London Yacht Show canceled a month before launch

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St. Katherine’s Docks

St. Katherine’s Docks

The London Yacht Show has been cancelled. A statement from its organizers said the event has been postponed until 2020 to “ensure the delivery of a high quality on-water show, with the scale and breadth to attract full participation of the industries it is aimed it.”

The event was scheduled to take place at St. Katharine Docks from May 8-12, 2019. It was announced in December 2018. The statement said that “many of the UK’s largest yachting brands” signed up for the show and other luxury-good companies pledged “support and commitment.”

“Since an initial burst of interest in the London Yacht Show, take-up has slowed from some segments of the industry and from luxury brands,” said Andrew Williams, president of the Maritime Group, in the statement. “With just over a month to go until the planned launch, overall commitment to the event is not at the level required to deliver a show with the profile, scale and market breadth the industry asked for and deserves in London. Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, we therefore believe it is in everyone’s interest to postpone the show until next year.”