From 28 April to 1 May 2022, the Spanish city of Palma will host over 600 boats between the Palma Superyacht Village and the main show location at Marina Moll Vell in the Port of Palma. As the opening event of the Mediterranean nautical season, the Palma International Boat Show 2022 is a mainstay in the yachting calendar for the entire industry. Before it opens its doors, BOAT rounds up ten of the best yachts on display...
Listed for sale with Y.CO
The 39.95 metre HJB sailing yacht Rainbow was penned by William Starling Burgess and constructed by Dutch yard Holland Jachtbouw with an aluminium hull and wood superstrutcure. Delivered in 2012, Rainbow is based on the original J-Class Rainbow which won the America’s Cup in 1934. The replica that will be on display in Palma features a modern update from Dykstra Naval Architects. She was built for an experienced sailing yacht owner and features hybrid propulsion and power system, meaning she can sail in ‘silent mode’.
Listed by Ocean Independence
Constructed in steel and aluminium by Italian yard Nicolini to a design by Claudio Zampetti, the 42.9 metre CD Two was delivered in 1995 with a full refit in 2010. She was built to comfortably accommodate 12 guests in seven cabins and can carry up to nine crew members on board. A lavish main saloon boasts polished floors, cream sofas and chairs alongside a bar. Above sits a sky lounge that's perfect for evening entertainment, with a separate dining area on the bridge deck and a Jacuzzi on the sundeck.
Listed by Camper & Nicholsons
The impressive world cruising ketch, the 40.7 metre Surama, was penned by Ted Fontaine, and built in aluminium to Lloyds class by Dutch yard Royal Huisman with delivery in 1997. Her Winch Design interior accommodates eight guests in three cabins, with a large owner’s suite aft equipped with its own private study. Surama’s high-performance capabilities are boosted by OYS rigging, Rondal aluminium main and mizzen masts and a sail wardrobe from Doyle Sails. When under power, two Mercedes diesel engines allow a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.
The 44.2 metre Imagine was built by New Zealand's Alloy Yachts and delivered in 2010, enjoying a recent refit in 2020. A raised saloon sits forward of steps leading aft to three of her four cabins, while the full-beam owners suite sits furthest aft. A carbon fibre Southern Spars mast and furling boom are found on deck, with Future Fibres’ carbon fibre rigging reducing weight and enhancing on-the-water performance. While under power, a single 873hp Caterpillar diesel engine gives her a top speed of 16 knots and an impressive range of 4,000 nautical miles.
Listed by Superyacht Partners
Constructed in composite materials by Baltic and delivered in 2010, the 34.14 metre sailing yacht Nilaya sports exterior design by Nauta Design, who also penned the interiors. Snce first hitting the waters, she has proven to be one of the most successful racing superyachts launched by the Finnish yard. Four spacious guest cabins comprise the accommodation, including a large owner’s suite and three double cabins. The sleek deckhouse provides ample natural light with panoramic views from within. A 418hp Cummins diesel engine allows a comfortable cruising speed of 12 knots when under power.
Listed by Burgess
The 37 metre Norfolk Star was built to ABS class by Italian yard Perini Navi and delivered in 1996. A refit in 2016 included a full repaint and an engine room rejig, most recently refitted again in 2020. When not enjoying the open space on her elegant teak decking, guests can move inside and enjoy a main saloon with two settees, an armchair and a walnut dining table. Six guests are accommodated in three well-appointed cabins, while circular seating promises al fresco dining for eight guests on the main deck.
Ocean Pure 2
Listed by Camper & Nicholsons and John Taylor Yachting
Delivered in 1992 as part of Thai yard Concorde’s family of Mirabella charter yachts, the 41 metre sailing yacht Ocean Pure 2 was penned by Farr Yacht Design. The yacht can accommodate no fewer than 10 guests in five stately cabins, with a certain relaxing ambience provided by designer Derek Frost. Her bridge is an enclosed area surrounded by massive windows that afford an unparalleled view of the ocean. Stairs lead down to a comfortable saloon to port with a dining area to starboard.
Listed by Fraser
The striking 43.31 metre sailing yacht Blue Papillon was built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Jongert to a design by Doug Peterson and Peter Sijm. A recent refit in 2020 saw a new coat of paint applied to her sleek hull, and she is further complemented by new Doyle sails and Lewmar hydraulic winches. On deck, a stand-out feature is the deck cockpit’s table that operates on a rise and fall mechanism, meaning it can function as a large bed to relax upon.
Listed by Carrswood Yachts
A high performance sailing yacht, 35 metre Sojana was built in carbon fibre by British yards Green Marine and Fast Cruising and delivered in 2003 as a custom ketch. Stylish Ken Freivokh interiors feature frequent use of dark mahogany and accommodate up to eight guests in three cabins including two doubles and a twin cabin, all with Pullman berths and en suite facilities. In 2017, the yacht came out as the ‘Overall Winner’ at that year’s Antigua Sailing Week, holding the record for the ‘Round Antigua’ record for a monohull.
Pink Gin VI
Listed by Fraser
The 53.9 metre Pink Gin VI is thought of by some as one of the most acclaimed sailing yachts launched in recent years. The yacht's striking exterior is courtesy of Judel Vrolijk and constructed by Finnish yard Baltic Yachts. Her Design Unlimited-penned interiors see six staterooms accommodate 12 guests, while eight crew members are at the beck and call of the yacht’s owner. In short, the yacht is designed for some serious cruising. Look out for her incredibly bright pink sails at Palma.