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Boot Düsseldorf: 50th Anniversary of World’s Biggest Boat & Watersports Fair

11th December 2018
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The Oyster 745 yacht will be at Boot Düsseldorf in January The Oyster 745 yacht will be at Boot Düsseldorf in January

Boot Düsseldorf is the biggest boat and water sports trade fair in the world and is the place where all of the industry meets in January every year.

Nearly 2,000 exhibitors, over 50 per cent not from Germany, from nearly 70 different countries will be presenting their interesting innovations, attractive developments and maritime equipment at the 50th-anniversary show from 19 to 27 January 2019.

This means that the whole of the global market will be coming to Düsseldorf, to provide an exciting insight into the entire water sports world for the nine-day exhibition in 16 different halls on 220,000 square meters. Every water sport is present on boot with its categories boats and yachts, engines, shipping and yachting equipment and Accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, rowing, rafting, water-skiing, wakeboarding, wakeskate, skimboarding, jetskiing, diving, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas and water sport facilities as well as beach resorts and charter.

Sailing boats at boot Solaris

“boot Düsseldorf is the only trade fair in the world that truly represents the diversity of the industry and scene. With manufacturers from over 70 countries throughout the world expected to attend, we are unique in exhibiting such a wide range of product diversity. 1,500 sailing and motor boats have found their trade fair home at boot”, explains boot Director Petros Michelidakis.

The visitors of the biggest watersports trade fair in the world are equally diverse: they will follow the trade fair’s call to attend from over 102 different countries. Michelidakis: “This means that boot is not simply a show for regional visitors, rather, it is a recognized international industry event, characterized by its B2B platform. This is how decision makers from large charter companies, for example, use the trade fair: to gain a comprehensive overview of the market, to make direct contact with manufacturers and to make comparisons.” This is on the rise as charters are becoming more and more popular among boot visitors and exhibitors and are a real trend in the industry.

Sailing boats at boot Katamaran

The trade fair is open from 10:00 to 18:00 every day. Admission tickets, €19.00 daily ticket, €11.00 reduced fee and children between 7 and 12 years €7.00, can be ordered online at www.boot.de and printed out conveniently at home.

As an additional feature, they entitle ticket holders to use the Rhine-Ruhr public transport system free of charge.

Stay tuned to Afloat.ie for Irish news at Boot Düsseldorf

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