【DE】Interboot shows inflatable catamarans, electric fins and self-charging e-boats

Interboot presents from 17th to 25th September 2022 numerous world premieres and trends in Friedrichshafen


 Sleek boats with high-range electric motors or attachable solar moduledragons: Sustainable ideas are coming into focus in the boat industry. Interboot 2022 with its 348 exhibitors and represented companies from the 17th to the 25th. September. Six filled halls, the outdoor area, the trade fair lake and Lake Constance show all facets of the water sports industry. A selection of the novelties and world premieres were presented at the press tour one day before the start of the fair. From a daysailor awaited with great interest in the sailing scene to an inflatable catamaran that does not require a berth, to an electric drive for stand up paddle boards and an adventure boat with a powerful electric motor, there is on the 61st. International water sports exhibition in Friedrichshafen a lot to discover.


Fast, spacious and comfortable 30-foot

The sailing scene eagerly awaits the “roll-out” of the new Pointer 30, which will be shown to the public for the first time at the Interboot. The 9.20 meter long and 2.90 meter wide sister of the successful 22 and 25 is an absolute new development. She has slim lines and a sporty sailing plan. It can even be guided alone from the spacious cockpit, which can accommodate eight sailors. It is controlled classically with a tiller or with a tilting wheel at an additional cost. The interior design can be designed web-based yourself. An unusual bar for this boat size with two rotating armchairs stands out. As standard, the Pointer 30 costs almost 135,000 euros without sail and engine, ready to sail with machine without extras from 162,000 euros.


Historical milestone in maritime aviation history


The MS Altenrhein was the towboat and feeder of Dornier’s legendary Do X. It was built in 1927 at the Bodan shipyard in Kressbronn and was used as a motorboat for flight service at Dornier Werke Altenrhein AG from 1928. On the Interboot, the MS Altenrhein, which is currently being extensively restored at Michelsen Werft in Friedrichshafen-Seemoos, is made accessible to the general public for the first time with freshly painted outer skin.


Modular solar panels for the sea railing or as flying kite on the mast


By switching to emission-free electric drives, charging the on-board batteries is becoming more and more important. At Interboot, the Kiel-based company FLIN solar shows its diverse product range such as solar sails, flexible solar mats and fixed solar panels and presents its new additions: The modules equipped with solar cells on both sides, which can be mounted on the sea rail (FLINrail+) or staggered one after the other (FLINkite+) on the The panels are also adjustable to optimize the angle of incidence of the sun’s rays. These will be shown in the Green Area in Hall B3 of Interboot.


With the wakeboard on the “hammer wave”


Water skiers and wakeboard fans eagerly awaited the new edition of the Moomba Craz, as the hull shell and interior were completely redesigned. Due to the optimized hull shape, the Craz throws a “hammer shaft” with the 6.2-liter V8 inboard engine from Indmar Ford Raptor (355 or 411 hp), as the first expert testers commented. In the Moomba family, the 7.36 meter long and 2.59 meter wide model is the only one that has a classic bug. The ballast has been increased to just over two tons and thus almost as much as the boat weight itself. Up to 14 guests plus drivers will find a seat in training operations.


Inflatable catamaran without berth worries


From the trunk to the water in barely ten minutes, that’s what the Portless Catamarans from Hungary promise. The two-storey two-pulls made of plastic are sewn like SUPs with drop stitch technology and inflated accordingly. Powered by a small 1 kW electric outboard engine, whose lithium-ion battery is recharged by the walk-in solar roof, the Kat travels up to 30 kilometers without a driver’s license at around seven kilometers per hour. The Portless’14 weighs 120 kilograms, but can also be delivered disassembled into four main elements with zippers. It measures 4 x 2.50 x 2 meters and is designed for six people.

Fast-paced adventure boat with powerful electric drive in the future


The newly founded, Polish motorboat shipyard Virtue Yachts is causing a stir far beyond Europe’s borders. At Interboot, she will present the completely redesigned Virtue V10 as a world premiere. With the quality and sustainability standards of the shipyard founder ex-sailing world champion Marek Stańczy, it is a future-oriented recreational boat 10-meter range. With a central steering position, a fixed sun canopy with solar cells and plenty of outdoor space, it is a top-class boat. The hull was optimized with the patented Swedish Petestep technology and built in a vacuum infusion process. The motorization of the future is based on electric Evoy outboards from Norway. They are individually approved with 150 hp on Lake Constance. Maximum power is possible with up to twice 250 hp. Depending on the version, the V10 remains trailerable up to 3.5 tons.


Intelligent electric drive for SUPs and more


Less effort, higher speeds and thus further tours on the Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP): These are the advantages of Jaykay’s electric nun. With every paddle impact into the water, the intelligent e-fin gives an additional boost with a power of up to 400 watts. The speed can be set via a power control. The e-fin is mounted via a screw-on adapter and is not only used on SUPs, but also on other water sports equipment, such as kayaks.


Opening hours and prices


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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