2007 Earls Court Boat Show
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1st - 9th DECEMBER 2007
|Saturday 1st December to Saturday 8th December:||10:00 – 19:00|
|Sunday 9th December:||10:00 – 16:00|
|Late Evening: Thursday 6th December:||10:00 – 21:00|
|Evening Entry:||16:00 to close|
Press Day & Launch.
|Friday 30th November:||16:00 – 19:00|
Exhibitor Build Up.
|Friday 23rd November – Friday 30th November|
Exhibitor Break Down.
|Sunday 9th December – Wednesday 12th December|
Dec 24, 2007
Our first report from Earls Cour, Whyte & Mackay Boat Show, 2007
Earls Court Boat Show in £3.5 million sponsorship deal
22 Feb 2007
Brooke: 'whole industry will benefit'
Whyte & Mackay and Earls Court commit £ 3.5 million to the Earls Court Boat Show in 2007
In a statement, released yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, the companies went on to say they have now signed a three year deal with an option to extend further after the 2009 event. This investment level means the sponsorship will extend far beyond the Earls Court Boat Show itself.
'This sponsorship is an ideal and natural fit for Whyte & Mackay,' said Matthew Gordon, Whyte & Mackay Group marketing director. 'Our relationship with the water goes back 100 years. And through this sponsorship we will connect with all of the boating community not just at Earls Court, but throughout the country over the next three years.'
'Throughout the negotiations, Whyte & Mackay has consistently demonstrated an affinity with our ideals and vision for the Earls Court Boat Show,' said James Brooke, Earls Court Boat Show director. 'The scale of their commitment demonstrates the massive commercial appeal of the boat show. This sponsorship is not just great news for us, the whole industry will benefit from it.'
When BB asked Gordon if recent press reports that Whyte & Mackay had been sold to the United Breweries Group might change the company's Earls Court Boat Show deal, he said: 'There's nothing definite yet and we've been talking for some time. But even if the deal goes through, the Earls Court Boat Show sponsorship will continue.'
According to the press statement, in the last four weeks the Earls Court Boat Show has had well over 500 stand applications from companies representing every sector of the marine industry.
This represents over two thirds of the total floor space available to the show in Earls Court 1 and 2, and at the appropriate time a full list of exhibitors will be released. Following discussions with many leading marine manufacturers it has become clear they intend to have representations at the Earls Court Boat Show.
BB asked Brooke for a list of exhibitor names some time ago, but none has been forthcoming. We spoke to Derek Carter of Fairline and David King of Princess and both confirmed they were not interested in the Earls Court Show.
But some of the smaller companies - the retail sector in particular - have indicated interest in going to Earls Court.
Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show Preview
September 7, 2007
Ambassadors gather outside the Earl's Court Exhibition for a sneak preview of the all-new boat show
This morning three of the ambassadors of the all-new Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show gathered for a photo call outside the main entrance of the Earls Court exhibition centre.
They were single-handed yachtswomen Dee Caffari, Class 1 Powerboat Champion Steve Curtis and Powerboat Racer Shelley Jory with her Honda 225 raceboat Team Raymarine.
Each of them share fond memories of Earls Court as a venue for boat shows.
Like most of us, World Powerboat Chamption Steve Curtis recalls being dragged to the exhibition centre at an early age by his dad.
The demise of the Earls Court Boat Show run by National Boat Shows and the British Marine Federation was a “great loss to boating”, he said, adding that this entirely new event should “bring the fun back into boating”.
Nick Gaskin, Customer Marketing Director of whisky company Whyte & Mackay said “we are delighted to be a sponsor”.
He added: “there is so much passion, excitement and a real sense of community spirit among everyone taking part.”
Motorboat exhibitors will include Cranchi, newcomers Cobia Boats and Cruisers Yachts.
The PRINZ 54 will be making its exclusive debut at Earls Court. The 54 sportscruiser is a 3-cabin design sporting the revolutionary Volvo Penta IPS system.
Steve Curtis and Shelley Jory will be part of the ‘Powerboat Village’ at the show in December. The village attraction will be set up like a racing pit and will showcase many different types of powerboats; with some important historical boats too.
Shelley, Steve and fellow race drivers will be on hand to chat to visitors and answer questions about their sport.
Front – James Brooke, MD of the Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show shakes hands with Nick Gaskin, Customer Marketing Director of Whyte & Mackay
Back – left to right Dee Cafari, Steve Curtis and Shelley Jory
I am nostalgic fas I take a stroll down memory lane remembering the Whyte and Mackay Boat Show. I had enjoyed going to London Boat Shows when they were at Earls Court. For a refresher, the London Boat Show started out in Olympia in 1955, but its success meant that it moved to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in 1957. It remained there from 1957-2004 when it moved to the London Excel Centre in the Docklands. Sadly, the London Boat Show came to an end in 2018. London Boat Show is now a trade show that is held in Southampton. For those of us who can remember, the Earls Court was an amazing venue.
After a year, 2020 marked by the global pandemic and the cancellation of many London boat shows, the year 2021 started under the same auspices with the shows at the beginning of the year also being cancelled. In fact The UK's Southampton International Boat Show 2020 (BOATS2020) was cancelled the day before the event was due to begin. The show, BOATS2020, had been set to run 11-20 September. Organizers British Marine said they received the news that the city council had cancelled the event, at 6:34pm on Thursday 10 September.
My nephew who lives in the US came over to attend the show. He was as disappointed as I one evening I wandered into his room to ask if he wanted some tea and found him frustrated that he wasn't able to go to his favorite online casino gambling site. He likes to play slots. I suggested he look at a slots review of the casino which he promptly did by going to an online casino affiliate site called Online-Casino-Party.co. It turned out that Miami Club Casino where he always plays in the states has the UK as a restricted country. He was surprised that New Jersey, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Kentucky, Washington State, Maryland in the US also are restricted. I surmise that since he lives in a non restricted state, he hadn't realized that if he were living in New York for instance he would not be able to play slots or any other casino game for real money on Miami Club Casino. I checked with a friend whom I know plays at online casinos. He suggested Mansion Casino for my nephew while he was in the UK.
Tentatively I am hoping my nephew will return in September 2022 when the London Boat Show is supposedly taking place from 16 September 2022 to 25 September 2022. But it is 9 months off and who knows if another variant of Covid 19 will be sweeping through the UK or if the pandemic has slowly wound down to no longer being a pandemic. We can only hope.
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