Why the Boot Düsseldorf Boat Show is a Must-Visit for Boat Enthusiasts (20th-28th Jan 2024)

A Perspective

By James Barke on 09 October, 2023

Over the years, I've had the privilege of being at the helm of one of the UK's biggest boat dealerships, and I've seen first-hand the evolution of the marine industry. My passion for boats has also led me to create a YouTube channel where some of you know I share reviews and insights on various boats. Today, I want to talk about an event that has become close to my heart over the last few years: the Boot Düsseldorf Boat Show.

Here's why I believe it's an unmissable event for anyone who shares our passion:

Diverse Range of Boats: The show is a veritable treasure trove for boat lovers. From the ground breaking Squadron 58, to Williams Jet Tenders, there's something for everyone. Whether you're in the market for a new boat or just there to admire, you won't be disappointed.

Innovative Launches: The Boot Düsseldorf is renowned for its grand unveilings. Brands choose this platform to showcase their latest and greatest, ensuring that visitors are always treated to the cutting edge of marine design and technology.


We will be in attendance with Fairline who is using the event to host the World Launch of the bold, sophisticated, yet sporty Targa 40 as well as the show debut of the Squadron 58

Getting to meet up: This is the place talk with industry leaders, fellow enthusiasts, and potential buyers. The insights and connections you can gain here are invaluable and as the London Boatshow is no longer, this is where most of the big boat dealers will be gathering - hoping to show their wares, have a chat and do some deals.

A Reflection of the Industry: As someone deeply embedded in the marine industry, I can attest to the fact that the trends and innovations showcased at the Boot Düsseldorf are a reflection of where the industry is headed. It's a sneak peek into the future and it's more than just boats: While boats are undoubtedly the main attraction, the show also offers a range of related products and services. It's a holistic experience that caters to all aspects of marine life.

The Journey to Boot Düsseldorf Boat Show: A Seamless Adventure from the UK

If you're contemplating a visit, let me assure you that the journey is not only straightforward but also an adventure in itself. Here's why:

1. Effortless Connectivity: Düsseldorf is incredibly well-connected to the UK. Major airlines operate daily flights from various UK cities to Düsseldorf International Airport. If you prefer the scenic route, there are efficient train services that connect London to Düsseldorf, offering picturesque views of the European countryside.

2. Geographical Beauty: Düsseldorf, nestled by the Rhine River, is a city that beautifully marries modernity with rich history. The Rhine embankment promenade is perfect for evening strolls, offering stunning views of the river and the city's skyline. The old town, or 'Altstadt', is a vibrant area filled with historic buildings, boutiques, and breweries. It's a delightful place to explore post-show.

3. Cultural Richness: Beyond the boat show, Düsseldorf offers a plethora of cultural experiences. From the renowned Kunstsammlung art collection to the historic Schloss Benrath, there's a wealth of attractions to explore. The city's culinary scene is equally impressive, with a mix of traditional German fare and international cuisines.

4. Ease of Navigation: Düsseldorf's public transport system is top-notch. Trams, buses, and underground trains make it easy to move around the city. For UK visitors, this means you can leave your car behind and rely on the efficient local transport.

5. Proximity to Other European Gems: If you're looking to extend your trip, Düsseldorf's location in the heart of Europe makes it easy. Belgium, the Netherlands, and other German cities are just a short train ride away.

6. Warm Hospitality: The Düsseldorf warmth and hospitality are renowned. As a visitor, you'll feel welcomed and appreciated, making the entire experience even more memorable.

In essence, as I have said a trip to the Boot Düsseldorf Boat Show is not just about the boats. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience, set against the backdrop of one of Germany's most beautiful cities. The journey from the UK is straightforward, and the rewards are plentiful.

I hope to bump into some of you there, amidst the boats and the beauty of Düsseldorf!