boot will be at its Düsseldorf home port from 20 to 28 January 2024. The organizers shared the number from with year’s show – nearly 237,000 visitors from over 100 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors from 68 nations on 220,000 sq. m in 16 exhibition halls, have been registering at the exhibition, which was held from 21 to 29 January.
“Despite the difficult general conditions, boot 2023 has written a success story. We would not have dreamt of this outcome. boot has finally reached calm waters and is once again firmly anchored in its Düsseldorf home port.
The successful comeback has demonstrated that trade fairs ‘made in Düsseldorf’ have an international appeal,” reports Wolfram Diener, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf.
Visitors from all over Germany, especially experts from the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, UK, Turkey and Spain used the trade fair to find out about the latest innovations in the sector. Numerous manufacturers and prospective buyers from the USA, South America and Asia made the trip to Düsseldorf again and enriched the industry get-together with innovative products, inspirations and in-depth knowledge transfer.
Also attracting a lot of attention was the new sustainability forum ‘blue innovation dock’ at boot 2023. Here industry, policy-makers and international associations met for high-level dialogue and exchange.
Philip Easthill, Secretary General of the Association of the European Boating Industry from Brussels, comments: “The industry has already made great strides in the development of sustainable materials, propulsion systems and marinas and we will be able to support them intensively in the future with the blue innovation dock”.
Credits: boot Düsseldorf
Denison Yachting has unveiled Project Perennial, a 60-meter motor yacht conceptualized by Tony Castro, which promises a unique sailing experience. The Latin-inspired name signifies the vessel's enduring design philosophy, aimed at transcending the trends prevalent in the yachting industry. Tony Castro, the renowned designer behind the project, expressed his enthusiasm for collaborating with Denison Yachting, emphasizing their shared vision for the future of custom superyacht building.Echoing Castro's sentiments, David Johnson, the Denison superyacht broker representing the project, lauded the collaboration, highlighting Castro's legendary status in the industry and the innovative features incorporated into the yacht's design. Notably, Johnson praised the "Cabana" style lounge on the aft deck, a pioneering concept for a yacht of this size.Project Perennial's exterior design features soft, flowing lines, accentuating its spacious volume. The yacht offers an array of social spaces, including an expansive aft terrace with an asymmetric pool and versatile seating arrangements. The upper pavilion, ideal for dining and lounging, overlooks this picturesque setting, complete with innovative features like a retractable slatted pergola.Further enhancing the yacht's allure are its distinctive amenities, including a forward spa pool, encircled fire pit, and owner's deck complete with panoramic views and private veranda. The interior layout is meticulously crafted to accommodate up to 16 guests in luxurious comfort, with additional amenities such as a gym, spa area, and cinema.Project Perennial represents a fusion of timeless design, innovative features, and luxurious comfort, setting a new standard in superyacht excellence. With construction underway, the project promises to deliver a truly unparalleled sailing experience, epitomizing elegance and sophistication on the high seas.Denison has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948, and the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Today, the company provides complete yachting services worldwide, and operates out of over 20 waterfront offices with a team of 90+ licensed and bonded yacht brokers. Credits: Denison Yachting
February 20, 2024
McConaghy Boats, in a collaboration with Infiniti Yachts, has announced their joint venture to construct the highly anticipated Infiniti 105, promising to redefine the standards of superyacht excellence. Overseen by Northrop & Johnson Yacht Broker Sean McCarter, this partnership marks a significant step forward in the realm of yacht design and construction.Infiniti Yachts, renowned for their innovative design concepts and cutting-edge technology, has joined forces with McConaghy Boats. The synergy between visionary design and expert craftsmanship aims to create a vessel that surpasses conventional boundaries and delivers a new level of performance.The Infiniti 105 has a sleek and aerodynamic profile, the yacht embodies a perfect blend of style and functionality. Utilizing advanced hull technology developed by Infiniti Yachts, the Infiniti 105 promises exceptional speed, stability, and efficiency, offering an unparalleled sailing experience for both owners and enthusiasts. Drawing inspiration from the award-winning Baltic Superyacht Canova, which showcased the enhanced comfort and performance enabled by DSS technology, the Infiniti 105 sets a new benchmark in yacht design. For those embarking on the journey of commissioning an Infiniti 105, the vessel offers extensive customization options, allowing owners to tailor various systems and interiors to suit their individual preferences and aesthetic tastes. Whether envisioned as a high-performance racer, a luxurious cruiser, or something in between, the versatile Infiniti 105 offers unparalleled flexibility and personalization.McConaghy Boats brings a wealth of experience to the project, having been responsible for the construction of record-breaking vessels such as Wild Oats XI and Leopard, along with the iconic carbon Superyacht trimaran Adastra. With their expertise and dedication to excellence, McConaghy Boats is poised to play a pivotal role in bringing the vision of the Infiniti 105 to life.Founded in 1967 by John McConaghy, McConaghy is a pioneer in marine innovation, introducing novel materials to create some of the world's finest composite yachts. With over 50 years of passion for excellence, the company's legacy includes groundbreaking applications of prepreg carbon and nomex cored structures. McConaghy has facilities in Australia and China.Credits: McConaghy
February 20, 2024
Ferretti S.p.A has announced its consolidated preliminary financial results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. The company reported significant growth across key performance indicators, showcasing an impressive double-digit increase in net revenue from new yachts, which surged to €1,110.9 million, up by 11.5% from the previous year's figure of €996.1 million.The announcement also highlighted a record-setting adjusted EBITDA margin of 15.2%, representing a remarkable milestone for the group. Adjusted EBITDA reached €169.2 million, marking a substantial increase of approximately 21% from the previous year. Net income also saw a notable uptick, climbing by 38% to €83.5 million compared to the previous year's figure of €60.5 million.Mr. Alberto Galassi, Chief Executive Officer of Ferretti Group, expressed his satisfaction with the company's performance, characterizing 2023 as an extraordinary year marked by significant achievements. Galassi attributed the success to the company's strategic initiatives and underscored the importance of the listing on Euronext Milan in June, which was met with a positive response from the financial community.Galassi emphasized Ferretti Group's commitment to further strengthening its brands through investments in research, innovation, and sustainability. Notably, the group showcased Riva El-Iseo, its first full-electric powerboat, at the Düsseldorf Boat Show, signaling its dedication to promoting sustainable yachting practices.Looking ahead, Ferretti Group has outlined its guidance for 2024 and reaffirmed its medium-term objectives. With a robust order backlog of €1.5 billion and a solid margin, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities and continue delivering exceptional value to its stakeholders.The financial disclosure provided by Ferretti Group underscores the company's commitment to transparency and accountability. While the preliminary results for 2023 have not been audited, they reflect the company's strong performance and strategic direction moving forward.The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credit: Ferretti Group
February 20, 2024
Viareggio witnessed a momentous occasion as Benetti launched its latest addition to the Oasis 34M series, christening her Sirena. This 34.4-meter yacht, acquired by SeaNet America, pioneers a unique "fractional ownership program," enabling multiple owners to revel in the yachting experience. RWD, a distinguished British studio, spearheads Sirena's exterior design, featuring a captivating Silver Grey metallic hull and superstructure adorned with Shark Grey accents. Notably, Sirena distinguishes herself as the inaugural unit in the series to showcase an "American bar" on the main deck and transparent glass panels, seamlessly integrated between the handrails, imbuing a sense of linear elegance and visual lightness to her design.Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture takes the helm of Sirena's interiors, meticulously crafting spaces that resonate with the owner's penchant for distinctive color contrasts. Walnut and ribbed wood, juxtaposed with white-lacquered panels, backlit alabaster cladding, and navy blue accents, define the ambiance of the main saloon and skylounge. The owner's cabin stands as a pinnacle of luxury, boasting a floor-to-ceiling headboard and a terrace that offers panoramic views of the sea from the starboard bow.Elevating the onboard experience, Sirena's sundeck emerges as the ultimate convivial space, featuring a Lava Blue quartzite table surrounded by stools and a bow hot tub in close proximity. Scheduled for delivery in spring 2024, Sirena promises an unparalleled voyage on the seas.Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts. They design, build and sell composite vessels from 29 to 44m and steel and aluminum boats from 37 to over 100m. Their fleet consists of five categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom, to meet all the needs of the market, and they belong to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest privately owned luxury yachting group in the world.Credits: Benetti
February 19, 2024
Sialia Yachts has unveiled the Sialia 80 Explorer, marking a significant leap in eco-friendly yachting. Developed in partnership with Vripack, this 26.6-meter explorer sets new standards with its innovative Ampros propulsion system tailored for electric yachts.Crafted from high-grade marine-type aluminum, the Sialia 80 Explorer is designed for territorial waters and Environmentally Controlled Areas (ECA), aligning with the industry's push towards sustainable practices.Accommodating guests across four cabins and two crew berths, the master cabin stands out for its strategic positioning, offering direct access to the water and beach club. The multi-level open main deck boasts diamond-pattern exterior glazing and oversized, mullion-less windows, creating a bright and airy living space.Powered by twin 400kWh electric motors, the Sialia 80 Explorer achieves a maximum speed of over 11 knots and boasts an impressive range of 3,000 nautical miles, facilitated by an 800kWh battery capacity and two variable RPM range extenders.Established in 2017 by a team of visionaries, Sialia is a world-leading designer and builder of custom-built electric yachts powered by Ampros technology. Vripack is a yacht-design studio with a portfolio that represents over 7400 designs, made strong through its extensive naval architecture and engineering experience. From the moment they opened their doors in 1961, Vripack studio’s approach to design has been governed by the playful interaction between form and function.Credits: Vripack
February 19, 2024