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In pictures: 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show

In pictures: 2015 Dusseldorf B...
Gizmag tours Boot Düsseldorf 2015
Gizmag tours Boot Düsseldorf 2015
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The HD 550 Camus is an electric boat with classic looks from Germany's Fricke & Dannhus (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The HD 550 Camus is an electric boat with classic looks from Germany's Fricke & Dannhus (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The HD 550 Camus has teak decking (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The HD 550 Camus has teak decking (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The HD 550 Camus is powered by a 4-kW Torqeedo electric motor (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The HD 550 Camus is powered by a 4-kW Torqeedo electric motor (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
A dual-motored electric boat from Fricke & Dannhus (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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A dual-motored electric boat from Fricke & Dannhus (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Fricke & Dannhus highlights its electric boats (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Fricke & Dannhus highlights its electric boats (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Swiss-designed Funboat is a small, speedy boat with special trimaran hull (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Swiss-designed Funboat is a small, speedy boat with special trimaran hull (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Bernico boat display (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Bernico boat display (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Scuba diving tank (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Scuba diving tank (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Inside the high-tech Bernico cockpit (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Inside the high-tech Bernico cockpit (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Bernico seats look like they could have been pulled straight from an exotic sports car (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Bernico seats look like they could have been pulled straight from an exotic sports car (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Formel ADAC Rennboat with carbon catamaran construction and 30-hp engine (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Formel ADAC Rennboat with carbon catamaran construction and 30-hp engine (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Powerboat World at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
A project of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, the INIA human-powered submarine mimics the movement of a dolphin (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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A project of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, the INIA human-powered submarine mimics the movement of a dolphin (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
After participating in the 2014 European Submarine Races, INIA's student designers are working on tweaking the design, including looking at the possibility of adding extra gears to make the craft easier to get going underwater (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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After participating in the 2014 European Submarine Races, INIA's student designers are working on tweaking the design, including looking at the possibility of adding extra gears to make the craft easier to get going underwater (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Sealegs shows an amphibious RIB at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Sealegs shows an amphibious RIB at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Ophardt-Maritim showcases its automotive-inspired "Boat-Chassis," an open hull designed to accommodate a variety of standard and custom boat superstructures (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Ophardt-Maritim showcases its automotive-inspired "Boat-Chassis," an open hull designed to accommodate a variety of standard and custom boat superstructures (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Funboat is equipped with buyer's choice of 8- to 50-hp engine (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Funboat is equipped with buyer's choice of 8- to 50-hp engine (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The two-person Funboat measures 3.2 m (10.5 ft) in length (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The two-person Funboat measures 3.2 m (10.5 ft) in length (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
We were surprised to see that the Funboat includes a small cabin (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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We were surprised to see that the Funboat includes a small cabin (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The new Marex 375 features two sliding tops and roof-mounted solar panels between them (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The new Marex 375 features two sliding tops and roof-mounted solar panels between them (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
On board the Marex 375 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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On board the Marex 375 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Marex 375 measures 12 meters (39 feet) in length (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Marex 375 measures 12 meters (39 feet) in length (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Marex 375 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Marex 375 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Steeler Panorama FF 46 boasts a flat floor from stem to stern and a panoramic glasshouse (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Steeler Panorama FF 46 boasts a flat floor from stem to stern and a panoramic glasshouse (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The new 250 from Finland's XO Boats (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The new 250 from Finland's XO Boats (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
A striking feature of the Frauscher 747 Mirage is its supercar-like ducts (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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A striking feature of the Frauscher 747 Mirage is its supercar-like ducts (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
With help from design studio KISKA and Thomas Gerzer, Frauscher created a boat that pulls in elements of supercar design and racing heritage (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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With help from design studio KISKA and Thomas Gerzer, Frauscher created a boat that pulls in elements of supercar design and racing heritage (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Frauscher 747 Mirage picks up where the 858 Fantom left off in terms of sports car-inspired design (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Frauscher 747 Mirage picks up where the 858 Fantom left off in terms of sports car-inspired design (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The 24.5-ft (7.47-m) Mirage can be equipped with engines ranging between 217 to 424 hp (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The 24.5-ft (7.47-m) Mirage can be equipped with engines ranging between 217 to 424 hp (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The 747 Mirage offers speeds up to 64 mph (103 km/h) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The 747 Mirage offers speeds up to 64 mph (103 km/h) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
A peek inside the Frauscher 747 Mirage (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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A peek inside the Frauscher 747 Mirage (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
World premiere of the Fjord 48 Open (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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World premiere of the Fjord 48 Open (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The 7-m (23-ft) De antonio D23 tender has a distinct look created by its crisp, T-shaped top (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The 7-m (23-ft) De antonio D23 tender has a distinct look created by its crisp, T-shaped top (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Galeon sport boat (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Galeon sport boat (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The impressive 1,430-hp Formula 382 Fastech (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The impressive 1,430-hp Formula 382 Fastech (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Still being called a concept, the Cigarette 38 AMG Electric Drive is billed as the fastest electric boat in the world, with estimated speeds of around 100 mph (160 km/h) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Still being called a concept, the Cigarette 38 AMG Electric Drive is billed as the fastest electric boat in the world, with estimated speeds of around 100 mph (160 km/h) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Cigarette 38 is juiced up with the muscle of 12 electric motors from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Cigarette 38 is juiced up with the muscle of 12 electric motors from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Inside the Cigarette-AMG 38 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Inside the Cigarette-AMG 38 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Cigarette 38 is juiced up with the muscle of 12 electric motors from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Cigarette 38 is juiced up with the muscle of 12 electric motors from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Cigarette and AMG originally revealed the 38 Electric Drive concept at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Cigarette and AMG originally revealed the 38 Electric Drive concept at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Inside the Cigarette-AMG 38 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Inside the Cigarette-AMG 38 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Boot Düsseldorf from above (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Boot Düsseldorf from above (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Cigarette 38 AMG Electric Drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Cigarette 38 AMG Electric Drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The 10.8-ft (3.3-m) 11-kW Fun1 from Poland's Mazury (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The 10.8-ft (3.3-m) 11-kW Fun1 from Poland's Mazury (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The 16.4-ft (5-m) Mazury Fun2 is powered by a Honda engine (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The 16.4-ft (5-m) Mazury Fun2 is powered by a Honda engine (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Williams 285 Turbojet (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Williams 285 Turbojet (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Cayago Seabobs at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Cayago Seabobs at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Cayago Seabobs at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Cayago Seabobs at Boot Düsseldorf 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Designed for tour operators, the SemiSubmarine rides above the water while offering a window-lined underwater observation area (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Designed for tour operators, the SemiSubmarine rides above the water while offering a window-lined underwater observation area (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Zapata Hoverboard and Flyboard (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Zapata Hoverboard and Flyboard (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The electric RIVA Jetto doesn't pack the punch of the NOX SV, but it has equally impressive mahogany looks (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The electric RIVA Jetto doesn't pack the punch of the NOX SV, but it has equally impressive mahogany looks (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Jetto can be equipped with electric motors ranging between 4 and 23 kW, as well as several gas engines (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Jetto can be equipped with electric motors ranging between 4 and 23 kW, as well as several gas engines (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
RIVA Jetto (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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RIVA Jetto (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Torqeedo electric motors were seen on several boats around the show, as well as at the Torqeedo stand (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Torqeedo electric motors were seen on several boats around the show, as well as at the Torqeedo stand (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The amphibious Gibbs Quadski is all ready for rescue ops (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The amphibious Gibbs Quadski is all ready for rescue ops (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Gibbs Quadski (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Gibbs Quadski (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Camo Quadski (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Camo Quadski (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Model boat pool (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Model boat pool (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The world premiere of the Dragonfly 25 trimaran from Denmark's Quorning Boats (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The world premiere of the Dragonfly 25 trimaran from Denmark's Quorning Boats (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Like other Dragonfly models, the all-new Dragonfly 25 has fold-in hulls, decreasing its beam from 5.8 to 2.3 m (19 to 7.5 ft) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Like other Dragonfly models, the all-new Dragonfly 25 has fold-in hulls, decreasing its beam from 5.8 to 2.3 m (19 to 7.5 ft) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The aluminum Garcia Exploration 45 was built with sights on a Northwest Passage voyage (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The aluminum Garcia Exploration 45 was built with sights on a Northwest Passage voyage (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Aboard the deck of a true Arctic explorer, the Garcia Exploration 45 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Aboard the deck of a true Arctic explorer, the Garcia Exploration 45 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The INIA submarine driver lies on his stomach and pedals the rear fins (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The INIA submarine driver lies on his stomach and pedals the rear fins (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The INIA U-Boot is a student project that will battle it out in the International Submarine Races later this year (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The INIA U-Boot is a student project that will battle it out in the International Submarine Races later this year (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Swiss-made Pedrazzini Vivali (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Swiss-made Pedrazzini Vivali (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Swiss-made Pedrazzini Vivale (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Swiss-made Pedrazzini Vivale (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Formula 382 Fastech (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Formula 382 Fastech (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The NOX SV is a limited edition electric boat that should top 62 mph (100 km/h) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The NOX SV is a limited edition electric boat that should top 62 mph (100 km/h) (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The NOX SV uses a racing fin for added flair (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The NOX SV uses a racing fin for added flair (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
With speeds up to 34 mph (55 km/h), the Lampuga is billed as the world's fastest electric surfboard (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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With speeds up to 34 mph (55 km/h), the Lampuga is billed as the world's fastest electric surfboard (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lampuga e-surfboard has a 15-hp jet drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lampuga e-surfboard has a 15-hp jet drive (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Venatus 535 E electric-powered sport boat (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Venatus 535 E electric-powered sport boat (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
Gizmag tours Boot Düsseldorf 2015
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Gizmag tours Boot Düsseldorf 2015
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It may be bitingly chilly and damp in Northern Germany right now, but that didn't stop the region's attention from turning to blue skies and bluer seas. Gizmag caught the tail end of this year's Boot Düsseldorf boat show and found a host of impressive new boats, personal watercraft and ocean toys. We bring you inside the show in our photo gallery tour.

Even in an industry with traditions as established as those of boatbuilding, there is plenty of innovation and new technology to be found. We saw everything from high-powered electric speedboats, to Arctic exploration yachts, to pedal-powered submarines, to jet-powered surfboards and hover boards. Step inside our photo gallery and take a closer look at the latest technology of the high seas.

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Bob
Some beautiful, some ugly, and some totally impractical but all expensive.