“Palma, the nautical city par excellence” is the tagline for the 36th Palma International Boat Show and is the perfect way to describe the upcoming show which is set to be the biggest yet.
Taking place in Moll Vell, close to La Lonja and central Palma, the boat show brings over 45,000 people to the city to admire the boats or connect with people from all areas of the yachting industry.
The event showcases over 600 boats, 300 of which are in the water and more than 100 fit the category of superyacht which is the classification given to yachts over 24 metres. 260 exhibitors from the nautical sector will be on hand from recruitment agencies for crew looking to find a job on board a boat to yacht maintenance and repair companies to advise captains, skippers and owners how to look after their yachts. Yacht brokers and chartering agencies give guests tours of the boats that they can buy or charter and the manufacturers showcase the latest boats that have been built.
The event is set out over 82,000 square metres and features a large floating bridge connecting Consigna Jetty with Industria Pesquera dock areas meaning guests can walk all the way around the event. The bridge is 72 metres long and five metres wide and offers a different view of the port, the cathedral and of the yachts themselves.
A schedule of events, seminars, and training runs throughout the event with seasoned sea-dogs giving advice to those looking to break into the industry, environmental seminars, training and development courses and some personal fitness and health advice has been added to the schedule for this year.
The event runs from 27th April until 1st May from 11am until 8pm in Moll Vell and entrance costs 6€.