All aboard for the London Boat Show 2016

Made In Chelsea star, Lucy Watson, launched the London Boat Show 2016/onEdition

Made In Chelsea star, Lucy Watson, launched the London Boat Show 2016/onEdition - Credit: onEdition

Made In Chelsea star, Lucy Watson, swapped the swanky boutiques of west London for the docklands to officially open the 62nd London Boat Show at ExCeL London on Friday.

The television personality, who is no stranger to the deck of a luxury boat, said: “I’ve manned the winch of a sail boat and watched a Seabob demonstration at the huge indoor pool.

“Whether visitors are boating beginners or sailing experts, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy.”

Actor Hugh Bonneville was also in attendance to officially launch the Sunseeker International stand.

The luxury boat company launched their new Sunseeker 131 Yacht at the event.

At 40.05 meters and with a £16 million price tag it is the biggest and most expensive boat at this years’ show.

Referring to the Downton Abbey for which he is perhaps best known, Hugh said: “Both of our products have travelled the world and flown the flag for Britain.”

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Marketing manager, Bryan Jones, said that the ‘quintessentially British’ Hugh was the perfect person for the event. He said: “He is an English statesman and reflects what we are as a brand.”

The London Boat Show takes place from January 8-17 at ExCeL London.

Ticket prices start at £10, plus two children 15 or under going free with an adult.

For more information and to buy tickets visit

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