Posted 2017-05-02 in Yacht

London’s 4-Day Summer Yachting & Boating Festival


A stone’s throw from Tower Bridge and The Tower of London, St. Katharine Docks, central London’s only marina, is hosting London On-Water, London’s No.1 floating yachting and boating festival, where yachts and boats can be seen and experienced in their natural element - on the water!

London On-Water returns for the third year over four days in June 2017 (8th-11th) and will present yachts and boats from luxury yachts to RIBs and everything in-between. Several fantastic new features - including a ‘Mariner’s Retail Village’ on Marble Quay, live screening of the America’s Cup, a Supercar Showcase, Ben Fogle’s round-Britain record attempt powerboat, and the opportunity to take a boat for a spin on the River Thames, together with  fine cafés and restaurants - will ensure that London On-Water 2017 really will be an event to enjoy for salty sea dogs and landlubbers alike!

The fantastic main feature of London On-Water will be the magnificent display of the latest luxury yachts and boats for sale, both motor and sail, from the world’s top yacht building brands. Each vessel will be available to visitors to view and explore on-board, with luxury yachts and boats to suit every kind of yachting enthusiast, from the occasional weekend sailor to full ocean-going aficionados, plus one or two stunning surprises as well! A delight for every boating enthusiast and even the opportunity to try them out on the water as visitors will be able book a time slot with the exhibitors to take their dream boat for a spin down the Thames during the early afternoons of all four days of the Show.

Among the new features this year will be a chance to watch the thrills and spills of the America’s Cup as it happens. With a big screen positioned on Marble Quay next to the famous Dicken's Inn, London On-Water 2017 will be a fabulous place for workers and residents in London to gather for some great on-water action, screened live from Bermuda!  

Show visitors will be able to see the extraordinary Spectre 32R to be raced by SUNUS Ocean Racing, their factory offshore powerboat team, along with Ben Fogle, the well-known TV personality and explorer. This is also the same boat that Tom drove for Amazon Prime’s hit TV show The Grand Tour. The boat was involved in episode 3 of Jeremy Clarkson’s show where with Richard Hammond onboard, the 800HP, 32ft race machine disturbed the peace of Venice, and, with its wake, purposefully threw Clarkson and May into the water. Both Ben and Tom will be at London On-Water 2017 to show visitors the boat. 

Those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on land, or at least on a pedal, are not forgotten with a wide range of stunning supercars and prestige cars from Ferraris to E-Type Jaguar Roadsters, including a selection of Great British Sports & Custom Cars on Marble Quay - a superb spectacle at the event. 

The fabulous ‘Mariner’s Village’ will present an eclectic range of nautical and other items, including marine clothing and fashions, electronics, general chandlery, holidays afloat, gifts and even a selection of the most wonderful gins and champagnes (with interesting new ideas on what you can do with them!) - all be available to try and buy on the quayside. A superb place to spend an hour or five!

Having undergone a careful refurbishment, St Katharine Docks is a thriving waterside community of leading companies, brands and restaurants and is popular with Londoners and visitors alike. This historic waterside haven is the perfect place to spend time looking at all the wonderful yachts and boats at London On-Water with visitors able to enjoy St Katharine Docks’ wide selection of restaurants, bars and pubs offering a tantalising selection of food and beverages. 


Entry to the land displays at London On-Water 2017 is free for all visitors with a £5 charge to visit the pontoons and the on-water displays.

Visitors of JAMESEDITION can gain FREE ENTRY to allareas of the Show on all days by registering in advance at and entering the SGI code JAMES EDITION.


Central London’s No.1 Summer Yachting & Boating Festival

The perfect way to spend an afternoon, evening or indeed the entire day!