German boat show Hanseboot has enjoyed a bumper opening weekend

Hamburg’s boat show Hanseboot has reported strong visitor numbers for its opening weekend (25-26 October).

The German show, which is in its 55th year, saw around 24,000 visitors pass through its doors on the first two days alone.

The event runs at the Hamburg Messe centre until Saturday 2 November, and this year’s theme is ‘Northern Waters, Northern Lifestyle’.

Boats on show at the event range from eight to 56 feet, with larger craft on display at the nearby City Marina, which can be reached by a free shuttle bus service.

Highlights include the Fairline Targa 44, which is capable of 38 knots, and the Elling E3, which is worth upwards of £530,000.

The show’s organisers have laid on a range of new attractions, such as the Canoe World and Refit Arena zones.

Tickets are still available online, priced at 12 euros (£9) for adults and 11 euros for concessions.

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