Once around the world with Eberspaecher

Esslingen, 2. February 2011 – 25,000 nautical miles, only water: during the Barcelona World Race, a sailing ship goes eastwards once around the world without stopping. A challenge that needs not only great endurance, but also the right partner. After already sponsoring skipper Boris Herrmann during the Portimao Global Ocean Race, Eberspaecher, the specialist for boat heaters, is also sponsoring this top sailor during this year’s Barcelona World Race, which began on New Year’s Eve. Eberspaecher is thereby intensifying its engagement in professional sport and furthermore has the perfect setting for its reliable robust marine heaters.

Together with his partner Ryan Breymaier, Boris Herrmann will be back in the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona within 90 days. Then, this 29-year old from Hamburg, will have the Antartic Ocean, the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn behind him. This places a special challenge during the non-stop sailing trip not only on the material – the fast Imova-Open-60 Yacht – but also on the two-man crew on board. Eberspaecher is acting as personal sponsor for Boris Herrmann, currently the best German extreme sailor, during the top international regatta.

Successful Team

The successful kick-off for cooperation between the sportsman and the company was the 30,000 nautical mile long Portimao Global Ocean Race, during which Herrmann came out on top as the winner after several laps around the world. Good prerequisites for the continuation and expansion of the sponsoring during one of the most spectacular sailing regattas: “I’m happy that Eberspaecher is also “on board” with me during this top event,” said Boris Herrmann in response to the renewed engagement by the company from Esslingen. Herrmann already experienced just how important a powerful marine heater is for this sporting achievement during the Portimao Global Ocean Race: “Even during extreme weather conditions with considerable differences in temperature, constant moisture and wet clothes, it was always dry and warm below deck.” A comfortable climate, which according to Herrmann noticeable raises performance.

Efficient Marine Heaters

Whether during extreme sailing adventures by top sportspeople or for amateur use: the right climate on board is important. With their robust technology, marine heaters from Eberspaecher ensure perfect heating comfort in the cabin rapidly, reliably, quietly and with low consumption rates – for exciting sailing trips whatever the weather.


Boris Herrmann the top German sailor, has found a new sponsor – Eberspaecher, the specialist for marine heaters.

Eberspaecher ranks among the world’s leading system developers and suppliers of exhaust technology, vehicle heating systems and bus air-conditioning systems and is also involved in vehicle electronics as well as automotive bus systems for electronic networking in the vehicle. Its customers include almost all European and North American, and increasingly more Asian manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. In 2009, the internationally active group of companies, with approximately 5,300 employees, posted sales of over 1.3 billion euros.