Experience a virtual dive with theBlu. Many people are fascinated by diving, but are still rather intimidated by it. It now possible for them to allay their fears. With the virtual dive theBlu, viewers enjoy the enchantment of the underwater world via a VR headset. People are so fascinated by this that they succeed in overcoming their fears more quickly and go for a real dive more readily.
Decompression chamber from Haux
Diving doctor Uli van Laak explains how a decompression chamber works. Professional divers who work for such rescue organisations as the police or fire brigade or divers who have had accidents can avoid permanent damage in this chamber. The process works by slowly increasing the pressure level in the chamber and then reducing it again. What this does is to eliminate more quickly the nitrogen content in bodily tissue and blood that is increased by lengthy diving. This is a very important process for professional divers. The new decompression chamber from Haux in the Dive Center at boot Düsseldorf 2019 presents the process very impressively.
HORIZON – world premiere of a new, semi-closed rebreather live in the water for the first time
With a rebreather, divers can avoid conspicuous bubbles, which might disturb the fascinating observation of fish or underwater filming. It prevents the formation of water bubbles, because the air breathed is not expelled; it is instead processed in a closed loop. With a semi-closed rebreather, a diver can return to oxygen supply from the bottle after a few minutes.
State-of-the-art diving equipment
Our diving models (Rebecca 21, Nicolas 17 and Noah 8) are presenting the latest diving products from Aqualung on land. A diver with full Mares equipment is going for a dive in the Dive Center pool in Hall 3 at boot.
Out on the water, dreams can come true
The Dutch Waterdream is a daycruiser that is enough to make anyone dream of spending a day out on the water. The cool, matt black, aluminium boat is 11 metres long, has 2 motors with 300 horsepower each and costs about € 250,000. The carbon wheel alone costs up to € 10,000. The Dutch royal family already uses the Waterdream, for example. Prince Bernhard of Orange is the company owner and has, of course, tested his new line of boats with his family. He is presenting his Waterdream personally at boot 2019. Waterdream, Daycruiser/Weekender/Hall 4/D21
Ultrafast racing boat simulator
The racing boat simulator on the German Motor Yacht Association stand in Hall 4 is not for the faint-hearted. Speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour, which can be reached in real GT 15 RC racing boats, are simulated on a race course here. And it can get somewhat choppy in the simulator at times, when the direction has to be changed at the last moment. In general, the simulator program is set to be on the gentler side, however, so that beginners and children aged ten and over can enjoy the ride too. German Motor Yacht Association/Hall 4/D41
A boat with Porsche 356 design
“That is the legendary Porsche 356, isn’t it” is what visitors to the trade fair will certainly be wondering. And the Hermes Speedster by Seven Seas really does seem to be the boat sibling of the legendary Porsche. One has the impression of being taken back to the legendary 50s, where both the external appearance and the interior decoration are concerned. The boat manufacturers were actually inspired by the Porsche 356 and the gentleman runabout boats of the 30s. The Hermes Speedster combines style and class with efficiency and comfort. The natural, round shapes give the design unique character and make sure that the boat travels through the water dynamically. Hermes Speedster by Seven Seas Hall 5/C45
A yacht that is as big as a holiday villa
It is difficult not to dream happily about blue seas and gentle breezes on the Sunseeker 86. The yacht is 26.30 metres long and can accommodate eight guests as well as four crew members. Life on the roughly 120 square metres of space on board is as comfortable as in a luxurious holiday villa. The masterpiece from the British shipbuilder Sunseeker costs about € 7 million. Sunseeker Hall 6/B61
Tremendous freedom on board
“Enjoy freedom and outdoor life” is the motto of the brand-new Princess Y85. Because the design of the shapely luxury yacht that is 26.20 metres long focusses on life outdoors. The flybridge of the yacht is ideal for convivial outdoor gatherings, with a large dining area opposite a bar, a grill and a refrigerator as well as a spacious central sunbathing area. Princess Hall 6/B21
Spectacular jumps, sensational kicks and high-speed surfing
SUP for people with disabilities
Yoga for everyone – on a board
The Beach World in Hall 8a is the focal point for trend sports at boot 2019. What will be on show are spectacular tow-in windsurfing and wakeboarding with daredevil jumps over obstacles and kickers. And – of course – professional surfers on the huge standing wave (“THE WAVE”). Surfing a wave 1.50 metre high and 9 metres wide in a hall in Central Europe in January simply cannot be beaten. Thanks to its tough challenges involving top international surfers, “THE WAVE” is a real crowd puller. Anyone who is looking for a little relaxation and a timeout from hectic day-to-day life should try SUP yoga for a change. Registrations for this are possible at 10:00 every day of the trade fair in Hall 8a.
Stand-up paddling motivates!
Matthias Wagner (36) from Wesel
“A blend of determination, courage and a bit of physics“
Has been paddling since 2017 and set a world record in May 2018 by paddling for 24 hours
Uses a Starboard Inflatable Touring Board
Is a master welder and now works as a motivation coach as well, with such people as Joey Kelly
Stand-up paddling for 24 hours - Matthias Wagner sets himself ambitious targets and reaches them: in May 2018, he managed to set a world record by paddling for 24 hours, in spite of having a prosthetic leg. In the course of his long tour across North and South Lake Xanten, he even collected donations for a charitable cause as well. It is always a particular motivation to him when people think he is not capable of doing things. This is why he started SUP in 2017 too, when a surfing instructor on the Baltic Sea decided out of hand that he would be unable to do it – and Matthias did not hesitate to get on a board without further ado.
He himself has the following to say about the amputation of his leg: “My new life began on 15.12.2015! I do not regret a thing to this day!” He decided to take this step himself, after a 15-year ordeal with 30 operations led to a stiff and very painful leg – and all because of a torn meniscus at the age of 18. amputee-outdoor-action.org/impressum/
Katharina Rüsbüldt (43) from Kellinghusen
“And what exactly have you achieved so far? I have gone paddling again and again!”
Has been paddling since 2015 and has been participating in SUP races since 2018 too. She also rides and swims.
Uses a Starboard 12.6 Inflatable Touring Board
Profession: media designer
In 2018, Kathy chose the Mercedes SUP Worldcup Scharbeutz and the waves of the Baltic Sea for only the second SUP contest of her life. The trade magazine “Paddle League” wrote about this: “Paddling is for everyone: Kathy Rüsbüldt may not have won any medals at the SUP World Cup in Germany last week, but she definitely won a lot of respect. Thanks for the healthy dose of inspiration, Kathy.” The German SUP Association has her in 20th place in the Long Distance discipline and she continues to be highly motivated. She already has firm plans for the first contests in 2019, including Scharbeutz again.
“But you only have one leg! Not true – I have two and each is more beautiful than the other” And this has been the case since she had an accident when she was 4 years old. She can go stand-up paddling and swimming with her prosthetic leg.
Trade fair visitors to the joint love your ocean stand in Hall 14 at boot Düsseldorf will find themselves in an interactive ocean. There are six thematic displays here, with experiments, workshops and a variety of different activities to get involved in. Almost 50 stakeholders from business, the science community and society are presenting their solutions, product innovations and exciting exhibits there and on the love your ocean stage. This year, boot Düsseldorf is already liaising with the German Ocean Foundation for third time to champion the sustainable development of our oceans and waterways. Love your ocean Hall 14/B22-B31
A look back at 50 years of boot Düsseldorf in the Classic Forum – 3 boats from 1969 on show
The Classic Forum is celebrating 50 years of boot Düsseldorf too. Three boats are there from the year when boot was launched: The 22 m² skerry cruiser “Neptun Kryssarer”, the “Vineta I” sailboat and a 15 m² dinghy. Classic Forum 14/H21-H22
Boot Sailing School
The inflatable sailboat
It only takes 15 minutes to assemble the 2.80-long, inflatable sailboat TIWAL 3.2. It can be transported conveniently packaged in two bags that weigh 40 kilos together. The little boat is suitable for two children or one adult with a child. TIWAL was designed and developed by the French sailor Marion Excoffon and costs € 4,790. Tiwal Hall 15/G41
The ceremonial launch of the new DGzRS lifeboat is being held on the day when the 50th boot Düsseldorf begins
Unusual trip in honour of the anniversary on the Rhine / lifeboat association is basing the state-of-the-art ship in the Kieler Förde, a popular sailing destination
A very special new lifeboat that is being launched by the German Lifeboat Association (DGzRS) is being given its name at 12:00 on Saturday, 19. January 2019, the day when the 50th boot Düsseldorf is opening. The latest special lifeboat is making an unusual trip to the biggest water sports trade fair in the world before it is even commissioned. From the shipyard where it was built in Rostock on the Warnow, it is being taken on land first of all to the Rhine and then to its final deployment area – the busy Kieler Förde, that is popular with water sports enthusiasts. German Lifeboat Association Hall 14/D65
Biggest sailing yacht at boot 2019
The Oyster 675, which travelled to Düsseldorf from Southampton on the largest pontoon there is as early as the beginning of January, is the biggest sailing yacht at boot Düsseldorf 2019. The new Oyster 675 is 21.07 metres long and boasts not only premium materials and high-quality workmanship but also and above all an ingenious sail plan, which enables this stylish yacht to be sailed with a small crew of only two. Oyster Hall 16/C58
World premiere: Swan 65
Nautor’s Swan is presenting a real highlight and a world premiere at boot: the Swan 65. The name of this luxurious blue water yacht itself – Swan 65 – evokes associations with beauty, comfort and reliability. Nautor‘s Swan Hall 16/A5
Modern electric drives with more power and longer ranges
Electric drives are becoming increasingly effective, they are providing more power and have longer and longer ranges too. The “Deep Blue” drives from Torqeedo are a popular and impressive example of this. In the autumn of last year, Torqeedo presented the BMW i3 battery that it had adapted for marine applications and that will combine up to 30 per cent greater efficiency with a longer range and a higher top speed. The Greenline39 Edrive (price: € 400,000) with a double battery has a range of 100 miles as a result. When cruising on sunny days, the drives are recharged automatically by solar collectors. Greenline Hall 17/A42