Originally Posted by paulbrown22
I pop in most years, mainly to see friends and acquaintances, purely because I happen to work in London during the week.
Last year's was the smallest I've ever seen, and it seemed painfully quiet. Even though it's only 10 mins away, not sure I'll be going this year!
Show is bigger floor area this year taking up whole of South hall and different stand layout particularly in half of show with chandlers etc in. Plenty of ribs and motor boats to see and lots more yachts than last year. New ribeye looks really nice as does the 10m scorpion on Ben Ainslie's stand.
First three days seemed busy although no official attendance figures through from organisers yet. The classic car show, which was great, and the cruise show which were also on at excel bought a few extra people in so be interesting to see what attendance is like for the rest of the week when there's nothing else on.