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Enterprise Estonia will take 14 Estonian shipbuilders to the boat show Hanseboot 2012, taking place from 27 October to 4 November in Hamburg, Germany. Hanseboot is one of the most important boat shows in North-Germany and Scandinavia, offering the widest-ranging exposition. Participation of Estonian entrepreneurs is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Martin Hirvoja, Member of the Management Board of Enterprise Estonia, is glad that recreational vessel builders in Estonia have decided to journey together with Enterprise Estonia to establish themselves jointly in the vast German market. "Recreational vessel building is a branch of activity with very long-standing traditions in Estonia, and today we have a number of outstanding examples of products in this sector that are aimed at the end-user and have high added value," said Hirvoja.

Tarmo Absalon, owner of Polar Shipyard, also regards participation in Hanseboot as highly important. "The Hamburg show is visited by the local solvent business elite, plus possible clients from elsewhere in Germany and Scandinavia. Our company also took part in the show last year, and we found plenty of valuable contacts and press coverage," said Absalon.

The Estonian joint display covers more than 700 m2, and 14 enterprises with 26 vessels are represented. Premiers of several Estonian recreational crafts will take place at Hanseboot 2012; for example, Polar Shipyard will introduce their new sailing yacht POLAR 55, which has the most sophisticated and luxurious interior that has ever been built in Estonia, and Tekno Marine Eesti and LingaLaid will also be represented with new vessels, introducing the boats Seiskari 242-CC "Evo" and LingaLaid 530.

Estonian recreational vessel builders participating in the show are: Alfa Yacht Production, BeneNavis , Britamarine EV, Efekt, EIX, Kasse Paadid, Lingalaid, Marineworld, Nordtenwest, Polar Shipyard, Ridas Yacht & Composites, Saare Paat, Tekno Marine Eesti and Vätta Puit.

On 30 October, a reception introducing our recreational vessel builders and maritime tourism will take place at the Estonian display, which will be opened by Juhan Parts, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia.

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