The Palma International Boat Show Expanded

The Palma International Boat Show which this year runs from runs from 30 April to 4 May has expanded exhibition space both on land and in water.
This year’s show will benefit from the recent completion of Moll Vell Marina’s 6.5 million euro makeover which releases 25% more on-land exhibition space previously taken over by construction work.
Meanwhile the new pier configuration will increase the number of berths overall from 110 in 2013 to 200 in 2014. 

Superyachts, for sale or for charter, will have a major presence, with vessels up to 70 metres in length on display.
Regattas, tapas and other cultural events will also enhance the Show.
Guy Norrish from long-term exhibitor Marina Estrella, comments, “Following a 2012 hiatus, the comeback 2013 Palma International Boat Show was a real hit.  The new format of fewer days, better opening times, more boats on the water and reasonable ticket prices suited both exhibitors and visitors.  We closed the Show with confirmed sales of over two million euros, including the first of the innovative Azimut 55S to reach the Balearics, and more followed, so we are looking forward to a good show in 2014.”
Guy finishes, “Taken in the context of a stream of good news for Balearic boaters this year including a relaxation of onerous yachting licences for Spanish owners, the removal of the dreaded Matriculation Tax on larger charter boats, an area identified for growth, and the tangible support of Balearics’ President José Ramón Bauzá for the nautical sector, Palma is well on its way to reinforcing its deserved reputation as the centre of boating for the Mediterranean.”