Exhibitor attendance remains strong for boot Düsseldorf 2022 (with kind permission of Marine Industry News)

The number of exhibitors attending boot Düsseldorf remains strong, with the show occupying 13 exhibition halls from 22-30 January 2022.

In addition, it has been announced today that Germany’s federal minister of transport, Dr Volker Wissing, will open the event and its sustainability forum Blue Innovation Dock (BID) in Hall 9.

The BID is designed to bring together companies, visionaries, investors and politicians to make the industry fit for the future. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will also be participating with a high-level political panel on the development of sustainable coastal and marine tourism. This will focus on the expansion of new and existing destinations for maritime and inland tourism, as well as government support for marinas and other boating infrastructure.

Elsewhere in the show, the entire Brunswick Group, all outboard manufacturers, X-Shore, XO-Boats, Princess, Sunseeker, Sirena, Frauscher, Say and ZAR Formenti will feature in Halls 4-6, with a large range of superyacht companies in 7a. Hall 8b will accommodate a 65m pool with large wind machines providing a powerful breeze for surfing, wingfoiling and wingsurfing, with brands such as Starboard, Gunsails, Goya and Gaastra among the exhibitors. Halls 9 and 10 are said to be almost complete with accessories and equipment companies, including Capelli and Bukh Bremen.

Halls 11 and 12 are dedicated to the diving industry, with a new diving tower in Hall 12. Tourism on and around the water will be the focus in Halls 13 and 14 with Kiriacoulis, Argos, Cosmos Yachting, Navigare and Kuhnle Hausboote showcasing their extensive booking programmes.

Forty sailing boat manufacturers will be present in Hall 15, including Bavaria, Elan, Saare, Greenboats, Haber Yachts, Imexus, Swallow Yachts as well as Aquacraft. All German class associations will also attend and many dinghy manufacturers are set to present their range of sports boats.

boot Düsseldorf project director, Petros Michelidakis, comments: “A look at our ticket shop shows that the international interest in boot 2022 is high. Visitors from a total of 60 countries have bought tickets for boot so far. 22 per cent of the purchases come from interested parties from abroad. This is a very good figure for the current situation and clearly shows that visitors have started their travel plans in December. I am pleased to be able to offer all water sports enthusiasts a special boot here in Düsseldorf with many, attractive hands-on activities, committed exhibitors and a highly interesting stage programme.”