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Ian O'Meara

Ian O'Meara

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Ian O'Meara is Managing Director of Viking Marine Ltd

Check out Viking Marine's 2024 Christmas Guide below
Embark on a holiday shopping spree with Viking Marine's Christmas Gift Guide! Whether you're shopping for children, dinghy sailors, boat owners, or anyone else who loves the sea, Viking Marine has meticulously curated options that are sure to bring satisfaction.…
Get Winter Sailing ready with all the latest gear from Viking Marine
Winter Sailing enthusiasts are a dedicated bunch, and even when the chill sets in, they can't resist the call of the open water. Whether you're into the exhilaration of dinghy sailing or prefer big boat sailing, the right winter gear…
Viking Marine of Dun Laoghaire Harbour is now the Irish agent for these Australian-made PSA ILCAs, that has become a favourite among top-level sailors
Viking Marine of Dun Laoghaire Harbour is proud to announce its latest partnership as the exclusive dealer of PSA (Performance Sailcraft Australia) ILCA dinghies on the island of Ireland. This exciting collaboration brings the highly anticipated PSA ILCA dinghies to…
Members of the DLRCC and Dún Laoghaire Business Association team, including Viking Marine's Ian O'Meara, the Chairman of Dún Laoghaire Business Association (DLBA) and DLRCC Cathaoirleach Mary Hanafin, meeting the judges from the Academy of Urbanism in The Glass House, Dun Laoghaire
Being a competitive sailor, I love to compete and especially love a win here and there! And so when I heard that our town had won the best town award from the Academy of Urbanism, I was delighted. We all…
Check out the 'Cleatcatcher' vid below
At Viking Marine, we are always looking for ways to help our sailors out with their innovative ideas. As we know sailors are a resourceful bunch, none more so than Derek De Jong of #designconcepts, a local graphic design company.…
Viking Marine's Antonia with a batch of customer orders for delivery on the shop's electric scooter
At Viking Marine, we will continue to supply all our customers during the current restrictions in a number of ways. Our shop remains open for safety equipment, PPE and essential boat repair supplies Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5…
Viking Marine Operating Online: Supplying the Boating Parts & Equipment You Need
In response to yesterday’s Government Covid-19 announcement, Viking Marine has made further changes to ensure the safety of our customers and team writes Ian O'Meara. While staying at home and working on boats we wish to ensure you have the…
Part of the range of 2019 gear for the VDLR
Viking Marine is taking pre-orders for the Official Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Helly Hansen Regatta Clothing. Items ordered by Friday 14th June can have their boat name and sail no screen-printed or embroidered on the gear but get those orders in fast…
You will find the Viking Marine Harken Challenge on the forecourt of the RSGYC in Dun Laoghaire on Friday and Saturday after racing
Have you got what it takes to beat the best? Harken grinder pedestals are found on some of the most exciting race boats in the world, raced by sailors at the top of their game! But have you got what…
Viking Marine Boss Ian O'Meara is onboard Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins for the first race of the season this Saturday
Viking Marine will sponsor the ISORA Coastal Series again this year for the third year running writes Ian O'Meara. I have always loved offshore sailing. To this day, I remember my first offshore in 1980 onboard Barry O'Donnell's Oyster Yacht…
A busy Viking Marine store in Dun Laoghaire
It's like Christmas with the number of boxes full of our new summer stock arriving into Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this week! We have new product ranges, new suppliers and ongoing innovation from current and new -…
Get Ready For The New Season With Viking Marine’s Pre-Launch Checklist
With the countdown to launch well under way, Viking Marine provides a handy checklist below to help with your own to-dos getting your boat ready for another season’s sailing. Stock is now arriving in-store and online at VikingMarine.ie for all…
Get In The Red For Valentine’s Day With Viking Marine
If red is to be your colour this season, then Valentine’s Day is the day to buy your red paint from Viking Marine. To celebrate Cupid, the Dun Laoghaire chandlery is offering 20% off red paint purchased in store on…
The level of interest in Boot Dusseldorf's wave pool got us all thinking that Dun Laoghaire really should have its very own? See the vid below.
In making a quick exit to the airport last Wednesday and realising I had forgotten a show proof pair of shoes I grabbed a new pair of Dubarry Clippers. Having done over 19,000 steps on day one I was not suffering…
Sailors Turned Swimmers Are all Kitted Out for Drop in Temperatures at Viking Marine
Some of us here in Viking Marine are braving the Forty Foot bathing place on Dublin Bay every morning and have to admit to nearing addiction on the daily plunge writes Ian O'Meara. Porridge is even back on the breakfast…
Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine competing in the Turkey Shoot Cruiser Racing Series on Dublin Bay
If Santa had read my letter I guess I would be penning this piece mid-ocean so guess he just couldn’t read my handwriting! Being asked what my top three wishes are for 2019 came very easily: Improved access to the…

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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boot Düsseldorf 2025 

The 2025 boot Düsseldorf will take place from 18 to 26 January 2025.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
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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