The Tullett Prebon London Boat Show 2012

The Show took place at Excel from Friday 6 (press and public preview  day) – Sunday 15 January 2012.  The following interviews were ‘cut’ for the web.

 

Monday 9 Jan

The Royal Yachting Association announced Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience as the crew for the 470 dinghy class today.

The pair has only been sailing together for two years, but last month won a silver medal in the World Championships in Australia.  Stephen Parks said a few words about them.

Stephen Park RYA Olympic Manager'

Saturday 7 Jan

Adventurer Alan Priddy is aiming to break the powerboat record for going round the world.  He and his team were at the Show to announce the name of the boat and talk about the plans for 2012.

Tracey Clarke talks with Alan Priddy about 'Acomplish More'

Friday 6 Jan

The new boss of Fairline says the troubled company in Oundle and Corby has turned the corner into profitability.

After four years of losses, the firm made a small profit in the last quarter of 2011 – and prospects look good for 2012.

Fairline expands its range

People from Weymouth and Portland are spreading the word about the Olympic sailing venue at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. They’re hoping to capitalise on the high profile event this summer – and create a legacy for the community.

Jacqui Gisborne from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Thursday 5 Jan

Before the show opens our reporter spoke with Sunseeker’s founder Robert Braithwaite reflecting on exhibiting at the show and the Poole-based business.

Karen Woods meets Robert Braithwaite at the Boat Show

Visitors to this year’s Tullett Prebon London Boat Show will get the chance to climb one of the masts from HMS Victory in Portsmouth.

Specialist company Bell Riggings has won a major contract to repair and restore parts of Nelson’s flagship.  It’s brought some of the original timbers to the show to publicise the work.

Ian Bell describes the Boat Show feature