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Win Boat Show Tickets


London International Boat Show

Come and see me at the show at the following times:

Friday 7th - 13.40 - 14.00
Saturday 8th - 11.00 - 11.20
Friday 14th - 15.00 - 15.20
Saturday 15th - 15.00 - 15.20
Sunday 16th - 15.00 - 15.20

Location: Knowledge Box
Subject: My next big adventure

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Start off the New Year courtesy of the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show and HotRIBS. Running from 7 – 16 January 2011 at London’s ExCeL, the Capital’s leading boat Show is set to be some of the busiest 10 days in the boating calendar. With a host of brand new features and attractions as well as regular Show favourites, the new look Show is an unmissable day out, where everything to do with activity on, in and under the water is there to be discovered.

Lucky Readers
To brighten up your January, HotRIBS is offering four lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Show. The Show will bring hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the marine industry’s finest products, services and equipment and roughly 1000 boats ranging from kayaks and dinghies to sail boats, motor yachts and ribs will be on show to climb aboard, explore and trial.

"Do You Know Your RIBs?"
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets simply pit your wits against
other RIBsters. This year saw an unprecedented array of console designs and configurations fitted on the RIBs at the Southampton Boat Show.

Simply visit our console photogallery, take a close look at the consoles and identify the make of rib and e-mail your answer to  by the 19th December 2010. Winners will be determined by the number of correct answers for the make of RIB. In the event of a tie, the identification of the actual model will then determine the winners.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the Show’s new features for 2011:

  •   Used Boats – In association with, the Show will feature a new used boats marina for the very first time, berthing up to 70 used boats of all shapes and sizes.
  •   Watersports – An exciting new watersports zone has been introduced. Packed full of products and equipment, the dedicated zone will provide an unmissable experience for all visitors.
  •  Watersports Action Pool – Managed by Neilson Active Holidays and Rockley Watersports and measuring 70m x 24m, the new pool is set to become a star attraction. Visitors can try a diverse range of activities such as stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), wakeboarding, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, canoeing and kayaking, as well as model yacht racing. The pool will combine ‘Try It’ sessions and live demos by watersports experts, including a canoe polo championship and an SUP sprint challenge.
  •   A New Crew - The Show’s new look has been shaped by an impressive line up of the marine world’s high flyers. Each day at the Show, visitors will have the chance to see sports stars such as wakeboard legend Matt Crowhurst and Olympic medallist Mark Covell in action and pick their brains for tips and advice in the new Knowledge Box. The Knowledge Box is the place to see, listen and hear from expects on topics as diverse as buying or selling a boat and wakeboarding tips and tricks.
  •  Have A Go – The Show is packed with activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Race model boats on the Model Boat Pool, learn how to use a cruising chute, try your hand at BrushBoarding and see some classic boats including Swallow, the original boat from Swallows and Amazons.

Getting to the Show could not be easier, as the Docklands Light Railway’s (DLR) Prince Regent Station stops directly outside ExCeL’s all new East entrance, the main entrance for the Show. Visitors can find the DLR line at Canning Town on the Jubilee line. And with over 2,500 car parking spaces on site, those visitors coming by car will be comfortably accommodated.

How to buy tickets
Tickets can be booked through the website or via the ticket hotline on 0871 230 7140. Tickets bought on the door cost £18 and each ticket admits one adult and two children under the age of 15. Visit for more information, to purchase tickets and plan your day at the Show.

Dec 2010