Boot 2019 has set new records
Nearly 2 000 exhibitors from 73 countries were in their best in 16 halls, taking an exhibition space of 220 000 square meters, with a focus on “Experience 360° Water Sports”. 250 000 water sports enthusiasts came to Düsseldorf from more than 100 countries, which clearly confirmed the position of the boat show as the leading nautical event in the world for 50 years.
For the sixth time in a row, the Nautica team was part of the biggest nautical event, which has been held in Düsseldorf since 1969 and has since evolved in a spectacular way at its groounds next to the longest river in Germany – Rhine. This year once again, the organizers of the event made great efforts to make the entire show successful over the course of nine days. At this jubilee event, besides 16 exhibition halls, there were also 19 special presentations about every aspect of water sports. Trend sports such as surfing on a 1.50 m high and 9 m wide wave, or diving in the new diving center.
We visited the booths of the world’s most renowned shipyards, but also those who had just sailed into a nautical society. As in previous years, one part was completely adapted for the largest vessels and we walked around the decks of luxury vessels of over 25 meters.
It is well known that Azimut shipyard always appears in style at international boat shows. It was the same this year. From Azimut’s large fleet, we selected Azimut 60, Azimut S6, and the new Atlantis 51 Coupe with distinctive doors.
For the first time, the Sunseeker 74 Sport, a yacht that boasts the latest design details and sporting features, was presented to the public.
The latest model was also presented by the Italian shipyard Absolute. Yacht 62 Fly combines a luxurious and comfortable interior with a powerful and stable hull structure.
Ferretti Group started 2019 mysteriously. Until the very opening of boot, presentation of the latest Pershing model was under a veil of mystery. The ‘silver arrow’ 8X glitterred in Hall 6 of this year’s boat show.
This year, the world-renowned car tuning plant Brabus presented the latest super-fast boat – the Brabus Shadow 500.
At this jubilee event, among the many exhibited trimarans, sailing boats and catamarans, we particularly liked Lagoon 46, Fountaine Pajot 40 and Swan 65.
Nautical potential of Serbia was presented by the ”Dunavski propeleri” (Danube propellers) association. Exhibitors from Serbia had the honor and opportunity to participate in the pavilion of IWI (Inland Waterways International) – the World Association of Inland Waterways and to show the nautical resources and companies that operate in this branch of industry.
CTC Unit from Belgrade was awarded in Düsseldorf by the Sea Ray Shipyard for exceptional sales and service in the previous year.
We found out what Cranchi and Monterey boats will be an absolute hit this summer in our region.
The owner of the Frauscher shipyard welcomed us aboard the 1414 Demon model, which features a modern, luxurious interior.
The exhibitors showed their incredible innovations, attractive advanced development and marine equipment.
Yes, the Boot really is 50 years old, but it is still as young as ever. This was yet another great experience in every way.