ancora Yachtfestival

31 May - 2 Jun 2024

The ancora YACHTFESTIVAL, Germany's largest in-water boat show,
invites you from 31 May - 2 June 2024 to its 15th edition at the 5-star ancora Marina in Neustadt at the Baltic Sea.


Germany's biggest InWater Boat Show

“More Yacht, More Life” is the motto of Germany’s largest in-water boat show.

At the start of the yachting season, around 180 motor and sailing yachts present themselves in their natural element, the water. Discover new boats and yachts and find out about the latest accessories shown in 90 pagoda tents and on 1,500 square meters in the modern exhibition hall. Be inspired by our expert lectures, workshops and demonstrations and let the exciting entertainment program inspire you. Sample delicious food and drink at the food court. Relax on the beach with a view of the Lübeck Bay and the brave people trying out wingfoiling, windsurfing, cat sailing, or test the latest e-boards right on the water.

The festival has long since become the meeting place for yachting enthusiasts at the Baltic Sea in Spring, and a fixed date for all those who want to get a comprehensive overview of the market.

Come on board!

Key Information


Annual trade show for the leisure boat industry. Open to everyone.
Opening Times
Fri 31st May - Sun 2nd Jun 2024: 10:00 - 18:00
ancora Marina
An der Wiek 7 - 15
23730 Neustadt in Holstein
Next Event/Frequency
31 May – 2 June 2024

Key Facts 2023

ancora Yachtfestival

Convincing figures from the growing ancora Yachtfestival 2023 - be part of it in 2024!

Motor & Sailing Yachts
Exhibitors (on land)
Visitors from Europe & beyond
Sq m event space, including beach area and marina

Location Information

ancora Yachtfestival

ACHEMA Event Support

We are your Reference Point

You would like to exhibit? Ask us.
The Reference Point is your one stop show support. We will assist you with your participation as an exhibitor prior, during and after the show. We will advise and guide you through the booking process, help you with specifying your berth or pagoda tent location or your stand in our exhibition hall and advise you on availability, too. And we will work with you on additional services needed for your stand and how to navigate the online application form and your online exhibitor account. We are happy to recommend stand builders as well as finding you suitable accommodation for the duration of the show.
  • ONLINE BOOKING opens in Autumn 2023.
How TRP can help you getting around.
We will supply you with all you need to know to visit the show, such as maps, general information and information about visitor tickets.

Exhibition & Conference Sectors

  • Leisure Marine
  • Clothing
  • Deck Equipment
  • Dinghies
  • E-Motion
  • Engine & Engine Systems
  • Funsport
  • Insurance
  • Motor Boats
  • Publishers
  • Safety Equipment
  • Sailing Yachts
  • Ship Operation Equipment

Heading to Neustadt?

We'll answer all your questions.

Your Reference Point Team

Nele Andersch
Nele Andersch, EMBA
The Reference Point
20 years
As an exclusive Hamburg Messe agent
6 years
As an exclusive ACHEMA agent
24 Years
Industry experience and knowhow

Event Programme


The earlier you get your sea legs, the better!

Over 80 live lectures, workshops and hands-on activities are being hosted on the on the event stages. Taster courses on the beach!

A very special weekend awaits you. The ancora Yachtfestival is the meeting place for all yachting enthusiasts at the start of the season and a highlight for the whole family.

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