Find out all about the latest trends and innovations in boats and yachts. boot 2020 in Düsseldorf is a must-attend event for all those who are enthusiastic about life on and around the water. In addition to luxurious yachts and boats of all kinds, water sports enthusiasts will also get their money's worth. Sailing, surfing, water skiing, boating or diving - in our videos we take you along to boot 2020!
Every year, boot Düsseldorf repositions itself as the world's largest and most important international boat show. On the exhibition grounds on the banks of the Rhine in Düsseldorf, exhibitors from many countries present products ranging from fishing to surfing and water skiing, from kayaking and canoeing to yachting. The exhibition focuses on sailing yachts and motorboats including technical equipment, clothing and ship accessories as well as tourist offers for water sports locations and charter options. Since 1969, the event has grown from 116 exhibitors and 34,000 visitors to a major event with 1,900 exhibitors in 17 halls and 250,000 visitors.
Messe.TV visited some of the exhibitors and took a closer look at their products. For example, the foldable, unsinkable Banana boat from SieBroTec, which is the only company in the industry to offer a 15-year guarantee on its plastic hull. Bavarian Yachts, a company based near Würzburg, offers sailing boats of all kinds up to a C42 yacht with space for 8 people as well as a range of motorboats under the direction of the new owners. Europe Marine scores with a well thought-out concept for the Viper V233 day cruiser as well as with the latest model from the Viper series, the Viper V263, which impresses with a large bathing platform at the stern. We experience pure luxury at the stand of Prestige, which is part of the Beneteau Group. The Prestige 520 motor yacht not only offers comfortable space for 6 people on a boat length of 15.80, but also a 360-degree panoramic view, two companionways, a flybridge with sun loungers and pantry block, lowerable bathing platform and many other luxurious features such as air conditioning and entertainment system.
The less well-heeled may take a liking to the inflatable boats from Ocean Bay. The new MX 580 model can be equipped with engines from 60 to 115 hp, meaning that water skiers and divers can also get their money's worth with this boat. At Imtech, the classic pool chair is on the move: The iMatJet has a motor drive that can be controlled by remote control. The Seabobs from Cayago also promise water fun. We take a closer look at the Seabob F5SR highlight at the trade fair stand. A thrust of 745 newtons provides a top speed of 22 km/h, two lithium-ion batteries provide up to 60 minutes of power for the virtually silent water mobile. At boot 2020, we discover an extension of stand-up paddling at HOBIE. The Mirage Eclipse is equipped with a so-called penguin drive, which propels the fins if you pedal properly on the built-in stepper, and a handlebar that controls the rudder. Anglers can also make use of a fin drive. Similar to the Mirage Eclipse stand-up paddle, the Proangler 360 can be used to achieve and control speed. KickUp Technology also prevents unpleasant impacts with obstacles.
Electric motors are rapidly gaining ground as boat drives. To help you find the right one for your own boat, Greenboatsolutions offers a comparison portal for electric motors, which we were able to see for ourselves at the trade fair stand. At NAVIWATT, we were able to take a close look at boats with electric drives and experience the exponential performance of these boats with electric drives. They were specially designed for sailors and sailing schools. The clean-up of the oceans also has a place at boot 2020, with the start-up BRACENET producing products from so-called ghost nets.