This is the fiftieth year that the largest water-sport show in the world, boot Düsseldorf, is being held. And when the weather circumstances do not become too difficult, it promises to become a very successful show again.
Text and pictures by Rudy van Duijnhoven
At the show you will find traditional fishing boats in fibreglass and aluminium, but also colourful, modern predator boats.
The new outboard engine by Mercury that runs on propane.
Impressive new power houses by Honda.
Yamaha came with a world premiere to boot Düsseldorf as well.
At the Navico stand numerous new products by brands like Lowrance, Simrad and B&G could be looked at, like these new Lowrance HDS apparatus that, in the larger sizes, are great to build into a boat’s cockpit.
The new Elite2 apparatus by Lowrance, the brand will also bring new ship’s radios on the market.
In the “sportfishing centre” Pascal Wessel (www.dicht-am-fisch.de) holds a presentation on fishing with a belly boat.
Timo Seufert (www.lachsproject.de) held a presentation on the re-introduction of salmon in rivers that flow into the Rhine.
Preparing fish for the table is also part of the daily presentations.
With a few tips from an experienced instructor, casting the fly improves instantly.
The new Mirage Outback fishing kayak by Hobie.
The new Fish Pro by Sea-Doo is a combination of a jet-ski and a compact fishing boat.
Martin Bass, President of Mercury Marine EMEA, made a toast because of the 80 years that Mercury Marine is producing outboard engines now.
The large birthday cake to celebrate the many years in business is cut to pieces.
At boot Düsseldorf the new Eelex 6500 electric boat of the Swedish firm X Shore was introduced to the press and some other people that were present.
Due to the special model of the boat and the powerful electric engine, the boat can reach a speed of up to 40 knots, at a lower speed it is possible to travel up to 100 nautical miles on a single battery load.
Konrad Bergström, CEO of X Shore, gives an explanation about the design and the testing period of the boat.
Thomas Kubitz (right) was also more than happy with the sales on the first few days of the show.
The show boot Düsseldorf can be visited until Sunday the 27th of January, 2019. It is held in all of the halls of Messe Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany. Website: www.boot.de.