Days of appointments and news await us until January 29.

On Saturday, January 20, the Duesseldorf Boot opened its doors to all boating enthusiasts. There will be something for everyone: to see not only the many previews of boats and yachts but also a new diving tower, the sustainability forum “Blue Innovation Dock,” vacation regions from around the world in “Destination Seaside,” tips for beginners and professional sailors. There will be no shortage of Wingfoiling and wingsurfing, the latest trends in water sports waiting for their fans.

In figures this means: more than 1,500 exhibitors in 16 exhibition halls on an area of 220,000 square meters. Companies from 68 countries are present. Nine hands-on activities and thematic worlds invite sports enthusiasts and sea lovers to get their hands on the tiller, get on the board, dive, paddle or simply listen to exciting reports and exchange ideas with like-minded people. To secure a personal participation slot, one can register for the desired sport at www.boot.de.

This year’s Boot is once again demonstrating a special focus on protecting the marine environment and waters with its proposal for a sustainable strategy in boat building and marina expansion. The Blue Innovation Pier in Hall 10 will boost Europe-wide measures during the nine-day fair. The Love Your Ocean booth in Hall 14 will also delight young explorers. There will be large marine research measurement tools, a microplastics lab and an algae lab to explore.

Admission tickets at www.boot.com