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Event Update

Due to the success of the 2022 and 2023 editions, Messe Friedrichshafen will organise the next rendition. Interboot 2024 will occur as a face-to-face event between 25.09.2024 and 29.09.2024. The exhibition will not have strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place. This is due to Germany removing its coronavirus-related restrictions.

A Brief Overview of INTERBOOT 

INTERBOOT celebrates the love for water sports and sailing in all its forms every year at Messe Friedrichshafen in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The international trade fair brings forward the latest and best products from leading manufacturers ranging from boats and boards down to clothing and accessories for beginners to professionals. Innovation leads the way in every single edition. Exhibit to find your target audience and make first-rate sales every single day of the show! It’s one of the leading platforms for information and procurement in Europe. 

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

INTERBOOT has the reputation as one of the world’s biggest trade fairs for the water sports and sailing industry. You can imagine the opportunities you’ll get to come face to face with some of the top buyers in the region. Products practically fly off the shelves and exhibitors earn back their travel and exhibiting expenses immediately. 

It’s the one event you truly can’t miss. The data from the last live edition is more than impressive and the post-pandemic editions have been performing quite well: 

  • 348 exhibitors
  • 49,800 water sports fans 

Industry Relevance 

INTERBOOT is an annual event that brings together enthusiasts and industry professionals from around the German region. Founded in 1962, this fair takes place at Messe Friedrichshafen, providing a stunning backdrop against the picturesque lakeside of Friedrichshafen. The excellent combination of the modern exhibition halls and the harbour create a truly immersive experience for all involved. Today, INTERBOOT is stronger than ever, building a powerful momentum after the pandemic slump. The trade fair cements its position as the second largest fair of its kind in all of Germany. 

At INTERBOOT, visitors can expect to discover the latest advancements and trends in the world of water sports. The exhibition spans across numerous spaces, including action platforms, indoor and outdoor areas, where international producers showcase their extensive range of products. The fair serves as a platform for companies to present their newest offerings in sailing boats, motorboats, boards, trendy sports equipment, and maritime travel. Whether attendees are business owners or hobbyists, they will find their sourcing needs fulfilled in Hall B, where a diverse array of watercraft and equipment, such as SUP boards, jet skis, rubber boats, and yachts, are on display. 

Here is the full list of product categories and organisations featured at the fair: 

  • Motor Boats & Motor Yachts
  • Wakeboard Boats
  • Motors & Boat Trailers
  • Inflatable Boats
  • Sailing Boats & Sailing Yachts
  • Equipment
  • Class Associations
  • Clubs
  • Shipyards Association of Lake Constance
  • Boat & Trend Sport Equipment
  • Sportswear
  • Maritime Art
  • Maritime Travel
  • Charter & Tour Advice 

One of the main selling points of INTERBOOT is the lakeside port, which offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience water sports firsthand. Here, attendees can engage in interactive and live activities, including test drives with various watercraft, allowing them to feel the thrill of moving on the water. 

INTERBOOT is not only a showcase of products but also a hub for networking and knowledge sharing. The fair facilitates meetings between producers, dealers, and shipyards, fostering valuable connections within the industry. Additionally, the Interboot Academy organises an attractive seminar program, which features informative sessions covering a range of topics related to water sports. These seminars provide attendees with valuable insights and enhance their understanding of the industry. 

Furthermore, INTERBOOT creates an engaging and vibrant atmosphere by offering exciting informal meeting spaces. These spaces serve as ideal settings for visitors to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas and forge new relationships. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Organisers want to instill love for sailing, maritime culture and water sports across all ages as well as all purchasing abilities. Visitors can experience new boats and equipment as well as a dedicated area for used boats. Enthusiasts and industry professionals have a lot to gain from attending. Plus, the excellent location, live events and opportunities to learn and practice turn INTERBOOT into a fantastic time out for the whole family. The trade fair is mostly attended by visitors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland – three strong markets with a proven love for maritime passion! 

Additional Value of Attending 

In addition to the wealth of product showcases, INTERBOOT fully involves visitors in all sorts of ways. Sailing enthusiasts can head towards the IBN action area, where seasoned seafarers will give a series of lectures on crucial practical skills such as how to polish and grind your boat, how to do stand-up paddling safely, how to sail quickly, and how to correctly transport boats. 

The Outlook for 2024 

The 2023 edition of INTERBOOT is the last time you’ll experience the trade fair as it is. Starting in 2024, the fair will reshape its format and duration. Based on the results of an exhibitor survey, it has been decided to relaunch INTERBOOT as a five-day event, reducing its previous duration of nine days. The decision was primarily driven by the preferences of the exhibitors, who expressed a clear majority in favour of the shorter duration. 

By shortening it, INTERBOOT aims to adapt to the evolving needs and preferences of exhibitors while ensuring a more focused and impactful experience for attendees. This strategic decision also underscores the commitment of Messe Friedrichshafen to continuously improve and optimise the fair, aligning it with values of sustainability.


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How to get to INTERBOOT

On Foot

On Foot

from Bahnhofplatz - 52 min or 20 min with a bike

From Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen - 45 min walking or 12 min with a bike


By Car

from Bahnhofplatz - 11 min

From Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen it is just 7 min


By Public Transport

no suitable public transportation from from Bahnhofplatz, nor from the nearest airport to messe