【DE】Experiential and sustainable into the future: 61. Interboot is at the starting line

348 exhibitors and represented companies on board the International Water Sports Exhibition from 17th to 25th. September 2022 – New project manager goes on maiden voyage – Green Area focuses on sustainable ideas and products


Friedrichshafen – In six exhibition halls, in the outdoor area, on Lake Trade Fair and Lake Constance, one thing is in the foreground at Interboot 2022: the personal experience. After two years of corona capriciousness, the International Water Sports Exhibition will take place from the 17th to the 25th. September 2022 in addition to industry innovations in the motorboat, sailboat and fun sports sectors, sustainable concepts and accessories, numerous hands-on offers will again be in focus. “Trade fair means exchange with the exhibitor as well as touching and trying out the products and thus the up-close experience. This is exactly what Interboot has been celebrating continuously for over 60 years, which is also rewarding exhibitors with an increased presence this year, emphasizes trade fair boss Klaus Wellmann at the Interboot press conference. This also showed how a boat with an internal combustion engine is transformed into a high-range e-boat and how the Atlantic is to be crossed wrling with pure muscle power.


As the first fair of the upcoming water sports season, Interboot will show from the 17th to the 25th. September 2022 numerous trends and novelties from all areas of water sports. With its comprehensive offer, Interboot is the most important trade fair in the southern German-speaking south and is growing again in the third year of the pandemic both in terms of exhibitor number and the supporting program. 348 exhibitors and represented companies, numerous premieres, two test pools, the Messe-See and Lake Constance: This guarantees almost infinite information and fun for all water sports fans and those who want to become one,” explains Felix Klarmann, who has been holding the wheel as an interboot project manager since this year and looks forward to the event.


The focus is also on sustainable ideas and products at Interboot in the specially equipped Green Area (Hall B3). There is also a boat here, which is equipped with an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine after an ecological facelift by the Ludwigsburg company Ditoma. “Without major conversion work, we electrify sailing and motor boats with shaft drive of approx. 3-12 tons displacement. The reasons for the ever-increasing demand are complex: No noise, no smell and no emissions, but plenty of power, long range and real freedom on many waters – because there are already some areas where internal combustion engines are prohibited. Electric boat drives provide a new feeling of life and driving on the water,” Ditoma Managing Director Dirk Weißenborn is convinced.


Martin Stengele is also convinced and full of willpower. The 51-year-old sports and mental coach from Stuttgart is determined to participate in the Atlantic Challenge 2024 in two years. This competition is considered one of the toughest rowing races in the world, in which participants cover the ocean route from La Gomera to Antigua in 30 to 90 days. “My childhood dream of going to sea has never let go of me. I was at the Federal Navy for a few years and when I saw an article about the Atlantic Challenge, it was clear to me: This is just right for me!” The preparation effort is immense: From the search for sponsors to several courses and tests as well as 120 hours to spend on the competition boat to rowing training on Lake Constance. He will show his specially made high-tech rowing boat for the first time at Interboot. Another crucial point is perseverance: “As a mental coach, I have learned to develop an iron will that is certainly essential for this project,” says Martin Stengele, who will report on it in several lectures at Interboot.


Interboot presents the whole world of water sports from the 17th to the 25th. September 2022. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Thursday, 22. September, the InterDive diving fair will take place in parallel. Tickets are available online and at the ticket offices on site. The day ticket costs 13 euros online or 17 euros on site, reduced 10 euros or 12 euros. The family ticket is for 29 or 34 euros available. Children between the ages of six and fourteen pay 5 euros or 6 euros. Further information can be found on the Internet at WWW.INTERBOOT.DE, WWW.FACEBOOK.DE/INTERBOOT, WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/INTERBOOT.FRIEDRICHSHAFEN and #interboot.




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