Whether dinghies and cats, sailing yachts of various sizes, multihulls, boat engines, the right equipment or professional boating services - at the boot Dusseldorf skippers and crews find exactly what they are looking for. On the show stages in the boot Sailing school, the Sailing Centre and in the Multihull Forum interesting interviews, informative tips from experienced sailors, fascinating presentations of sailing destinations world wide and much, much more will keep you entertained all day long. Experience for yourself the fascination of sailing - whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor with your own yacht, there is something new to discover at the boot Düsseldorf!
The incredibly wide range will surprise you Ship ahoy! At the boot 2017, about 1,800 boats and cruisers are going to lower their anchors – more than at any other boat trade fair in the world. Be part of the celebrations boat yards and yact designers launch their new models for the first time at the boot Düsseldorf. Or, as an enthusiast of classic and traditional boats come and find a real treasure at the Classic Forum in hall 14. A wide range of marine hardware and equipment for enhanced onboard comfort and helpful tips for maintaining the value of your yacht are provided at the Refit Center in hall. There is just so much to see and learn!
The information centre for sailors and sailing At the heart of the Sailing Centre in hall 15 sits the stage with its big screen which provides information and entertainment for visitors fascinated by sailing every day during the boat show. Spectacular images and videos on the big screen will accompany the interviews, talks and presentations of experts and stars from sailing. Topics and guests from practical sailing, blue water sailing, racing and extraordinary sailing projects contribute to a colourful schedule that has something for everybody: exotic images from around the world and expert discussions are followed by service issues such as skipper tips, sail trimming techniques or yacht insurance information.
Practical Sailing Tips for Sailors In addition to fascinating insights into great sailing adventures, service topics and practical information for sailors is an important focus of the programme on the stage of the Sailing Centre. Professional sailors and experts from all areas of sailing share their extensive knowledge with the visitors at the boot. Get new inspiration for the new sailing season ath the boot Sailing Centre!
The Multihull Forum The attractively styled surroundings in hall 15 provide the right atmosphere for the class associations and exhibitors of multihulls. Valuable information about the different types of boats, large catamarans and speedy trimarans as well as beach and racing cats like the Topcat, Formula 18 or Hobie Cat. You can try what it feels like sailing in the trapeze for yourself on our Hobie Cat simulator. And, of course, there is the stage with interviews, talks and presentations to give you a good impression of all aspects of multihull sailing.
Get on board at the boot Düsseldorf The boot Sailing School is located at the centre of hall 14 with a 25 x 10 meter large pool equipped with a powerful wind generator. You can get on board yourself and try out sailing in Optimist and small dinghies. Particularly families and children enjoy the support of professional sailing instructors who guide all beginners to a great first sailing experience. Afterwards, there is the chance to learn more about the background of sailing in our "bootClassroom". Start the new watersports season with us! Begin your season at the world’s largest watersports trade fair: Test the current equipment and the latest accessories, meet the stars of the scene or book your next holiday at, on, or under water. Whether sailing in a large pool, diving in the diving tower or wake-boarding on water with a surface area of 1,000 m2: Here, you can try almost everything that has to do with watersports. Let yourself be entertained and gather information at ten different theme world stages; dive into a world of action cams or learn how to keep your boat in good condition. And above all: Look forward to the world’s largest marketplace for sail boats and motor boats of the 2016 season!
We wish you an exciting day “at sea” in Düsseldorf and a great watersports season!