Seven luxury motor- and sailing yachts make their way to the boat show on the Rhine
The new year in Düsseldorf starts off with a spectacular yacht transport: on a 110-meter-long pontoon, seven luxury motor- and sailing yachts traveled up the Rhine river to the boot 2017. The heavyweights take their temporary home in halls 6 and 16 from 21st to 29th January to be presented to the amazed eyes of the visitors.
The biggest boat of the boot 2017 The star of the transport was the Princess 30M with a length of 99 feet. The proud Princess from the United Kingdom - presented in hall 6 B21 at the boot 2017 - is also the largest and, with a price starting at 7.4 million Euros, also the most expensive yacht, which can be viewed at the show this year.
Italian beauties from Azimut and Ferretti shipyards No less beautiful and racy are the Italian yachts from the luxury yachtbuilders Azimut (hall 6 D57/D58) and Ferretti (hall 6/D27/E21). The Azimut Magellano M66 (20.15 meters) costs 1.85 million Euro, the Azimut 72 (22.64 meters) changes hands for 2.75 Millionen Euro, the Azimut 77 S (23.6 meters) is available for 3.3 Millionen Euro and the price for the Ferretti 700 yacht (21.58 Meter) is 2.43 million Euro.
Other yachts on the pontoon Other yachts on the pontoon included the Monte Carlo 70 (21.3 Meter), a French-Italian co-production for more than 3 million Euro (hall 6/B27). Also on board, the British Oyster 675 (21.07 meters). The only sailing yacht in the lot (hall 16/C58) is priced at 2.48 million British Pounds (ca. 2.92 million Euro).
Three-day journey from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf The ships embarked on their journey up the Rhine in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 2nd January. The pushing boat Catherina 4 provided the necessary propulsion to ensured that the pontoon reached the Düsseldorf fair ground with a maximum speed of 4.7 knots (8.7 kmh) in just over three days. In the early morning of Thursday it reached its destination with its valuable cargo. There, the experienced logistics experts from Kuehne and Nagel were quickly on the scene to build a transport bridge from the ramp at the shore to the pontoon. The ships were pulled individually from the pontoon by a cable winch and then transported to their destinations in the exhibition halls.