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1st February 2024

We can now confirm that Oceandiva London will return to EU waters. Despite obtaining the prestigious Green Award’s Platinum Label, the combination of regulatory challenges and infrastructural inadequacies proved too great to overcome.

The ‘Oceandiva London’ stood as a beacon for the future, the world’s first carbon-neutral floating event venue of its calibre. As you are aware, Smart Group’s involvement was in managing the events that would be taking place on the vessel and we were both delighted and humbled by the breadth of corporate clients who were totally enamoured by the vessel and what it meant for London’s event offering. It is therefore with deep regret that we will not be able to bring this long-awaited project to fruition.

Whilst we acknowledge that this may feel like a victory for some local residents and riverside stakeholders, we are sure you can appreciate it is a sad day for the city and indeed Smart Group, as this carbon-neutral, cutting-edge vessel will no longer be redefining events on the River Thames. It is quite simply a missed opportunity for the City.

Regardless of whether you supported the project or not, we’d like to thank you for your time and contribution to the conversation and wish you all the very best for the future.

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