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1,900 exhibitors from 71 different countries, including Ireland, cover the entire water sports world at Boot starting on Saturday
When the first Boot Dusseldorf of the forthcoming decade starts on Saturday it will witness a big following from Ireland with both marine industry and an increasingly engaged boating community recognising the value and convenience of Europe's largest boat show on…
Dufour 530 To Be Unveiled at BootDüsseldorf This Saturday
The Dufour 530 will be unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf this Saturday 18th January, at the opening of the show. Designed by the Italian architect Umberto Felci, the Dufour 530 is available in three versions and three new models. Hugh Mockler…
Grand Soleil 44 Performance To Be Launched At Boot Dusseldorf
The official presentation of the new Grand Soleil 44 Performance to the press will take place on Tuesday 21st January 16:30 on the Grand Soleil stand. Boot Dusseldorf will be the first chance to glimpse the latest design from Grand…
At Dusseldorf the Rodman Spirit 31 Hard Top outboard will be on display
This is the first time in some years that Rodman have been to Boot Dusseldorf, and now is a great time for them to make a comeback as the show is anticipated to be bigger than ever. Their stand, B19…
The new Fountaine Pajot 59 sailing catamaran
The upcoming launch of the new 59 sailing catamaran represents a massive development in the continued growth of Fountaine Pajot. 'The 59 model will stay true to the FP DNA of delivering a catamaran with true sailing performance, that also delivers…
The Sun Fast 3300 with the kite up
Yacht brokers MGM Boats have the first Sun Fast 3300 order arriving into Ireland next month and it will be competing in the upcoming Round Ireland Yacht Race from Wicklow this June. The boat will be essentially set up for offshore…
The Pulse 58 - an electric RIB
RS Electric Boats, the brand-new sister company to RS Sailing, this week launches the Pulse 58 - its electric RIB. Unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf, the Pulse58 is the product of two years of development and is ground-breaking as the first-ever…
A 3D chart of the Westerschelde with gorgeous detail that cannot be found on modern charts
Kinsale's Bobby Nash will be exhibiting his framed 3D nautical charts at the Boot Dusseldorf show in Germany which starts this Saturday, January 18th and runs until January 26th. A regular at the massive international show, Nash flies the flag…
The Grand Soleil 42 Long Cruise powering upwind
Mark Mansfield, newly appointed Irish agent for Grand Soleil yachts and J Boats, is sharing the announcement that the Grand Soleil 42 Long Cruise has been shortlisted in the Luxury Cruiser category for the 2020 European Yacht of the Year…
The first boat show in Dusseldorf  - two passionate water sports enthusiasts developed the concept of a boat show in Germany's most populous federal state
Today 50 years ago: it is a typical foggy November day, in the middle of the Rhineland in the German North Rhine-Westphalia region, when the first boot Düsseldorf opens its gates. Just 116 exhibitors are on board in the exhibition…
Olympic helmsman Mark Mansfield is the new J Boats & Grand Soleil Agent for Ireland
Key Yachting Ltd has announced that four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield, has been appointed the representative in Ireland for their four ranges; J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans, and Tofinou. Key Yachting is the sole agents for these performance brands in…
Start the New Decade with boot Düsseldorf - Online Ticket Sales Started
boot Düsseldorf will present itself from 18 to 26 January 2020 in a sporty new look. The overriding aim of the redesigned layout for the event is to make visit planning even better. “In the context of our arrangements for…
Dufour 530
Hot on the heels of the highly successful Dufour 390 and 430, Irish Dufour Yachts agents Crosshaven Boatyard have announced the launch of the new Dufour 530. This latest new model demonstrates the investment and confidence in the brand, which…
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…
MGM Boats John O'Kane (left) from Belfast Lough with Martin (centre) and Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats in Dublin on board the boot Dusseldorf 2018 Prestige stand with the new 70-foot Prestige 680s
Irish firms were among the exhibitors and organisers of boot Düsseldorf 2019 that were in high spirits throughout the nine days of the event. The trade fair, which ended on Sunday, reports that business was good and that contacts to…
6 pm on the opening day of Boot Dusseldorf  – Over 60 people were on Ireland's MGM Boats brokerage stand at one stage and all were Irish!
In Hall 5 Stand E45 of Boot Dusseldorf, Ireland's MGM Boats did their best to give Europe's largest Boat Show a fair wind on Saturday, especially after the loss of the London Show. The Irish broker, that also has a presence on the…

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