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.
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
Porto Colom Yachting
Located in the natural harbour of Portcolom, this professional yacht chartering company offers an impressive fleet of top quality sailing boats, catamarans, and motor yachts. It’s the only charter business of its kind on this picturesque stretch of Mallorca’s coast, which makes a great jumping off point for trips along its southeastern coves as well as voyages to neighbouring Menorca.
Located in the picturesque natural harbour of Portcolom, this experienced yacht chartering company offers an impressive fleet of top quality vessels. […] Porto Colom Yachting
Network Charter Collection
From motor to sailing yachts, Network Charter Collection offers a premium charter service through their online booking platform. Their 35 years of experience has secured them as one of the most reliable chartering services on Mallorca. They take care of every step, from day-to-day administration to organising the crew on-board.
Network Charter Collection is a Palma-based business offering a premium online booking platform for an elite collection of charter yachts. […] Network Charter Collection
Azul Yachts Palma
Azul Yachts is an international yacht broker with 12 years experience offering a wide range of services, from buying and selling to financing and insuring sailing yachts and motorboats. Find their offices situated next to the Royal Yacht Club in Port de Palma or in Port Adriano, where their team will happily guide through their catalogue of super yachts and professional services.
Azul Yachts is an international yacht broker dealing with sailing yachts and motorboats, as well as offering a wide range of services and maintenance plans. […] Azul Yachts Palma
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
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
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.
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.
Also, many of the beach clubs will bring food and drinks out to your boat via tender.
Christian Denz is an experienced German chef who offers all kinds of food-related services from private catering to restaurants consulting. […] Christian Denz
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. Or for any concerns regarding water on board, Deiax-Aquos install specialist equipment to ensure that every yacht is supplied with purified, crystal-clear water.
There are dozens of stores around the ports on Mallorca that will have everything that you could need for a boat from fine wines, luxury foodstuff, and interior products.
Book a consultation with DEIAX-AQUOS to discover how your business or home can benefit from their high tech water purification systems. […] DEIAX-AQUOS
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 […] 37th Palma International Boat Show
The 7th Palma Superyacht Show runs alongside the Palma Boat Show at Moll Vell from 27th April – 1st May 2019. […] 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 27th of March to 4th of April, the 51th edition of Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR will take place in the Bay of Palma, we’re off to the races! […] 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. […] 39th 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 2020
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!