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Sceptre Sets Sail To The Liverpool Boat Show
Thu 28th Oct 10 - 12:51

One of the UK's best-loved yachts is set to make an appearance at the inaugural Liverpool Boat Show next year.

Sceptre was built in 1958 by a syndicate from the Royal Yacht Squadron to challenge for the America's Cup – the oldest trophy in international sport.

Only three years after its golden jubilee, Sceptre will be coming to the Liverpool Boat Show as part of a collection of legend vessels which will be on display to visitors throughout the show running from 29th April to 8th May 2011.

Chris Ball from the Sceptre Preservation Society is heading the team which will bring the yacht, believed to be the only UK America's Cup chal! lenger still sailing in British Waters, to the show. He said:

"The inaugural Liverpool Boat Show will make another important entry into the colourful history of Sceptre."

"The team at Sceptre Preservation Society who work to keep the boat at its best have spent some time in Liverpool before and we are delighted to be bringing Sceptre back to such a historically rich area - It is a fantastic setting and opportunity to build interest in the preservation of the history of yachting and in helping to secure the future of Sceptre."

James Gower, Event Director of the Liverpool Boat Show, added: "We are delighted to welcome a legen! d of the boating world back to Liverpool. It adds yet another level of diversity and variety to the hundreds of attractions currently listed to appear at the event."

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