Düsseldorf 2022 kick-off to go as planned, although some big brands are pulling out

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The Boot Düsseldorf will go ahead as planned, the German organizer confirmed today despite the cancellation of some exhibitors.

The organizer said today that the Düsseldorf boot will take place from January 22 to 30, 2022 with Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener declaring: “We have a responsibility towards our exhibitors”.

He said he decided to organize the 2022 start as planned after consultations with exhibiting branches and consistent implementation of the current North Rhine-Westphalia State Covid Protection Ordinance .

Wolfram Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf

The confirmation comes as Danish manufacturer X-Yachts has indicated it will not participate.

It is one of the many well-known shipyards, especially in the sailboat segment, which have given up in recent weeks.

German Yacht magazine reports the entire Hanseyachts group with Hanse, Dehler, Moody, Fjord and Sealine is not present. Y Yachts / Michael Schmidt Yachtbau and Oyster have also decided not to come to Düsseldorf.

According to YACHT information, many big brands from France and Italy will also stay away. Among them, the Beneteau Group, the first single exhibitor at the show (Lagoon, Excess, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Prestige, etc.) and the second manufacturer Fountaine Pajot / Dufour. Solaris, Grand Soleil, Pardo, Italia Yachts and Nautor Swan will also be missing.

The organizers say that only visitors who comply with the regulations vaccinated or recovered can enter the fairground during start-up. In addition, the wearing of a half particle filter or a medical mask is compulsory in all halls. The latest air exchange regulators also ensure a regular supply of fresh air in the exhibition halls.

Wolfram Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf: “Messe Düsseldorf has a responsibility both towards the exhibitors and the wider water sports community to organize the start of 2022. Since we have already updated our access regulations fifteen years ago. days when it comes to vaccinated or recovered regulations, we are fully on track with the 2022 boot, even under the new regulations of the current Covid Protection Ordinance. With our proven hygiene concept “PROTaction”, we will provide all participants with a safe trade fair. The watersports industry approval for the 2022 boot is good. We will be able to put on another boot in 2022 to start the new season. “


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