2018 Hamburg Boat Show

Moritz Hoffmann and the team from Unique Bremen in Germany have a very special offer: Order Propspeed at the show and save 10 percent!

The Hamburg Boat Show will premiere this October, replacing the 57-year-old Hanseboot show.

The Hamburg Boat Show will premiere this October, replacing the 57-year-old Hanseboot show.

Held 17 to 21 October by the German Boat and Shipbuilders’ Association (DSVB), the inaugural event is the successor of Hanseboot, which enjoyed a 57-year run before being rebranded this year, effectively making this the first Hamburg Boat Show.


“We will have three different propellers on display, showing the different application steps of Propspeed,” says Unique managing director Moritz. A DBSV member, Unique will also be offering 10% off all Propspeed orders placed at the show. “We are looking to raise awareness of the benefits of Propspeed foul release among end users. This exhibition also draws small to medium shipyards and builders in the North Sea area as well as the Baltic Sea, all of whom are potential Propspeed applicators.” You’ll find Unique’s stand in Hall B5 at Booth 608, near the Refit Arena.

Unique's Propspeed stand at Hanseboot 2017
Unique’s stand at Hanseboot 2017


DBSV is a daughter organization of Superyacht Germany (Deutsche Yachten), providing an industry network for the exchange of information, including new technology and know-how. “Being a member of DBSV is interesting for us, as we’re part of the network of manufacturers and suppliers supporting Germany’s boatbuilding industry. DBSV offers a platform to promote products within this network as well as support in marketing and exhibitions, which has been useful for us in the past.”


With the tagline “By boaters, for boaters,” the show focuses on small to medium recreational vessels and pleasure craft, drawing boat owners from Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Scandinavia, Poland and Germany. More than 300 companies will occupy 30,000 square meters of exhibit space, showcasing the latest products, trends and developments in sailboats, motorboats, water and wind sports, shipyards, equipment, paint and boating supplies.


A focal point of the show will be the two large jetties in Hall B6, where 20 motor and sailboats will be moored. More boats will be presented at individual stands, complemented by a large area with test pools and a hall of accessories and equipment. 


In Hall B7, visitors can get their feet wet with interactive experiences including stand-up paddle boards, surfboards, wakeboards and a five-meter standing-wave pool. On October 21, teams of two will compete in an obstacle course in the test pool, vying for a trip to the Caribbean to compete in the 2019 British Virgin Islands SUP Challenge. 

Hamburg Boat Show standing wave pool surfer

Interactive exhibits include a standing-wave pool.


The Hamburg Boat Show Campus will offer workshops and seminars where sailors and motorboaters can deepen their knowledge. Topics presented include radars and plotters, VHF radio and electronic navigation, where participants will practice addressing real-world scenarios. On 19 October, the inspiring documentary International Ocean Film Tour, Volume 5 will be shown at 8pm on the big screen by the south entrance.


The show is open Wednesday 17 October through Sunday 21 October, 10am to 6pm daily other than Friday, when it closes at 8pm. Admission is 12 euro for adults online and 6 euro for children between 6 and 16. Children under 6 are free of charge.

Hamburg Boat Show Hall overview
Lots to see, all of it in German!

By Anna Ngo

Oceanmax International


Blog post published 19 September 2018