It’s not commonplace to see a superyacht drifting down the river Rhine. But from the 20th-28th January, that is exactly what you would see if you were to stand on the banks of the German city of Dusseldorf. About a month ago the first yachts started to flock, in preparation for the Dusseldorf Boat Show.

Across 17 halls, 2000 boats are expected to stand tall. These boats have traveled from over 55 nations and beautiful boat lovers are invited to come and peruse the collection of swish sailing and mesmerizing motor yachts.

Not only does this event showcase some of the best boats in the industry, but it can also be seen as a maritime travel market event. Milling guests can find themselves suddenly armed with knowledge on the hottest spots to visit by yacht in 2018, the best boats to charter, and what technological advances in the industry they can look forward to in the near future.

Along with a fiery collection of yachts, you can also take a glimpse at the most sophisticated toys and tenders on the modern market. Whether you are a keen surfer, kayaker, or diving instructor – anything that makes its home on the water can be explored at the show.

Expect to see plenty of familiar faces like Prestige, Beneteau, and CNB on the scene, and come down ready to be tempted by the elite offerings on show.