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Cool Route attend boot Düsseldorf

The Cool Route Project was delighted to exhibit and promote the route at this year’s Boot Dusseldorf in Germboot10any.

Boot Dusseldorf tradeshow set records this year with 1,923 exhibitors from 68 different countries presenting yachts, boats and accessories for all water sports activities.

There were crowds of people in the 16 exhibition halls and boot 2018 confirmed its position as the world’s top trade fair emphatically, with 247,000 visitors from 94 different countries (2017: 242,000 visitors). The trade fair succeeded in increasing the number of international visitors too.

boot8The success of Boot Dusseldorf in 2018 shows that the water sports industry is booming and that the maritime industry is benefitting from the positive overall economic situation throughout Europe.

The excellently visited sailing halls were crowded during the nine days of the trade fair. The large sailing yachts over 60 feet long and the sailing catamarans were the particular centre of attention. The luxury yacht (Superyacht) hall was really popular – with both suppliers and visitors and the hall provided a splendid opportunity to see the luxurious models.

The Cool Route Project engaged with the sailing community during the show and a lot of interest was expressed with regard to the project and the unique sailing waters of the Cool Route.

boot5The Cool Route Project, which investigates all aspects of the boot9practical logistics and business potential to establish a cruising route from Cork in Southern Ireland, up the western coast to Donegal, Derry, Scotland, Faroe Islands and onwards to Norway, also had an opportunity to present the details of the project twice daily in Hall 14.


More information on the Cool Route Project is available from or from our social media platforms facebook/eucoolroute or Twitter @eucoolroute.

The Cool Route Project is funded by the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme.




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