What´s in a name?
What is going on at Palma´s flagship nautical event - local becomes International and superyachts line up the Village docks?
Nothing more complicated than an effort to better reflect the collaborative nature and joint ambition of the yachting industry´s favourite exhibition. Instead of continuing with Palma Boat Show and Palma Superyacht Show, which were often perceived as two different shows taking place at the same time, we have changed the name and image of the event to highlight our unity and shared mission while maintaining our distinctive characters, all the while promoting Palma as a world-class yachting destination. Hence the new name: Palma International Boat Show incorporating Palma Superyacht Village.
The characteristic bonhomie and easy elegance of the previous events will still be the leading light on the superyacht docks. The finest brokerage and charter yachts will be on display, their undeniable allure being the backbone of the Palma Superyacht Village. In addition, a wide variety of local and international refit and service companies will be at their booths, ready to do business and network with both old and new customers.
Despite the restricted space at the downtown harbour, Palma Superyacht Village has always searched for ways to extend the scope and relevance of the show. Five years ago, a Refit & Repair Area was incorporated and has since grown so popular it is currently the first area to get booked up.
This year, we launch yet another new concept – a Crew Area with a strong emphasis on professional training, crewing as a career and naturally relaxed networking between professionals. We have teamed up with Acrew, a well-known Palma based professional network of over 15.000 Captains and Crew, to set up a training and networking hub on the Esplanade adjacent to the Moll Vell building. A limited number of stands are available for crew-related businesses alongside the hub.
We hope this new concept will further enhance the show´s diversity and attraction among the visitors and yachting professionals alike.
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