Dec 21, 2021
-Trade fair consistently implements current North Rhine-Westphalian Covid Protection Ordinance
-Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener: “We have a responsibility towards our exhibitors”
-Global market leaders on board
The next boot water sports trade fair will take place from January 22 – 30, 2022 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Messe Düsseldorf has decided to hold boot 2022 as planned after consultations with the exhibiting industries and consistent implementation of the current Covid Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Oriented to the regulations that apply to the retail trade, only visitors who comply with the vaccinated or recovered regulation may enter the fairgrounds during boot. In addition, wearing an FFP2 or medical mask is mandatory in all halls. The latest air exchange regulators also ensure a regular supply of fresh air in the exhibition halls.
Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener stated: “Messe Düsseldorf has a responsibility to both exhibitors and the large water sports community to ensure that boot 2022 takes place. Since we already updated our access regulations two weeks ago with regard to the vaccinated or recovered regulations, we are also fully on track with boot 2022 even under the new regulations of the current Corona Protection Ordinance. With our proven hygiene concept ‘PROTaction’, we will be able to offer a safe trade fair to all participants. The approval from the water sports industry for boot 2022 is good. We will once again be able to put on a boot trade show in 2022 that will kick off the new season.”
The non-participation of some luxury, sailing yacht and motorboat manufacturers is regrettable and objectively incomprehensible for Messe Düsseldorf, added boot Project Director Petros Michelidakis. However, with global market leaders such as Princess and Sunseeker in the luxury yacht segment, Bavaria Yachtbau as Germany’s largest sports boat manufacturer for sailing and motorboats, and Hallberg Rassy in the sailing boat segment, the event will offer visitors a great boat show with a wide range of products. Michelidakis: “We are very happy about the good support of our friends from the boating industry. Our partner associations, the German Marine Federation, and, at international level, the European Boating Industry, are also working with great commitment and enthusiasm to plan a successful boot 2022.”
Overall, the Düsseldorf trade show organizers have strong support from the exhibiting industries. There will be “hands-on” activities such as the surf wave “THE WAVE”, wingsurfing and foiling on the 65 meter long action pool and trial diving in the new diving tower due to the chlorine-disinfected water. Masks are required in the spectator seats and the required distance regulations are consistently observed.
The exhibitors are ready for boot 2022. Following are some statements from exhibiting companies.
Martin Guscott, Exhibition Manager Sunseeker International: “We are really excited to be back at one of, if not the largest indoor boat show in the world – boot Dusseldorf. We have an incredible line-up, including the global premiere of the Sunseeker Predator 65 which will take center stage of the fantastic display of yachts. We’ve been planning and organizing for months, from the delivery of the boats on the Rhine to the finer details of ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors – we’re ready and looking forward to welcoming guests to our booth and hopefully welcoming them into the Sunseeker family.
Sunseeker luxury yachts, known to the public from the James Bond films “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” among others, feature industry-leading architectural and technical innovations and upscale interior design. At the company’s headquarters in Poole (Great Britain),150 luxury yachts are built each year.
“For Bavaria Yachts, boot in Düsseldorf is the most important international water sports trade fair. As a long-standing partner, we will be represented with five moto boats in Hall 1 and five sailing yachts in Hall 16. We are looking forward to boot 2022 and its visitors,” said Marc Diening, CEO Bavaria Yachtbau.
Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH in Giebelstadt, Bavaria, operates the largest recreational boatyard for sailing and motorboats in Germany. Up to 1,200 motor and sailing boats can be built at the shipyard each year.
Fanis Kiriacoulis, CEO of Kiriacoulis Charter, will participate in the “destination seaside” segment at boot 2022: “For our industry, boot 2022 is the impulse generator for bookings starting in the spring. Here, those interested in chartering can see their boats and yachts live on site and book directly with us. Individual advice, which takes place ‘face to face’ at boot 2022 – with mask and vaccinated or recovered inspection, of course – also plays a major role. People want to prepare the ‘most beautiful weeks of the year’, their vacation, well and get individual tips from us on how to organize their sailing trip. Participation in boot 2022 is a given for us.”
Kiriacoulis Charter is the largest charter company of sailing boats in the Mediterranean and the third largest provider worldwide. The Greek company offers 400 sailing yachts in 25 bases
Hans Roelants, General Manager Sea Ray International, one of the largest recreational boat manufacturers in the world: “Sea Ray International has been a partner with boot Düsseldorf for many years. Although the current Covid-19 situation continues to change on a daily basis, we strongly believe in the power of boot Düsseldorf and physical boat shows in general. We are confident in the safety regulations that boot Dusseldorf is putting in place and will have very strict protocols for all our employees as well throughout the duration of the show. As of now, we are planning to exhibit at boot Dusseldorf 2022 and will continue to make preparations to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, and attendees. Should the situation worsen and make it impossible to exhibit or jeopardize the health and safety of our employees, we will adjust accordingly.”
Harald Kuhnle, CEO Kuhnle-Tours GmbH: We have made the experience in the past season that the vast majority of our guests are vaccinated. Our booth staff will also be fully boosted and is looking forward to ‘Covid-proof’ conversations with the trade fair visitors. Besides, I have known Messe Düsseldorf and especially the boot team for over 40 years as a super-competent trade show organizer. If anyone can manage to run a trade fair safely and hygienically in Covid times, it’s the people from Düsseldorf. We’ll pack our sauna houseboat on a truck and come to boot in January!”
The houseboat rental company Kuhnle have more than 100 boats in operation in Germany and France.
Marc Rutgers, Managing Director of the major European water sports wholesaler ALLPA: “We at ALLPA are looking forward to boot 2022. We will meet our European customers there. I trust that Messe Düsseldorf, taking into account the current protection regulation in Germany and with the vaccinated or recovered regulation for visitors, will offer our industries a good and safe place to do business.”
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