boot Düsseldorf returns in January 2017

boot Düsseldorf, 48th International Boat Show, will return from January 21 – 29, 2017, to the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Show organizers plan to roll out several new features.

The Wave – the First Standing Deep Water Wave

The Wave is a 29 feet wide standing wave inviting visitors to surf at the new Surfers Village in Hall 2.

“It is guaranteed to be fun for professionals as well as for children and beginners. To test the wave at boot 2017 visitors can already secure a surf slot before the show starts at Surfing is free – all you need is an admission ticket for boot 2017,” said boot Director Petros Michelidakis. The Surfers Village will feature chill-out bars, hip surf fashion and the latest surf boards.

The Wave is also an engineering accomplishment: It boasts the unique Deep Water Surf system which allows surfers to surf on it using standard surf boards with fins. This creates a much more realistic surf feel than other standing waves. For beginners and professionals the basin offers waves of different heights from 3 to 5 feet. With the help of ten pumps the 25°C warm and 4.5 feet deep water is pumped to form waves that ensure unlimited surf fun. The Wave is a project of “Citywave” developed by engineers Susi and Rainer Klimaschewski.

Excursion into the world of super yachts and their supplies

Halls 5, 6 and 7a will feature the segments super yachts, tender boats for big yachts, super yacht building and furnishings for super yachts. Sixty super yachts up to 98 feet will be on show.

A new element is the “boot INTERIOR” segment focused on the interior design and furnishings for mega yachts. There is a rising demand for spa areas with state-of-the-art technology, low-noise cabins and elaborate materials for exclusive designs. The joint organizers of this interior design show are Messe Düsseldorf and BOOTE EXCLUSIV, the super yacht magazine published by Delius Klasing Verlag in Germany. The goal for the future is to develop an even wider product portfolio in the B2B segment of boot. Registered participants include the “Consortium – Superyacht Germany” as well as a joint stand of the French super yacht builders.

The German Superyacht Conference with a line-up of high-caliber speakers, also organized by Delius Klasing publishing house, will complement the ranges on display in Halls 5, 6 and 7a. The Vice President of Design at Daimler AG, Gorden Wagener, will present the keynote on the theme “Transfer of Design.” He is considered one of the most important automotive designers in the world and has just transformed the Mercedes brand for the water with the development of the Arrow 460-Granturismo. The Superyacht Conference will be held on January 25, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Düsseldorf.

Accessories segment is popular

Over 50,000 visitors are attracted to boot by the boat segment accessories – from engines and technical supplies, equipment, instruments and power supply systems, whether classic gen-sets or solar energy systems, to efficient propellers. This makes Halls 10, 11 and 12 a popular destination at boot. One premiere at boot 2017 will be the series production of the Neander Dtorque turbo-charged diesel outboard engine by Neander Motors.

Sailing sports in Halls 14 to 17 presented by 360+ exhibitors

More than 360 manufacturers of sailing boats and yachts, multi-hull yachts, cats, day-sailors and dinghies will present their products at boot 2017, making it the world’s most important presentation platform for all forms and classes of sailing. Halls 14 to 17 will turn into a giant sailing center.

“In these sailing halls no wish is left unfulfilled. We are very broad-based and are even posting further growth in the multi-hull and day-sailor segments. As a passionate yachtsman myself I am already looking forward to the active and exciting atmosphere and sailor spirit in the halls,” said Petros Michelidakis.

The promotion of sailing sports

However, boot is not only a platform for boats and yachts but has also been committed to promoting young sailing talents for many years. A leader in this effort is the Düsseldorf yachtswoman Constanze Stolz, who is heading for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with the new 470 boat class. She is supported and promoted in her efforts by boot Düsseldorf as one of her sponsors.

Cooperation between the Prince Albert II Foundation and Deutsche Meeresstiftung

boot Düsseldorf will announce its cooperation with Monaco’s Prince Albert Foundation and the German Maritime Foundation at boot 2017.

“For us as the organizer of boot it is a great honor to be able to present the two important organizations and their work for the protection of the ocean. Our aim is to introduce the theme of marine protection to key companies and decision makers,” said Petros Michelidakis.

670,000 people dive every year

At boot Düsseldorf, Halls 3 and 4 are where diving gear, suits and state-of-the-art equipment are exhibited. Leading organizations such as Padi, Protec, PSS worldwide, SSI and the German Sports Diving Association will offer information about diver’s training. In Germany alone, 670,000 people dive on a regular basis every year and this figure has been growing in Germany and in other European countries for years.

Diving training

Visitors are invited to dive in the 19.6 x 15 feet large and 5.9 feet deep pool. Suit, compressed air bottle, diving regulator and fins are provided free of charge and diving instructors from the leading diving and training organizations will give tips and advice.

“Living at sea level” at the Beach Resort

“Living at sea level” is the motto of the Beach Resort at boot 2017. The new trade fair area will be home to hotels and club resorts located by the water – be this sea or inland waters – offering a wide range of water sports. In the water tourism Hall 13, suppliers will present the wide variety of water sports by, in and on the water.

About 1,800 exhibitors from 60 countries in 17 halls

About 1,800 exhibitors from 60 countries will participate in boot 2017 on 2.3 million square feet. All 17 exhibition halls will be occupied, providing a complete overview of the world market for water sports.

Petros Michelidakis explained: “The exhibiting companies gear their exhibition budgets specifically to boot Düsseldorf in order to present themselves in their entire splendor. boot is the world’s largest boat and water sports show: over 1,800 boats will be on display here in Düsseldorf.”

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at boot 2017, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: Find more information at or

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