More than 360 exhibitors in the sailing section of boot 2019
Look forward to more than 200 scheduled talks, interviews, presentations and events with over 70 guests and speakers. Thrilling experiences, food for thought and great entertainment!
More than 360 manufacturers of sailing boats and yachts, multihull boats, catamarans, day sailer boats and dinghies will be presenting their products at boot Düsseldorf from 19th to 27th January 2019. This means that boot Düsseldorf is the most important platform in the world for the presentation of all kinds of sailing yachts, equipment and services. Halls 14 to 17 will once more be transformed into the greatest sailing centre in the world.
A thrilling atmosphere and real sailing spirit
It is no surprise that boot Director Petros Michelidakis is delighted about this positive development: “Nothing will be left to be desired in our sailing halls. A very wide range of boats will be on show and we will even be able to record further growth in the multihull and daysailer segments of the market. As a passionate sailor myself, I am already looking forward to the active, exciting atmosphere and the sailing spirit in the halls.”
All top brands come to Düsseldorf
The market leaders Jeanneau, Bénéteau, Bavaria and Hanse will be represented again, highlighting interesting advances in their respective development. Other exhibitors include Hallberg Rassy, Dufour, X Yachts, Oyster CNB and Swan. A detailed summary of all the exhibitors and the boats on show is available here on www.boot.de in the “Exhibitors and Products” section.
This new boot information centre gives a stage to all issues related to new technologies and innovations in sailing. While it was GPS navigation that fascinated the sailing world about 50 years ago, today's hottest ticket is everything connected with foiling, wingsails and alternative boat building. The new Tech Zone in Hall 15 offers a focus on technologies recently developed in high-performance regatta sailing. Short video sequences, futuristic exhibits and a designated area for eSailing invite visitors to experience, test and discuss innovations.
“boot is not just a platform for boats and yachts, however; it has also been committed to promoting sailing for many years now “, explains Petros Michelidakis. An excellent example of this is the Düsseldorf sailor Constanze Stolz, who is aiming to take part in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in the 470 class and is now training at her new location in Kiel. boot Düsseldorf is one of her supporters and sponsors in this endeavour.
Test sailing at the boot Sailing School
Support for sailing is a further emphasis at boot alongside presentation of the boots in the halls. Among other things, the trade fair sponsors the traditional regattas in Kiel and Travemünde, for example. Every year, the boot sailing school attracts hundreds of newcomers to the water in Hall 14, where huge wind machines make sure there is a good breeze. The 4,000th budding sailor in total was welcomed there at boot 2016.