December 20 2021
The ongoing development of the 5th wave of Covid in Europe, carried by the Delta variant, and the arrival of the particularly contagious Omicron variant have prompted the French shipyards to announce their withdrawal from the 2022 edition of the Boot in Düsseldorf, the world's leading boat show, which is due to open its doors at the end of January in the Rhineland City.
It was as a group - during the Paris Boat Show 2021 - that the French shipyards made this difficult decision - the Düsseldorf Boot is a must-attend show for the boating and yachting industry.
According to our information, this package would concern the following shipyards: Allures Yachting, Alubat, Amel, Bali Catamarans, Bénéteau, Catana Catamarans, Delphia, Dufours Yachts, Excess Catamarans, Four Winns, Fountaine Pajot, Garcia Yachts, Guymarine, J Composites, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Nautitech, Outremer, Prestige Yachts, RM Yachts, Scarab and Wellcraft.
For these shipyards, the Düsseldorf Boot will take place in the middle of a pandemic and the sanitary safety conditions will not be assured, both for their employees and for their clients, especially in the face of an extremely contagious Omicron variant.
This package of the French shipyards, after the Italian one, found a relay with the German Group HanseYachts (Hanse, Dehler, Fjord, Privilège, Ryck, Moody, Sealine), but also with shipyards such as Hallberg-Rassy, Oyster, Swan....