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Boot & Fun Berlin 2024 will be held as a live trade show between 28.11.2024 and 01.12.2024 in Messe Berlin. The event venue will not feature Covid-19 precautions due to the removal of the country's pandemic limitations.  

A Brief Overview of BOOT & FUN BERLIN

BOOT & FUN BERLIN is the central exhibition for boats, equipment, and products for inland and coastal water sports. It has cemented its position as the best platform for visitors to go and buy a boat and everything else to go with it. Every year, top exhibitors debut new products, show trends and present new technological innovations. There’s no other place for water tourism in Germany.

If you’re looking to book affordable accommodation during BOOT & FUN BERLIN, you’ve come to the right place. Our team is on standby to organise your trip and provide you with the perfect hotel rooms close to Berlin ExpoCenter City. You’ll reach the exhibition centre in minutes and be within walking distance from public transport. GETA ltd knows all the good hotels, hostels and apartments in Berlin and has experience working at every price point. Are you traveling in a large group? You’re more than welcome. 

GETA ltd is here to assist with everything else you might need from airport transfers to booking meeting facilities in your name. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

A stand at BOOT & FUN BERLIN is an investment that quickly pays off as you get the chance to meet and interact with so many different types of visitors, who are looking to make a purchase. Now that there’s an online platform to maintain your present it makes even more sense. Look at the numbers:

  • 30,000 visitors
  • 560 boats 
  • 700 exhibitors

Industry Profile

BOOT & FUN BERLIN is organised every single year towards the end of November and remains one of the best visited trade events in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition debuted in 2002 and in the two decades it’s been active, BOOT & FUN BERLIN has established itself as a must-see event for fans of water tourism. It’s this excitement that brings thousands to Berlin ExpoCenter City to get a taste of the full value chain. 

The products on display are organised in Sailing; Motorboats and yachts; Houseboats; Fun-Sport; Angling; Aludock; Classics & Refit; Equipment; Water Tourism; Secondhand boats; E-Boats; Canoes & Kayaks. BOOT & FUN BERLIN is known for its GALA-NIGHT OF BOATS – an unforgettable party with a fresh new theme every year. You also don’t want to miss out on finding out the superior boat models at the Best of Boats awards.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

BOOT & FUN BERLIN is open to the general public as well as trade visitors so you have great opportunities to conduct B2B and B2C interactions. The audience attends in order to research new products and plan on making a purchase. BOOT & FUN BERLIN is also the biggest indoor used boat market in Germany, which gives the exhibition another dimension. Everywhere you look there are presentations, live demonstrations and VR simulations. 

The audience is made up from buyers, decision-makers and water sports professionals as well as water sports novices and hobbyists. Some of the brands you’ll likely see at BOOT & FUN BERLIN include MaRe Boote, Marina Zehdenick, G. Krüger & M. Till, Alveus Bootsbau, ALUDOCK and Alpha Ribs.

Additional Value of Attending 

BOOT & FUN BERLIN is all about fun and discovery and a big island of fun at the trade fair is the TRAU DICH! Village. This vibrant hub invites water sports enthusiasts of all ages to explore and experience the various facets of aquatic activities. Whether you come as a family, alone, with a club or a group, this village offers a range of games, fun-filled sports and challenges that will make you want to never leave again. Dive in and let your imagination be inspired as you discover the multitude of possibilities available.

At the heart of TRAU DICH! lies the commitment to provide ideal, practical, and financial support to the "TRAU DICH! AUFS, ANS UND INS WASSER" campaign. This initiative, organized by BOOT & FUN BERLIN and numerous water sports associations and clubs, aims to introduce young people in Berlin and Brandenburg to the world of water sports.

The TRAU DICH! Village offers ten distinct areas, each serving as a port on an exciting cruise where visitors can engage in over 15 water sports-related activities. From skill-based challenges to tests of speed and even brain teasers, there is something for everyone, regardless of age. Plus, with a little bit of luck, participants also have the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

The professional community has something else to look out for. The Best of Boats Award is a prestigious recognition that celebrates excellence in powerboats across Europe. Renowned for its extensive participation from various countries, jury members, and media, it holds the distinction of being the largest award dedicated to powerboats in Europe. As the sole powerboat award on a global scale, the BOB Award encompasses all European water sports regions and is internationally recognized as a symbol of quality in the recreational boating industry.

Since 2014, BOAT & FUN BERLIN has been a proud supporter and partner of the Best of Boats Award. This partnership solidifies BOAT & FUN BERLIN as the ideal venue for the announcement and presentation of the award. There are five categories you can enter and compete in—Best for Fishing, Best for Travel, Best for Family, Best for Fun, and Best for Beginners—and the winners will be honored during a special ceremony.

Additionally, you have the GALA-Night OF BOATS to put on your best outfits and mingle. Each edition has its own theme. The 2023 Gala Night is inspired by the glamour of Oscar night and promises an unforgettable cinematic experience for all attendees. Step into a world of elegance and grandeur as you navigate through the halls adorned with exquisite boats. This enchanting evening provides the perfect setting to leisurely explore and appreciate the beauty of the boats on display.

As you walk the red carpet, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and prepare for a night filled with captivating performances and talented artists. GALA-Night OF BOATS embodies the spirit of Oscar night, transporting guests into a realm of glamour and magic. It is an occasion where you can indulge in the allure of cinema while reveling in the magnificent presence of luxury boats.

Past editions


30.11.2023 - 03.12.2023


+/- 360




48 000+


+/- 85 000

m2 of event space







Cancelled because of COVID-19


Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors

How to get to BOOT & FUN BERLIN

On Foot

On Foot

1h 45 min walking distance or 30 min with a bike from Berlin Hauptbahnhof

1h 45 min walking from Berlin-Tegel Airport or 30 min bike ride


By Car

~25 min car ride from Berlin HBF 

~20 min from Berlin-Tegel Airport


By Public Transport

S-Bahn Nr 3 or 9 will get you from Berlin Central Station to S Messe Süd Station for 15 min and then you have 5 more minutes by foot

Option 1 from Berlin-Tegel Airport: bus X9 for 6 stops to Berlin Zoologischer Garten and then S3 or S9 to S Messe Süd (Berlin) ~35 min

Option 2 from Berlin-Tegel Airport: bus TXL for 2 stops to the Station on Beusselstraße OR bus X9 (2 stops to Jungfernheide Station) and then S42 to Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben) ~40 min