It’s full steam ahead with preparations for the opening of the 55th Hamburg International Boat Show this coming Saturday (25 October). The Dealer 46 yacht has now been delivered to the Hamburg Messe venue, ready for its German debut. According to organisers, the cruiser came direct from Cannes in southern France. In total, around 600 exhibitors from 18 countries will be presenting their new products and services from the world of water sports – for nine whole days!
The Dealer 46 is one of the last big yachts to be delivered for this year’s show, which is characterised by the strong presence of the high-demand ten to fifteen metre yacht segment. Hamburg’s own Hanse Yachts AG, for example, is making its debut with the Dehler 46 and Hanse 455 models. Bavaria is presenting its current range of 37 to 46-foot boats, and Bénétau’s range on display includes the new Oceanis 38.
Chartering is in
There are around 25 chartering companies in attendance at the hanseboot CharterForum, with the latest sailboats and motorboats on offer. Every day they are providing free, individual advice on the ideal preparation for a longer journey at sea, with practical tips, entertainment for young and old, and new, popular sailing grounds.
“Chartering is in. Coastal and inland destinations close to home are especially popular with hanseboot visitors, but there is also a good deal of interest in destinations in the Mediterranean and further afield,” says hanse boot Project Manager, Heiko Zimmermann.
A dedicated hall for canoes and kayaks
This year, for the first time, hanseboot has allocated a hall exclusively for canoeing and kayaking. Manufacturers, suppliers, tour operators and clubs are all exhibiting on the upper floor of Hall B4. And the Globetrotter Academy is on stage with information and tips on equipment, destinations and events.
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