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Palma International Boat Show: Here’s why you need to visit Mallorca this April

24 March 2023 • Written by Laura Nicholls for the Palma International Boat Show

Palma, the capital of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, has a lot to offer during the month of April. Aside from sun-soaked highs of 20°C and long stretches of largely untouched beaches, the Spanish island also plays host to one of the biggest and buzziest boat shows in the yachting calendar. The Palma International Boat Show is held at Moll Vell, the island’s largest and best-equipped marina, and will bring a huge selection of luxury yachts, speedy tenders and cutting-edge racing sailboats together.

Returning from April 27 to 30, 2023, the four-day show marks the kick-off to the summer season in the Mediterranean, with boat enthusiasts and professionals from around the world coming together to network, learn and see what the industry has to offer.

With the list of exhibiting yachts and companies constantly expanding, this year’s edition is set to top 2022’s figures, which saw 276 participating businesses and 264 boats on display. So far, more than 300 companies are confirmed to attend and the yachts scheduled to be on show include the 30.5-metre Wally Love, 42-metre Flying Manta, 33.7-metre Adytum, 32-metre Idle, 50-metre AAA, 40-metre Naema and many more.

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Placed against the beautiful backdrop of the Palma Cathedral, the exhibiting toys, tenders and yachts are all for sale or for charter and showcase the very best and latest in yacht design, technology, and innovation.

As well as having the opportunity to view a huge variety of vessels in one place attendees can enjoy food, music, drinks and various water sports and activities as part of the agenda.

For the first time, the show will also host the Innovation Corner. Supported by Yachting Ventures, the space will be used to encourage dialogue between start-up companies and wider industry professionals to support the future of yachting.

In the days surrounding the show, there is plenty to see in and outside of Palma on the island of Mallorca. Visitors can take the time to indulge in the likes of Palma’s old town, with its charming winding streets and historic buildings. The many beaches on the island are often quiet, scenic and the perfect place to take a time out – as are the island’s other most prominent landmarks: the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the Bellver Castle. With so many local restaurants and bikes and boats to rent, a few extra days spent discovering Mallorca is a welcome choice.

Start planning your trip to Mallorca today. For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, visit the website directly here.

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