Jürgen Tracht, Managing Director of the Association of the German Water Sports Industry (BVWW), added: “The industry is extremely optimistic about the upcoming water sports season. I expect boot 2019 to act as a stimulant and driving force for all areas of the water sports industry.
Our member companies were enthusiastic about the high internationality and quality of the visitors.” According to Jürgen Tracht, for both motor boats and sailing yachts, the trend is towards larger boats over 39 feet long as well as agile smaller boats. Multihull boats are also in great demand, a trend that was very obvious at the trade show. boot 2019 had no difficulty being an event not just for B2B visitors from the industry but also for the presentation of trend sports for the public. Decision-makers from major chartering companies, for example, use the trade fair to obtain a comprehensive insight into the market, to establish direct contact with the manufacturers and to make comparisons. And this is increasing, because chartering is becoming more and more popular with boot visitors and is a real trend in the industry. With 1,500 sailing yachts and motor boats at the exhibitors' stands, the offer for charter enthusiasts was huge.