Recap BOOT Düsseldorf / Inspiring Walkaround

3 days are much to less for a visit a the boat show in Düsseldorf. It´s OK when you don´t have appointments, than you run across the halls and get a catch everywhere. That was my experience years ago. Nowadays it´s quite difficult to look every booth of your choice in detail.

Nevertheless I will show you today my drive-by perspectives of the fair. At the end there is so much more to see. That year for example I haven´t been on any speech in one of the panels in the specific halls. That´s a must for next year.

Sunbeam Yachts Sunseeker Yachts BOOT Düsseldorf

Sarch Boot Düsseldorf Sarch Boot Düsseldorf

The SARCH S6 is a one-of Daysailer which is eye catching. It has all the elements you are searching for. The Fat-Head, wavepiercer bow, modern cockpit and gennaker. All in all it looks quite economical and rought. At the end, maybe the boat the mass will have for the weekend. Whereas Sunseeker is not something for the mass but at least fascinating.

Drachen BOOT Düsseldorf Dragon Fly Catamaran Boot Düsseldorf

DSV new Logo Boot Düsseldorf DSV new Logo Boot Düsseldorf

On Saturday we had the logo launch of the Deutscher Segel Verband (DSV). That was quite free of emotions but there was at least a yummy cake. Do you see the difference to the previous logo?

Teakdeck Boot Düsseldorf Dehler Yachts Design Boot Düsseldorf

Wood is always a topic in boat design. There are so many kinds of wooden deck possibilities. That´s really amazing. What do you think about the round design of the new Dehler interior design? I like the outside of the yachts very much, but the inside is not so mine.

be Foil 16 Foiler catamaran boot düsseldorf Dehler 25 Refit Boot Düsseldorf

Yeah, that´s a plastic foiler for sailing schools, which is easy to foil and everything of the boat is very solid. Good idea. I like it. It´s also interesting for family-foiling at the weekend with kids. That´s the idea. The concrete opposite of foiling is the Dehler 25. The construction is around 30 years old and it was my dream when I was a child. In the 80ies it was also promoted as a family boat. Now the YACHT Magazine made a refit with high-tec materials and put it into the now. The result is amazing and the idea was outstanding for a conservatice print magazine.

Jeanneau Coffee Boot Düsseldorf Beneteau Figarp 3 Foiler Boot düsseldorf

Boot Düsseldorf / Your Disco needs you.

The Land Rover Discovery is back. On the „BOOT“ 2017 Land Rover had their Lounge at SUNSEEKER as every year. For me as a sailor, motor yachts are not the HighLight, but I have to say, these are really amazing. The whole appearance of the booth is amazing. Great architecture, perfect set-up of the boat up to the dress of the stuff. They did a great job. Perfect conditions for Land Rover and Jaguar in that environment.

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In 2017 the Disco looks much more pleasing. It´s not anymore the angular Range Rover and the gentle Defender. Is that a pity? I don´t know, it is what it is, the brand new Discovery. In our regulated world everything gets more pleasing and mainstream. It is difficult to build a rough defender as in 1975, or a Mini at the end of the 60ies. There are so many regulations, safety aspects and sales needs that the character gets lost. Within that environment the Land Rover Discovers gets quite cool. The front is nice and the rear of the SUV looks a bit like an Asia car. In total it´s quite big. A wonder why, you can place 7 seats inside. That’s a bit. In the past the differentiation was stronger. If you look at the profile of the care and compare it with the Range Rover series, you will see, the rear lights and the design lines are quite similar. That makes it difficult to understand the four lines.

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Above all you have the luxury Range Rover with two models. The second one is the classic mixture between luxury and the hard life; the Discoveries. The third line is more a tool than a car and we love it, the Defender. Last not least the revolutionary and outstanding Evoque with it´s different models.

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At the end it´s a Land Rover and therefore it´s a story. What I need is a Plug-in Hybrid. Till now they I couldn’t get a info from Land Rover when the PHEV is coming. Hopefully soon. It´s a kind of social prestige.