London Show

London’s ded­i­cated su­pery­acht event re­turns in May. We pre­view the forth­com­ing London Yacht, Jet & Pres­tige Car Show

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The London Pres­tige Show is back in the City.

Back for its sec­ond in­car­na­tion this May is the London Yacht, Jet & Pres­tige Car Show, held in the his­toric Old Billings­gate site be­side the Thames and in the shadow of the City of London. The show, which takes place from May 4-6 (and un­til May 7 for the on-wa­ter event), show­cases su­pery­acht builders and bro­kers, in­te­rior de­sign­ers and fur­ni­ture mak­ers, pri­vate jet man­u­fac­tur­ers, the very best car mak­ers, and a host of lux­ury goods and ser­vice com­pa­nies. Once again, Su­pery­acht World is proud to be at­tend­ing the show as a me­dia spon­sor (stop by if you are vis­it­ing – we’ll be on R01).

This year, the in­side and out­side el­e­ments of the show will have a more dis­tinct char­ac­ter, with Old Billings­gate host­ing Pres­tige London, and the London On-wa­ter show tak­ing place at the St Katharine Docks. “It’ll be truly spec­tac­u­lar,” says event di­rec­tor Peter Bryant. “We will be host­ing and dis­play­ing more than 100 yacht, pri­vate jet, and lux­ury and pres­tige car com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing for the first time, Ed­mis­ton, Sun­seeker London, Fer­rari, Tesla, Man­sory, Lam­borgh­ini and Net­jets, to name just a few. We’ve plenty of cham­pagne be­ing sup­plied by Moët Hen­nessy, and St Katharine Docks will be crammed full with fan­tas­tic yachts!”

If you needed any en­dorse­ment from last year’s de­but show, you need only look at the num­bers of com­pa­nies who have booked space again for 2016. One su­pery­acht sup­plier keen to show­case in the UK cap­i­tal is Sil­ver­lin­ing, cre­ators of some of the finest su­pery­acht fur­ni­ture. “The show is an ex­cit­ing venue for ev­ery­one con­nected with the su­pery­acht world. London is the home for many lead­ing yacht de­sign­ers and as the city is an in­ter­na­tional hub for own­ers, their fam­ily of­fices, lawyers and other ad­vis­ers, the London Yacht, Jet and Pres­tige Car Show is ide­ally placed to build re­la­tion­ships that mat­ter,” says Mark Bod­ding­ton, chair­man of the Sil­ver­lin­ing Fur­ni­ture Group. “Last year, the show was very well at­tended and Sil­ver­lin­ing met new and ex­ist­ing clients who have placed projects with us. We hope this year builds on the suc­cess of the in­au­gu­ral show.”

It’s not just the crafts­men out there who have one eye on reach­ing out to clients they haven’t met be­fore. “We’re look­ing to ex­pose the Christophe Har­bour brand and own­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties in a tar­get-rich en­vi­ron­ment,” says Kather­ine Ver­ano, di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing of the Caribbean re­sort at Christophe Har­bour. “We launched a seam­less ar­rival/de­par­ture part­ner­ship with our pri­vate jet ter­mi­nal last year that’s proven to be very at­trac­tive part of any yacht/jet own­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence, so we want to share this mes­sage with what we hope will be a very tar­geted au­di­ence at the show. Plus, it is al­ways a good op­por­tu­nity to net­work with other in­dus­try folks, dis­cuss strate­gic part­ner­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, and catch up on trends.”

The su­pery­acht yards are com­ing in good num­bers, with Lürssen, Amels, Abek­ing & Ras­mussen, Sun­rise Yachts, West­port, Blohm+voss, No­biskrug, Pen­den­nis, Fin­cantieri, JFA Yachts and Oys­ter all Sun­rise Yachts: show­cas­ingSky­fall what they can do. With su­pery­acht bro­ker­age houses rep­re­sent­ing some of the finest yachts on the wa­ter, there will be plenty for the po­ten­tial yacht buyer to dis­cuss and some great ideas for a char­ter hol­i­day. Don’t miss vis­it­ing Burgess, Ed­mis­ton and Fraser Yachts. Sun­seeker London, Berthon Boats and Az­imut London will also be there, and Amico & Co will be able to dis­cuss any of your re­fit re­quire­ments. If you are on the hunt for a ten­der, Cock­wells, Yachtwerft Meyer and Com­pass will be there.

Dixon Yacht De­sign, Ber­rett Ra­cou­peau Yacht De­sign and Van Oos­sa­nen Naval Ar­chi­tects are among the de­sign houses rep­re­sented at the show.

A key as­pect of the event is the num­ber of sup­pli­ers who pro­vide ser­vices to su­pery­achts in build and on re­fit. Among the in­te­rior spe­cial­ists – for do­mes­tic spa­ces as well as for yachts – there’ll be that out­stand­ing fur­ni­ture from Sil­ver­lin­ing (look out of the com­pany’s cut­ting-edge ex­per­i­ments with ma­te­ri­als and mar­quetry). Kevin Glancy (cut­lery and porce­lain) and Jonathan Fawcett (bed linen, ta­ble linen and tow­els) will be show­cas­ing their prod­ucts, while you can see some ex­am­ples of the work of be­spoke car­pet-mak­ers Oliver Treut­lein.

Olden­burger is an­other fur­ni­ture maker, while Ser­daneli make be­spoke bath­room fit­tings and Metal Com­pos­ite pro­duce cus­tom metal fin­ishes for yachts, home and pri­vate jets.

There’ll be a num­ber of firms of­fer­ing ser­vices to pri­vate jet own­ers, such as Xclu­sive Jet Char­ter & Man­age­ment, Ex­ec­u­tive Jet Man­age­ment and Pri­vate Jet Char­ter, while Har­rods Es­tates will be show­cas­ing some of its premier prop­er­ties. Petrol-heads won’t be dis­ap­pointed – No­ble Au­to­mo­tive will be bring­ing its hand-built M600 su­per­car. Mc­claren will also have a pres­ence, and Su­per­car­bro­ker.com will be show­cas­ing some of its de­sir­able wares.

Among the re­sorts on show will be Christophe Har­bour and Porto Mon­tene­gro, each of­fer­ing world-class fa­cil­i­ties to dis­cern­ing yacht and prop­erty own­ers.

The on-wa­ter part of the show, which runs an ex­tra day un­til Satur­day May 7, will host the much-an­tic­i­pated de­but of Glider’s Su­per Sport fast mo­tor cat con­cept. You’ll also be able to see a host of bro­ker­age yachts, with Princess and Sun­seeker London rep­re­sented.

With cat­walk fash­ion ex­pe­ri­ences, sem­i­nars and Moët Hen­nessy keep­ing the ex­clu­sive bars stocked, there will be dis­trac­tions aplenty. We look for­ward to see­ing you there. SYW • To pur­chase tick­ets and see a full list of ex­hibitors, go to: lon­dony­acht­je­tand­pres­tige­carshow.com

Clock­wise from left: Sil­ver­lin­ing’s in­no­va­tive work with ma­te­ri­als; Ulysse Nardin; be­spoke Ser­daneli fit­tings; the show cel­e­brates fine liv­ing; Lomond Yachts of­fers char­ters; Iri­mari, the 63-me­tre from Sun­rise that launched last year; see the star­tling ne

The London Yacht, Jet & Pres­tige Car Show

Old Billings­gate & St Katharine Docks, London EC3 Wed­nes­day 4 - Fri­day 6/ Satur­day 7 May 2016

Clock­wise from the left: Lady Lara, a stun­ning 91-me­tre Lürssen on sea tri­als last year; Plax Jew­ellery will be on show; a Gulf­stream G550 – visit Xclu­sive Jet for more; lim­ited-edi­tion wrist-wear from Sen­tu­rion; a stun­ning West­port 40M; Ver­i­tais Yacht &

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