Be well-prepared for your holiday with boot Düsseldorf
A fascinating aspect of charter holidays is that it is easy to discover new and unknown destinations on board of your charter yacht. That's why every successful charter holiday needs good preparation beforehand!
boot Düsseldorf offers free assistance with planning your charter cruise in the form of personal advice from our cruising coaches. They are independent experts, providing practical advice how to prepare your charter cruise - free of charge!
Individual advice at boot
The boot Düsseldorf cruising coaches are looking forward to interesting consulting sessions in Hall 13 at the Destination Seaside! Our experts will help you in individual conversations at the Cruise Information Centre with the right choice of sailing destinations and information on the most beautiful harbours and anchorages worldwide, the best restaurants and bars as well as on equipment required on board, such as nautical charts, harbour handbooks and weather information. Interested trade fair visitors can book an appointment with the consultants in advance on the internet. Booking tool will follow.
For the very special dream destinations such as the Caribbean, the South Seas or the Seychelles, circumnavigator Mareike Guhr is the right contact. She knows her way around all the oceans and passionately describes the most beautiful anchorages on our planet. She is also happy to provide information about the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and many areas of the Mediterranean.
She is an experienced skipper, sailing journalist and the blue water expert in the team. Therefore she is happy to advise long-distance sailors and those who want to become one. As an enthusiastic multihull sailor, she is also an expert for catamaran cruises.
The Hamburg native learned to sail on her family's own trimarans and has been sailing on all oceans with a wide variety of ships for over 30 years. The book authoress ("Blau Türkis Grün") was a skipper for charter agencies, led many crews on cruises and regattas and sailed often with pure women teams. The promotion and training of women is particularly important to her.
Now the Hamburg native is once again on a long voyage with her catamaran "Moana", having spent 2020 in the Caribbean and sailed the US East Coast in 2021. For "boot 2022" she will travel from the Bahamas. More info about Mareike Guhr at www.magsail.de
Rainer Holtorff has been sailing as a professional skipper for private owners, travel companies, sailing schools and corporations on yachts up to 120 feet for over 20 years. He has now skippered over 90 different yachts, including quite a few long-distance trips, in many areas of the world. He is a sport ocean skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore, and in 2013 became the first non-Englishman to be named Yachtmaster-Of-The-Year by the Royal Yachting Association. Most recently, he has been transferring vessels in the Atlantic, giving skipper training, or handling cruise planning and operations in his company. More information at www.yachtskipper.de
The passage from the Elbe to Gibraltar and the Canary Islands
Choosing the right Yachtskipper.de
Catamarans, monohulls and trimarans on long voyages
Sailing with foreign crew, everyday life on board
Commissioning after boat purchase
Atlantic Crossing (North and South)
Bay of Biscay
Cape Verde Islands
Portugal, Cape Verde
Spain East Coast
US East Coast
South of France
Western Baltic Sea to Gotland/Stockholm
Waters around Bergen and Stavanger
British Virgin Islands
South China Sea
Singapore to Philippines
Strait of Malaka
Masurian Lake District
Bernard Schwab - Expert for charter beginners & the Croatian islands
Bernard Schwab is also a member of the Boat Trip Advisory team. He likes to encourage and advise newcomers to chartering. Among other things, he has already written down his knowledge in his well-known beginners' primer on the subject of yacht charter, which is aimed specifically at those skippers who are chartering for the first time and would like to prepare for their trip in more detail in advance.
Bernard Schwab mainly cruises in the Mediterranean and works out excellent cruise plans for the South of France as well as the Greek, Croatian and Italian islands, which he knows well from countless cruises. But he also seeks variety in other areas such as the Azores, the Danish South Sea (which is on his doorstep) or the archipelago off Stockholm.
Bernard Schwab's consulting focus:
Danish South Sea
Bay of Kiel
South of France
Central & South Croatia
Jürgen Straßburger - Expert for Croatia, European inland waters and beginner topics
Since the 1970s, the journalist, born in 1945, has been on the water - under sail and under motor. After numerous passage trips to the Mediterranean, he turned his hobby into a profession at the end of the 1980s: He took over the helm of the travel section at the motorboat magazine BOOTE, which he headed until 2010. Since 2010 he has been working as a freelance water sports author: He has published several inland guides and two coastal handbooks on Croatia. For BOOTE, he continues to write regularly on the topic of getting started in water sports."
Jürgen Straßburger advises motorboat drivers on all areas in inland waters in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy and on the Danube up to and including Budapest. But also more unusual inland waters like the Göta Canal in Sweden, the Intra Coastal Waterway in the USA or the canals and lakes in England and Scotland can be found in his repertoire. Straßburger also knows the most beautiful corners and routes in the coastal waters of Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Spain (incl. Balearic Islands) and France in the Mediterranean Sea, Germany, Denmark, Sweden (west coast), Norway (south coast), Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad) and Lithuania (Klaipeda incl. Curonian Lagoon & Nemunas Delta) on the Baltic Sea coast. Of course, the German and Dutch North Sea coasts are not missing.
Main focus of Jürgen Straßburger's consulting:
Sweden (Göta Canal)
Danube (to Budapest)
USA (Intra Coastal Waterway)
Trip preparation and planning
chartering (boat, crew, area, insurances)
the best areas for beginners
Sweden West Coast
Norway South Coast
Poland (incl. Frisian Lagoon)
Lithuania (incl. Curonian Lagoon & Nemunas Delta)
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