As organisers in the water sports industry, we are the link between exhibitors and visitors with our festivals. With our events, we create experience platforms, marketplaces and meeting points for the community. Real and virtual, 365 days a year. 

As consultants and industry experts, we point out the right course for our clients - for successful live communication and an effective connection between the offline and online worlds.



"Big heart and wide horizon". This Frisian saying describes us very well. Our heart beats in the north, for the sea and yachting - 365 days a year. 

We have a clear view of what is happening for our clients and our work. We have open eyes and ears, an alert mind and a lot of experience. We use this to bring client projects and our own events in the water sports sector safely and successfully to their destination.



We are an event agency with a powerful team of convinced event professionals, marketing specialists and digital nerds who are all also addicted to the sea. 

The founder and skipper of YACHTFESTIVAL365 GmbH is Heiko Zimmermann. He was project manager of hanseboot, ancora YACHTFESTIVAL, the leisure fair oohh! and also responsible for the Hamburg Harbour Birthday. Before that, he developed the Hamburg brand and worked for Dehler and Pantaenius as marketing manager. He has also been a passionate sailor and boat owner for over 40 years. The Elbe, North Sea and Baltic Sea are his stomping grounds.


WHERE we are heading


We are rethinking the topic of boat shows and are convinced that live events in water sports will continue to be the most important touchpoints on the customer journey in the future. In-water boat shows in particular offer the ideal conditions for exhibitors and visitors alike. To this end, we are picking up the target group online. We want to accompany the real and virtual journey of our customers 365 days a year. The goal is to become a relevant hub with our partners and thus create the link between emotional experiences and information.



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Yacht festivals

We organize yacht festivals:
At the beginning of the season at the end of May at the Baltic Sea: The ancora YACHTFESTIVALGermany's largest in-water boat show, at the ancora marina in Neustadt/Holstein.
31 May - 2 June 2024
More Yacht! More Life!
At the end of the season at the beginning of September at the Elbe/North Sea: The HAMBURG YACHT FESTIVAL in Germany's largest marina, the Hamburg Marina in Wedel. 
6 - 8 September 2024
Boating! Live!
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White Label Events

As an event agency, we take on the color of our clients. The focus is on their brand and mission. Priorities? Every client. Every budget. Every project. 

We work efficiently, professionally and always solution-oriented and thus guarantee a good price-performance ratio. 


Use our trade fair know-how, our large network and our many years of experience in the water sports industry for your in-house trade fairs, harbor festivals, road shows or customer events.


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As consultants, we create added value in your company. Whether the goal is to acquire new customers or to turn new customers into regular customers, we show you how you can inspire your customers through experiences and thus retain them.

We guide your business and develop important and effective touchpoints on the customer journey of your customers, taking into account the digital journey.