Dusseldorf Boat Show 2016

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, showcased by 1.700 exhibitors in 17 halls.

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. 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.” 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.

20 themed and adventure worlds for action and fun
It is certainly the case that boot Düsseldorf would be only half the fun without its popular themed and adventure worlds! Jungmichel: “It is not enough for a water sports trade fair just to present products; visitors need to be invited to join in and express their opinions. This is what makes a trade fair a genuine mega-event. For nine days, 17 exhibition halls will be turned into a magical, water-based world.”