When boot Düsseldorf closed Jan. 31, the water sports festival billed as the world’s largest had attracted nearly a quarter of a million visitors, organizers say.
Boot Düsseldorf is one of the world’s premier boat shows and it annually attracts 1,600 exhibitors from more than 50 nations. The show is held at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, for a week at the end of January.
The European Powerboat of the Year awards, now in their 12th year, were handed out at the Dusseldorf Boat Show.
Arcadia Yachts is giving its new model, Sherpa, its world debut at the 2016 Boot Dusseldorf, which is underway and will continue through Sunday in Germany.
Greenline Hybrid Yachts is planning to be at the Düsseldorf Boat Show next month after a tough year and a shift to new ownership.
Arcadia Yachts said it will debut Sherpa, an entry-level model, at the Jan. 23-31 Boot Düsseldorf in Germany.
This year’s Düsseldorf boat show included 1,741 exhibitors from 57 countries, as some boatbuilders stepped up their presence in an effort to capitalize on the relatively strong economic region in a still-lagging European market.
Bavaria Yacht’s Cruiser 46 was named European Yacht of the Year at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 and the Sport 450 made its world premiere.
The Numarine 60 Flybridge is making its world debut this week at the Jan. 17-25 Boot 2015, the Dusseldorf International Boat Show, and the builder said three have been sold.
Hanse Yachts AG said it sold more than 40 boats last month at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show.
Düsseldorf boat show organizers said attendance was higher this year and one industry official said the 45th edition of the winter show “gave a much-hoped-for boost to this industry.”