In less than 70 days, the boot trade fair will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany for the 55th time and nearly all manufacturers and dealers will be on board again. The exhibitor database is now available online at boot.com. The 16 exhibition halls filled with yacht, boats, boards, diving equipment, and travel destinations will make Düsseldorf the “mecca” of watersports from January 20 – 28, 2024.
In addition to the diverse range showcased by more than 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries, there will be many stars of the scene on the stages.
The route through the exhibition halls leads past international global players, manufacturers and retailers.
Powerboats in Halls 1 to 9
Hall 1 will feature the Who’s Who in powerboating: Bavaria, Bénéteau, Dephia, Elling, Linssen and Sealine will show medium-sized powerboats (up to 20 meters) here. For the first time, Schaefer Yachts, a manufacturer from Brazil, will take part and present three yachts in Hall 1.
Tenders and outboards from brands such as Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Honda, Karnic Power Boats, Mercury, Quicksilver, Searay, Suzuki, Tohatsu and Yamaha will be on display in Hall 3. The new Sportfisher Center will provide tips and information on all aspects of fishing on the water.
Hall 4 has traditionally been the hub of Scandinavian boatbuilders as well as innovative tenders with alternative propulsion. This time, Axopar, Yot, E-sense of blue, Finnmaster, Frydenbo Boats, Linex Boat, Nimbus, Botnia Marin, Quarken Boats, Ruban Bleu, Sargo, Sarl Cobalt, Saxdor, Lekker Boats, Valkama, X Shore and XO Boats will be among the featured companies.
Superboats is a term specifically coined for boot Düsseldorf and the best examples of this class can be found in Hall 5 with companies such as oesch, Pardo, Capelli, De Antonio, Fjord, Frauscher, Fliteboard, Awake, Nautor Swan, Nerea, Rand, Sacs Tecnorib, Seven Seas Yachts, Jeanneau DB, Stratos Yachts, Wellcraft and Windy.
In Hall 6, luxury yachts up to about 33 meters will drop anchor. The yachts by Absolute, Azimut, Bluegame, Cranchi, Fairline, Ferretti, Explorer, Pearl, Princess, Sirena, Sunseeker and Wally resemble floating luxury villas.
State-of-the-art yacht design, international brokers, exclusive marinas and information stands
from shipyards offering luxury yachts over 33 meters will be in Hall 7a: Marine della Toscana,
Delphis Technologies, Deutsche Yachten, Drettmann, judel/vrolijk, KM Yachtbuilders, Lazzara
Yachts, Marina D’Arechi, Marina di Olbia, Marina di Portorotondo, Ocean Independence,
Pantaenius, Reckmann, Robbe & Berking, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, Silent Yachts, Spirit of
the Ocean, Starclass Yacht Transport, Sunreef, Symphony Marine, Tribale Yachts, the
Association of German Yacht and Charter Companies as well as Whisper Power.
Maritime art and sculptures can be viewed in Hall 7. Renowned artists will show works with maritime motifs as well as decorative objects from the nautical world.
Ribs and Power RIBs in Hall 9
Fans of the hip ribs and power ribs will find a host of international manufacturers in Hall 9, including 3D Tender, Henshaw Inflatables, Italboats, Lomac Nautica, Northstar, Pischel Bootsbau, Tiger Marine, Wassersportcenter Stockmann, Whaly Boats, Williams Jet Tender and Z-Nautic Zodiac Bombard.
Technical Accessories and “Blue Innovation Dock” in Hall 10 and 11
Technical accessories for boats will be located in Halls 10 and 11. Here, the latest engine technology (inboard), everything related to electrical systems for boats, freshwater and black water systems, heating and air-conditioning, boat-building supplies and maintenance, security and deck equipment will be on show. 40 leading international technology suppliers and engine manufacturers will be in Halls 10 and 11, including Yanmar, Volvo Penta, Huracan Marine, Torqeedo, Kräutler, Dometic and drinkwaard. In addition, the blue innovation dock with its international program on sustainability in watersports, serves as a key networking platform for industry, policymakers and users in Hall 10.
“Love Your Ocean”, “Water Pixel World”, Maritime Shopping and Diving Equipment in Hall 11
Hall 11 will invite visitors for maritime shopping. In addition to technical accessories, the focus will be on equipment and clothing for sailors and boaters. Cool maritime chic and functional water sportswear can be found at the Marine Store stand with the Marine Pool range or at Steinmetz+Hehl offering Helly Hansen styles.
In addition, the “love your ocean” campaign will return to Hall 11 and focus on protecting the oceans in cooperation with the German Ocean Foundation and various non-governmental associations. Also returning to Hall 11 will be the Water Pixel World with tips for fascinating underwater photography and filming as well as state-of-the-art photo and film equipment. Hall 11 also houses the “gate” to boot’s unique underwater world. Alongside other diving accessory suppliers, Aqua Lung can be found in the area between Halls 11 to 12.
Diving in All Its Dimensions – From Trial Course to Free Diving – Destinations From All Over the World
The venue for the diving industry will be Halls 11 to 13. The diving tower, pool and stage are the focus of the hall, providing a lot of fun with mermaid and diving trial courses, freediving, fantastic film screenings and informative talks with international stars of the diving scene. Global players in diving education such as Mares, Cressi, Aqua Lung, BtS and Padi will be represented as well as exotic and popular destinations worldwide and indoor diving resorts.
Destination Seaside – Fun in, by and on the Water
Diving will also be a topic in the northern parts of Hall 13, with the tourism centers from Egypt, Indonesia, Croatia, Majorca, the Bay of Lübeck and Turkey presenting their typical national and regional characteristics. Numerous tour operators, charter companies for sailing boats, motorboats and houseboats such as Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises and Kuhnle Tours, marinas and regional tourism experts will provide information for the next vacation. The stage with fascinating presentations on all aspects of vacations by the sea complements the Seaside destination in Hall 13 to create a marketplace for travel that is unique in Germany. Visitors looking to invest in boats are also welcome here. Those interested in the so-called Yacht Ownership Programs will find individually tailored offers from yacht management providers in Halls 13/14.
World of Paddling and Many Services
The highlight in Hall 14 will be the World of Paddling, inviting visitors to a canoe tour on an indoor river against the backdrop of Canadian wilderness and informative stage events. Hall 14 will also focus on service providers, with a wide variety of associations and institutions providing help and advice – ranging from the German Ministry of Transport, ADAC (General German Automobile Club), The Federal Maritime Authority, the German Weather Service, the German Lifesaving Association, the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked Persons, the Directorate-General for Waterways and Shipping and the NRW Waterway Police to the German Red Cross. A special treat for all classic boat lovers will be the Classic Forum, which has provided a touch of boating history for 20 years. Many old treasure have been auctioned off here in the past.
Sailing Halls 15 and 16
Halls 15 and 16 will house the world of sailing where stars of the scene will report about their adventures sailing the world’s oceans and young sailors take their first sailing trip on the Sailing School pool. A new addition will be the Multihull Village where newcomers and those returning to sailing will be given a taste of comfortable sailing or cruising on a multihull such as a power catamaran. Among the manufacturers in Halls 15 and 16 will also be well known names in the industry such as Hanse Yachts, X Yachts, Bavaria, Bénéteau, Bente, Contest, Dufour, Elan, Grand Soleil, Gunboat, Hallberg Rassy, Jeanneau, Nautor Swan, Oyster, Saffier and Solaris.
Trend Sports in Hall 17
For surfers, the Actionpool is a popular attraction where everybody can try out kiting, wing and foil surfing or simply SUPing. Many manufacturers and dealers such as Starboard, Haiku and Gunsails invite visitors to do their shopping while providing important advice.
Tickets for Boot 2024
Tickets for boot Düsseldorf are available online for € 21 each or € 19 for boot.club members. Tickets purchased on-site cost € 29 each.
The World’s Largest Yacht and Watersports Trade Fair
With about 237,000 visitors from over 60 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors from 68 nations occupying 220,000 square meters in Halls 1 to 17, boot Düsseldorf 2024 will be the world’s largest yacht and watersports trade fair. Both sailors and motor boaters will find a wide variety of boats, dinghies, super boats and luxury yachts. The popular sports diving, surfing, kitesurfing, SUP, skim boarding and canoeing will be presented in all their facets and with the corresponding equipment. Attractive stage activities featuring the stars of the scene, current trends and a high-caliber combination of workshops and hands-on activities for both amateurs and experts make this trade fair unique worldwide. Marine protection and innovative, sustainable technologies will also be in focus at boot 2024. In cooperation with the European Boating Industry (EBI), the blue innovation dock will provide a unique dialogue format with political, business, technological and media expertise in Hall 10. There will also be the prestigious “ocean tribute” Award presented in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the German Ocean Foundation as well as the “love your ocean” campaign with its stand in Hall 11.
For further information on visiting or exhibiting at boot 2024, visit boot.com.