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#ManxCruise – Manannan, the Isle of Man Steam Packet's fast-ferry catamaran is this year taking the honour of making the annual Round Island Cruise instead of ro-pax, Ben-My-Chree, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The cruise around the scenic island will be a 'Lap' as this is scheduled to take only around two hours. The 96m Incat craft departs from the Manx capital, Douglas on 29 March, with a morning departure of 11.00am.

Normally, the Steam-Packet organise two island cruises provided by each vessel for those wishing to see the spectacular coast seen from a sea based perspective. This time, Manannan will be taking the cruise. This leaves Ben-My-Chree to maintain routine duties on the main year round Douglas-Heysham route. 

As for the Manannan's routine duties, they are scheduled to take place just days before the cruise when the 820 passenger /200-car craft resumes a summer-season Douglas-Liverpool link on 26 March.

Crossings on this England-Isle of Man route by the 43-knot craft are timed to takes 2 hour 40 minutes. In addition, Manannan will be deployed on the seasonal Douglas routes to Belfast and Dublin.

In advance of the season, Manannan starts off with Easter sailings, when tasked to carry out a round trip Douglas-Dublin sailings on 1 April before the bank holiday and afterwards.

Two days later, Manannan will make a round trip on the Douglas-Belfast with sailings on 3 April closer to the Easter period. Likewise a return leg will be made after the holiday period.

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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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