Today, boot 2023 opens in Düsseldorf with over 1,500 exhibitors from 68 countries in 16 exhibition halls – visit us until January 29 at our SeaHelp booth in Hall 10-F55, here you can also get the hot-off-the-press Sea Magazine 2023.
Finally boot again – the relief can be clearly felt in the water sports community and among the Düsseldorf trade show organizers. What was the annual highlight for the industry until 2020 had to take a forced break due to the pandemic. All the greater was the longing that the boot would finally be launched again. Info on the boat show from SeaHelp.
Now it’s boot Düsseldorf 2023. From January 21 to 29, just before the Rhineland’s great days, a magical nine days of trade fair await with numerous boat and yacht premieres, a new diving tower, sustainability forum “blue innovation dock”, vacation regions from all over the world in the “Destination Seaside”, tips for beginners and professional sailors and with wingfoiling and wingsurfing the hottest current water sports trends for their fans.
At boot, more than 1,500 exhibitors present themselves in 16 exhibition halls on an area of 31 soccer fields – and SeaHelp is right in the middle
In numbers this means: over 1,500 exhibitors in 16 exhibition halls on an area of 31 soccer fields, translated into square meters: 220,000! Companies from 68 countries are on board here. Nine hands-on activities and theme worlds invite sports enthusiasts and sea lovers to put their hand to the tiller themselves, get on the board, dive in, paddle or simply listen to exciting reports and exchange ideas with like-minded people. So that the personal Mitmachslot is secured, each active one should announce itself for its desire kind of sport on www.boot.de.
boot Düsseldorf has also repeatedly proven itself to be a driver of innovation during its 54 years of existence. As early as the 1970s and 1980s, there were numerous forums on the subject of marine research. Diving pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau – “The prerequisite for knowledge is curiosity” – had chosen boot as his presentation platform and proclaimed here the protection of the seas as the declared goal of divers.
New at this year’s boot: the “blue innovation dock” in Hall 10 – right next to the SeaHelp booth
In 2023, boot once again proves to be an initiator and driver for marine and water protection as well as a sustainable strategy in boat building and marina expansion. The “blue innovation dock” in Hall 10 will provide impetus for EU-wide action over the nine days of the fair. The “love your ocean” stand in Hall 14 will also delight little explorers. Here there will be large measuring instruments from marine research, a microplastics lab and an algae lab to explore.
And with the “ocean tribute Award”, whose list of winners also includes Boris Herrmann with his Malizia team, boot Düsseldorf, together with the Monegasque Prince Albert II Foundation and the German Ocean Foundation, have created an internationally highly regarded and renowned prize. This year, the “ocean tribute Award” will again be presented live in front of an audience on January 23. The laudatory speech for the winner will be held by the well-known actor and ocean activist Hannes Jaenicke.
Fair hopes for “large and impressive water sports festival” in Düsseldorf
boot Director Petros Michelidakis: “Walking around the show floor today, after three years away, and seeing all the exhibitors’ boats and water sports products back in place is absolutely overwhelming. We are showing a boot that has everything on board and has grown again to the size we know. I am sure that this special boot flair will reach everyone and together with our exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders we will experience a great and impressive water sports festival.”
boot Düsseldorf 2023
Tickets for boot Düsseldorf 2023 are available at www.boot.de. The regular online admission price is 19 euros, for www.boot.club and ADAC members there is the reduced price of 17 euros. An afternoon ticket is available online from Monday to Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. for only 10 euros. At the daytime box office on site, admission costs 27 euros.
Inexpensive overnight accommodations for all boot and caravanning fans are offered in January by the Caravan Center of Messe Düsseldorf (35 euros per night, arrival from 4 p.m., departure until 6 p.m. the following day). A large selection of hotel rooms is available from the travel agency bcd travel (Tel: +49 30 40365 2117, Mail: email@example.com).
All the latest information on boot and its accompanying program is available online at www.boot.de.