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Boat show organizers optimistic despite downturn

Organizers of the boot Düsseldorf 2009 international boat show are optimistic as they prepare for the Jan. 17-25 event, despite the worldwide economic slowdown.

“We expect hall capacity to be well-used and the showcase to be representative of the international offerings for yachting and water sports,” said Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel, project director of boot 2009, in a statement.

He noted, however, that the show is not completely immune to the global financial crisis. While large motoryachts continue to find international buyers, he said demand for midsize powerboats is more cautious, and boot 2009 will reflect these developments.

The show, to be held at the fairgrounds in Dusseldorf, Germany, will feature 1,650 exhibitors from 55 countries. About 1,800 boats from some 400 international yards and dealers will be showcased.

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For information, contact Messe Dusseldorf North America at (312) 781-5180 or info@mdna.com.

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