The yachting industry on Mallorca is one of the biggest contributors to the economy on the island and continues to grow each year. The beautiful azure Mediterranean waters have long been a draw for yacht owners to spend their summers floating around the stunning coastline. As a result of this demand, there are huge numbers of yacht related businesses on the island – from yacht brokers to crew agencies.
Yacht charter companies
What better way to spend a day in the sunshine than bobbing on a yacht in a beautiful cove somewhere on the island? Mallorca is home to a plethora of yacht charter companies that offer different types of boats – from small sailing boats and traditional Mallorcan ‘llauts’ to catamarans and huge motor boats. Many of these companies offer bespoke day trips around the island or longer holidays on the bigger yachts with a full crew.
The Moorings is a yacht chartering company with a fleet of more than 400 yachts in over 20 ports around the world. From a self-skippered monohull; a catamaran with a skipper; or a crewed yacht with a captain and chef – The Moorings will make sure that everything is perfect for your time at sea.
Based in the marina of Puerto Portals, Charter Point offer a selection of vessels for charter, for family holidays, luxury excursion or just fun in the sun for a day-trip. All of their motor yachts and power boats come with top-of-the-range technology, equipment and design and a professional crew can be provided if required.
Mallorca Charter Point offer a selection of motor yachts and power boats from their Puerto Portals base, plus itineraries from one day to two weeks […] Mallorca Charter Point
JPL Yachting in the famous Club de Mar in Palma offer a lot more than just yacht chartering, although this is a service that they help guests and owners with. The team of experts at this well-established company can help with purchase, maintenance, docking and paperwork, and well as provide a luxury concierge service.
With access to a network of industry leaders and polished local knowledge, JPL Yachting handles every aspect of docking or chartering a yacht in Palma. […] JPL Yachting
Owning a boat or a yacht is a dream for most people but if you are fortunate enough for that dream to become a reality then there are a multitude of companies on the island that can help you buy your perfect vessel. Most companies will not only help you with the actual purchase of the boat, but will help with every part of the process from finding the perfect crew to the full maintenance contract of the boat.
Fraser is the largest luxury yacht service provider in the world and can provide assistance concentrating predominantly in yachts of over 30m. Fraser has a vast portfolio of new and used superyachts for sale and has access to many more through their extensive worldwide network.
For more than 70 years, this world-recognised name in the luxury yacht world has been delivering outstanding service around the globe – including Mallorca. […] Fraser Yachts Mallorca
Northrop and Johnson
Northrop & Johnson is one of the leaders in the sale and purchase of lavish superyachts around the world and offers tailor-made solutions for every client. Aside from sale and purchase they can help with all aspects of owning a yacht from crew sourcing and support for both sailing and motor yachts, 16-metres and up.
When it comes to yacht sales or planning the next dream sailing trip, Northrop & Johnson are industry experts and people to trust in such important moments. […] Northrop & Johnson
Motyvel Yachts are dedicated to the sale of power and sail boats in Mallorca and the Mediterranean. They also specialise in the sale of brokerage boats and with over 35 years’ experience have an excellent reputation for offering their clients a broad range of services covering all aspects of sports and leisure boating including boat charter.
Motyvel Yachts draws on over three decades of experience to offer clients a range of top-end nautical services including boat sales, charter and brokerage. […] Motyvel Yachts
Camper & Nicholsons
Camper & Nicholsons is leader of the yachting market for the sales and purchase of yachts and superyachts. As a brokerage they have one of the most comprehensive database of buyers and sellers around the world. Whether you are interested in selling, buying or commissioning a new yacht, they can help.
Much like with the bricks and mortar of building a house, more and more wealthy individuals are choosing to build their own yachts to their own design rather than buy a second-hand boat. Technological advances have made the process of building a yacht or superyacht much quicker but it is important to have a knowledgeable and reputable yacht-builder to ensure that quality and safety standards are met throughout. Mallorca is home to some of the most recognisable yacht-builders in the world.
Sanlorenzo Spain is one of Europe’s mega-yacht builders that offer the highest quality yachts with only 30 built in their shipyard each year. Each highly coveted Sanlorenzo yacht is distinguishable from any that they have previously built and are totally designed with the owner’s wishes at heart.
Sanlorenzo Spain designs, manufactures and distributes mega and super yachts, on a custom built basis. Visit their brand representative office for Balears […] Sanlorenzo Spain
Mallorca is home to one of the largest superyacht ports in the world and is revered worldwide as the ultimate destination in the yachting industry. The ports are constantly evolving with more and more berths and the latest technologies. The upmarket marina of Puerto Portals has 650 moorings from 8 to 60 metres in length and a beautiful shopping and dining area on the waterside. Further round the coast, the luxury Port Adriano has 488 moorings between 6 and 80 metres and capacity for up to 100 metres. There is a large shipyard for yacht maintenance and plenty of restaurants for the guests on-board.
In Palma the ports and marinas all differ in size and provide all of the facilities that boats, owners and crew require. Berths can be very expensive so it is always worth comparing marinas. The most popular ports are Puerto de Palma, Club de Mar, Real Club Náutico which play host to regattas and sporting events throughout the year and lots of smaller ones for recreational sailing.
Port Adriano: The Philippe Starck designed harbour of 80 sailing and motor yacht moorings, 40 fashion boutiques, chill-out bars and restaurants. Visit now! […] Port Adriano
Puerto Portals is the glamour hotspot of Mallorca with numerous luxury yachts, top class restaurants and the best international designer brands on offer. […] Puerto Portals
Find out why sailing in Mallorca is fit for a king with our useful insight into ports and the yacht scene in the Balearic Islands. […] The Balearics – Royal Ports in the Mediterranean
With such a huge yachting industry on the island it is no surprise that thousands of hopeful ‘yachties’ flock to Mallorca each year to work on board the superyachts as crew. In order to secure a job, crew need to have some basic training in the form of the STCW course as a minimum. To stand out from the crowd, crew should consider extra courses such as food hygiene and tender driving. Fortunately, there are a selection of sailing schools such as Aigua Sea School in Santa Catalina that provide various courses and classes in their custom-built classrooms, Deep Blue Sea Training that offer similar courses a few blocks away and Palma Sea School near Club de Mar. All of these centres are RYA certified.
If sailing is more of a hobby than a career, Port Cala Nova provide sailing classes for adults and children alike. Learn how to sail a boat, a dinghy and all of the technical knowledge to safely navigate through the water. There are also windsurfing classes available for the more daring adrenaline-junkies.
Read our guide on the best ways to get qualified to sail a boat on Mallorca, depending on the type of sailing that suits you. […] Guide to getting your boat licence
Whilst floating around in the glorious sunshine of the Mediterranean it is essential that the food matches the experience in luxury and luckily, Mallorca is home to a selection of companies that specialise in catering for yachts. Delicioso is a catering company that create personalised menus of delicious, healthy cuisine that can be delivered straight to your yacht. Other companies that will deliver food to your boat include Bo Bom Gelato with their delicious homemade gelato and Pomar Online with their home-cooked traditional pastries and cakes.
For something a little more personal, why not hire a professional chef to come and cook on-board? Christian Denz is an experienced chef that will cater to all tastes and dietary requirements with his delicious and high-quality food.
If in Puerto Portals, the well-known Flanigan Restaurant in the marina provide a catering service that can be picked up from the restaurant or delivered directly to the yacht. Also, many of the beach clubs will bring food and drinks out to your boat via tender.
While focused on offering a wide range of catering options, Delicioso’s events services also cover arranging the perfect venue, decor and entertainment. […] Events and catering by Delicioso
Cool off with delicious Italian-style ice cream delivered straight to your home, boat, or even the beach by Palma’s leading gelato maker, Bo Bom. […] Bo Bom brings the gelato party to you
Founded over a century ago, Pastisseries Pomar is one of Mallorca’s most established and acclaimed bakeries, and now their goods can be ordered online. […] Pomar Online
Christian Denz is an experienced German chef who offers all kinds of food-related services from private catering to restaurants consulting. […] Christian Denz
Flanigan is a renowned and well-established restaurant serving traditional Spanish cooking overlooking the Puerto Portals marina. […] Flanigan Restaurant
With so many guests arriving on the island to sail on their yachts or charter for the season, it is important to find the right supplier for everything that will be needed by guests or owners. For the interior of the boat, sheets, duvets, pillows and towels are required but more importantly, the mattress needs to be of top quality. Neptune in Palma specialise in bespoke mattresses for yachts and also provide a selection of luxury bedding. For more aesthetic purchases for the yacht, head down to Rendezvous Home & Yacht in Puerto Portals for decorative items to make it feel more like home. There are dozens of stores around the ports that will have everything that you could need for a boat from fine wines, luxury foodstuff, and interior products.
Browse Rendezvous Yacht & Home’s bespoke boutique in Puerto Portals for the perfect products and souvenirs for your yacht or home. […] Rendezvous Yacht & Home Store in Puerto Portals
Maintaining a yacht is just as important as sailing it and is a year-round job. As Mallorca’s weather is so changeable with belting sunshine, red rain from the Sahara and strong winds at times, boats do tend to go through a lot and need looking after. There are hundreds of maintenance companies on the island that specialise in looking after all types and sizes of yachts. Services that yacht owners will require include winterisation (cleaning and preparing the yacht for a long stay), de-winterisation (reversing the process and preparing the yacht for use), engine service, anti-fouling, painting and carpentry.
With the influx of ‘greenies’ (or new crew) arriving in Mallorca each season looking for their first job in the industry it is not uncommon to see deckhands, stewards and chefs dock-walking the marinas of Palma with stacks of CVs in hand. Although sometimes effective, it is definitely easier to instruct a crew agency to help you find a position. These agencies such as ACREW, The Crew Network and EL Crew Co work with yachts and crew to find the perfect role or crew member through their extensive databases. These agencies also work closely with boat owners to help them find their dream-team for their sailing time in Mallorca.
Each year Palma is home to a host of events related to the yachting industry. Regattas, boat shows and races draw crowds from all over the world to participate.
Palma Boat Show and Palma Superyacht Show
The Palma Boat Show has been a fixture in the Palma calendar for over 30 years and now shares its space with the Palma Superyacht Show. The world of superyachts descends upon Moll Vell in Palma to showcase the latest in yacht design and the best services on offer for yacht owners. The show also provides a chance for the yachting community to meet and mingle.
Admire the boats and meet professionals from the nautical industry at the Palma International Boat Show […] 36th Palma International Boat Show
The 7th Palma Superyacht Show runs alongside the Palma Boat Show at Moll Vell from 27th April – 1st May 2019. […] Don’t miss Palma Superyacht Show!
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar
The Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar is one of the most highly regarded regattas in the world attracting a high level of participation and takes place in March each year. There are varying classes for people to take part and makes for a great day out to watch the boats passing by at speed.
From the 29th of March to 6th of April, the 50th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar will take place in the Bay of Palma. […] Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar
Copa del Rey
The Copa del Rey (or King’s Cup) regatta in Palma is a highlight of the international yachting calendar, and is very competitive. The regatta starts at the Real Club Náutico de Palma every year in July and August.
Members of the Spanish royal family are among the cream of the sailing set you may spot attending this prestigious international regatta on Mallorca. […] 38th Copa del Rey
Palma Vela is one of the most important international regattas in Europe and takes place every year in Palma at the beginning of May. Organised by Real Club Náutico de Palma, this regatta features a huge number of different sailing boats as well as a handicapped team.
The Bay of Palma will be full of superb international yachts taking part in this opening event in the Mediterranean regatta season calendar. Check it out! […] Palma Vela 2019
However, you fit into the huge yachting community, Mallorca has established itself as one of the leading destinations in the industry and continues to grow. Ships ahoy!