Boot Düsseldorf — Trade Show Kings

So you've probably been to your local Boat Show and think you've seen it all? Think again. These guys eat trade shows for breakfast. Check 'em out!

Boot Düsseldorf

How cool can a trade show in Germany be?

Begin your season at the world's largest water sports trade fair: showing the latest trend water sports equipment in two halls with various "adventure worlds" and "action centers", boot 2016, 47th International Boat Show Düsseldorf (January 23 - 31, 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany) is the perfect place to meet fans and manufacturers of the wakeboarding scene from around the globe. Halls 1 and 2 will feature 70 exhibitors from trade and industry, showcasing innovations in trend sports such as wakeboarding, stand-up paddling, kiting, windsurfing, surfing and skimboarding.

The “Beach World” is the place to be for trend sports enthusiasts. Here, the boards and kites of the coming season are presented. And the best part: enthusiasts can try out the wakeboarding equipment on site in indoor pools and artificial rivers! International trend sports stars will give advice and support. Highlights also include competitions, indoor skim jams, wakeboarding show, demonstrations by experts, championships and much more!

Overall, some 1,650 exhibitors from more than 60 countries provide a broad overview of the global market for boats and yachts as well as for water sports and maritime equipment and services in 17 exhibition halls of the Düsseldorf fairgrounds There is something for everyone!.

Visit for more information



The organizers of boot 2016, International Boat Show Düsseldorf (January 23 - 31, 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany) launched a competition for the best water sports video clips. Water sports enthusiasts can submit videos showing them in action in or on the water and upload them at “English” from the pull down menu) by December 15, 2015 to compete for the new boot Düsseldorf video award. “We want really authentic clips of water sports enthusiasts which show that our sport is beautiful and, above all, great fun to try, too,” stated boot 2016 Director Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel. In line with the boot Düsseldorf motto “Experience 360° water sports”, the videos should reflect the entire panorama of water sports activities.

The award will be presented in the categories sailing, motor boating (including jet skiing and inflatable boating), yachting, diving, fishing, paddling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and stand-up paddling as well as family vacation by, on or under water. The winners in each category will receive a very special prize: a Splash Drone supplied by Multikopter. This quadcopter is not just rain and splash-proof but also completely water-proof and can therefore start directly out of the water. These drones will be on show in the Water Pixel World at boot 2016. The second to fifth place winners in all the categories will also receive attractive watersports-related prizes. The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony held during boot Düsseldorf on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

The most attractive and exciting video clips will also be part of the new international advertising campaign for the 2017 staging of boot: the most distinctive images will be chosen for posters and advertisements and with the QR code, water sports fans will be able to access the winning video directly.

About boot Düsseldorf:

boot Düsseldorf is the largest boat and water sports trade fair worldwide. Every January, about 1,700 exhibitors (800 of which are from over 60 countries outside of Germany) showcase their maritime equipment, innovations and developments over nine days in 17 halls. Starting in November, E-tickets can be ordered online at