Barnaby S and Roger B visited Europe’s biggest and most impressive boat show in Dusseldorf in January 2018. Barnaby did it as a day trip, leaving Chadlington at an unholy hour to catch the 0700 flight from Birmingham. Roger spent the previous night in Birmingham, as he doesn’t do early (well not that early!). Flybe’s little Dash 8 turboprop gets you there in an hour and a quarter, and there’s a frequent, direct and possibly free (they never found this out, just got on it) bus from the airport to the show. Flybe fares are not that bad, especially if one books early. One of them did.
It is a fairly stunning show, of enormous scale. The clips in this promotional video give bit of flavour but mostly show halls they didn’t even get round to going into.