The London Yacht Show has cancelled its 2019 edition, and says it is ‘rescheduling’ to 2020.

The organisers say the delay is to “ensure the delivery of a high quality on-water show, with the scale and breadth to attract full participation of the industries it is aimed at.”

The event was previously rebranded to the London Yacht Show from the London On Water Show, with a heavier focus on the high-end boating and luxury goods market.

The London Yacht Show was scheduled to take place from 8-12 May 2019.

Andrew Williams, President of Maritime Group, said: “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.”