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Boot Düsseldorf 2022 To Go Ahead as Planned Even Though Some Major Brands Pull Out

8th December 2021
boot Düsseldorf will take place from 22 to 30 January 2022
boot Düsseldorf will take place from 22 to 30 January 2022

Boot Düsseldorf is to go ahead as planned the German organiser has confirmed today despite some exhibitors cancelling their participation. 

The organiser stated today that boot Düsseldorf will take place from 22 to 30 January 2022 with Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener saying: "We have a responsibility towards our exhibitors".

He said he had decided to hold boot 2022 as planned after consultations with the exhibiting branches and consistent implementation of the current Covid Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram DienerMesse Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener

The confirmation comes as Danish manufacturer X-Yachts indicated it will not participate.

It is one of a number of well-known shipyards, especially in the sailing boat segment, that have dropped out over the past few weeks.

German magazine Yacht reports the entire Hanseyachts group with Hanse, Dehler, Moody, Fjord and Sealine are not attending. Y Yachts / Michael Schmidt Yachtbau and Oyster have also decided not to come to Düsseldorf.

According to YACHT information, numerous leading brands from France and Italy will also stay away. These include the Beneteau Group, the largest single exhibitor at the fair (Lagoon, Excess, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Prestige etc.) and the second-largest manufacturer, Fountaine Pajot / Dufour. Solaris, Grand Soleil, Pardo, Italia Yachts and Nautor Swan will also be missing.

The organisers say only visitors who comply with the vaccinated or recovered regulation may enter the fairgrounds during boot. In addition, wearing a particle filtering half or medical mask is compulsory in all halls. The latest air exchange regulators also ensure a regular supply of fresh air in the exhibition halls.

Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener: "Messe Düsseldorf has a responsibility towards both the exhibitors and the large water sports community to hold boot 2022. Since we already updated our access regulations a fortnight ago with regard to the vaccinated or recovered regulations, we are fully on track with boot 2022 even under the new regulations in the current Covid Protection Ordinance. With our tried and tested hygiene concept 'PROTaction', we will offer all participants a safe trade fair. The approval from the water sports industry for boot 2022 is good. We will be able to put on another boot in 2022 to kick off the new season."

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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 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

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

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