The Collins Stewart London Boat Show-2008

London's annual event, the Collins Stewart London Boat Show, will take place at ExCeL - the heart of London's entertainment district - from 11-20 January 2008. Now in its 54th year the Show promises to offer something for all from seasoned enthusiasts to boat novices simply interested to discover what all the excitement is about.

The Collins Stewart London Boat Show will welcome some 140,000 people, encouraging visitors to take to the waters sailing, boating and to partake in activities on the water.

Main Stage - Powered by Fairline, the new Main Stage will be packed full of spectacular events that are sure to capture your imagination. Situated right in the centre of the bustling North Hall it will act as a focal point for the Show.

The crowning glory will be the dazzling Sea Queen Stage Show an aerial spectacular that will transform the main stage into a stunning sea of blue and green. The show will be performed by a host of energetic circus dancers and daring stilt-walkers dressed as sea creatures who will perform athletic acrobatics and acro-balance along to an uplifting musical score.

None of the drama is lost when the stage alternates between the Sea Queen performance and a slick catwalk show featuring big name popular clothing brands such as Fat Face, Musto, Gill, Henri Lloyd and

The spotlight will then turn to boating legends Geoff Holt, Adrian Flanagan and Mike Golding who during the Show will take to the main stage to share stories of their daring adventures at sea. Everyday heroes will be celebrated with representatives from the Port of London Authority and the Marine & Coastguard Agency who will share what a typical day in their lives is like in the 'Life as a' feature.

Visitors to the Main Stage will also get the unique opportunity to hear about the restoration of the Cutty Sark, see the coveted Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year Awards announced on Saturday 12th January and listen to the preparations of the Skandia Team GBR.

Around this exciting hive of activity, visitors will also have the opportunity to catch their breath and sample refreshments at the bar area which nestles alongside the main stage. Perfectly situated in front of the stage, the spacious seating enables visitors to catch all the exciting features in comfort.

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