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New Thames Clippers to be unveiled

Catamarans loaded onto a vessel in Hobart, Tasmania Credit: MBNA Thames Clippers

Two new catamarans are to be unveiled on Monday and will be the latest additions to the Thames Clippers fleet. The two new boats are the first new additions to the fleet in seven years and will carry 150 passengers each.

They were built in Tasmania, off the coast of Australia and have been shipped more than 10,000 miles to the river Thames. They will serve the Putney to Blackfriars route along the river.

The MBNA Thames Clippers river bus operation carried over 3.8 million passengers in 2014.


400 boats on display at the London Boat Show

Visitors view luxury yachts at the Boat Show Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Boat enthusiasts have just over a week to catch a glimpse of some of the world's most luxurious boats at The London International Boat Show. It attracted large crowds on its opening day, along with some star power. Singer Nicole Scherzinger attended the event, unveiling Sunseeker International's new boat, the Predator 57.

Nicole Scherzinger attends the opening of the London Boat Show

There are close to 400 boats on show, which range in value from just £300 to £4.5 million. The biggest boat at the event is the Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht measuring 92ft. On the other end of the scale is the 8ft RibeyeTL240. It is the show's 61st event. It runs until Sunday January 18.

The boats range in value from £300 to £4.5 million

Boats worth millions carefully hoisted into Excel

Yachts and powerboats worth millions of pounds have been painstakingly lifted into place ahead of next month's CWM FX London Boat Show at the ExCel.

The 61st annual London Boat show, will run from January 9 - 18.

There will be almost 400 boats on display, including these yachts which were precariously lifted out of the Thames earlier this week by a team of engineers.

A full range of vessels will be on display from £300 boats right up to £4.7million luxury yachts, ranging from a tiny 8ft Ribeye TL240 up to the colossal Sunseeker yacht which measures 92ft.