Sailing enthusiasts have plenty to look forward at hanseboot, which will be held on the B-site of Hamburg Messe und Congress from 28 October to 5 November 2017. hanseboot, the 58th Hamburg International Boat Show, has a wealth of attractions for professionals, leisure sailors and newcomers. It is located close to European sailing waters and the big inland waterways. hanseboot showcases new sailing boats and yachts, and provides information on trends and innovations in sailing.
Sailing boats and yachts, tips and trends, concentrated in Hall B6
“hanseboot is the ideal place to find out about new boat models,” says Heiko Zimmermann, Project Director of the Hamburg International Boat Show. hanseboot will present a good cross section of the boats from builders and dealers – with newcomers’ dinghies, small keel boats and large, comfortable cruisers for the whole family, including a number of first presentations. “A new feature this year is that sailing will be concentrated in Hall B6,” says Heiko Zimmermann. For the first time, the SailCampus will include the German Sailing Union, the Class Associations, and prominent German sailing clubs. “This joint presentation makes the SailCampus the ideal place for newcomers, enabling them to get useful tips and ideas in all areas of sailing,” adds Zimmermann.
Premiere of the hanseboot boardwalk with harbour café and maritime lounge in Hall B6
The hanseboot boardwalk celebrates its premiere this year, providing space for both motor boats and sailing boats. The boardwalk runs through the middle of sailing boat Hall B6, with moorings on either side; it is designed in stylish harbour look, and features not only a harbour café, but also a lounge designed in tasteful maritime style. “The hanseboot boardwalk creates a special marina flair in the hall, with an inviting atmosphere for our visitors to spend time looking at the boats,” says Heiko Zimmermann.
The “berths” at the hanseboot boardwalk are already well booked, with Nordship, Nordic Yachting and Yachtsport Eckernförde, BM Yachting, Schiffswerft Laboe, and Boots- und Yachthandelsvertretung Mannheim.
German premiere – the new Hanse 348, 388 and 418 from Greifswald
The new models 348, 388 and 418 from Hanse in Greifswald will have their first German presentations in Hamburg. All three models have taller masts, more sail area, and are fitted with modified keels in L?shape. The hatches and windows are also bigger in the models to be premiered in Hamburg. The interiors of the new designs based on existing hulls have been completely redesigned. The Hanse 348 is the successor of the 345. This 9.99 metre yacht is available with two cabins or three; the size of the bathroom varies depending on the number of cabins. The Hanse 388 (hull length 10.99m) has the same size of bathroom/heads regardless of number of cabins, but the pantry size varies. The same applies to the new Hanse 418. The model with hull length 11.99m gives the option of an additional bathroom forward. Another advantage for owners is that all three of the new Hanse boats give plenty of scope for customising.
Dehler presents outstanding Performance Cruiser 34 and other current models
The new Dehler 34, a further development of the existing model, was just recently put on the market, and has already won a number of awards – she is suitable for racing, and gives a stylish setting for that feel-good factor on long cruises. In cooperation with Judel/Vrolijk & Co., they have designed a yacht that is fast and manoeuvrable, and is simply fun to sail. At the same time the interior is elegant and cosy, for comfort on long cruises. The interior of the Dehler 34, with length overall 10.70m, features two large cabins and a comfortable bathroom. It is fitted with the innovative Uni Door concept, with just one door separating three areas. The standard version is a closed forward area with a door; alternatively, an option is available with open bulkhead. This small performance cruiser has aluminium rig in the baseline version, with 65 square metres sail area. Steering is by a tiller or twin wheels. The standard version is fitted with a Volvo Penta 18hp (13.3kW) engine. Other models on show at hanseboot are the Dehler 38 and 46.
Trend – sailing on triple hulls, with trimarans from Corsair
The new Corsair 760 is a trailerable trimaran in the 24-foot class. It is based on the popular 24 and 750 series, with a completely revamped design by Perus Yacht Design. The resulting 7.39m boat (length overall) from Mittelmanns Werft, Kappeln an der Schlei, gives sailors more comfort, performance and safety than the previous 24-foot category. It has a comfortable double berth for weekend cruising. Like all the other Corsair trimarans, the 760 has a proven folding mechanism that instantly reduces the width of the boat from 5.46 to just 2.5 metres. Combined with a mast setting device, that results in a highly trailerable boat which can be launched by just one person without help from third parties.
Fun boat for newcomers
The Bente 24, designed by Stephan Boden and Alexander Vrolijk, is interesting for young families and new entrants. This year’s hanseboot gives visitors full information on this inexpensive, manoeuvrable little cruiser, for example the first series-produced boat of the Mk III version, which incorporates all the experience of the preceding generations. Another fun boat is the Seascape 24, a compact cruiser with length overall 7.30m, draught up to 1.90m, weight just 890 kg (including 320 kg keel weight), sail area close haul 42 sqm, gennaker (7/8) 67 sqm. The Bente 24 has berths for up to four people.
Heading for new knowledge – appealing programme at hanseboot academy
hanseboot visitors who want to apply for their sports boat licence at last, or who want to upgrade specific areas of their watersports skills, can benefit from many expert further education opportunities on the water, at favourable boat show prices. The partners of the hanseboot academy include the sailing and yachting schools Well Sailing, Meridian and Käpt’n Prüsse. The programme of courses includes preparation for the leisure boat licence (seagoing), and radar seminars with the example of Raymarine systems. Also radio operating courses.
Applications to www.hanseboot.de/programm/kongresse-seminare/hanseboot-academy/
hanseboot Baltic Sea seminar with Sönke Roever
Every year, more and more sailors head out to sea to spend a whole summer on the Baltic. They are lured by the impressive setting of the Baltic, the lively city of the Czars Saint Petersburg, Stockholm’s green Archipelago Sea, the magic Aland Islands, the white nights in the Gulf of Bothnia, and the fascination of the Göta Canal. Find out all about them at the popular Baltic Seminar on 28 October – held for the third time now at hanseboot 2017. Apart from nautical information, this will include the right equipment for your vessel. And the wide range of presentations will be rounded off by brief information about the individual destinations. The fee for attendance at this one-day seminar is €95 per person, or €145 including one accompanying person. For ticket reservation, please e-mail info(at)blauwasser(dot)de.
hanseboot cruise counselling – tips and advice from the experts
The experts are at hand on the upper floor of Hall B1 at hanseboot to advise visitors and help them plan their trips. They give useful advice and assistance to anyone planning a lengthy trip to the world’s most attractive destinations, by motor boat or sailing boat. World circumnavigator Mareike Guhr is there every day to advise sailors, with support from journalist Michael Amme at the two weekends. Book writer Jürgen Strassburger will advise motor boat enthusiasts.
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