Germany's biggest in-water boat show

Welcome to hanseboot ancora boat show.

More action, more programme, more maritime atmosphere – visit Germany's biggest in-water boat show. There are more than 140 sailing yachts and power boats waiting for you at the 5 star ancora Marina in Neustadt/Holstein on the last weekend in May. Plus the opportunity to try out and maybe buy maritime equipment and accessories, or just to get all the information.

Join in the enthusiasm generated by so many hands-on activities and information events – perfectly tailored for active watersports enthusiasts, newcomers and youngsters. The hanseboot ancora boat show gets under way, under the capable leadership of Hamburg Messe.

Exhibitors’ views on hanseboot ancora boat show 2017

In-water boat shows are generally the most successful shows, because so many boats can be presented there. We were at the hanseboot ancora boat show for the first time, presenting our catamaran Lagoon 450 Fly. The event was outstanding and worked so well for us that we are planning to bring three boats with us for next year’s show. We also sold a 450 Fly catamaran.

Nils Heyde, Managing Director, Lagoon Katamaran Nord GmbH

hanseboot ancora boat show attracts an expert audience, and we met the right visitors here. Our new Comfortina 46 got a great reception. We had visitors coming specially from Ireland to look at the yacht. Incidentally, I noticed that there were more international visitors at this year’s In-Water Boat Show.

Niels Töpke, Managing Director Comfortina GmbH & Co.KG

It was an amazing atmosphere at this year’s hanseboot ancora boat show. The weather was almost too kind to us, but we obtained plenty of good business leads, and had promising talks with potential customers.

Richard Gründl, Managing Director Gründl-Bootsimport GmbH & Co. KG

We are completely satisfied, and were pleased to get really good leads at the show. Visitors showed specific interest in our boats, and we had a good number of test runs. We also made one sale, that is our Axopar 28. We will definitely be there again next year.

Daniel Goertz, Managing Director Nautic Yachting GmbH

This year we presented the Cranchi brand for the first time, attracting tremendous interest in these boats. Visitors asked specifically about them, and we had excellent discussions. It was important to Cranchi to be present at the biggest in-water boat show, and the decision was absolutely right. We also got newcomers out on the water with the Start Boating campaign. We will certainly be back again next year.

Meik Lessig,  Managing Director Enjoy Yachting GmbH

I like the hanseboot ancora boat show – the atmosphere is incredible. And for me, the opportunity of doing test trips with customers here makes this show one of the most attractive.

Stephan Gauert, Managing Director Gauert-Boote

It was important for us at this first presentation here to find out how North Germany responds to our boat class, and I can only say ‘super!’ That is a positive surprise for me. We had a lot of high-quality visitors and did plenty of test runs. The show was well worthwhile for us, and now we want to put out our feelers further to the North.

Oliver Kulzer, Managing Director, Kielwasser GmbH & Co. KG, Werder

We are very satisfied. We had plenty of visitors and a great deal of interest in our electric motors.

Axel Böhm, Torqeedo GmbH

We are very satisfied with our first presentation at the hanseboot ancora boat show. We had a lot of good talks, meeting the right visitors. The show was well worthwhile for us.

A. Jacco Kuiper, General Management, Kuiper Yachtversicherungen

We had excellent visitors at our stand, showing a high level of interest. They wanted to know about accessories, and also about complete system solutions. Fully lived up to our expectations. We are entirely happy.

Frank Westphal, Project Engineer, Furuno Deutschland GmbH

We are more than satisfied, getting more than 700 people out on the water. The campaign worked very well and demand for the individual slots was so great that in some cases they were already fully booked by midday.

Dennis Tracht, Deputy Project Manager, 2increase, Eventmarketing Start Boating


hanseboot ancora boat show 2018
25 - 27 May 2018

Facts & Figures

Exhibitors 2017129
Visitors 2017about 16.000
Boats and Yachts163


Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
-Project management hanseboot-
Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg

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