Our Lagoon, Prestige, CNB and Beneteau new brand Managers are all safely back and ensconced in our Port Hamble office, where they have been regaling us with highlights of boot Dusseldorf.
The show certainly lived up to its reputation for providing the ultimate in choice, and all agreed, that as a winter boat show destination it simply cannot be beaten. Seventeen enormous halls housing everything from dinghies to super yachts saw in excess of 50,000 people visit the show on the last Saturday.
With every hall dedicated to marine leisure, the specifically priced and increased transportation links enabled a greater number of British visitors to enjoy the show, and throughout the week, after business negotiations had taken place, there was apparently much fun to be had. We have been reliably informed, that as well as boat shows, the Germans excel at socialising venues, and ensuring their guests enjoy absolutely brilliant hospitality.
As the world's largest marine show, once again, boot delivered an exceptional event with precisional organisation which just keeps gaining in popularity.