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Dream holiday on a charter boat

28/04/2022

What are the advantages of chartering and what should you watch out for? You can find information about chartering here.
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Interview with Mareike Guhr

28/04/2022

How is it to be a circumnavigator and what tips are important to know as a charter newcomer? Answers to these questions can be found in our interview with Mareike Guhr.
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Top destinations 2022

28/04/2022

What are the top destinations this season? Sailing travel expert Ingela Wilhelm recommends several destinations that are worth a trip this year.
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Beginner Dive Mistakes

24/03/2022

Newly certified divers can hardly wait to finally go on a proper dive. At the same time, novice divers lack experience, which often leads to beginner mistakes and mishaps that happen quite frequently. It’s important to be aware of these small stumbling blocks underwater so that you can avoid mistakes and quickly become a proficient and safer diver.
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Interview with Dr. Uwe Hoffmann

24/03/2022

How can I enter the diving sport and what do I need for it? Answers to these questions are given by Dr. Uwe Hoffmann, President of the Association of German Scuba Divers (VDST).
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Fascination apnea diving - with just one breath into the depths

24/03/2022

How do you manage to dive 93 metres deep with just one breath? Answers are given by Jennifer Wendland: she keeps the world record in deep diving with two fins.
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Expert interview with Sönke Roever

24/02/2022

With the gray weather, many people just want one thing: go on vacation! A sailing trip offers an ideal change from the daily hustle and bustle. To ensure that everything runs smoothly on the charter trip, sailing professional Sönke Roever has useful tips in our exclusive interview.
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Watersports licenses part 1

27/01/2022

Now is also the best time for beginners to familiarize themselves with trendy watersports such as kitesurfing, stand up paddling, wingsurfing and wingfoiling, to complete the theory parts of basic courses and acquire important licences for the start of the 2022 season.
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Houseboat charter

27/01/2022

Holidays on a houseboat are the perfect introduction to the world of boating. Together with houseboat expert Dagmar Rockel-Kuhnle, the most important questions about "how”, “where” and “what" are answered here.
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Where to go in autumn?

14/10/2021

In autumn there are still some water sports destinations worth discovering. From Denmark, to Tyrol to Spain - inform now.
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Indoor Wassersport

14/10/2021

How to prolong water sports in winter? These three tips for indoor water sports are fun even in the cold season and let us experience water sports 365 days a year.
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Perfectly prepared for the cold months

14/10/2021

How can you experience water sports even in cold temperatures? boot Düsseldorf clarifies and gives helpful tips for water sports in winter. The fact is: You need the right preparation and equipment for the cold season.
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Kitchen below decks: The Grill Special

16/09/2021

Together with our chef Moritz Freudenthal, “Kitchen below decks” awaits you with an autumn edition. Find out more about mobile cooking and enjoy a delicious recipe to go with it.
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Athlete interview with Ricarda Funk

16/09/2021

This dream of many athletes came true for slalom canoeist Ricarda Funk at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In our exclusive interview, the champion in slalom K-1 canoe gave us some exciting insights into her journey to the Olympics, the competition situation and her passion for paddle sports, especially canoe slalom.
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paddling tours near and far

16/09/2021

You can experience paddling in a new way on canoe tours through beautiful autumn landscapes. With our tour guide you will find the best canoe tours for golden autumn weather - from near to far.
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Perfect match: Caravanning and watersports

12/08/2021

There’s hardly any other type of holiday that offers as much freedom and flexibility as camping and caravanning. Recently, more and more caravanners have acquired a parallel taste not only for nature but also magical moments in and around the water.
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The boot Düsseldorf self-test

12/08/2021

Find out now which beach sport you can take off with this summer – with the boot Düsseldorf self-test.
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Surfing goes Olympia

12/08/2021

Surfing goes Olympics! Finally, surfing is an Olympic discipline and celebrates its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Watersports trends for children - the best tips for little sailors

08/07/2021

Finally, the best time for little water rats begins. Water activities not only promote physical fitness, but also the child's personality. Here we present the best water sports for children and tell you what to look out for.
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Diving interview with Alexander Kassler

08/07/2021

How do you go diving in local waters? What should be considered and what do you need? An interview with editor-in-chief Alexander Kassler of TAUCHEN magazine.
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Athlete interview with Balz Müller

10/06/2021

When it comes to the new wingfoiling super-trend, you can’t miss Balz Müller. Although this talented Swiss has been riding the waves on all kinds of boards for more than 18 years, it’s foilsurfing that really gets his watersports heart racing.
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Watersports country Germany

10/06/2021

Whether in the north or the south, in the east or the west: German waterways are a real alternative to overseas destinations and the locations offer a wide range of watersports options.
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Kitchen below Decks: The summer recipe

10/06/2021

Summer is just around the corner and what could be better than spending sunny days on the water? Gourmet chef Moritz Freudenthal, whom many will certainly know from the live cooking events at boot Düsseldorf, gives us some tips for food planning on hot days and a summer recipe.
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Maximum SUP fun on your own board

12/05/2021

Tips and tricks for equipment for beginners in the SUP sport.
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Balance boards – the fitness tip for board sports enthusiasts

12/05/2021

Especially for board sports beginners, getting started can be a shaky affair and involuntary water stunts are bound to happen at first. Good news: nowadays you can train on dry land for boarding and balancing the waves – on a balance board.
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Five reasons to go paddling

12/05/2021

The moment the sun comes out, we want to get back on the water. And with a wide range of possibilities for paddling, there are many reasons to get out and paddle in nearby waters. In addition to the SUP trend, it's also worthwhile to rediscover paddling in boats.
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Kitchen below Decks

15/04/2021

Soon the season will start again. And whether you're motoring or sailing, probably the second-best thing about a holiday is sitting on deck in the evening with a glass of good wine or cold beer in hand and, most of all, enjoying a delicious dinner and the feeling of freedom.
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Megatrend Wingfoiling

28/01/2021

Wingfoiling, also called wingsurfing, is THE water sports trend in 2021. Surf wings are a hand-held sail that has no lines or fixed connection to the board. In July this year, the sport will celebrate a premiere: the first German Wingfoiling Championship will take place at Schöneberger Strand in Holstein - water action guaranteed.
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Riding the waves with coastal rowing

15/10/2020

A new rowing trend is emerging that promises exhilarating action: coastal rowing. Long since established in southern Europe, coastal rowing is set to become an Olympic sport at the 2024 Paris Games.
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Motoryacht trends 2020 - stylish, comfortable & quiet

18/01/2020

Lever down and full speed ahead? Today motorboats are more stylish, comfortable and quiet.
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The diving classroom - lessons that really go deep

02/08/2019

Schools in Rheinbach in North Rhine-Westphalia have a special feature, an uncommon subject among the in the compulsory optional subject range: diving as a school sport.
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Summer trends 2019 in water sports

03/07/2019

Finally summer is here! So off to the water! Here are the trends of the water sports summer 2019 that you shouldn't miss.
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E-Mobility - Next Generation Technology

14/01/2019

Electric boat engines, alternative drives for yachts and solar power currently gain importance in boating.
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Yacht charter trends at boot Düsseldorf 2019

04/01/2019

Yachtcharter is booming, in germany as well as internationally. Options for maritime holiday makers are getting wider and more flexible. Find out about current trend in yacht charter at boot Düsseldorf.
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Current trends in sailing yacht design 2019

12/12/2018

The standards modern sailing yachts have to meet are high and designs have to cater for a great variety of needs.
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10 tips for eco-friendly watersports

22/08/2018

Imagine an area the size of central Europe, consisting exclusively of waste. That is the reality in the oceans today. Here are ten tips how to help keeping the oceans clean!
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Interview Marcella Hansch - Pacific Garbage Screening

13/08/2018

"We spent every summer at the sea in Holland every summer when we were kids. If you then see that this place is no longer doing well, it just hurts."
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Diving and working combined in paradise

01/10/2017

Many divers are dreaming of a career in diving. Many find a job as a dive guide in a dive center, resort or on a liveaboard. But there are also other opportunities...
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Emily Penn - A talk with the ocean activist at boot Düsseldorf

25/01/2017

We met Emily Penn, the young, fascinating, British ocean activist at the boat show in Düsseldorf and talked to her about her projects, ideas and motivation...
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Pacific Garbage Screening - An interview with founder Marcella Hansch

08/12/2016

A revolutionary idea: A floating platform which filters plastic and plastic particles from the water simply through its construction - we have been talking to founder Marcella Hansch.
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Great destinations for anglers

Whether with your own boat, a houseboat or simply by car to a river or lake nearby, the possibilities to explore great fishing grounds are almost unlimited.
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Kimo Kersting: SUP sportsman with a passion

He’s at home on the water and stand up paddling is his passion: in 2019 Kimo Kersting became the German SUP Sprint Champion - and then Corona thwarted his plans. This year he plans to pick up the pace again. With his abitur diploma and a new sponsor.
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Diving is a way of life

For our boat-duesseldorf.com blogger Bettina Winert, diving is more than just a watersport - it's a way of life. Find out about what makes diving a unique lifestyle.
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boot Düsseldorf - an active partner in protecting our oceans

boot Düsseldorf has always been committed to the preservation and protection of the world's oceans and offers various initiatives, associations and organisations a forum as well as support.
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Great destinations for anglers

Whether with your own boat, a houseboat or simply by car to a river or lake nearby, the possibilities to explore great fishing grounds are almost unlimited.
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eSailing: digital sailing fun

Set sail from the comfort of your couch? With the eSailing online platform from Virtual Regatta, this is becoming the hottest trend. No boating or sailing licence is required and any weather will do. All you need is a PC, tablet or smartphone and you're ready to launch.
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Camping holiday with an upgrade

Camping sites are often located by the water. Not surprisingly, many campers are also water sports enthusiasts and have a wide range of water sports equipment in their luggage.
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Seasonal prep with Doctor Boat

The countdown is on and many of us are already counting down the days until it's finally time to get back on the water! Just before the season starts, however, many still have to get their boats and equipment ready. We’ve put together some helpful expert tips with DOCTOR BOAT.
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Women in professional diving

The number of women among divers in general is estimated around 30 per cent. boot diving blogger Bettina Winert introduces us to two powerful female divers.
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Last-minute tips for your duffel bag

The cruise is booked, the boat is waiting. Now it can finally start! Almost - because our beloved Hermes decreed that packing suitcases comes before the sailing holiday. Underwear, toothbrush, pyjamas - check. On a boat you need the same basic equipment as on any other holiday. But what else should you pay special attention to? We dug into our wealth of experience and filled up the duffel.
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