The Hamburg International Boat Show is to be held for the 55th time this year – the ideal showcase for prestige motor yachts and high-speed sports boats. From 25 October to 2 November 2014, Hall B7 will be the main attraction for motor-minded visitors – whether they go for classic elegance or the sporting touch, fuel-efficiency or pure power. A huge range of motor boats and yachts will be presented by leading builders and their dealers. Many of the exhibits being launched by the 600 exhibitors from 18 countries will be 2015 models.
Many European premieres
The stars of this year’s hanseboot include a range of very different yachts in the popular 30 to 45 foot segment. The Galeon 385-40ʹ HTL designed by British naval architects Tony Castro Design will be on show at the HW Bootscenter stand, alongside the Galeon 300 Fly, fresh from the drawing boards of the same office. These newcomers, built at Poland’s leading yard, feature an appealing line, ergonomic interior and impeccable quality. The French series builder Chantiers Jeanneau will also have spectacular display of new products lined up. The main crowd puller will nbe the brand new Prestige 420 Fly (length overall precisely 11.32 metres), which combines sophisticated styling with a comfortable living atmosphere, and achieves a top speed of about 30 knots.The sports yachts from the USA include the Sea Ray 350 Sundancer, with length overall 10.67 metres. This elegant composite vessel will be displayed alongside the smaller Sea Ray versions 260 Sundancer and 280 Sundancer. The Finnish builder XO Boats was a newcomer at hanseboot 2013, generating a lot of excitement with their extravagant aluminium boats; this autumn they are back with a new model, the XO 270 RS Front Cabin.
hanseboot harbour re-opened
The sleek yachts will not only be showcased in the fair’s hall near Hamburg’s TV tower, but also in the reopened hanseboot harbour at Baumwall. There, Oyster Marine of Ipswich will show among other things, its new 17.89 metre long on all model 575 (LWL 15.72 meters). Also to be discovered at the hanseboot harbour: the new Contest yacht 42CS by the Dutch yacht builder from Medemblik. Its 12.85 meter long yacht can be ordered in different variants, ranging from a child-friendly family cruiser to a “performance” version for ambitious crews or as “short handed yacht” easy to maneuver also for small crews.
New World of Canoes
Builders, equipment suppliers, tour operators and canoe clubs will have some 2,300 square metres on the upper
floor of Hall B4 to showcase all aspects of paddling. Next to visiting leading builders of canoes and Canadians, such as EKÜ-Sport, Lettmann, Old Town, Current Designs, XK-Sports, and Prijon, visitors to the hanseboot World of Canoes will be able to try out various boat models in a large pool under the guidance of experienced canoeists from the Globetrotter Akademie or try their hands at SUP, with the aim of paddling around the “island” in the middle of the pool.
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