es going well for the industry. The maritime economy in Europe has been growing for years. This is also shown by the large number of new products presented at the 51st Boot. On January 18, the supposedly largest water sports fair in the world reopened its doors in Düsseldorf. Around 250,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors are expected. The fans of the cool tides can look forward to new products from surfboards to superyachts.
The spectrum at the fair is traditionally broad and should appeal to water sports enthusiasts in all areas. Therefore, from sailing dinghies to deep sea catamarans and from rubber dinghies to sailing yachts, visitors will find everything that can be used to get around on the water. At this point, only a selection can appear, because mentioning all new products would go beyond the scope of the article. If you want to take a closer look at certain boats, you should contact the shipyards or dealers in advance and make sure that the objects of desire are really exhibited at the fair, because it is not uncommon for changes to be made at the last minute. Viewing appointments for popular yachts should also be arranged in advance. Experience has shown that the rush is large.
Of course, surfboards or kite equipment as well as water skis and wakeboards are just as missing as the sports equipment for the trendy stand-up paddling. Divers, paddlers and anglers will of course also find what they are looking for. All this is rounded off by an extensive range of tourism companies related to water sports. Here the spectrum ranges from houseboat specialists for license-free charters to rental companies for sailing or motor yachts to organizers of diving, canoeing or fishing trips. However, old hands among the visitors have to reorient themselves because the new building in Hall 1, which is now also being used for the “Boot” for the first time, has changed a lot in the hall occupancy. The most important changes: diving has moved from Hall 3 to Halls 11 to 13. Smaller and medium-sized motor boats had to move from halls 9 and 10 to hall 3.
Although unaffordable for most trade fair visitors, but still appreciated, the most spectacular and largest luxury yachts are still in Hall 6. Sunseeker is showing the new Manhattan 68 for the first time and the Predator 60 EVO, which was presented in Southampton this autumn. Also from England are the new Princess models S62, S66, V55 and Y78 as well as the Pearl 62 on the list. The Targa 45 GT Express Cruiser makes its debut at Fairline, the new F33 can be seen for the first time in Germany. The Riva 48 Dolceriva can be expected from the Ferretti group from Italy. Absolute shows the new Navetta 48. Azimut has traveled with the 30-meter Grande S10 and the new Atlantis 45. Cranchi has the world premiere of 78 Settantotto and Sessa shows the new models C42 and FLY68 Gullwing. The Fjord 44 Coupé will be on view from the German Hanse Yachts. The small but fine Austrian Frauscher shipyard, known for its innovative boats, is showing the new 1414 Demon Air in Germany for the first time.
In halls 1, 3, 4, 5 and 9, there are more stately motor yachts up to sports or rubber boats for a wider audience. In Hall 3, beginners can find out everything about motor boats at the Start Boating Initiative. The Bavaria SR41, which celebrates its world premiere in Düsseldorf, is one of the newcomers to these segments. There is something new to see from Hanse with the Sealine C390 and the Sealine C390v with outboard motors. The Slovenian Greenline shipyard is innovative, offering all of its yachts, such as the 45 Fly first presented in Germany or the Neo HT, not only with conventional engines, but also with a hybrid drive and as pure electric versions. A whole firework of innovations comes from French production. Bénéteau has the models
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