boat Show

Kent has a key role as the South-East accounted for 31.8% of revenue for the sector, valued at £906.6 million.

This is the highest amount of revenue of any UK region.

Several Kent clubs are exhibiting at the event. These include:

  • Queenborough Harbour Trust C.I.C making its debut at the event
  • Nautilus Yachting, the bareboat holidays specialist based in Edenbridge
  • Topper International, a manufacturer of of thermoplastic sailing dinghies and catamarans, based in Ashford
  • Elite Sailing, an RYA Training Centre based at Chatham Marina
  • Late Sail Ltd, a last-minute holiday provider, based in Canterbury
  • Gillingham Marina
  • Dover Harbour Board
  • Ramsgate Royal Harbour

Advanced tickets £10. Visit www.londonboatshow.com

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