Farewell to hanseboot

hanseboot ancora boat show 2018 will be bigger and better

It was “Farewell to hanseboot” at the end of this final Hamburg Boat Show, held for 9 days from 28 October to 5 November at the B-site of Hamburg Messe und Congress. Some 76,000 visitors took the opportunity to immerse themselves again in the fascinating world of watersports, presented in all its facets by 520 exhibitors.

“Many of our exhibitors and visitors remained loyal to hanseboot for years and years,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. “Let me say how grateful we are to them. It was certainly not an easy decision to discontinue hanseboot. That decision was made after very careful consideration of all the business aspects. Sometimes it is necessary to leave the old paths in order to find new ones.

We will now meet the wishes of many boat exhibitors by setting up a new in-water boat show in 2019, as a Yacht Festival in the Port of Hamburg. Starting next year, we will also expand the hanseboot ancora boat show in Neustadt/Holstein.”

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