Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019 arrives in January to kick-start the new year! This 50th edition of the show promises to be a spectacular event, set to be even bigger than Boot Dusseldorf 2018. A great opportunity for those in the yachting industry to network and discover the latest innovations in sailing, yacht co-ownership, yacht charters and water sports, this is one unmissable week. But for those who haven’t been able to make it in previous years, we have put together a handy guide to cover all the FAQs. Discover everything you need to know about the world’s largest water sports trade fair here.
What is the Dusseldorf Boat Show, 2019?
Also known as Boot Dusseldorf, the Dusseldorf Boat Show is one of the world’s biggest boat and water sports trade fairs. Visitors can find everything from yachts and jet skis to sailing and diving equipment. It has firmly established itself as the premier indoor venue to see magnificent flagship superyachts from internationally renowned shipbuilders and experience interactive demonstrations.
When and where is the Dusseldorf Boat Show, 2019?
Boot Dusseldorf runs from 19th-27th January 2019 and will be hosted at its traditional spot in Messe exhibition centre, open from 10am – 6pm daily. Messe Dusseldorf’s 16 halls are separated into themed areas such as Motorboats, Superyachts, Travel, the Dive Centre, Beach World, the Sailing Centre and the Refit Centre. You may find the size of the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019 overwhelming, but the organisers will provide maps and a smartphone app to help you find your way around.
Who will attend Dusseldorf Boat Show, 2019?
Dusseldorf Boat Show is targeted at those who work in the marine industry or have a keen interest in boats. It welcomes prestigious shipyards, brokerages, charter companies and yachting enthusiasts alike. This year there will be over 1,900 exhibitors from 68 countries, making it an unparalleled indoor boat event in terms of size and scope.
Famous shipyards such as Azimut-Benetti, Princess, Ferretti and Sunseeker are booked to exhibit their motor yachts. Yacht co-ownership agency SmartYacht will be in Hall 7A, Stand B01, with their Bavaria 420 and Princess 50 vessels on display. They will be there to discuss their fractional yacht concept – an increasingly popular way for people to attain the luxury lifestyle of yachting without the excessive financial and time commitments. Sailboat, RIB and water toy manufacturers will present their products to excited passersby; some of the smallest can be tested in the sailing halls, making Boot Dusseldorf an enjoyable day out for all the family, not just industry insiders.
What did you miss at Boot Dusseldorf 2018?
Last year saw 1,923 exhibitors wow 247,000 visitors from 102 countries. Boot Dusseldorf 2018 was it’s most successful year yet and set new records for the show. Princess Yachts sold an impressive 24 yachts worth a combined £30 million. More than 2,000 journalists reported live from the event and 1,500 of visitors dared to surf ‘The Wave’, a 1.50-metre standing water swell that proved very popular at Boot Dusseldorf 2018. If you missed out, don’t worry, ‘The Wave’ will be back at the 2019 show.
Why should you attend Boot Dusseldorf 2019?
It’s the 50th anniversary of the Dusseldorf Boat Show in 2019, so it’s definitely the year to attend! Whether you’re interested in angling gear, multi-hulled boats or superyachts, you can browse and even try out the exhibits that take your interest, making the experience truly interactive. Beginners can take a ride on dinghies in the sailing halls’ water tanks, with wind machines and expert sailing instructors on hand to offer advice. These in-person experiences make Dusseldorf Boat Show stand out from competing shows. Plus, if you work in the industry, it’s an essential event at which to make new contacts and learn about the latest developments.
Where can you get tickets for the Dusseldorf Boat Show, 2019?
Get your tickets in advance online for reduced entrance rates and free use of all public transportation within the VRR transportation network of Dusseldorf. A one-day ticket is €19 when bought online compared to €25 on the door. Then, once you have your ticket, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and look forward to the show! We’ll see you there.