Exhibitor registrations from the international yachting and water sports industry have been strong for the upcoming boot 2015 Düsseldorf, 46th International Boat Show Düsseldorf, Europe’s largest boat market. From Jan. 17-25, 2015, over 1,650 exhibitors from more than 60 countries will provide a broad overview of the global market for boats and yachts as well as for maritime equipment and services in the 17 exhibition halls of the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany.
“We had a great amount of wind in our sails when we started our trade fair preparations. We received a lot of bookings and, above all, we received them early, since exhibitors want to secure good locations and some are even expanding their space,” stated Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel, director, boot Düsseldorf.
“The boat show has established itself well as the leading indoor trade fair of the entire yachting and boating industry. The boat show attracts around 50,000 visitors from countries other than Germany, opening doors to high-caliber international customers.”
Nine of the 17 exhibition halls will be occupied by boats and yachts with 440 boat builders, dealers and importers showcasing a unique spectrum of about 1,700 boats and yachts, ranging from canoes and dinghies to luxury yachts and vintage vessels in all sizes and quality categories.
Exhibitors from over 60 countries will ensure a wide spectrum of international brands in all product lines. Around 800 exhibitors will be from outside Germany, covering nearly half of the exhibition space. The largest international exhibitor contingents will be from the Netherlands, Italy, France and the UK. In addition to individual company stands from the various countries, there will also be national country group exhibits from important boat building nations such as France, the Netherlands and Poland. For the first time, Estonia and Brittany will participate with country pavilions.
Parts of the hall layout have been optimized, including all Dutch steel yacht construction in one central hall.
“This hall will accommodate the biggest Dutch indoor boat show,” explained Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel.
The sailing boat show will present a first-class line-up at boot 2015. Around 150 international exhibitors will showcase their premières and developments. Catamaran enthusiasts can look forward to a growing number of large boats where exhibitors will show their 2015 models in sizes from 49 feet upwards.
Following the trend of discovering the world through cruises, boot 2015 will feature the new Cruise Pavilion. TUI, Europe’s leading travel group, will offer information and bookings. In addition, 300 international charter companies, tour operators and tourist organizations will inform about international vacation and travel destinations for sailing and powerboat enthusiasts.
At boot 2015, visitors can look forward to 20 theme and adventure worlds, including the Beach World, the Sailing Centre and five action centers with indoor pools, scuba-diving pools and artificial rivers. Nearly all water sports can be tried out: sailing, diving, stand-up paddle surfing, wakeboarding, canoeing and fishing.