When it is cloudy and grey in Germany, boot Düsseldorf is ready to make dreams come true between 23. and 31. January 2016. With the motto “360° water sports“, it will highlight all leisure pursuits that take place in, on, or by the water, in a form that is unique anywhere in the world.
Water sports fans of all kinds – boat and yacht lovers, recreational divers, surfers, wakeboarders or anglers – will find a wide range of exhibits to interest them at boot Düsseldorf.
Most popular international water sports event
“boot Düsseldorf is an international trade fair event that the entire industry and its fans look forward to in January every year”, explains Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel, Director of boot Düsseldorf. “We know that the companies exhibiting focus their trade fair budgets specially on boot Düsseldorf and always make sure they present their exhibits as magnificently as possible here. At our event, visitors can inspect, examine and experience the new boat, diving equipment or wakeboard he is interested in. This helps to make the trade fair an outstanding success for the exhibitors too, because many visitors take their buying decisions directly at boot Düsseldorf. We will be able to welcome more than 1,700 exhibitors from 60 different countries in Düsseldorf and will once again have the market leaders in all sectors on board. The companies are very motivated, are in some cases booking larger presentation areas too and will be adopting a very user-oriented approach.”
More than 1,700 boats and yachts
boot Düsseldorf is the biggest boat presentation in the world, with more than 1,700 boats and yachts. Nine of the 17 halls are devoted to this subject alone and will have the entire range of water vehicles on show, from sailing yachts to motor boats and from canoes to rowing boats. Jungmichel: “The boatbuilding industry is excellently represented, with a uniquely varied selection of 440 shipyard exhibitors. In addition to the latest high-tech developments with increasingly light and environmentally sophisticated materials, exclusive and high-quality classic boats play a significant role in our exhibition concept.” The market leaders in the sailing and motor yacht field are particularly well-represented at boot Düsseldorf 2016, with their entire product range in all sizes and classes.
Exhibitors from all over the world are coming to Düsseldorf
47 per cent of the exhibitors, i.e. 800 of the boot participants, are coming from outside Germany, accounting for almost 50 per cent of the stand space too. The list of foreign exhibitors is topped traditionally by the major water sports nations, such as the Netherlands, Italy, France and Great Britain.
All of the Eastern Caribbean states, which are also known as the Windward Islands, are on board for the first time, with such exotic and attractive destinations as Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Monserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Director Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel reports: “It is slowly becoming rather difficult to find new countries, since it really is the case that boot Düsseldorf is thoroughly global.” What are also very popular with visitors are the national and joint stands, as they often reflect the typical charm of a region. In 2016, Egypt, the Azores, Belgium (Flanders), Curacao, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Croatia, Turkey, Fuerteventura, the Philippines, Indonesia, Portugal, Sardinia and the Canary Islands are taking part.
Themed and adventure worlds: what is where?
Experience 360° water sports on the big indoor pool: surfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, skimboarding, wakeskating and stand-up paddling
Recreational Diving Center
Diving for beginners and infotainment in the glass diving tower: equipment, destinations and the stars of the recreational diving community
Water Pixel World
Where water sports photographers and underwater filmers meet: technology, presentations and workshops
The latest racing powerboats for people with nerves of steel
Halls 6 / 7a
Luxurious boats, designer equipment, superyacht industry and information stands
Galeria boot Düsseldorf
Maritime art: traditional and modern exhibits from artists, studios and universities
Basic information for beginners: how to enjoy boating without a licence with motors up to 15 horsepower, accessory equipment and boat technology, motor and driving theory, new boats in all sizes
Tips about how to maintain and increase the value of boats
Recreational Fishing Center
Rods & reels: test equipment and learn from experts
World of Paddling
The big show of canoes and kayaks with a canoe test run
Advice about trip planning
Assistance with the planning of your next boating holiday
The most attractive destinations for sailors and motorboat enthusiasts
Schoolchildren experience oceans as a habitat
Wonderful playground for young boot visitors
boot sailing school
Enjoy sailing in Optimists and dinghies – with wind machine assistance
NRW sailing and recreational boating schools
The safe way to learn how to sail – with experts
Discover the world with TUI cruises!
Classic and traditional boats, maritime craftsmanship
All you need to know about catamaran and trimaran sailing
The hotspot for passionate sailors: personal experiences of and meetings with expert round-the-world yachtsmen and the stars of competitive sailing. Regattas and boats in all classes