The rebranded London Yacht Show has announced the first wave of exhibitors for its 2019 event.
Twelve brands have now signed up, namely Sunseeker, Princess, Fairline, Azimut, Bayliner, Bavaria Power & Sail, Chris Craft Boats, Discovery Yachts, Greenline, Hallberg Rassy, Malibu Boats, Sunsail Yacht Ownership and Sealine. A further eight are in talks.
"The decision to completely relaunch this event was not taken lightly so to get the immediate support of such significant brands is a true reflection of the confidence the industry has that London Yacht Show will be an important platform in the international boat show calendar," said Andrew Williams, president of the maritime division at show organisers Informa Markets.
"This will be a significantly different show to previous years and follows on from extensive research to ensure we are delivering the right audience to the exhibitors while providing a great on-water experience for visitors."
The London Yacht Show, run in partnership with British Marine, is now a boutique event with a high-end focus featuring just 60 berths.
Organisers hope to attract around 12,000 visitors over the five day duration. The event runs from May 9 - 12 at St Katharine Docks.