boot Düsseldorf remains a Safe Haven

boot Düsseldorf remained a safe haven for international boating and water sports businesses as the world’s biggest boat and water sports trade fair fulfilled its exhibitors’ expectations for the large majority.

240,200 boating and water sports enthusiasts from around 60 countries travelled to Düsseldorf to view the boat premieres, new water sports gear, equipment and maritime services from 1,741 exhibitors, spread over 17 exhibition halls.

Jürgen Tracht, general manager of the German water sports industry association (BVWW) in Cologne, rated boot 2015 positively. He said, “The high number of boat premieres and innovations has made its mark. Both national and international boat and yacht buyers appreciated the innovative boat concepts in all sizes and classes. On all days of the trade show exhibitors rejoiced at well attended stands frequented by both buyers and potential buyers who came with targeted enquiries.”

Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, president & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf added, “With its traditionally well over 200,000 high-calibre visitors in Europe’s region and with the highest buying power, boot Düsseldorf remains a guarantor for good contacts and business and a reliable marketplace for the boating and water sports industries.”

He went on to say, “The concept “Experience 360° Water Sports” has produced a long-term impact. The 20 experience and themed worlds were very well attended. Nearly 25% of visitors, especially families and young water-sports enthusiasts, capitalised on the opportunities to experience water sports inside the halls and find out about the various disciplines. With this we are making a major contribution to the future of this sector.”

Boasting audience participation activities, guests and information, the 20 experience worlds of 2015 struck a chord with the visitors. This year’s hits were the Sailing Center presenting globetrotters and performance sports stars as well as the Diving Sports Center with the scuba-diving tank. Also proving very popular as a meeting point for young water sports enthusiasts was the Powerboat Centre, the Holiday World and the Beach World.

Another exhibitor at boot Düsseldorf was Walberg Urban Electrics Gmbh, creators of the EGRET ONE-S, a lightweight, foldable electric scooter. This compact scooter is ideal for superyacht crew who need to get from A to B quickly, or in Yachting Pages' case transporting their account managers around the 1,741 exhibitors.


In the overall rankings boot 2015 again received top scores; according to the initial surveys, 98% of the visitors polled felt their expectations had been fulfilled.

The next boot Düsseldorf will be held from 23 to 31 January 2016.

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