‘Superyacht hub’ prepares for the Palma Superyacht Show 2016

Palma de Mallorca, the “pearl of the Mediterranean”, is an enchanting city to visit at any time of the year. Its beautiful weather, stunning scenery and evolving culinary scene are some of the reasons that make it the ideal destination for a long weekend. For those, however, who are interested in viewing some of the most spectacular yachts in the world, the end of April provides an extra incentive: the Palma Superyacht Show 2016 which is a little over a month away now.

The Palma Superyacht Show 2016, conducted in partnership with MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, showcases a rich blend of sailing and motor yachts that are over 24 metres in length and has firmly established itself as the season opener in the Mediterranean. Two distinct features that set this Show apart are (i) all the yachts on display are available for sale and/or charter and (ii) the ratio between motor and sail is uniquely balanced. When combined with the relaxed atmosphere that is characteristic of Palma and the excellent networking opportunities, the result is an event not to be missed.

The Palma Superyacht Show 2016, which will be held from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May, is already gathering momentum and that comes as no surprise. Apart from being a vibrant yachting destination, Palma is also fast becoming a hub for all services related to superyachts. From custom refits and repairs to sailmakers and surveyors, Palma seems to be bringing together the very best that the industry has to offer and it is only natural that it hosts a show of yachting excellence.

In 2015, the Palma Superyacht Show achieved record figures with 62 participating yachts, 42 exhibitors and 6.000 exclusive visitors. An indication of the effectiveness of the Show in generating business is that 95% of the exhibitors present during the 2015 Show are returning for the 4th edition. Although increasing demand has led the organisers to extend the offer of 4X3 metre stands, potential exhibitors should still book as early as possible as the 2016 Show promises to be the busiest yet.

The Palma Superyacht Show may be growing in size and strength but the care and strategic planning which are being invested, by all involved, guarantee that there will be no compromises in quality.

You may also be interested to know that the IIMS is running a special two day training programme for Institute members and non members to coincide with the show on 28 and 29 April. See here for full details and training programme.

Palma Superyacht Show 2016 programme in full

Thursday 28th April:
11.00: Show opens to the public
11.00: Blue Café by Marc Fosh opens
16.30 – 19.30: Fun Fair by Port Adriano
18.30 – 20.00: Happy Hour TBC
20.00: Show closes
20.05 – 21.30: Welcome cocktail for Captains, Exhibitors and Sponsors (wristband only)

Friday 29th April: Late night closing
10.00 –International Institute of Marine Surveying conference (Invitation ONLY) at the Blue Café
11.00: Show opens to the public
11.00: Blue Café by Marc Fosh opens
18.00 – 21.00: Fun Fair by Port Adriano
18.30 – 20.00: Cocktail Hour TBC
23.00: Show closes

Saturday 30th April:
09.00 – 11.00: Pantaenius Breakfast at Port Blanc restaurant (Invitation ONLY)
11.00: Show opens to the public.
11.00: Blue Café by Marc Fosh opens
16.30 – 19.30: Fun Fair by Port Adriano
18.30 – 20.00: Happy Hour TBC
20.00: Show closes

Sunday 1st May:
11.00: Show opens to the public
11.00: Blue Café by Marc Fosh opens.
18.30 – 20.00: Happy Hour TBC
20.00: Show closes to the public

Monday 2nd May:
11.00: Show opens to the public
11.00: Blue Café by Marc Fosh opens
20.00: Show closes to the public

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