The world's largest water sports show opened its doors

At last, on 20 January, it will be time to "set sail for boot Düsseldorf" again where the world's biggest watersports show will be riding the wave of success once again in 2024. In Halls 1 to 17, there will be 220,000 square metres of fun, sport and games to view and actively participate in. A total of almost 1,100 boats will be moored in Halls 1 to 6, 7a, 9, 15 and 16, plus houseboats in Hall 13 and canoes in Hall 14. 

Boot chief Petros Michelidakis is delighted: "boot 2024 will be a show of superlatives. We have unique world premieres of powerboats and sailing yachts on board. Superboat Hall 5 has already enjoyed enormous success since boot 2020. Here, you will find all the top names in luxury tenders. Our home port for superyachts in Hall 6 is also shining in all its glory. And the line-up in Halls 15 and 16 featuring the international market leaders in the sailing industry is unrivalled."

For instance, the sleek sailing yacht Hallberg Rassy 69 will be celebrating its world premiere in front of boot’s international audience. From 20 to 28 January, over 1,500 exhibitors will transform the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital into the world capital of watersports. A dazzling display of innovations, ideas and activities will ignite at the stands, stages and hands-on activities over the nine days of the fair.

Registering just under 237,000 visitors from over 60 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors from 68 nations occupying 220,000 square metres in Halls 1 to 17, boot Düsseldorf from 20 to 28 January 2024 will be the world’s biggest yacht and watersports trade fair. Both yachtspeople and powerboaters will find a wide variety of boats, dinghies, super boats and luxury yachts. The popular watersports diving, surfing, kitesurfing, SUP, skim boarding or canoeing will be presented in all their facets and with the corresponding equipment at boot. Attractive stage activities featuring the stars of the scene, current trends and a high-calibre mix of workshops and join-in activities for both amateur sportspeople and experts, all make this trade fair unique the world over. But 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. Furthermore, two beacons for the protection of our oceans will be “on board” again. The prestigious “ocean tribute” Award presented in partnership by 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.

Photo: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann