The first Düsseldorf Boat Show was opened on November 27, 1969. It started with 116 exhibitors from eight countries, an exhibition space of 11,000 square meters and 34,000 visitors. Today, The Düsseldorf International Boat Show (German: Internationale Bootsausstellung Düsseldorf) is one of the world’s premier boat shows, where one can see even the biggest yachts to date, if they want to expose them.
This year, 2016, it opened on Saturday, January 23, and will stay open to visitors until January 31. On the first two days of the trade fair, a total of 80,120 boot enthusiasts crowded the 17 exhibition halls, attracted by the boot Düsseldorf motto “Experience 360° water sports” and the prospect of being spirited off to distant water worlds.
Boot Dusseldorf Attractions
The visitors are fascinated by luxury & sailing yachts and motor boats of all types, in addition to the opportunities to try diving, kitesurfing, wake- and skimboarding, sailing, fishing and canoeing. boot Düsseldorf continues to be open until Sunday, 31. January.
The following models are at their debut in this edition of the show:
Absolute Navetta 52, Arcadia Sherpa 55, Axopar 37, Azimut 66, Azuree 33C, Bavaria Cruiser 34, Bavaria Cruiser 51 Style, Beneteau Oceanis 41.1, Boarncruiser 1200 Elegance Sedan, Corsair Pulse 600, Delphia 46DS, Delphia Escape 1150 Voyage, Draco 22 RS, Draco 22 RS, Dragonfly 28 Performance, Drettmann Explorer Yacht 24, Frauscher 1414 Demon, Galeon 365 HTS, Garcia Exploration 52, Invictus 190FX, Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795, Lagoon 42, Linssen Grand Sturdy 590 AC WH, Marex 373 Aft Cabin Cruiser, Princess 30M superyacht, Silver Eagle BR 640, Sturiër Dutchman 52, Terhi 475BR, Yamarin Cross 54 BR.
There is also The World Shootout competition, initiated by producer David Pilosof in 2011, introducing an international competition as never featured before. Hundreds of photographers from numerous countries around the world take part in this competition and thousands of images are submitted, ranging from those that capture the calm lakes of the Nordic countries and Canada to others that showcase the exotic secrets hidden in Alaska and dramatic images of the great white shark in the Gulf of Mexico.
Boot Düsseldorf is in top form this year: full halls, exhibitors with cheerful faces, plenty of fun and no end of different activities to enjoy. Halfway through the world’s biggest water sport trade fair in exhibition halls, Messe Düsseldorf and the corporate exhibitors report that they are very satisfied with the way boot Düsseldorf 2016 has gone so far.
Here is a video with the show presentation which will make you to long to be there.
All in all, 127,300 visitors came to boot Düsseldorf 2016 by Wednesday. The trade fair continues to be open to all water sport enthusiasts, who are welcome to look around, shop, join in and inform themselves, until Sunday. Many of the visitors are trying diving out for the first time. Visitors of all ages are fascinated by the water sports on show at boot Düsseldorf. “Boot” is an experience for one and all!
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