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Where adventure starts, pioneers meet and innovation shines

Taking place from 9 - 18 January at London's ExCeL. Over 400 marine businesses from across the UK and beyond head to the prestigious Show. The Show will host many world firsts from across the marine industry including 77 confirmed debut boats.

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Lovely surprise for official charity

The new Sponsor of the London Boat Show CWM FX has made a spontaneous donation of £10,000 to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

The presentation was made to Sir Ben Ainslie, one of the Founding Trustees of the Charity, at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

The charity was founded in memory of, and inspired by, Olympic Gold medallist Andrew “Bart” Simpson who died at the age of 36.

After the presentation the company’s General Manager, Craig Droste said “Andrew had such drive and determination which filters through the charity which is doing an excellent job to create opportunities for youngsters to excel within the sport of sailing. In recognition of this our CEO, Anthony Constantinou, wanted to make a generous donation to help continue this great work

Craig explained more to Karen Woods...

Ben Ainslie Racing in Portsmouth

Preparations for the British challenge for the America’s Cup in 2017 are in full swing. Sir Ben Ainslie’s headquarters in Portsmouth are nearing completion and he’s assembling his team to come up with the fastest yacht on the water.

Team members have been outlining their plans at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Karen Woods reports

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - challenge

Round the World sailor and national treasure Sir Robin is challenging older people to fulfil their dreams and run away to sea.

The 75 year old finished third in his class in the transatlantic Route de Rhum in 2014 and vows to take part in the next race in 2018.

He’s also launching the 20th year of the Clipper Round the World race which turns ordinary people of all ages into seasoned ocean racers.

HRH Princess Anne visits the Show

Royal Seal of Approval

The CWM FX London Boat show has had a Royal visitor. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne took a tour of the stands, turned her hand to boat building and chatted to sailors and exhibitors.

Stokey's sailing stories

An Isle of Wight yachtsman, who’s sailed more than 300,000 miles over his lifetime, has been sharing his experiences at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Stokey Woodhall from Ventnor gave a talk to visitors about how to cope when the boat’s GPS breaks down - from following the stars to using a frying pan!

Today at the Show

Bart's Bash official world record

It’s official – Bart’s Bash – the mass sailing event inspired by the tragic death of Andrew (Bart ) Simpson has won the Guinness World Record for the largest mass participation event held over 24 hours.

Adding it all up, more than 15 thousand people took part in 237 venues and the whole thing raised more than 366 thousand pounds for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

Karen Woods reports from the CVM FX London Boat Show

Welcome from Sail Scotland

Visitors to the CWM FX London Boat Show have been treated to a taste of Scottish food and drink – in the hope of persuading them to take a sailing holiday to the country. Smoked salmon, cheese, whisky and beer were all on offer - as Scotland celebrates its Year of Food and Drink in 2015.

Chief Executive of Sail Scotland Daniel Steele talks to Mary Stanley about welcoming sailors to the stand.

New Super Yacht design competition

Design students from across the country have been given the chance to show off their skills to top names in the yachting world at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

They’ve been taking part in a competition to design a new superyacht. But they’ve also had the opportunity to tour the show. Mary Stanley’s report starts with the organiser Peter Brown from Nigel Burgess Yacht Brokerage.

First bid to row solo around Britain

A man from Essex has launched a bid at the CWM FX London Boat Show - to become the first to row solo around Great Britain.

Charlie Pitcher already holds the world record for rowing across the Atlantic - but he told Mary Stanley that he thought this was going to be an even greater challenge.

Clipper Marine strong growth

A Hampshire firm is celebrating a record year and a record appearance at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Clipper Marine based at Swanwick Marina has brought its largest number of boats ever to the Show following a huge growth in sales over the last six months. Director Richard Hewett spoke to Mary Stanley.

Apprentices tour the Show

Fifty apprentices from the South West who work in the marine industry have been touring the CMW FX London Boat Show.

The British Marine Federation is encouraging companies to take on apprentices to plug the skills gap in manufacturing.

Amanda Simpson from the BMF organised the visit and discusses this with Karen Woods.

Need for Speed

A Poole company has unveiled a ‘Ferrari of the Sea’ at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Sarissa Ribs is showing its new rigid inflatable powerboat to customers with a taste for speed.

Director Arran Scott told reporter Karen Woods it’s a 70 miles an hour experience.

Fairline's Shadow

Fairline launched another brand new boat at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

The Shadow S is one of eight new models which will be built by the British boat builder over the next three years.

Commercial Director Stuart McCullough says the company’s doing well because every boat is put together to each customer’s specific requirements.

Karen Woods found out more...

Trainer on the pitch - at sea!

A regatta with a difference has been launched at the CWM FX London Boat Show – to take place on the Isle of Wight this Easter.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Easter Challenge will see trainers out on the water helping competitors to improve their chances of victory.

Chief Executive Eddie Warden Owen says it’s a unique idea and makes a real difference to the sailor’s ability and enjoyment.

rain later...

There's rain inside and out at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Visitors get the chance to control a rain curtain as they enter the show and, once inside, they can also get the latest on the chances of rain aboard from the Met Office.

Long time forecaster at the Met office and a familiar face on TV screens is Penny Tranter.

She spoke to Tracey Clarke about the latest ways to access forecasts.

Marine industry on the up

Latest statistics revealed at the CWM FX London Boat Show confirm the UK’s leisure marine industry is going from strength to strength.

Sales across the UK are up for the third year in a row and a third of boats made here are exported

Karen Woods has more:

Restoration SOS

A woman from Essex is hoping visitors to the CWM FX London Boat Show will help fulfil her dream of restoring one of the country’s last steam powered tugs.

Janet Hall from Maldon lived on board the Steam Tug Brent many years before selling it to a trust.

It’s now in a state of decay so an appeal has been launched at the show to renovate her - in the hope of returning her to her former home on the London docks.

Mary Stanley caught up with Janet at the Show

True British RIB

The CWM FX London Boat Show is literally awash with debut boats.

One company took pride in drawing back a union flag to reveal an all-new British RIB.

Mary Stanley found out more from RIBEYE's James Burroughs

Live link to Volvo Ocean Race

Visitors to the CWM FX London Boat Show were treated to a live link with one of the yachts racing in leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's skipper Ian Walker chatted to fellow professional sailor Pete Cummings. He revealed that conditions were so hot on board that the crew had resorted to wearing very little...

After the link Karen Woods spoke to Pete Cummings about the latest exciting edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

ICOM cut install times

Amongst the product launches at the CWM FX London Boat was a range of new VHF radios from ICOM.

There's been a key change to the radio so that installation time on a boat is minimised.

Sales Manager Chris Leech told Mary Stanley more...

Gold meets foil

Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas was at the CWM FX London Boat Show to start a very special boat building project.

It's a first for the Show - the real-time build of a 5.9m sailing catamaran with a cutting-edge hydrofoil system developed by a senior lecturer at Southampton Solent University.

The ‘Solent Whisper’ has now begun to take shape in front of visitors.

Helena Lucas was joined by the boat's designer, Ron Price and Thom White from White Formula, who will be manufacturing the catamaran.

Helena, who studied with Ron on the Yacht and Powercraft Design degree course and has sailed Solent Whisper with him, is enthusiastic about the craft’s potential. “For me it is particularly exciting as it opens up the foiling experience to everyone; young and old, disabled and able bodied alike”, she says. Ron Price, who is now Senior Lecturer in Naval Architecture at the University’s Warsash Maritime Academy developed the innovative hydrofoil technology for the Solent Whisper.

Helena spoke to reporter Mary Stanley

Something fishy in London

Visitors to the first day of the CWM FX London Boat Show had the chance to go fishing...

It was all part of the launch of a new range of Dragonfly fish finders from Raymarine.

And what's more fishing folk can now get the fish in the palm of their hand.

Karen Woods spoke to Raymarine's Fiona Pankhurst to find out more...

High Tec on low budget

On a packed day of press launches Garmin hosted the launch of a host of new products, many offering high level technology at entry level prices.

Birthday boy and spokesman for Garmin Nigel Crane explained first why the CWM FX London Boat Show is such a great place to showcase their products...

Looking for record sales

Plymouth boat builder Princess Yachts is hoping for record sales at this year’s CWM FX London Boat Show.

The company is showing off ten of its range of luxury motor cruisers at ExCel.

It’s announced profits for the year to December 2013 of nearly 18 million pounds on a turnover of almost £240 million.

Managing Director Chris Gates spoke to Karen Woods at the Show

Friday's Show Launches

Nicole launches Sunseeker

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger added a touch of glamour to the opening day of the CWM FX London Boat Show.

The international superstar took a break from her West End role in Cats – to launch the latest luxury yacht for British boat builder Sunseeker - before touring parts of the show.

The former X-Factor judge no doubt thought the experience was truly ‘schamazing’.

Sponsors roar into the Show

CWM FX are the new sponsors of the London Boat Show and already they're making a big impact.

The company are one of the leading forex trading companies, offering simple, powerful and reliable trading technology.

Visitors to the CWM FX stand can admire the sponsored, powerful MotoGP bike and learn more about the company's unique approach to forex trading.

General Manager Craig Droste explained why CWM FX has become a part of the one of the world's leading Boat Shows.

Sealine celebrate British designer

One year ago Sealine International signed a design contract with leading British boat designer, Bill Dixon.

The company is now owned by German boat builder, Hanse but has very much kept with the British heritage of the brand.

At the CWM FX London Boat Show the company are launching the second of the Dixon designed motor cruisers.

Tracey Clarke caught up with Bill Dixon at the launch.

It's all about the weather

The big news at this year’s CWM FX London Boat Show is the weather.

Organisers say everyone in the UK watches, and talks about, it.

So from tomorrow and for the next ten days visitors to ExCel will be able to control the rain as they enter the Show and to experience all of the seasons in 4D.

Head of Marketing Mike Enser says it’s a first in the UK.

He spoke to Tracey Clarke about the new theme and some exciting celebrity news for the first day of the Show - tomorrow Friday 9 January