Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

What You're Missing at This Year's London Boat Show

This week more than 300 seaworthy exhibitors take over ExCel, the 100-acre convention center site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock, east of Canary Wharf in London. Though you can find jet skis, kayaks, and all the rigging equipment needed to outfit your own luxury sailing vessel, it's the yachts that get most of the attention. Photographs by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A Princess Yacht, built in Plymouth, England, on display at the London Boat Show on Jan. 6.

The control deck of the Sunseeker 95 yacht, so named because it is 95 feet long. With a deep “V” hull, it has a comfortable cruising speed of 24 knots.

The front deck of a Sunseeker Manhattan 66 yacht, which makes its debut this week.

Pre-owned yachts are listed for sale beneath a Princess 60.

A navigation aid on the deck of the Sunseeker 95.

An exhibitor sits near the stern of a Bénéteau boat.

Union Jack-embroidered cushions decorate seats of a Ribeye Prime Six19 boat.

A cooking and dining area inside a Bénéteau craft seen through a window in the hull.

A sleek Princess S60 yacht, smaller than her two older siblings in the S -Class, the S72 and S65, on display.

A Yamaha GP 1800 Waverunner jetski has an estimated 260 horsepower and top speed of more than 60 miles per hour, thanks to its supercharged, 1.8L four-stroke engine.

Employees wait on the Princess Yachts stand for the opening of the London Boat Show.