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September 14, 2016

NEW – Pedal power at BOAT & FUN BERLIN

• FUN section now with bikes and bike accessories

• Visitors can take part in, experience and try out paddling and rowing

• Highlight: Grand finale of the Wake Masters Series

This year’s BOAT & FUN BERLIN will have everything outdoor enthusiasts could possibly wish for, regardless of whether they prefer two-wheeled or water transport. The FUN section at this year’s show has undergone a makeover and will now feature a wider range of leisure products. From 24 to 27 November 2016 enthusiasts who prefer cycling to getting their feet wet, as well as those keen on skilfully battling the rapids, can find out about the latest products in the relevant sports sections.

The organisers’ decision to expand the FUN section is in response to an increasingly popular trend: combining boating holidays with biking trips. ”Usually it is quite easy to take a bicycle on board, and that in turn gives the owner a greater range for experiencing new things on land“, said Daniel Barkowski, the project manager of BOAT & FUN BERLIN. The fair highlights how holidaymakers can combine a boating trip with the freedom to explore freely on land.

In cooperation with Zweirad-Center Stadler the bicycle displays in Hall 26c will be an independent part of the FUN section. ”We look forward to joining BOAT & FUN this year and to showcasing the latest trends, namely e-bikes and folding bikes“, said Josef Zimmerer, manager of the company’s Berlin-Charlottenburg branch. Besides bicycles and e-bikes the products on display will include accessories and cycling fashion items. The wide range of supporting events will also feature BMX shows, indoor test circuits and a pump track.

The bicycle area in Hall 26c will be seamlessly augmented by paddling and rowing sports displays. Visitors can use the test pool to see if rowing boats, canoes and kayaks are fit for their purpose. The organisers aim to create a special experience for visitors so they can enjoy activities as well as handling and trying out exhibits. Leading brands will be exhibiting bicycles, canoes and kayaks, as well as showcasing FUN activities, popular sports, wakeboarding, stand-up paddling (SUP), diving and many other sporting activities under real-life conditions.

The highlight of the show will be the grand finale of the Wake Masters Series in Germany’s largest pool for special events in Hall 26a. Surrounding the pool will be the Wake Village which, in time for Christmas, will be inviting visitors to buy water sports and lifestyle articles. Furthermore, a special tank will be available for trial diving sessions. The focus will also be on SUP, a relaxed version of surfing, and water sports enthusiasts can look forward to participating in SUP polo and SUP yoga activities.

Kicking off the FUN section will be the Boarder Party & Wake Show which will take place parallel with the GALA Night of the Boats from 6 p.m. to midnight on 23 November 2016.

Print-quality photos of the GALA NIGHT OF THE BOATS 2015 are available for downloading here (please select CANOES & KAYAKS).