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The Classic Boat Festival will be at St Katharine Docks September

The Classic Boat Festival will be shown at St Katharine Docks in St Katherine’s Way next to the Tower of London, on September 9 and 10.

Celebrating maritime heritage, the festival will showcase more than 40 vintage, restored vessels over the weekend.

From elegant sailing yachts to majestic steamboats, this collection promises to be a feast for the eyes and a fascinating journey into the heyday of maritime travel.

A selection of warships will also be on display, including the Dunkirk Little Ships, motorboats from the Bates Starcraft and Rampart ranges, and two steam tugs.

Modern vessels join the lineup too, with a 20-metre Navy ship HMS Dasher and one of London’s MET Marine Police Unit Targa motor boats.

Sir Alec Rose’s famous sailing yacht Lively Lady will also be moored alongside the Nancy Blackett – a favourite yacht of Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome, and the 200-year-old Thames sailing barge Gladys.

There’s something for everyone from kids’ activities and workshops to talks and entertainment as well as a selection of food and drink and vessels open on the day.



Picture: The classic boat festival at St Katharine Docks Picture: St Katharine Docks Marina

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