British Marine Federation - British presence swells at the Düsseldorf Boat Show 2010, 23-31 january 2010

The British Marine Federation (BMF) will be a real force to be reckoned with at this year’s Düsseldorf Boat Show, known as “boot Düsseldorf”, from 23 to 31 January.

As well as having ten member companies present on the BMF stand, an additional 26 UK companies have booked their own stands at next month’s influential marine event. 

As the world’s largest show for maritime sport and lifestyle, the show offers a perfect opportunity for British companies to put their products and services in front of customers from all over the world. UK Trade & Investment is supporting these activities as part of its commitment to helping UK companies win business overseas. 

A selection of the UK companies exhibiting at the show is outlined below. 

Azure Dragon – stand 7B28 

Azure Dragon designs and produces stainless steel sail sculptures, trophies and prizes for some of the world's most prestigious regattas. These are unique in design and have been presented at numerous national, European and world Championships. The full range of trophies will be available to view on their stand. 

Site : http://www.azuredragon.co.uk 

Southerly – stand 16B19 

With over 35 years experience in the boat building industry, Northshore has become respected for its quality of build and renowned for combining traditional skills, together with the latest technology. With continued expansion over recent years, Northshore is now the largest sail boat manufacturer in the UK, building Southerlys to order, to individual customer specification, for clients from around the world. The Southerly brand has become internationally recognised as the market leader for variable draft cruising yachts. Three Southerlys will be available to view on the stand, including the new Southerly 49 which will see its European premiere at the show. 

Site : http://www.southerly.com 

Rustler Yachts - stand 16D10 

Rustler Yachts are exhibiting at the Düsseldorf Boat Show for the first time, located next to the BMF stand. The company has a worldwide reputation for building high quality yachts, ranging from small day boats, which will be exhibited at the show, to larger blue water cruisers (24-58ft). 

Site : http://www.rustleryachts.com 

SBS Trailers / Fletcher Boats – stand 10C74 

SBS specialises in the production of high quality trailers for all types of sports boats from 300kgs to 2850kgs. A specialist division also produces trailers for keel boats and one-off specials up to 10,000kgs. Celebrating 50 years in business, they have always been at the forefront of innovation and development and are probably the largest direct to trade supplier of trailers in the UK. 

Fletcher Boats continues to produce some of the best handling sports boats available on the market today. With an enviable history of achievement, every Fletcher is still hand built in the UK. Customers have a high degree of flexibility when it comes to speccing their boat, from colour and upholstery choices to audio upgrades, and even colour matching the trailer to the boat! 

Site : http://www.fletcher-boats.co.uk and http://www.sbstrailers.com 

[/gras]Scorpion RIBs –Stand 9D03[/gras] 

Scorpion builds the finest leisure RIBs, cruisers and superyacht tenders. The hulls are designed for comfortable, fast, yet economic operation in most conditions. Scorpion RIBs are renowned for producing superior quality in all aspects of their boat building process, from fibreglass layout to electrical installation. Scorpion RIBs is market leader when it comes to producing race winners, having excelled in this field for some years. 

Site : http://www.scorpionribs.co.uk 

Versadock International Ltd – stand 11B59 

The patented VersaDock system offers waterfront and anchored docking whilst delivering unparalleled versatility – allowing even the most awkward corners, mud flats or previously unusable areas to be accessed with ease. 

Following extensive testing by international frontline rescue and extraction organisations, Versadock has launched lightweight, stable Rescue and Evacuation Raft, which takes up to 20 people, can be delivered to the water’s edge and deployed in just minutes, offering more capacity, stability and flexibility than a boat. 

Site : http://www.versadockint.com 

Yachting Pages – stand 7AE25 

Yachting Pages is the world leader in superyacht directories. Often referred to as the ‘Captain’s Bible’, this award winning directory is a comprehensive guide featuring details of over 20,000 key players in the superyacht industry and around 400 marina maps. 

Considered as the ultimate purchasing reference, it has a simple layout that couldn’t be easier to use. It is distributed free of charge directly to superyachts, superyacht marinas and superyacht businesses in over 72 countries. 

New for 2009-10, Yachting Pages has been split into three editions:
- Mediterranean, Europe, Africa and Middle East
- Australasia, Far East and Asia Pacific
- USA, Americas and Caribbean 

The 3-book format makes it easier than ever for captains and users to find the superyacht services or marina maps they require wherever they are in the world. 

Site : http://www.yachting-pages.com 

SYOG (Superyacht Owners’ Guide) – stand 7AE25 

The 2nd edition of SYOG (Superyacht Owners’ Guide) was released in September at the 2009 Monaco Yacht Show. The SYOG provides clear advice for tomorrow’s superyacht owners and is a vital and unique addition to the canon of superyacht publications. Unlike any other book aimed at potential and current owners and their representatives, SYOG offers clear guidance and advice on every aspect of superyacht ownership and then also provides all the contact information to help them find the professional expertise they need. 

SYOG stands out from the crowd, providing objective editorial perspective and real-life information that owners can refer back to time and time again. 

Site : http://www.syog.com 

Boot Düsseldorf takes place at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 23 to 31 January 2010, from 10.00am to 6.00pm daily. In 2009 the event attracted 238,000 visitors, both from Europe and further afield, and this year’s event is expected to be another huge success, featuring over 1,600 exhibitors from 60 different countries. 

The full list of UK exhibitors is as follows:

Azure Dragon
Blue Rush Wetsuits Ltd.
British Marine Federation
Camper & Nicolsons Marinas LTD
Crown Pavilions
Deep Life Limited
Digital Yacht Ltd.
Fairline Boats Ltd.
Fleming Yachts
Northshore Yachts Ltd.
Oyster Marine Ltd.
Princess Motor Yacht Sales
Princess Yachts International PLC.
Rustler Yachts Ltd.
SBS Ltd.
Scorpion Ribs Ltd.
Sealine International Ltd.
Southampton Yacht Services Ltd.
TMC Show Sales
Versadock International Ltd.
Williams Performance Tenders Ltd.
Yachting Pages and the
Yachting World Magazine
Yachtworld LLC 

About the British Marine Federation 

The BMF is the trade association for the leisure and small commercial marine industry. Its aim is to create, develop and resource high quality services, benefits and commercial activities to promote the industry and its products. The BMF works with its members to achieve sustainable growth in a multinational environment. Its members come from over 4,300 businesses in the UK’s leisure and small commercial marine markets. 

Site : http://www.britishmarine.co.uk 

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