The boot Dusseldorf 2024 (January 20-28) is approaching and promises once again to be full of innovations. While waiting to discover them in person, we present to you ten models that you can see for the first time exhibited at what is confirmed as one of the most important boat shows in the world.
At boot Düsseldorf, we will finally be able to touch the new Hallberg-Rassy 69, the largest yacht ever built by the shipyard. This 69-footer, naturally designed by Germán Frers, is intended to be family-operated, using electric winches, but there is also space on board for a sailor or skipper if desired. The interior is on a single level throughout the boat, with a 3.5-meter cockpit protected by a tempered glass windshield and high bulwarks running all around. There is, of course, a spacious engine room, easily accessible for intervention even while sailing. Official website.
Designed for high performance in all weather conditions, the new Contest 63CS stands out for balanced lines drawn by naval architects judel/vrolijk & co. and an interior style signed by Wetzels Brown Partners. Lloyd’s Register’s full certification guarantees Contest’s high standards. Unique in its category, it offers two identical VIP suites in front of the salon, ideal for families and friends. Smart solutions and electric maneuvers make it suitable for reduced crews despite its size. Official website.
With the Wauquiez 55, the famous French shipyard known for Pilot Saloon challenges tradition and presents a boat with bold and modern design. The challenge is to combine the efficiency of a racing boat with the comfort of a deck saloon. A yacht with dual identity characterized by a distinctive design (with “arch” edges running along the sides, a reverse bow, and an integrated long bowsprit that extends the overall length to 17.50 m) and, above all, equipped to be a perfect blue-water vessel for long voyages. The interiors, curated by Stéphane Roséo, blend elegance and practicality, with spacious cabins and quality finishes. At boot Dusseldorf, a virtual tour will be available, awaiting the official debut. Official website.
The new flagship of the Swedish shipyard is a long-range cruising boat. The aesthetics refer to the world of performance cruisers (with the “touch” of Jeppesen, founder of X-Yachts), with generous but balanced volumes, nearly inverse bow exits, and appealing to those who love sporty boats. In contrast to many pure cruisers, it has no edges on the hull; instead, the stern exits are soft, with a slight knee that nods more to the world of sporty boats. Official website.
The Moody DS48 project is by Bill Dixon, who conceived a boat that the shipyard itself defines as a “monomaran,” i.e., a monohull with some characteristics typical of cruising catamarans. With a panoramic deckhouse, the covered aft cockpit is connected to the internal dinette on a single level, and a forward cockpit in front of the mast, complete with a table and seating, typical of catamarans. The interiors are available optionally up to three cabins, each with separate shower bathrooms. Official website.
A new entry in Bavaria’s C-Line, for the first time on display at boot Dusseldorf, the series of high-performance cruising boats designed by the Italian studio Cossutti Yacht Design. A boat with a “classic” V-shaped hull starting from the bow, slim along the waterline, widening as it reaches the deck, ensuring more forward volume. The edge is very pronounced towards the stern, and the maximum beam is pushed back: another solution to increase space in the cabins, habitability, and brightness. Official website.
The design recalls the “family feeling” of the Dufour 41, also designed by the Italian studio Felci Yachts. Characterized by a sleek hull with large windows along the sides, lightening the weights and increasing the interior brightness. At the bow, there is a bowsprit that houses the anchor (with vertical prows, it is now a mandatory solution). Double steering wheel but a single blade, with the aim of reducing hydrodynamic resistance and favoring sensitivity. The interiors of the Dufour 44, designed by Ardizio Design, offer bright spaces, with options for “front” or “side” kitchens and various cabin configurations. Official website.
Elan Impression 43
The search for harmony between design, performance, and comfort guided the new Elan Impression 43, designed by Rob Humphreys and Pininfarina. This 13-meter boat, ideal for charter and family cruises, is made using the 3D VAIL technique (Vacuum Assisted Infusion Lamination), ensuring greater strength and lightness of the structure. The hull features a sharp edge that increases the section and volume of the boat, improving performance and stability. The twin-wheel system with twin blades in the water ensures maneuverability and greater wheel sensitivity. The bright and spacious interiors feature a complete kitchen, C-shaped dinette, and comfortable bathrooms. Official website.
Hanse will be present at the Düsseldorf Boat Show with three new models, two of which (one under 40 feet and one over 50 feet) are still under embargo. The new Hanse 410, which we have already had the opportunity to board at the Genoa Boat Show, will also be exhibited in Düsseldorf. A boat designed by the French studio Berret-Racoupeau, it stands out for the reverse bow, integrated bowsprit, and a hull with promising shapes for optimal performance. The edges continue from bow to stern, improving stability and maximizing internal volumes. The windows change compared to the replaced 418, they will still be three, but with the central one much more extended and streamlined. In the “old style,” instead, the configuration of the deckhouse and the bulwarks that run aft. Less engine, less consumption, with the option of electric propulsion for zero-emission sailing. Official website.
Beneteau Oceanis 37.1
Marc Lombard has taken care of the waterlines, Nauta Design covers, and interiors, available in various layouts. A boat in continuity, in philosophy and aesthetics, with the rest of the latest Oceanis range. Offered in a version with a standard sail plan that includes a classic or furling mainsail and self-tacking jib, with twin rudders and an L-shaped keel. For those who love sailing and want a little more power, a “First” package will be available, with a square top mainsail and a low-overlapping jib. Official website.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 350
The new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 350 is the result of the work of the naval architecture studio Lombard Yacht Design and the naval architecture and design firm Piaton Yacht Design. It offers customizations and different keel versions (deep, shallow, or pivoting). The aft-forward configuration without steps simplifies circulation, while the elimination of the backstay enlarges the space for the helmsman and the cockpit. Also available with electric propulsion for coastal navigation. Official website.
The new Sunbeam 29.1 follows the success of the 32 feet, offering a modern and sporty style ideal for short cruises. With a hydraulic tilting keel, it can sail in shallow waters and is trailerable. Bright and versatile interiors, together with the high standard of construction quality, ensure great onboard comfort. The hull design, modern rigging, and quality equipment translate into excellent sailing performance. Official website.