Palma Superyacht Show 30th April to 4th May 2014

Scorpione dei mari Racing Towards Palma
In only the second year since it began, the 2014 Palma SuperyachtShow is fulfilling its potential as a season opener in the Mediterranean. 

As the only public admission event organized by the industry itself, the Show benefits from a recently signed partnership agreement with MYBA, TheWorldwide Yachting Agency. 

Timed at the beginning of the season and taking place between 30th April and 4th May, the show clashes somewhat with MYBAs own Charter Yacht Show in Genoa whose dates are 28th April to May 2nd and slightly conflicts with the Antibes Yacht Show held from April 23rd to 26th in Port Vauban, Antibes a show not partnered with MYBA.

Majorca’s hospitable climate, combined with mainland Europe’s 1st May public holiday, have made the prospect of visiting the Show an attractive proposition. 
From an organisational point of view, take-up has exceeded all expectations, with berths for over half the expected number of 60+ yachts over 24m length taken, and 75% of shore-side exhibitor stand space already allocated.  
Running concurrently with the 31st Boat Show Palma, exhibitors and visitors benefit from the prospect that yachts can be sold and charters booked in readiness for the coming season. 
Returning exhibitor, Paul Allan, Business Development Manager of Palma Refit and member of Refit Alliance, said “The Refit Alliance is an open and transparent group of five or six specialist companies offering complete flexibility and no internal politics! For us, being at the Show provides a great marketing opportunity to discuss refit opportunities and summer cruising support with international owners, Captains and senior crew”.
Palma Superyacht has proved to have the pleasing ability to attract an approx 50:50 ratio of sail to power.
Confirmed highlights include:
  • Mystere 43.2m, currently the largest sailing yacht signed so far
  • and for sale through Ocean Independence.
  • Ganesha 1 – 38.9m, built by Fitzroy Yachts 2006 and shown by McMasters Yachts.
  • Scorpione dei mari – 29.10m, built in 2005 and refitted in 2010/11, is one of two magnificent Jongerts on show from Dahm International’s Palma office. 

Northrop & Johnson director, Simon Turner and his team will be displaying three yachts, including the 23.98m sailing yacht Paula Rosa, a Seaway Shipman 80, built in 2008 that has been owned, enjoyed and thoroughly spoilt by a private family since her handover. 

CNI Palma, Senior Yacht Broker and member of the Superyacht Show organising committee, Arne Ploch, said “Most of the yachts attending fall between 28m and 35m, with the 47m Heesen Let it Be the largest booked to attend so far, but that may change between now and when yacht registrations close on 1st April.”