HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL To Launch Water Sports Season

The meeting place for the yachting and boating scene

An exhibition of exclusive motor and sailing yachts and multihulls, and a range of exquisite land-based events will be top attractions at the HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL in Neustadt, Holstein from 5 to 7 June 2020. Around 220 boats and yachts will be moored along the piers of Neustadt’s 5-star ancora marina for visitors to marvel at, and a rich supporting programme will feature many attractions both on the water and on land. 100 temporary pagodas will showcase maritime equipment and accessories for visitors to test and purchase. A wide range of activities and informative exhibits will cater to the preferences of all existing and would-be yachting enthusiasts.

“We are constantly working on the development of the yachting festival. This year, for example, we are including two additional landing stages to make space for even more exciting new boat models and a special section for high-quality pre-owned yachts,” says Heiko Zimmermann, Project Head of the HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL. “To provide the best possible overview of what the event has to offer, we are implementing a new walkabout through the fair site, including a mobile bridge. The range of boat interiors and on-board comfort products on display in the exhibition hall is growing, as well,” Zimmermann points out.

Comprehensive market overview

Along the landing stages, the Sailing, Boating, Yachting or Multihull show areas will provide an impressive line-up of current sailing and motor yacht models of the new season, arranged by category. From A as in ‘Absolute’, B as in ‘Bavaria’, C as in ‘Cranchi’, to H as in ‘Hallberg-Rassy’ and L as in ‘Luffe’, through to P as in ‘Princess’, Germany’s biggest in-water boat show will present a comprehensive market overview. Yacht owners, leisure skippers and beginners will be able to take a look, walk on board and speak with experts or get some good advice. Multihull sailing boats by manufacturers like Fountaine Pajot and Nautitech will be available at landing stage U for curious visitors willing to try out a craft with two or more hulls. Second-hand boats in top condition will be moored at a landing stage of their own. In the pagodas on the shore and around the harbour basin as well as in the exhibition hall, exhibitors will present high-quality equipment, exquisite clothing and handy accessories.

Instructive workshops and lectures

Every year thousands of visitors flock to Neustadt, Holstein to attend the highly informative and entertaining events of the supporting programme, making the HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL a major meeting place of the boating scene. The agenda includes many insightful, free workshops as well as live music performances and all kinds of culinary delights for hours of carefree enjoyment. In the exhibition hall sailing instructor Olli Ochse will give advice on sail trimming, and Baltic Sea expert Sönke Roever will hold his popular forum featuring several first-rate lecturers. In seminars and presentations, visitors will learn about avoiding leaks and evading pirates, proper mooring techniques, various engine types and much more. The popular ISAF safety training course will take place again, as will the rubber dinghy tours for children. Sportive activities will take place at the ancora marina’s beach where a number of boards will be available for stand-up paddling.

The HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL, 11th In-water Boat Show in Neustadt, Holstein, organised by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, will run from 5 to 7 June 2020 at the 5-star ancora marina at Neustadt, Holstein. It will be open Friday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM. A one-day ticket will cost €9,00. Tickets booked online are only €7,00. Admission is free for children under the age of 16.