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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