Continuing a longstanding tradition of over 36 years, the Palma International Boat Show opens both its own doors and Mediterranean yachting season on April 28th, running until May 1st at its usual home, the Moll Vell.
The Show focuses mostly but not solely on sales of sailing yachts as Palma is considered the capital of sailing. It is aimed at owners in search of a new boat for the season and renowned as a magnet for sector professionals. In fact, the leading international brokers showcase a wide selection of yachts of all sizes, while the yards, which have only recently started coming, present their latest models. This heady mix has turned what was once a local pre-owned event into a world-class one.
(Photo credits Palma International Boat Show)
The 2022 Palma International Boat Show looks set to celebrate a return to normality and consolidate the work done by the PIBS 2021, the first post-pandemic boat show. A year ago, that event attracted 227 exhibitors spread across an exhibition area of 80,000 square metres with 185 boats on the water. But those figures all look certain to rise this year.
The exhibitors are all waiting impatiently for the wraps to be whipped off the 2022 Palma International Boat Show, eager to present their new models and products live once again, something that has been impossible over the last couple of years because of pandemic-related restrictions. The range of products and services on offer will be extremely broad and varied indeed, spanning the spectrum from new boats to onboard machinery, refit and renovation stands, and charter and nautical services.
The Palma Superyacht Village will be playing host too to superyachts of over 24 metres available for both sale and charter. There will also be a dedicated Refit & Repair section aimed at sector professionals.
Last year’s Palma Superyacht Village delivered the following figures:
• 75 international exhibitors
• 80 yachts of over 24 metres
• Over 800 captains and crews
• 38,000 visitors.
The outstanding sailing yacht One Shot is berthed in Palma
Solaris Yachts, Advanced Yachts, Sanlorenzo and Ferretti are just some of the brands that will be showing at this year’s event.
As was the case with last year’s show, tickets must be purchased online through the event’s site. They cost €11, but sector professionals can buy a professional pass that offers access to every day of the show (€38.50).
Our yachts in the area
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