Masts and motors, sun and sand, information and inspiration – these are the ingredients that will make the hanseboot ancora boat show a popular meeting place for aspiring and experienced boating enthusiasts from 29 to 31 May 2015. At the ancora Marina in Neustadt, Germany’s biggest in-water boat show will present 140 boats and yachtsin their element. In more than 70 pagoda tents on land, providers of equipment, accessories and services relating to water sports will present new products and offer show bargains. The boats, accessories and equipment shown will be complemented by an exciting, action-packed programme for the whole family.
In-Water Offshoot Of Hamburg’s International Boat Show
This in-water offshoot of the Hamburg International Boat Show held annually in autumn is the first in-water boat show of the season in the Baltic Sea region. In 2014, more than 17,000 visitors, mainly from Northern Germany and neighbouring Denmark, travelled to Neustadt to participate in the fair and take in the many facets of boating.
Boats Of All Types From German And European Manufacturers
Traditionally, the flags of numerous well-known European boat builders and large series shipyards like Bavaria, Jeanneau, HanseYachts, Hallberg Rassy, Najad and X-Yachts are flown during the hanseboot ancora boat show. A large number of new exhibitors will also be presenting boats and yachts for a wide range of needs and expectations. Adventure Yachts from Sweden will present a 55-foot sporting yacht made of aluminium. The yacht was developed as a safe, comfortable and fast sail boat for long voyages in changing weather conditions. The Bavarian yacht dealer English Cutter Yachts will be presenting its new sailing yacht, the Cornish Crabber 26. The 10-metre long yacht from Great Britain captivates with its traditional English line and classic gaff rig. With its Runabout Venezia 28 Sport, Comitti Yachts aims to awake the desire for speedy motor boat cruises in the spirit of the “Dolce Vita” and the fifties. The 8.70-metre long boat with its classic retro design was hand crafted on Lake Como like all boats from the Italian builder.
The premier models, which will also be appearing at the hanseboot ancora boat show, are also highly anticipated. Deufin Boote und Yachten, for example, will be presenting the new XO 250 Open in the water for the first time. The 7.52-metre long, extravagant boat from the Finnish builder XO Boats is defined by the sharp angle of its hull and offers space for up to eight persons. The ready-to-sail prototype of the Bente 24 is sure to attract widespread attention. The open source project, which led to the creation of an affordable, family-friendly, innovative compact cruiser for new entrants was presented at the hanseboot 2014 as a 1:1 model and proved to be a genuine hit. The 7.55-metre long boat and the story of how it came to be attracted widespread attention in the industry not to mention plenty of discussion on the Internet. It will be available for testing at the hanseboot ancora boat show for first time ever.
Entertainment Fort The Entire Family
The diverse programme for young and old also offers numerous chances to test boats on the water. Girls and boys, for example, can take advantage of a taster session and set sail in Optimist or motorised dinghies. Workshops focusing on the topic of “15 hp licence-free boating” offer teens and adult visitors the chance to experience a motor boat for the first time. In co-operation with Laser Germany, the hanseboot ancora boat show will offer the chance to try out sport dinghies on the Baltic Sea for the first time. Those interested in swinging a paddle can try their hands at stand-up paddling on the beach of the ancora Marina and test different canoe models. Various free workshops and presentations by experts will discuss topics like safety on the water, convenient tips when aboard a vessel and leak prevention.
White Dinner on Saturday
On Saturday, an entirely new event will premier on the marina grounds: the ‘White Dinner’”. The outdoor picnic around the harbour basin will begin at 6:30 p.m. after the show. The name says it all: Participants, dressed in white, are invited to bring a full picnic basket, table and chairs complete with white table cloths and white dishes. Exhibitors and visitors can enjoy the perfect end to an eventful day in a delightful, one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
The hanseboot ancora boat show will be held at the ancora Marina in Neustadt/Holstein from 29 to 31 May 2015. It is open Friday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Admission to the site is free of charge.