boot Düsseldorf

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boot Düsseldorf
Logo-boot-Düsseldorf.png
Logo of boot Düsseldorf
GenreBoat show and
watersports trade fair
VenueMesse Düsseldorf
Location(s)Düsseldorf, Germany
Inaugurated1969
Attendance246,700 (2012)
Organized byBundesverband Wassersportwirtschaft e.V.
Websitehttp://www.boot.de

The Düsseldorf International Boat Show (German: Internationale Bootsausstellung Düsseldorf), more commonly known as boot Düsseldorf or just boot[1] (German pronunciation: [boːt]) is one of the world's premier boat shows.

With some 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries, boot Düsseldorf is considered a benchmark for the international boat and water sports industry. Unparalleled at other major boat shows, large vessels up to 180 grt[2] can be looked on in their entirety, as the exhibition is a complete indoor event. Boot Düsseldorf is held annually at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, for the duration of a week in the end of January.

History[edit]

boot Düsseldorf 2005
boot Düsseldorf 2007

The 1st Düsseldorf Boat Show was opened on 27 November 1969, it started with 116 exhibitors from eight countries, an exhibition space of 11,000 square metres and 34,000 visitors.[3] The following year 183 exhibitors presented yachts and water sports equipment on 21,000 sqm to 40,000 visitors. In January 1972, the boot was first held within the new and current Messe premises in Düsseldorf-Stockum and functioned as a forum for preparations of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. In 1976, Canada became the first partner country of the Düsseldorf Boat Show. In 1979 a glazed 8 x 4 x 4 meter saturation diving tower (German: Tauchturm) by Preussag AG was presented at boot Düsseldorf; the 1981 show was themed "marine science", with underwater photography showcased by Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard.

Visitor numbers peaked in 1992 with just over 400,000 and have gone down since, while the number of exhibitors has overall stayed constant; also during the early 1990s, super yachts were introduced in Düsseldorf. The Lisbon Expo '98 became partner of the boot in 1998, with the common theme "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future" and presentations by French environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau; the European Yacht of the Year Award was initiated by Yacht magazine in 2001 and since voted by eleven leading European sailing magazines and presented at boot Düsseldorf. Exhibition floor area reached a record 220,000 square metres at the show's 40th anniversary in 2008; the boot 2010 set records with over 150 premieres (of those twenty world premieres), among others for alternative fuel sailing and motor yachts.[4]

Year Exhibitors (domestic) Exhibitors (foreign) Exhibitors (total) Visitors (total) Visitors (foreign in %)
2002[5] 1,055 638 1,693 333,641 12%
2003[6] 1,012 640 1,652 307,054 13%
2004[7] 1,050 627 1,677 308,891 14%
2005[8] 1,034 641 1,675 281,206 17%
2006[9] 1,066 648 1,654 291,733 17%
2007[10] 988 653 1,641 261,744 16%
2008[11] 970 731 1,701 267,379 16%
2009[12] 923 693 1,616 238,000 18%
2010[13] 900 677 1,577 240,200 19%
2011[14] 897 685 1,582 252,441 16%
2012[15] 1,656 246,700 20%

The Düsseldorf International Boat Show is tailored as a professional trade fair, showcasing state of the art developments in the yacht and entire water sports industry. Next to sailing and motor yachts, diving is one of the most visited sections of the exhibition; the fact, it is located inland and at the heart of the European megalopolis, distinguishes it from e.g. the Salone Nautico Internazionale at Genoa, Italy, which is of a comparable size but more of a boat show in the proper sense. As a long-time partner of Kiel Week and an industry knowledge base, boot and boot.de is also the largest German internet portal for water sports.

2009[edit]

Production yacht introductions[edit]

Sailing yachts

Motor yachts

  • ABIM-Classic
  • Absolute 40
  • Aquanaut Global Voyager 1700
  • Aquare 1200 & 1500
  • Atlantis 50x4
  • Atlantis 54
  • Bénéteau Antarès 8
  • Bénéteau Flyer 650 Sun Deck
  • Bénéteau Monte Carlo 27
  • Drettmann Elegance 60 Open
  • Fairline's Squadron 55
  • Ferretti 510
  • Galeon 390 & 530
  • Itama FiftyFive
  • Jeanneau Merry Fisher 815
  • Jeanneau Prestige 50
  • Marex 370 Aft Cabin Cruiser
  • Minor Offshore 25
  • Nimbus 335 Coupé
  • Numarine 55 Sport & 55 Fly
  • Pershing 64'
  • Princess 85 Motor Yacht
  • Quicksilver 520 Sport
  • Ranger 21
  • Sea Ray 205 Sport
  • Sealine SC47
  • Silvestris 23' Sports Cabriolet
  • Sunseeker 86 Yacht
  • Targa 23.1
  • Tournament 52

Concept yacht introductions[edit]

Sailing yachts

  • Baltic 112

Motor yachts

  • 70 Sunreef Power Jumbo
  • Boarncruiser 50' Retro Line
  • Sunseeker Predator 74

2010[edit]

Production yacht introductions[edit]

Sailing yachts under 10 m (under 30 feet)

  • Bavaria Cruiser 32
  • blu26
  • Comet 21
  • Corsair Dash 750
  • Dayracer 29
  • Dehler 32
  • Delphia 33.3
  • Deltania 20.5 S
  • Deltania 25 S
  • Deltania 30
  • Elan 310
  • Far East 26
  • Hallberg-Rassy 310
  • Hobie Wildcat
  • J97
  • Laser Bug
  • Narca F20 Carbon
  • ONYX
  • RS 100
  • S-950
  • S-700
  • S-500
  • Saffier 23 ft
  • Scangaard 21 "Nightstar"
  • Scandinavian Cruiser 20
  • Seascape 18
  • Scandinavia 27
  • Sunbeam 30.1
  • Tofinou 9.5 m
  • Tofinou 8.0 m
  • Tofinou 7.0 m
  • Trimaran Astus 22
  • Varianta VA18

Sailing yachts 10 – 12 m (30 – 40 feet)

  • Arcona 340
  • Arcona 370
  • Bavaria 35cruiser
  • Bavaria 38cruiser
  • C-Yacht 10.50
  • First 35
  • Fricke & Dannhus HD 36 Retro
  • Nordship 360 DS
  • Hallberg-Rassy 372
  • Hanse 375
  • Lipari 41
  • OVNI 365
  • Pacer 376
  • Sirius 35 DS
  • Sunbeam 34.2
  • X-34

Sailing yachts 12 – 14 m (40 – 50 feet)

Sailing yachts over 14 m (over 50 feet)

Motor yachts

  • ABIM-Classic 118
  • Admirals Tender Sport
  • Antares 6.80 Outboard
  • Antares 42'S
  • Antares 30'S
  • Aquanaut Global Voyager 1500
  • Arcadia 85
  • Boarncruiser 50‘ Retro Line
  • Cap Camarat 635 DC
  • Drettmann Bandido 66
  • Drettmann Elegance 68
  • Drettmann Elegance 122 RPH
  • Dymax Voltage 5.45
  • Emocean Marine's Voodoo 27
  • Ferretti 510
  • Fleming 65'
  • Frauscher 600 Riviera
  • Frauscher 717 GT
  • Galia 570 Sundeck
  • Greenline 33
  • Jeanneau Leader 9
  • Linssen Grand Sturdy 25.9 Sedan
  • Merry Fisher 645
  • Milos V 580 Bowrider
  • Mochi 54 Dolphin
  • Nimbus 25 Paragon
  • Nimbus 27 E-power
  • Pershing 46
  • Pershing 56
  • Predator 54
  • Predator 60
  • Prestige 42
  • Prestige 39
  • Princess V 62
  • Princess V 78
  • Rodman Muse 44
  • Sanlorenzo 62
  • Scorpion RIBs Sting
  • Sealine F46
  • Sea Ray 220 Sundeck
  • Sea Ray 235 Weekender
  • Sea Ray 305 Sundancer
  • Selene 49
  • Smartboat 23‘
  • Squadron 68
  • Stromberg 46'
  • Sunseeker Portofino 48
  • Sunseeker 88
  • Swift Trawler 34 Sedan
  • Targa 44 Open
  • Targa 58 Gran Turismo
  • Stingray 225CR
  • Stingray 250CR
  • Stingray 250CS

Concept yacht introductions[edit]

Sailing yachts

  • Feeling 48
  • Futura
  • Jongert 5200M
  • Solaris One 44
  • Xc 42

Awards[edit]

European Yacht of the Year[edit]

The European Yacht of the Year Award[16] was initiated by Yacht magazine of Germany at boot in 2001 and has since been voted in co-operation with national magazines Badnyt Denmark, Batnytt Sweden, Fare Vela Italy, Seilas Norway, Swissboat Yachting Switzerland, Voile Magazine France, Waterkampioen the Netherlands, Yacht Revue Austria, Yachting World England and Yate Spain.

European Yacht of the Year
Year category I
under 10 m
category II
10 – 12 m
category III
12 – 14 m
category IV
over 14 m
category V
Special award for innovation
2001
2002 Bénéteau First 27.7 Hanse 341 Hallberg-Rassy 40
2003 Dufour 34 Shipman 50 Dehler 47 Najad 511
2004 Dragonfly 920
2005 Esse 850 Jeanneau Sun Fast 35 Comet 45 Sport Hanse 461
2006 Elan 344 Impression Hanse 400 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 Shipman 63 Etap 46 DS
2007 Elan 340 Salona 37 Dehler 44 X-55 Bénéteau First 50
2008 Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 Sunbeam 34 Sly 42 Comet 52 RS Dragonfly 35
category I
Family Cruiser
category II
Luxury Yachts
category III
Performance Cruiser
category IV
Special Yachts
category V
Multihulls
2009 Bénéteau Océanis 31 X-Yachts Xc 45 Arcona 430 Saffier 26
2010 Dufour 405 Grand’ Large Hallberg-Rassy 372 Grand Soleil 46 Seascape 18 Outremer 49
2011 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 X-Yachts Xc 38 Elan 350 Saffier 23
2012 Bénéteau Océanis 45 Oyster 625 Pogo 12.50 Esse 750
2013 RM 1260 Italia 13.98 Dufour 36P J/70 Outremer 5X
2014 Beneteau Oceanis 38 Contest 42CS Dehler 38 Saphire 27
2015 Bavaria Cruiser 46 Wauquiez Centurion 57 JPK 1080 Advanced A44
2016 Hanse 315 Grand Soleil 46 LC Solaris 50 Quant 23 Dragonfly 25
2017 RM 970 Beneteau Oceanis Yachts 62 Pogo 36 Seascape 24 Outremer 4X
2018 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 Amel 50 ClubSwan 50 Beneteau Figaro 3 Neel 51

European Powerboat of the Year[edit]

the Pershing 72, European Powerboat of the Year 2008 in the category 50 feet and over

The European Powerboat of the Year Award was initiated by BOOTE magazine of Germany at boot in 2005 and has since been voted in co-operation with national magazines Barche a Motore Italy, Neptune France, Marina CH Switzerland, Yachtrevue Austria, Batliv Norway, and Vene Finland.

European Powerboat of the Year
Year category I
under 10 m
category II
10 – 12 m
category III
12 – 14 m
category IV
over 14 m
category V
displacement yachts
category VI
Special award for innovation
2005 Pershing 62
2006 Windy Grand Tornado
2007 Sessa S 26 Fairline Targa 38 Sarnico Spider Azimut 62
2008 Goldfish 30SC Fjord 40 Open Sunseeker 43 Superhawk Pershing 72
2009 Bavaria 30 sport HT Marex 370 Aft Cabin Cruiser Ferretti 470 / Windy 44 Chinook Mochi Dolphin 54 Fly Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.9
2010 Frauscher 717 GT Boston Whaler 370 Outrage Bavaria Deep Blue 46 Jeanneau Prestige 60 Linssen 29.9 Nordic Edition Greenline 33 Hybrid
2011
2012 Four Winns S215 Cranchi 30 Endurance Nimbus 365 Coupé Jeanneau 500 Prestige Fly Bruijs Coaster 1400 Open Cockpit Goldfish 23eFusion
2013 Ryds F528 Duo Marex 320 AC Bavaria 420 Virtess Goldfish 50 Ocean Garcia Trawler GT54

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ boot meaning boat in English
  2. ^ Motor Boats Monthly, 16 December 2009
  3. ^ Die boot hat Jubiläum, Die Welt, 3 January 2009
  4. ^ Boats and Yachts at boot Düsseldorf 2010 Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in English)
  5. ^ Business report 2002 Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Business report 2003 Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Business report 2004 Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Business report 2005 Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Business report 2006 Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Business report 2007 Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Business report 2008 Archived January 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Messe- und Besucherdaten boot Düsseldorf 2009[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Messe- und Besucherdaten boot Düsseldorf 2010. Archived December 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Messe- und Besucherdaten boot Düsseldorf 2011. Archived October 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ ""boot Düsseldorf 2012 Abschlussmeldung: Erwartungen der Branche voll und ganz erfüllt"". Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  16. ^ European Yacht of the Year ‹See Tfd›(in German) ‹See Tfd›(in English)

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