Round-up of premieres and more at boot Düsseldorf 2023
On 21 January 2023, the 54th boot Düsseldorf opens its doors. Some 1,500 exhibitors from 68 countries are on board for the show – one of the largest marine events in the world – and the 16 exhibition halls of boot Düsseldorf 2023 will showcase everything from superyachts and stabilisers to stand up paddleboards.
Running 21 to 29 January, boot Düsseldorf 2023 will feature world premieres from Azimut (showing the S7), Jeanneau Yachts (and its new 55), Princess Yachts (with the Princess S72), Sacs’ Tecnorib (and its Rebel 47) and Virtue Yachts (V10 Top), among many others.
One of the biggest highlights of boot 2023 is the new sustainability forum, Blue Innovation Dock (bid), which will celebrate its premiere in Hall 10. With over 100 high-level speakers, the bid aims to set an international benchmark for sustainability and knowledge transfer, as well as provide a platform for driving sustainable change in the sector.
On Tuesday 24 January, the traditional International Breakfast Meeting (IBM) will take place from 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. in Room 3 of the CCD South. Here, trade visitors can exchange ideas and discuss the latest market trends, regulations and innovations together with journalists, and political and industry experts. Registrations for the IBM are still open.
Issue six of Marine Industry News (MIN) magazine will also be launched at the show.
From show premieres to global debuts, here’s an A to V selection of what’s in store during boot Düsseldorf 2023.
Azimut S7 (world premiere)
Azimut says its new sportsboat (exterior by Alberto Mancini) has the most technologically advanced naval architecture in the category. The yard claims it significantly reduces fuel consumption – and thus CO2 emission – up to 30 per cent at medium and high speeds. Together with the S7 will be the Fly 78, Fly 53 and Magellano 66. Visit Azimut in Hall 6, D58.
Beneteau First 36
Ancasta International Boat Sales will be showcasing the Beneteau First 36. It’s said to be perfectly optimised for short-handed sailing. It has a standard aluminium mast, cast iron keel and 2.25m draught.
Joining the First 36 will be the First 27 and 44, the First Yacht 53, Beanteau Oceanis 30.1, 34.1, 40.1, 46.1 and 51.1, and the elegant and sophisticated Oceanis Yacht 60.
Alongside the new models, the French boatbuilder says it will be showcasing sustainable innovations including recyclable resin, new materials and alternative propulsion. Visit Beneteau in Hall 16, B42.
Beneteau Power’s Swift Trawler 48
Beneteau Power says its Swift Trawler 48 offers panoramic views from its 20 sqm flybridge, while the aft cockpit can accommodate a folding table and two director’s chairs which, together with the large bench seat, maximise the indoor/outdoor living space.
The Swift Trawler 48 will be accompanied by Beneteau Power’s Gran Turismo 36 and 46, as well as the Grand Trawler 62. Visit Hall 1, B53.
Besenzoni’s Ladder LP100plus, P400 Matrix and P338 Infinity Elegance (seating)
Besenzoni will be showing its LP100plus ladder/plank, its P400 Matrix pilot seat and the P338 Infinity Elegance plus its new hardtop with adjustable panels and the P694 telescopic gangway. Visit Besenzoni in Hall 10, C42.
CMC Marine’s electrical stabilisers series
Models from the Waveless series, designed for smaller yachts and characterised by low power consumption both at anchor and in cruising mode, and Stabilis Electra will be on dispaly. CMC Marine systems are said to be ideal for yachts from 12 to 80 meters. Visit CMC Marine in Hall 7a, F24.
Fairline’s Phantom 65 and Squadron 68 (show debuts)
Fairline’s all-new Phantom 65 will make its show debut as will the subtly revised Squadron 68.
The Phantom 65 was awarded best exterior design in the 2022 World Yacht Trophies awards announced during last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.
Alongside these new launches, Fairline is showcasing the F//LINE 33, Targa 45 GT and Targa 50 OPEN. Visit Fairline in Hall 6, D95.
Ferretti Group’s Ferretti Yachts 580 (world premiere)
Ferretti Yachts’ 580 has had a makeover. At over 18m in length and five in the beam, this model’s makeover is said to deliver even higher standards of comfort, modern luxury and wellbeing.
According to Ferretti, 11 units have been sold so far with major innovations including a range of customisation options available on the main and lower decks. These offer two layouts, both with three cabins. It’ll be available in classic and contemporary versions.
The Ferretti Group is also showing the Riva 76 Perseo Super, Riva Dolceriva, Pershing 6X, and Rivamare in Hall 6, 6D28. Plus, it’s got the wallypower58 (Hall 5, 5E21) and wallynano37 (Hall 16, 16A19).
Highfield Boats’ Classic 340 E (world premiere)
Highfield Boats has chosen ePropulsion’s Navy 6.0 Evo outboard for its new, 3.4-metre Classic 340 E electric tender, said to provide clean, efficient, and reliable power at 9.9HP in both salt and fresh water.
Like the rest of Highfield’s RIB and tender range, the CL340 E features a recyclable and durable aluminium hull and is designed to work in every climate. The tender’s full-length keel guards make it ideal for beach-hopping days with friends and family, while a double-decked floor will keep your feet dry. With its 3.4m length and 1.7m width the 340 E will comfortably carry five people.
The Navy 6.0 Evo has a brushless direct-drive motor, ensuring the range benefits from the high reliability, low maintenance and low operating noise of this technology as well as it being lightweight, compact and environmentally friendly.
Horizon Yachts’ Tri-Deck FD100
The first Tri-Deck FD100 designed for the European market is now in build. Horizon Yacht Europe will be sharing details of this latest build. Visit Horizon in Hall 7A, D04.
Jeanneau Yachts 55 (world premiere)
Jeanneau Yachts says this model offers a world entirely constructed around its owners, headed for a unique cruising experience. The forward owner’s suite occupies two-thirds of the interior and the main companionway provides private access to the owner’s suite, opening onto the forward cabin, and features numerous handholds for safety on board while underway. Two cabins with private bathrooms enable guests to enjoy independent living spaces.
Jeanneau will also be showing new motorboats, including the Cap Camarat 10.5 CC, Merry Fisher 1295 Fly, the DB/43 and DB/37. Visit Jeanneau in Hall 16, B18.
Lomac’s GranTurismo 12.0, Adrenalina 10.5, Turismo 7.0
Lomac will be exhibiting three of its models. It says the new Turismo 7.0 represents the new benchmark in this rib segment and marks a new direction for one of the brand’s best-loved ranges. Visit Lomac stand Hall 5, C43.
Mimì‘s Libeccio 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5 Walkaround
The Italian shipyard and Dutch boat dealer Watersport Paradise are displaying the brand’s three most popular models in Europe: the Libeccio 6.5, the Libeccio 7.5 and the more recent Libeccio 8.5 walkaround. Visit Mimì in Hall 3, A51.
Oyster Yachts’ Oyster 595
Oyster’s 595 is a versatile 60ft sailing yacht. Oyster confirms 16 have been sold off-plan pre-launch. The 595 is designed to be sailed by two people, and has a generous internal volume to accommodate family and friends while cruising.
Oyster says the 595 offers responsive fingertip control on the helm, courtesy of the twin rudder design. Visit Oyster in Hall 16, C58.
Pearl Yachts’ Pearl 72 (European premiere)
Pearl Yachts is introducing its new Pearl 72 to Europe for the first time. The exterior design and naval architecture are Bill Dixon’s, while the interior design is by Kelly Hoppen. It features two master cabins and two double cabins with en-suite bathrooms and crew quarters, as well as a garage with space for a tender and a jet ski.
The UK-based boatbuilder is also set to reveal details of its Pearl 82 concept for the first time during the show. Visit Pearl Yachts in Hall 6, A22.
Princess Yachts showing seven yachts including the Princess S72 (world premiere)
Princess is unveiling its all-new S72 at the show. With an overall length of 23.09m, a 5.52m beam and 1.72m draft, the S72 features an owner’s stateroom, a forward stateroom, a port and starboard guest room and a crew cabin. It comes with a teak-laid transom platform, transom steps, cockpit deck and more.
The company also has its Princess X80 and F65 plus the Princess Y85 on display, accompanied by the S62, F45 and the V40. Visit Princess Yachts in Hall 6, B21.
Sacs’ Tecnorib Rebel 47 (world premiere)
MY 2023 Rebel 47 is the latest Rebel product from the Sacs brand. The shape has been ‘lightened’ from previous iterations by revisiting the tubulars, resulting in a slimmer bow for aero dynamicity.
The shipyard offers an outboard version of 15m cruiser, or a stern drive. Visit Sacs Tecnorib stand Hall 5 / E22.
Sanlorenzo’s Bluegame BG54, BG72 and BGX60
Ancasta will also be showing Sanlorenzo’s Bluegame’s BG54, BG72 and BGX60. These, says the company, offer yachtsmen a totally new style of living life at sea, reinventing traditional layouts. Highly customisable, the designs are both disruptive and innovative, creating unprecedented, multifunctional living spaces combined with extraordinary seaworthiness.
The 24m Sanlorenzo SD90 will also be available to view. This has an optimised hull design coupled with hybrid propulsion, which enables the SD90 to reach top speeds of 17 knots with a fuel capacity of 13,000 litres. Visit Sanlorenzo in Hall 6, D27.
Sunreef’s showing its 55 Open Sunreef Power, Sunreef Hydrogen 80, Sunreef 43M
Sunreef is showing models including the new 55 Open Sunreef Power, Sunreef Hydrogen 80, and the recently commissioned multihull superyacht Sunreef 43M. Visit Sunreef in Hall 7a, G24.
Sunseeker’s Superhawk 55 and 75 Sport Yacht
Sunseeker is showing two brand-new models.
The Superhawk 55 is powered by twin Volvo Penta D11 – IPS 950 engines matched with a hull form specifically designed for the IPS propulsion system. The British boatbuilder says the model is capable of a ‘thrilling performance with unparalleled agility’.
The new 75 Sport Yacht is said to have striking exterior features, modular furniture configurations and a contemporary interior finish. The yacht reaches speeds of up to 40 knots with twin MAN V12-1550 or 1900 engines. Lower accommodation spans three cabins with an optional fourth pullman cabin in place of the lower deck saloon. Visit Sunseeker in Hall 6, B61.
Virtue Yachts’ Virtue V10 Top (redesign’s world premiere)
Virtue Yachts is showcasing a new version of its V10 yacht, the V10 Top. The new model is described as ‘an eco-friendly motor boat with a fresh approach, boasting balanced performance and outstanding craftsmanship’. The almost 10m (9.89m without the engine) Virtue V10 Top is a high-tech, low-emissions yacht said to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, thanks to a Petestep hull. Visit Virtue Yachts in Hall 3, B32.
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It’s not just the exhibitors’ stands that are hard at work at the moment. An action pool 60 meters long and 20 meters wide is being set up in Hall 17 for windsurfing, wing foiling and wakeboarding. Because of the large amount of water in the pool — it holds 1.2 million litres of water — its walls are reinforced all around with 135 reusable concrete blocks.
The boot Dusseldorf sailing school in Hall 15 has been a popular attraction for young sailing beginners since the 1970s. And there is a pool and wind machines for this too, which provide the necessary breeze for sailing. The boot sailing area holds 200,000 litres of water and measures 25 metres in length and 10 metres in width.
Also, a crowd-puller for many years, is the paddling course at the World of Paddling in hall 14. Here, a 100-metre-long river course stretches through a Canadian-like setting (minus the bears, salmon, elk, moose and hunters) with two lakes and is filled with 140,000 litres of water.
The new diving tower, which will replace the ageing tower, will celebrate its premiere in hall 12 at boot 2023. The Plexiglas and steel tower is four metres tall and eight metres wide. Here, experienced divers with a license may enter the water and also try out apnoea diving. Beginners can still use the pool for their first diving exercises. The diving tower holds 190,000 litres while the pool is filled with 55,000 litres.
The new diving tower will be officially unveiled and inaugurated on 21 January at the opening of boot 2023.
Members of the MIN team will be at boot Düsseldorf 2023 so get in contact to have a chat about opportunities.