With 1,923 exhibitors from 68 countries, including 1,085 international manufacturers, boot Düsseldorf — the Düsseldorf boat show — began Saturday in 16 halls of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center in Germany and will run until next Sunday.
Several world premieres were slated for the show, including the Cranchi XT 36; Jeanneau Cap Camarat 7.5 bowrider; Axopar Brabus Shadow 800; the Southerly 480; the Ferretti 920; and the Nimbus W9.
Bavaria Yachts debuted the C65, the C50 and three versions of the new C45, as well as the motoryachts R55 and Bavaria E34 Fly.
Attractions such as “The Wave” and the new Dive Center attract visitors, organizers said. Young water-sports enthusiasts are drawn to “The Wave” because of the surfing challenge it presents. Surfers that include Airton Cozzolino, Zane Schweitzer, Bernd Rosiger and Fiona Wylde were coming to the show from their Hawaiian hot spots.
Organizers said the new Dive Center has the look of a Caribbean diving base. In addition to professional divers, who will be there to get information about trends in their sport from accessories and equipment suppliers, newcomers are invited to get tips.
Experts will demonstrate how to fill oxygen bottles, don diving masks and complete the preparations for a dive.