Yacht and water sports enthusiasts can look forward to boot Düsseldorf at its best from 17-25 January. Registrations from the international yachting and water sports industry are showing excellent occupancy levels in the 17 exhibition halls traditionally occupied by boot at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.
Over 1,650 exhibitors from over 60 countries will be welcoming visitors on a tour of the global market for boats and yachts and for maritime equipment and services.
“We had a great amount of wind in our sails when we started our trade fair preparations. Bookings have been plentiful and, above all, have been arriving at an early stage, as exhibitors are wanting to secure good places for themselves, while some are even expanding their space,” says Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel, Director of boot Düsseldorf.
“The boat show has established itself well and truly as the leading indoor trade fair of the entire yachting and boating industry. The sector is increasingly focusing its budgets on boot Düsseldorf as a guarantee for good business in Europe – the region with the greatest purchasing power. The boat show attracts around 50,000 visitors from other countries, opening doors to high-calibre international customers.”
Exhibitors are planning to come to Düsseldorf with a large number of premières and developments. Covering several halls, leading international boatbuilders will display their full ranges of models in all sizes and quality categories.
An international line-up
Exhibitors from over 60 countries will ensure a wide spectrum of international brands in all product lines. Around 800 exhibitors will be coming from outside Germany, covering nearly half of the exhibition space. The list of countries is extremely diverse. The biggest international exhibitors are the Netherlands, followed by Italy, France and the UK.
In addition to individual company stands from the various countries, there will also be national shows presented by important boat building nations such as France, the Netherlands and Poland.
Luxury segment on the rise
With around 60 large and luxurious yachts, boats and tenders in the high-end range of the market, the luxury segment is clearly on the rise again.
The product spectrum has certainly been widening, especially for yachts between 20 and 25 metres in length. This coming January Bénéteau and its luxury line Monte Carlo Yachts will be in Hall 6 instead of Hall 4, thus following Jeanneau boatbuilders, who took this decision with their elegant prestige yachts two years earlier.
Azimut, Sunseeker and Princess will have wide ranges of models among their extra-large yachts. The biggest yachts – about 30 in all – will reach boot 2015 by water from December onwards and will then be lifted on land with the help of Big Willi equipment.
A good level of bookings has been recorded for the Super Yacht Show in Hall 7a. 70 exhibitors will provide information and proof of their capabilities in realising exclusive yacht building projects, including a range of pavilions, such as German Yachts and the French Pavilion.