The countdown to the world's largest water sports show is on.
boot Düsseldorf 2024 is ready for take-off and will kick off on an area of 220,000 square metres in 16 exhibition halls. boot Director Petros Michelidakis is delighted: "boot 2024 will be a show of superlatives. We have spectacular world premieres of motorboats and sailing yachts on board. A total of almost 1,100 boats will be moored in Düsseldorf. Superboat Hall 5 is unique in the world and has been on a hugely successful course since boot 2020. Everything that makes a name for itself in luxury tenders is here. Our home port for luxury yachts in Hall 6 is also shining in all its glory. And the offer in sailing halls 15 and 16 with the international market leaders in the sailing industry is perfect." The other boating halls 1, 3, 4, 7a and 9 are also filled to the brim with boats, yachts and tenders, reports Michelidakis. More than 1,500 exhibitors will transform the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital into the world metropolis of water sports from 20 to 28 January 2024. A firework display of innovations, ideas and action will light at the stands, stages and hands-on activities over the nine days of the fair.
Destination Seaside: holiday dreams come true here
For all fans of holidays on or at the water, a visit to boot 2024 is like a trip to summery climes. Destination Seaside in Halls 13 and 14 attracts visitors with providers from the world's most fantastic water sports regions. Enchanting country presentations from Egypt, Indonesia, Croatia, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago or Cyprus, for example, invite visitors to dream about the coming holiday season. Well-known Charter providers show the uniqueness of a holiday on the water with sailing yachts and motorboats. Gliding gently along the rivers and lakes of Central Europe on a houseboat has also become increasingly popular in recent years and the visit of a houseboat is one of the central attractions in Hall 13.
Dive Center: dive into fascinating underwater worlds
Diving and immersing yourself in fascinating underwater worlds will be an attraction in diving halls 11, 12 and the north of hall 13. The manufacturers and retailers will be bringing their innovative ideas and the latest equipment for diving sports to Düsseldorf and inviting sports enthusiasts to shop at the fair. In addition, all beginners and professionals can dive in the pool and the futuristic diving tower in Hall 12. The exciting diving slots such as diving for beginners, mermaiding, diving workshops for advanced divers or apnoea diving with just one breath can be booked from December on boot.com.
Sailing halls with complete fleets and premieres
Sailing yachts and boats are moored in Halls 15 and 16. The global players are on board with their complete fleets and premieres, as are newcomers and innovative start-ups. Almost 100 manufacturers provide a complete picture of the industry. Sailing enthusiasts meet in the Sailing Center and on the stage in Hall 15. Surrounded by various class associations, it offers a unique platform for all sailors and those interested in sailing, and the big names of the international sailing scene will be there. Legends such as sailing veteran Burghard Pieske as well as current shooting stars such as Rosalin Kuipper from the Netherlands will be there.
Pure action at the trend sports festival in Hall 17
Pure action can be found in Hall 17 at the boot trend sports festival. This is where the surfing scene comes together in all its facets. 40 manufacturers and retailers will be showcasing the latest trends in wingsurfing and foiling, wakeboarding, pump foiling, SUP and classic windsurfing. Numerous hands-on activities, which can be booked online at boot.com, attract active people to the boot surfing area on the 60x20 meter action pool. At exciting contests on the boot weekends, the pros show what they can do on a narrow board.
For families: leisurely paddle tours and old boat treasures
Families with smaller children, on the other hand, can enjoy some time out on a leisurely canoe tour through a Canadian-style forest setting in the World of Paddling or view the classically beautiful boat treasures in the Classic Forum in Hall 14. There are also great insights into the exciting everyday life of the water police, including a tour of the largest water police boat in North Rhine Westphalia, or into the indispensable work of the sea rescuers on the North Sea and Baltic Sea.