There are two central information platforms for all newcomers to boating and sailing in Hall 15 of boot Düsseldorf: the start boating and start sailing areas. In addition to loads of information on where, when and how you can succumb to the fascination of boating, the motorboat simulator and individual advice from sailing experts in particular attract visitors to this information centre.
Experience a virtual test drive
With virtual reality glasses in front of your eyes and a steering wheel and throttles in your hands, you can simulate your first ride up the river Rhine towards the Düsseldorf exhibition centre here at the Start Boating stand. You are guaranteed to stay dry during this boat trip but you are on your way in full colour and 3D, nevertheless.
Expert advice available
All newcomers on board will find valuable advice and information on all aspects of boating. Find out whether you are a sailor or rather a motorboat driver; what budget you require for chartering or buying a boat; what possibilities there are to spend your leisure time and holidays with your family, alone or with friends on board.
All kinds of questions newcomers to boating might ask are being answered the short, informative expert lectures on the centre's info-stage all day long: from learning how to drive and boating licences to issues of equipment, safety on the water and insurance as well as how to trailer your boat or where to find the most beautiful boating destinations near and far suitable for beginners.