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Green Light for boot Düsseldorf's Irish Visitors to Attend German Boat Show

9th October 2020
Green Light for boot Düsseldorf's Irish Visitors to Attend German Boat Show

The German Federal Government has decided that trade fair participants are generally considered business travellers with good cause to enter Germany. In addition, the current corona entry regulation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (CoronaEinrVO) applies.

When entering Germany, trade fair exhibitors must submit a confirmation of participation from the trade fair organiser as proof. boot exhibitors have received an admission document which they can download from the Online Order System (OOS).

Visitors to the trade fair must present their admission ticket to boot and also an appointment for a business meeting with at least one exhibitor. This regulation applies with immediate effect and without exception to all trade fair participants from countries that are currently not included in the German positive list or are included under conditions on the German positive list. Further information on this subject can be found in the FAQ of the Federal Ministry of the Interior under the question "Which skilled and highly qualified foreign workers are permitted to enter Germany from a non-European foreign country?":

According to the current status of the CoronaEinrVO of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia dated October 7, 2020, people entering Germany from risk areas must present a negative corona test, which was carried out no more than 48 hours before entering the Federal Republic of Germany. Decisive for the beginning of the 48-hour period is the time at which the test result is determined. The test result or the medical certificate must be kept for at least 14 days after entry. Please note that due to the dynamic development the situation may change at any time.

"boot Düsseldorf 2021 is very well positioned. The manufacturers of boats and yachts have almost uniformly announced their participation. Halls 1 to 6, 9 and 10 as well as 15 to 17 are already very well booked at this stage. We will have all the major global players in the sailing and motor yacht sector as well as the superboat and luxury yacht area on board again. The European shipyards are convinced of the great necessity of boat shows and have told us in many conversations that the boatbuilding industry would not survive without boat shows. They are the elixir of life of the entire water sports community", explains boot director Petros Michelidakis.

In addition to the boat suppliers, the manufacturers of engines - combustion and electric drives (Halls 9 and 10) - will be fully represented. Surf sports hall 8a will once again show itself as a highly professional trendsetter in the sector. Behind the colourful and cool presentation is a hard work, inventive talent and innovative technology. Among other things, the latest developments in the in-sports "Wing Surfing" will be on display here. "And we are delighted to have a very special highlight ready for the large diving community. 42 years ago, the first diving tower stood on boot Düsseldorf. In 2021, it will be replaced by a new, high tower that can be seen from all sides. The dives will be visualised even better and visitors will have a great view of the athletes. We have already planned many exciting demonstrations there", says Michelidakis with a view to the diving enthusiasts and adds: "Even if the travel industry suffers from the effects of the crisis, we will be able to present a varied and attractive range of offers in 2021". In addition, leading international charter operators and houseboat hirers are again on board, as these safe forms of holiday are currently in great demand.

Translated with (free version)Also ready to start is the extensive program of participation in the popular water sports: surfing on the "WAVE", SUPen on the Flatwater pool, sailing in the Sailing Center, paddling on the canoeing track, sport fishing on the fishing pond or diving in the new diving tower. Water sports enthusiasts come at their expense on boot in the bleak Central European January. The diverse stage programs with expert tips are worthwhile for both beginners and experienced skippers.

Messe Düsseldorf is also relying on its proven "PROTaction" safety system at boot Düsseldorf. The campaign for the implementation of the hygiene and infection protection rules has already proven at this year's CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF that trade fairs for mobile leisure time can be successfully held under the special conditions

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boot Düsseldorf, the International Boat Show

With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. Around 2,000 exhibitors present their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

boot Düsseldorf FAQs

boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair. Seventeen exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology.

The Fairground Düsseldorf. This massive Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre is strategically located between the River Rhine and the airport. It's about 20 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the city centre.

250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair.

The 2018 show was the golden jubilee of the show, so 2021 will be the 51st show.

Every year in January. In 2021 it will be 23-31 January.

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Messeplatz 40474 Düsseldorf Tel: +49 211 4560-01 Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The Irish marine trade has witnessed increasing numbers of Irish attendees at boot over the last few years as the 17-Hall show becomes more and more dominant in the European market and direct flights from Dublin offer the possibility of day trips to the river Rhine venue.

Boats & Yachts Engines, Engine parts Yacht Equipment Watersports Services Canoes, Kayaks, Rowing Waterski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard & Skimboard Jetski + Equipment & Services Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing & SUP Angling Maritime Art & Crafts Marinas & Watersports Infrastructure Beach Resorts Organisations, Authorities & Clubs

Over 1000 boats are on display.

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At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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