Once again, the port of Palma de Mallorca will turn into an exciting display of boats, super-yachts and all things nautical. The 35th edition of the Palma International Boat Show, a leading international event, invites all guests to visit boats and yachts and learn all about the latest products, developments, boat construction and maintenance.
The nautical fair will open its doors at the Moll Vell on Friday the 27th of April. Until the 1st of May it can be visited every day from 11am to 8pm.
About the Palma International Boat Show
During five days the Palma International Boat Show becomes the nautical industry’s and yachting sector’s centre of attention. It is one of the most prominent events of its kind in the Mediterranean with Chema Sans as a director at the helm. The event is organised by the Balearic Institute for Business Innovation (IDI) in collaboration with the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA). The latter is responsible for the super yacht area.
Every year thousands of professionals and visitors gather at this show which has become an international benchmark. Exhibitors from all over the world, including the sector’s leading companies, come together in Palma to present their latest products, services and developments. The event also features the 6th edition of the Palma Superyacht Show, an area dedicated to super-yachts.
The Exhibition Space
There will be land-based exhibition spaces as well as sea-based exhibits at the the docks, gangways and moorings on 81.400 square metres of exhibition space. This year’s show features 300 boats in the water, 48% more than last year. The Minister for Employment, Commerce and Industry, Iago Negueruela, assured that “due to the high demand from companies wanting to take part in the event” the exhibition area was increased as much as possible.
More than 200 people, including electricians, carpenters, divers and security staff, are working around the clock on the setting of the show’s 35th edition. This year’s fair will feature a 72 metre long floating bridge connecting Consigna Jetty with Industria Pesquera dock. This way visitors can take advantage of a circular route around the space as well as gain a different perspective of Palma’s port.
Palma Superyacht Show
The Palma Superyacht Show exhibition area, which debuted in 2017, offers the largest exhibition of super-yachts in Europe. 80 over 24 metres long yachts will be displayed. This area also features the refit & repair area dedicated to repairs and maintenance of yachts. The yacht section is separated from the rest of the show as it specifically attracts yachting experts and professionals. A combination of boat and super-yacht exhibitions makes Palma Boat Show a very competitive and one of the most prominent yachting fairs in the world.
Mallorca Fashion at the Boat Show
The organiser of the event, IDI, promotes the brand made in Mallorca by providing the team which will assist during this year’s show exclusive uniforms. These are designed by the Mallorca Fashion Designers and Producers Collective. The fashion brand Xicoia is responsible for the design and production of the uniforms. The materials used to make them will be provided by the two Mallorcan textile companies Tejidos Vicens and Tejidos Riera.
When? April 27th to May 1st from 11am to 8pm, Sea Night April 28th 11am to 11pm
Where? In the fair complex at the Moll Vell in Palma’s harbour
Prices general public entrance: Admission € 6, Professional pass: € 12 (online sale)
More information: www.boatshowpalma.com
Press photos by Carlos Hellín