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The Düsseldorf International Boat Show, more commonly known as boot Düsseldorf or just boot is one of the world’s premier boat shows.

As the representantives and official dealers of JEANNEAU in Greece, Athenian Yachts was present as every year, at the booth of JEANNEAU and LAGOON at boot Düsseldorf  2019.

Boot 2019 set a new record, with almost 2,000 exhibitors from 73 countries and displays covering 220,000 m² of stand space. Nearly 250,000 water sports fans (boot 2018: 247,000 visitors) came to Düsseldorf from over 100 countries: clear confirmation of the position boot holds as the leading event anywhere in the world. Their main home countries – apart from Germany – are the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland and Italy.

boot Director Petros Michelidakis explains: “The exhibitors tell us about great business and many new contacts all over the world. The boot is clearly a first-class business platform. The wide range of international travel destinations in the Travel World also attracted many visitors.”

Fantastic atmosphere in the exhibition halls


The exhibitors at and organisers of boot Düsseldorf 2019 were in high spirits throughout the nine days of the event. The trade fair, which ended on Sunday, reports that business was good and that contacts to water sports enthusiasts and trade visitors from all over the world were excellent. Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt summarises his impressions as follows: “I have experienced numerous events here in Düsseldorf, but this boot was unique. A tremendous atmosphere in the halls, people in holiday mood on the stands and highly satisfied exhibitors. Which means that we definitely reached our objective: everyone will have outstanding memories of this marvellous anniversary edition of boot.”