Classic Boat Festival

Classic Boat Festival

09 September 2022

This annual three-day boating extravaganza will see around 40 beautiful vintage and exquisitely preserved vessels assemble in the central basin of St Katharine Docks in London. These include the war heroes, the Dunkirk Little Ships, Bates Starcraft and other impressive working vessels. With an array of activities including boatbuilding workshops, live music, talks and kids activities, it is the perfect day for all the family. 

Visitors will be able to board some of the vessels and meet their caring owners, and each day is marked with an opening and closing salute of horns. Talks will be held on the SKD Events Platform, with knowledgeable hosts including the custodians of HM The Queen's Row Barge 'Gloriana' and yachting celebrity, Tom Cunliffe. The festival continues ashore with food, entertainment, nautical goods and services available on Marble Quay.

Opening Times

Friday 9th: 3pm - 5:30pm (plus VIP evening, please enquire)
Saturday 10th: 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11th: 11am - 5pm

Talks

Friday 9th

  • 4pm Tom Cunliffe

Saturday 10th

  • 12 midday HM The Queen's Row Barge 'Gloriana' 
  • 1:30pm History of St Katharine Docks with Dr Oliver Ayers
  • 3pm 'Thames Islands' by photographer Jonathan Goldberg 3pm

Sunday 11th

  • 12 midday HM The Queen's Row Barge 'Gloriana' 
  • 3pm Association of Dunkirk Little Ships

*More talks to be announced shortly.

Free entry to visitors. For boat entry and stand information, contact Claire Frew on the marina team on 0207 264 5312 or Sian Confrey on 0207 2645289

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