The first London Yacht Show, which was set to take place May 8-11 at St Katharine Docks, has been postponed until spring 2020.

Organised by Informa, in partnership with British Marine, the London Yacht Show was announced in December – having replaced the London On-Water Boat Show. Andrew Williams, president of Informa’s maritime portfolio, said that the cancellation was due to a faltering of market interest.

He commented: “Since an initial burst of interest in the London Yacht Show, take-up has slowed from some segments of the industry and from luxury brands. And so, with just over a month to go until the planned launch, overall commitment to the event is not at the level required to deliver a show with the profile, scale and market breadth the industry asked for and deserves in London.

“Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, we therefore believe it is in everyone’s interest to postpone the show until next year. We are all now very focused on delivering a great event and experience in 2020, creating a unique experience for visitors and a leading UK showcase for exhibitors within the growing, international yachting, boating and luxury markets.”