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Ancora Boat Show 2016 with Novelties

First in-water boat show of the Baltic region to present 140 dream vessels at Neustadt's ancora Marina. Novelty 2016: test drives!

At the ancora Marina in Neustadt, Germany’s biggest in-water boat show will present 140 boats and yachts in 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 2015, more than 16,000 visitors, mainly from Northern Germany and neighbouring Denmark, travelled to Neustadt to participate in the fair and take in the many facets of boating.

Free Boat Trials

hanseboot, International boat show in Hamburg, is one of the initiators of the nationwide campaign “Start Boating”, that strives convey the unique experiences on board boats and yachts. Thus, hanseboot ancora boat show will premiere a unique offer in 2016 and invite visitors for free test drives. “We want to show how great and fascinating of boating is, and that you can also operate it without much effort or higher costs”, said Heiko Zimmermann, project manager hanseboot.

Large Boat Selection To Test Drive

On the campaign website “”: http: //, interested boaters can prebook their ride, with new sports boat, rapid motor yachts and elegant sailboat on offer. You can choose, inter alia, from athe Bavaria Sport 300, the Golden Line Cruiser G 650, a Hellwig Milos V 580, the inflatable Mercury Ocean Runner 460, the yawl Karu 600, or ride the Balt 26 and Balt 27.

News from European Shipyards

For three days, large shipyards like Jeanneau, Hanse Yachts, Najad, X-Yachts or Hallberg Rassy can be discovered at close in Neustadt. The Swedish tradition shipyard will participate at the boat show with seven yachts, including its largest ships, i.e. HR 55 and HR 64. Quorning Boats from Denmark, Europe’s only large production site of trimarans , will travel to Neustadt with ots Dragonfly 32 and 25. The smallest member of the Dragonfly family – only 7.50 metres in length! – be sailed single-handed, but boasts enough space for a total of five people on board. The Mannheim Boat and Yacht Agents Mannheim will be showcasing the Neptune Marine Shipbuilding from Aalst in the Netherlands with Elling E4 Elling E3.

The Premiere Models

Since inception seven years ago, the ancora boat show has established itself as a platform for premieres. For example, the Bootscenter Kiel GmbH will be presenting for the first time in water its Quicksilver 755 Weekend. The 7.76 metres long motor boat can accommodate up to nine people. Yachtsport Eckernförde comes with a world premiere, the Saare 46sc, the large sister of the Saare-family. For the first time, there will be a special country focus in 2016, with the Netherlands inviting to discover some interesting yachts Dutch yards.

The Fun Programme: Stand Up Paddling & Canoeing

At the hanseboot ancora boat show, visitor will be able to enjoy watersports at its best. Next to test drives, visitors are invited to swing the paddle, try their hands at Stand Up Paddling or test canoe models. With free workshops and lectures by experts issues such as safety on the water, practical tips for your stay on board and damage control are handled. At the trailer driver training offered by Nordic Yachting, visitors can learn how to drive, reverse and park boat trailers.

Decidated Youth Programm

The German Motor Yacht Union (DMYV) and the yacht chandler A. W. Niemeyer (AWN) invites young visitors to travel the port aboard an inflatable boat with electric motor. Sailmaker Simoneit Sail & Service shows children how to sew canvas bags. And those who had always wanted to build their own boat can manufacture their own model wooden boat under expert guidance.

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Visitor Info

hanseboot ancora boat show, 7th In-Water Boat Show, will take place 27-29. May 2016 at the ancora Marina in Neustadt/Holstein statt. Opening times are Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admittance is free for all.

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