The season-opening Palma International Boat Show is back from April 27 to 30 with a host of superyachts once more on display at Moll Vell Marina in Mallorca.
The island's premier nautical event is back following a successful rebrand that saw the Palma Boat Show and Palma Superyacht Show join forces to become a super event to kick off the Mediterranean season.
The show, organised by the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands and the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association, continues to go from strength to strength, with 127 boats confirmed to be on show beneath the bright Mediterranean sun.
The glamorous four-day showcase features some of the finest 24-metre-plus superyachts currently on the international brokerage and charter market, which can be found at the dedicated Palma Superyacht Village.
Within this section of the wider event, formerly known as the Palma Superyacht Show, visitors can meet renowned brokers and inspect numerous luxury charter yachts, both motor and sail. There are also a wide array of shore-side exhibitors, showcasing everything from the latest developments in sail design to next-level marine electronics, while greater space will be devoted to the refit and repair industry than in previous editions.
Y.CO is bringing 55-metre sailing superyacht Elena of London, and Fraser will showcase 42.6-metre Flying Manta. The 41-metre Envy, the 39-metre sailing yacht G2 and the recently refitted 47.4-metre Gweilo are also set to be there.
Other yachts confirmed include the Custom Line Navetta 33, Majesty 100, Ferretti Yachts 670, Princess Y85, Pearl 95, and Riva Rivale 52, while Wally will bring the Wallytender48 and Pirelli will demonstrate a range of its techno ribs.
Building on the success of last year’s iteration, which attracted 32,000 people, more than 80 per cent of last year’s exhibitors are returning this year. In 2022 there were 276 companies at the show, 21 per cent more than the previous year, and 264 boats afloat.
“Interest from top players across the industry is at record levels, especially for the refit and repair zone,” a spokesperson says. “And the big news is the Innovation Corner, with 12 start-ups showcasing new technologies.”
And as the show grows, its influence is extending beyond Spain. Of the 90 exhibitors on land this time, 20 per cent are from abroad and are not headquartered in Spain.
“The Palma International Boat Show has shown itself to be a catalyst for the sector, as it has been and continues to be one of the most important gateways for international companies that want to establish themselves on the islands or establish relationships with local firms to open new channels of business,” the organisers say.
Tickets and day passes for industry members are available now via www.palmainternationalboatshow.com