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November 2016

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


More than 360 manufacturers of sailing boats and yachts, multihull boats, catamarans, day sailer boats and dinghies will present their products at boot Düsseldorf, 48th International Boat Show, to be held from January 21 – 29, 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Halls 14 – 17 will be transformed into an enormous sailing center, making boot the most important platform worldwide for the presentation of all classes and kinds of sailing.

“Nothing will be left to be desired in our sailing halls. A very wide range of boats will be on show and we will even be able to record further growth in the multihull and day sailer sectors. As a passionate sailor, I am already looking forward to the active and exciting sailing atmosphere in the halls”, said boot 2017 Director Petros Michelidakis.

The market leaders Jeanneau, Bénéteau, Bavaria and Hanse will be represented again, highlighting interesting advances in their development operations. Other exhibitors will include Hallberg Rassy, Dufour, X Yachts, Oyster CNB and Swan. A detailed list of all the exhibitors and the boats they will be presenting at boot 2017 is online at

“boot is not just a platform for boats and yachts. It has also been committed to promoting sailing for many years now,” added Petros Michelidakis. Düsseldorf sailor Constanze Stolz is an excellent example - she is training to take part in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in the 470 class and boot Düsseldorf is one of her supporters and sponsors.

About boot Düsseldorf:
boot Düsseldorf is the largest boat and water sports trade fair in the world, held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany. About 1,800 exhibitors (860 of them from more than 60 countries other than Germany) will present their innovations, developments and maritime equipment on more than 2.3 million square feet of exhibit space from January 21 – 29, 2017. The entire global market will come to Düsseldorf to provide an exciting insight into the water sports world for nine-days in 17 halls. Opening times will be from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily. Entrance passes can be ordered online in advance at starting in November 2016. All tickets allow free use of all public transportation within the VRR transportation network of Düssseldorf.

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