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56th International Boat Show Hamburg

hanseboat to showcase the latest trends in water sports. 2015's partner country is Denmark. Many novelties and hands-on testing of boats and equipment

hanseboot, the 56th Hamburg International Boat Show, will be held from 31 October to 8 November. Boats, yachts, and latest water sports equipment will not only be showcased in the B halls of the Hamburg fair ground, but also on water in the City Sports Harbour at Baumwall. Targeted at professionals, leisure boaters and newcomers alike, hanseboot will presents new boats and yachts and provide information on trends and innovations in boating close to the North European waters and major inland waterways.

For the first time, Denmark and its kingdom of islands in the Baltic Sea will be partner of hanseboot. In hall B 6, Hamburg’s northern neighbour will not only be showcasing its sailing hotspots in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, but also canoeing on inland rivers like the Gudenå. Fun sports and charters are also high on the agenda.

Numerous Premieres

“We are delighted that numerous shipyards and traders will be premiering new yachts and boats at this year’s hanseboot and to display them to a large audience for the very first time”, says Bernd Aufderheide, CEO Hamburg Messe and Congress GmbH.

Lovers of sailboats will surely enjoy a visit of hall B6. The new Hanse 315 will be celebrating her first presentation in Germany at this year’s hanseboot. She is the smallest of the eight boats in the Hanse range from Greifswald, at 9.45m length overall (LWL 8.30m). She has striking features such as a steep stern, short overhangs and deep keel, with elegant lines and excellent sailing performance. Also on show for the first time in Germany will be the small trimaran Corsair Pulse 600, presented by Corsair Germany, from Taufkirchen. This is the smallest of the Corsair trimarans with a length of six metres, and features sporting modern design. Quorning from hanseboot’s partner country Denmark is Europe’s only builder of series-produced trimarans. They are showing the new Dragonfly 25 SwingWing at hanseboot. The latest model in the Shrimper series from Cornwall will be on show for the first time in Germany, a 21 footer (6m LWL, 7.6m LOA) based on a fisheries working boat like her sister vessels, and features gaff rig and trailerable.

Power Boats in Two Halls

The halls B7 and B4 will be a big crowd puller for motor boat enthusiasts. With Apreammare 38 New Comfort, Drago Neu 660, Marex 372 ACC and Holiday 1001 Hamburg’s hanseboot will be celebrating global premieres of four outstanding power boats. A European premiere will be hanseboat’s Quicksilver 505 Cabin, a first-time in Germany the Quicksilver 755 Sundeck. The attractions at hanseboot include an exciting programme specially for motor boat owners. It includes cruise consulting by well-known journalist Jürgen Strassburger (on the upper floor of Hall B1); a meet-the-experts showcase in Hall B5; visitors’ information on insurance; tips for handling leaks; and test-drive opportunities for newcomers with 15hp inflatable dinghies in the pool of the hanseboot arena.

Custom-Tailoured Offers for Newcomers

In the dinghy beginners arena located on the upper level of hall B3, experts demonstrate with trapeze, sailing simulator and different dinghies that sailing is easy to learn and doesn’t have to bee expensive. Also located here will be the exhibition “Do you want to go sailing with me?” jointly curated by the Flensburg Maritime Museum and the Children’s Cultural Bureau e.V. The exhibition will present the history and diversity of sailing to children, their parents, and their grandparents in an interactive way. Please check out the fair’s programme for other options to be active at hanseboot.

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