Boot Dusseldorf Sets the Stage for 2024

World premieres by Riva, Wally, Galeon, Fairline, Axopar, Saxdor, Dufour, Jeanneau and Moody are among highlights of the 55th edition of Boot Dusseldorf (January 20-28). Featuring about 1,100 boats and more than 1,500 exhibitors this year, the world’s biggest indoor boat and watersports show covers 220,000sqm of exhibition space across 16 halls in Messe Dusseldorf.

British builders Sunseeker and Princess are again the largest exhibitors in Hall 6, which is dedicated to the show’s largest luxury yachts.

Presented with distributor Sunseeker London Group, Sunseeker’s nine-strong display includes the Europe debut of the Ocean 182, featuring a hull dressed in furniture by Italian studio Visionnaire. The enclosed-flybridge version of the Ocean 90, the Ocean 182 made its world premiere in the US last autumn and includes 182GT of volume, over 2,000sqft of interior space and twin 1,900hp MAN V12 engines for a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 1,100nm at 12 knots.

Another highlight is the Germany premiere of the Predator 75, which was unveiled at the Southampton International Boat Show last September before making its US bow at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show the following month.

The Sunseeker display includes a special 95 Yacht – one of the show’s biggest boats and part of the Meros Yachtsharing programme – as well as an 88 Yacht, 76 Yacht, Manhattan 68, Predator 65, Manhattan 55 and Superhawk 55, the latter appearing a year after the model’s memorable world premiere in Hall 6.

Andrea Frabetti, Sunseeker’s CEO, said: “We’re delighted to present the Ocean 182 and Predator 75 to the European market for the first time as we showcase a stunning line-up of yachts at Boot Dusseldorf. Our knowledgeable teams and distributors are on hand to answer questions, discuss customisation options, and guide future Sunseeker owners through the unique features of our yachts.”

F1 star Esteban Ocon will be the star attraction as the French driver appears on the Sunseeker stand to help promote Meros Yachtsharing, which is showcasing the new Sunseeker Meros Signature 95. The company offers co-ownership programmes in two Sunseeker 95 Yachts and a Sunseeker 86 Yacht, which offer fully crewed service and access to 10 European destinations.

On the opposite side of Hall 6, Princess is showing eight models headed by the Plymouth builder’s flagship X95 and including the Y85, X80, S72, F65, F55, V55 and V50 Deck.

Fairline is staging the world premiere of its Targa 40, which features a fold-down side to starboard. The Oundle builder’s display includes the Phantom 65 sportfly, the new double-balcony Squadron 58, Targa 45 Open and Targa 45 GT. Pearl, another British brand, exhibits its 72 for a second successive year.

Among Italian builders in Hall 6, Azimut is showing its Magellano 60, S7, Fly 53, Fly 68 and Fly 78, and Absolute is displaying its Navetta 58, Navetta 52, new 52 Fly and 48 Coupé.

Ferretti Group is staging the world premieres of Riva’s 27ft El-lseo, the brand’s first full-electric model, and Wally’s wallypower50, which serves as a link between the more open style of the wallytenders (43, 48) and the more spacious wallypower 58.

Ferretti Group boats in Hall 6 include two other Riva models, the Dolceriva (48ft) from the Open line and the 66’ Ribelle from the Sportfly series, as well as the powerful Pershing 7X (69ft) cruiser and a Ferretti Yachts 720 flybridge motor yacht.

A Sanlorenzo SL90A asymmetric model displayed with dealer Sanlorenzo UK & Ireland is set to be among the largest yachts at Boot, a year after the Sanlorenzo SD90 was shown in Hall 6. Sister brand Bluegame is exhibiting its BG74 (former BG72), BGX63 (former BGX60) and BG54.

Sanlorenzo SL90A

Poland’s Galeon is staging the world premiere of the 435 GTO, the third and largest model in its Grand Touring Outboard series, along with the 440 Fly and 560 Fly that debuted last year, plus the 640 Fly.

Prestige, part of Groupe Beneteau, is showing its 690 and new F4 flybridge motor yachts plus the French brand’s M48, which last year was the only multihull yacht in Hall 6.

Superboats, Adventure Boats

Jeanneau, also part of Groupe Beneteau, is displaying its boats across three halls, with the DB/43 and DB/37 inboard models in Hall 5, designated for ‘superboats’.

Jeanneau DB/43

Windy is staging the world premiere of the 29 Huracan, designed with Espen Øino, and showing the 34 Alizé, 40 Camira RS and SR44 Blackhawk. Other luxury day boats include Swan’s 42ft OverShadow, a new model from De Antonio Yachts, and the world premiere of the Invictus TT420S, the outboard version of the TT420.

Among super RIB brands, Sacs Tecnorib debuts 3.5m and 4m tenders designed by Christian Grande alongside the Pirelli 35, 42 and 50, Rebel 50G, and Strider 10, 11 and 15. Lomac is showing the Adrenalina 8.5, Granturismo 12.5 and new Turismo 9.5, which debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September.

In Hall 4, Axopar is staged the global debut of the Axopar 29, shown in its Sun-Top and XC Cross Cabin versions. The Finnish brand’s eight-strong display also includes the 22 Spyder, 25 Cross- Top, 37 Sun-Top and 37 XC Cross Cabin, and flagship 45 Cross Top and 45 XC Cross Cabin.

CGI of Axopar 29 Sun-Top

Sister brand Brabus Marine’s display features world premieres of signature editions of the Shadow 1200 Cross Cabin Black Ops and Shadow 1000 XC Cross Cabin Black Ops, as well as the Shadow 300 Cross-Top.

Saxdor’s display includes the world premiere of the 400 GTC, along with the 400 GTO that debuted at Cannes, 320 GTC, 320 GTO and 270 GTC.

Nimbus’s strong line-up includes the W11 that debuted at Cannes last year, as well as a W9, T9, T11, C9, 305 Coupe, 365 Coupe and 405 Coupe. The Nimbus Group is also presenting an update on the in-build flagship 465 Coupe and a new concept boat, the Alukin Ocean Air.

Yot 36

Also in Hall 4, Catana Group will stage the Germany debut of the Yot 36, the first model from the new powercat brand, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September.

Jeanneau’s motorboat display in Hall 1 comprises the Merry Fisher 895 Serie2, 895 Sport, 1095 Fly and 1295 Fly, along with the Cap Camarat 7.5 WA Serie3, 9.0 WA Serie2, 10.5 CC, 10.5 WA Serie2 and 12.5 WA.

Beneteau’s outboard motorboats comprise three from the open Flyer line (8 Spacedeck, 9 Sundeck, 10) and four from the enclosed Antares weekender series (8, 9, 11, 12). Its inboard ranges start with the open Gran Turismo sport cruisers (36, 41, 45) and rise to the enclosed Swift Trawler 41, Swift Trawler 48 and flagship Grand Trawler 62.

Beneteau Antares 12

In Hall 1, Bavaria is showing its S30, SR33, SR36 Open Top (German premiere), SR41 and R40 Fly. Other motor boat exhibitors in Halls 1 and 3 include Four Winns, Marex, Navan, Nautic, Parker, Regal, Schaefer and Sea Ray.

In Hall 9, Highfield Boats, the world’s leading aluminium-hulled RIB manufacturer, will stage the Germany debuts of the the Sport 560 and the Sport 800. The leisure-orientated Sport range uses the same hulls as Highfield’s professional-level Patrol RIBs, which are exceptionally seaworthy and feature deadrises of up to 26 degrees on the largest models.

Mathilde Delfour, Managing Director Europe for Highfield Boats, said: “In underlining how the DNA of our boats identifies, our mantra ‘One Hull Two Worlds’ captures the essence of the Highfield Boats design and styling in the two very distinct Sport and Patrol ranges. Choose a Sport RIB for pleasure cruising and relaxing off the beach, or the exceptionally rugged Patrol for coastal exploration, rescue missions or major event control.”

Highfield Sport 800

Highfield builds RIBs from 8-30ft and other ranges include Roll Up, Ultralite and Classic, while the European-managed, China-based manufacturer recently introduced a Classic E range of electric tenders. It has sold over 47,000 RIBs in 12 years.

Sailing and Much More

Among sailing yachts in Hall 16, Dufour is hosting the world premiere of the Dufour 44 beside the Dufour 41 and Dufour 530.

Jeanneau is debuting the Sun Odyssey 350 and exhibiting the Sun Fast 30 One Design, Sun Odyssey 410 and 440, and Jeanneau Yachts 55 and 60. Beneteau’s sailing monohulls comprise four First models (18, 27, 36, 44), three from the Oceanis line (34.1, 37.1, 46.1) as well as its two largest sailing yachts, the Oceanis Yacht 54 and flagship 60.

Bavaria is hosting the German premiere of the C46 along with its C38, C42, C50, C57 and Cruiser 34, Nautor Swan is displaying a Swan 58, while Oyster is showcasing the Oyster 565. Hall 15 includes the world premiere of the Moody Decksaloon 48 and sailing boats from the likes of Hanse and X-Yachts, as well as a stage for presentations.

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