CWM FX London Boat Show 2015
The 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show is from 9 to 18 January at ExCel Arena London UK.
The London Boat Show, Europe's original boat show, is now in it's 61st year. The show offers a broad range of watercraft from dinghies to superyachts. Independent boat builders and multinational companies will display power and sail boats ranging from 5 metre (15 feet) to over 15 metre (50 feet).
The Datatag Lab will be interactive, immersive and present the latest in innovation and technology from specialists including the UK Met Office, electronics manufacturer Raymarine and Southampton Solent University. The first production model of the Solent Whisper foiling catamaran will be built live in The Lab over the 10 days of the show. Visitors will be able watch all the stages of production from the preparation of the moulds, to the final presentation of the completed boat.
Raymarine brings its navigation simulator to the show with a bridge system fitted to a custom Sunseeker Predator console. This displays professional training software on large screens to provide a fully interactive experience. Visitors can take the helm on a variety of vessels to experience virtual extremes without getting their feet wet, from flat calm through to hurricane force 12.
Sir Ben Ainslie and the Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team will be one of the attractions at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show. BAR was conceived in 2011 by four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the America’s Cup back to where the event began in 1851.
The attendance of Ben and the British Challenger team for the 35th America’s Cup will reinforce the London Boat Show as an event ‘where adventure starts, pioneers meet and innovation shines’.
BAR has plenty of activities going on during the event. An interactive stand will offer a taste of what will be on offer at the British Challenger Visitor Centre when the new HQ opens in Portsmouth in June 2015. The new Scorpion support / chase boat will be launched plus specialised talks from some of the designers and sailors.
Joining the 400 boats on display at the Show is BAR’s foiling Nacra that will be used in training. The America’s Cup World Series team will be on hand with a display showcasing the summer 2015 event in Portsmouth UK.
This years London Boat Show show has an HD experience designed so that visitors can immerse themselves in the elements and explore a world of boating and the latest in technology.
The 4D Experience is designed to challenge visitors senses as they walk through a number of nautical locations, from the heat of the tropics to the cold icy winds of the arctic. The 4D Experience will assail the senses with sampled sounds and sights of the various scenarios, ranging from the northern lights to sea breezes bought to life with computer controlled fans.
Located at the very front of the show will be an opportunity for visitors to interact with the weather. Super sensitive sensors will detect body movement as people approach the entrance, the rain will cease - slowly back away and the rain will start to fall from the sky again.
London and virtual weather - the perfect combination for a January maritime event...
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