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boot Düsseldorf, 20 -28 January 2018

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As we begin 2018, boot Düsseldorf is gearing up for its 49th edition, which promises to be more interactive and engaging than ever, riding on the back of a successful and optimistic 2017 for the boating industry. With over 1,800 exhibitors the boat show is one of the largest and most diverse in the world, attracting representatives and visitors from all corners of the nautical sector. 

Anticipated world debuts from international companies and German shipbuilders will provide plenty of talking points.

The transport and unloading of the sailing and motor boats is itself a spectacle, which has already seen the majestic Princess 35m travel from Plymouth up the Rhine. Besides the Princess, which is the largest yacht to be exhibited this year, are Italian luxury yachts by Ferreti and Azimut, and the Majesty 100 from Dubai.

Princess arriving

Photo credit: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

One industry trend that shows no sign of abating is the increased focus on destinations and lifestyle, bridging the gap between the professional and amateur worlds and broadening the appeal of boat shows to the prospective holidaymaker.

To this end, Boot Travel World is a new showcase of nautical holidays certain to lift everyone's spirits with a dash of summer escapism. All areas will be represented, from surfing trips, fishing tours, diving holidays, paddle boarding and charter. Cruising experts will be on hand to help you plan your next itinerary.

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Similarly, the unmistakeable movement across our industry to find more sustainable, innovative and eco-friendly ways to do business and enjoy the oceans is given a platform at Boot Düsseldorf, where the inaugural Ocean Tribute award will be bestowed upon the creator of a project designed to improve the cleanliness of oceans and waterways. Make sure to visit the Love Your Ocean stage (Hall 4) to hear from passionate campaigner Emily Penn and take part in the debate. 

18 themed areas in 16 halls

Boot Dusseldorf's scale increases year upon year. These are some of the areas and events to note in your agenda.


Hall 6: Large Yachts, luxury yachts and tenders

Hall 7a: boot Interior: Luxury accessories and interior decoration. Get the first take of brand new superyacht designs and projects.

Motor Boats

Hall 9: Major international manufacturers and a huge array of motor boats

motoryachts hall

Photo credit: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

Technical Equipment

Hall 11: A showcase of technical equipment including navigation systems, radar equipment and mast manufacturers, marina equipment, water sports clothing and more.

Bluewater Seminar, Saturday 27 January

Topics to be covered by experts in the field include: Long distance communications and navigation; global weather systems; energy management; medicine on board; essential skills, knowledge and equipment to acquire before casting off.

The Flagship Night will see the crowning of the European Yacht of the Year and European Power Boat of the Year. View the list of nominees, here and here.

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