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Palma International Boat Show 2024: Everything you need to know

Taking place between 25 - 28 April 2024, the Palma International Boat Show is recognised as the season-opening boat show and one of the biggest yachting events in the Mediterranean.

Palma International Boat Show 2024: Key Facts

Date: 25 - 28 April 2024

Opening Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Location: Marina Moll Vell, Carrer del Moll, 6, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain.

Stand: Superyacht Village

Please contact our team in Palma to book an appointment or viewing during the show.

 

Why visit the Palma International Boat Show?

Launched in 2012, the Palma International Boat Show has established itself as the season opener for Mediterranean yachting and continues to attract an impressive array of the finest yachts to its Superyacht Village each year. With over 250 exhibitors showcasing the best in luxury sailing, this year's event will once again set the tone for the nautical season, bringing together the world's leading boatbuilders, nautical equipment suppliers, and international brands from the yachting industry.

Located in the vibrant city of Palma de Mallorca, this four-day event offers a perfect blend of yachting, culture, and luxury. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, prized for its delectable tapas, luxurious lifestyle, and diverse culture. During the boat show, the city is transformed into a hub of nautical activity, with visitors from all over the world gathering to see the latest advancements in yacht design, marine electronics, and much more.

Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the world of yachting and experience the Mediterranean lifestyle at its finest. From sales and purchase, to charter and management; and sleek powerboats to sophisticated sailing vessels our brokers will be on hand to provide expert guidance and answer any questions you may have.

"Palma International Boat Show 2019"

Event Highlights

This spring, the Palma International Boat Show presents a unique opportunity to view the latest innovations in the industry and engage in a high-flying social event with like-minded enthusiasts. Showcasing 600 boats, including 100 superyachts of 24 metres or more, this show provides the ideal setting to sell, upgrade, or find the perfect yacht for your next luxury vacation.

Set in the stunning Moll Vell harbour, the show features a large floating bridge that allows guests to walk around and take in a unique view of the city, port, cathedral, and yachts. And with a schedule of events, seminars, and training, the Palma International Boat Show offers something for everyone.

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Superyacht Village

The show’s Superyacht Village features some of the finest superyachts on the international brokerage and charter market, and presents guests the chance to view luxury motor and sailing yachts in an idyllic setting. Bobbing next to Moll Vell’s jetties with the Mediterranean sun flashing off their polished hulls; from style and elegance to sumptuous luxury, the selection of floating luxury on display offers plenty of alternatives for those seriously on the lookout for their dream superyacht.

The Superyacht Village is restricted to only the most respected shipyards and brokerages, ensuring any advice comes from experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Although details of the available yachts will be published closer to the event, you can get in touch with us in advance for information and appointments. 

Superyacht SOARING

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Refit & Repair Area

The Palma International Boat Show features a dedicated section showcasing Mallorca's impressive capacity for quality superyacht maintenance and refits. Mallorca is a premier hotspot for charter and sailing, and its reputation for refit and maintenance makes it a leading destination in the industry. This section of the show provides an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in the field and connect with leading companies in the industry. Whether your yacht needs a full refit, interior revamp, or delicate fine-tuning, the Palma show is your top choice.

Refit & Repair

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Shore-side Exhibitions

The Palma Superyacht Village also boasts a wide array of shore-side exhibitors showcasing everything from the latest advancements in sail design to next-level marine electronics. These presentations of new products are a major attraction and offer great insight into what gadgets to add to your toy collection or include in your next refit, upgrade, or new build project. Exhibitors will showcase all the latest in nautical equipment, watersport toys and accessories, as well as nautical tourism exhibitions. Providing guests with an all-encompassing view of the industry and all it has to offer, the Palma International Boat Show is set to kick off the Mediterranean yachting season in style.

Watersports equipment

Getting the most out of your stay in Palma

Combining extraordinary natural beauty with rich cultural heritage, Mallorca offers endless charming experiences for visitors to unravel. From its secluded coves and picturesque villages to its modern-day cafes and restaurants, Palma is a hub of vibrant activity. So, while you visit for the yacht show, why not explore the island’s fascinating history, from its mediaeval splendour to its historic Roman and Arabic influences, or the tree-lined avenues of chic boutiques and lively cafes. Whether you're in town for a day or a month, a stay in Palma - Mallorca promises to be special.

Catedral-Basilica de Santa Maria de Mallorca

CATEDRAL-BASÍLICA DE SANTA MARÍA DE MALLORCA & THE ROYAL PALACE OF LA ALMUDAINA

While visiting for the Palma International Boat Show take the opportunity to see some of Spain’s most iconic landmarks. The Cathedral-Basilica, known as La Seu, and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina are just a stone’s throw from the Boat Show and offer visitors an insight into the intriguing history of this unique island.

La Seu is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, built in the 13th century. Visitors can admire its stained-glass windows, magnificent cloisters, and take in views of the city and bustling harbour from the roof terrace. The interior of the cathedral is a fascinating mix of styles, including work by the famed Antoni Gaudí.

Across the street from La Seu is the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. Once the residence of the island's Muslim rulers it is now inhabited by the Spanish royal family. This magnificent palace dates back to the 13th century and has been beautifully restored to its former glory. Visitors can explore its courtyards, chambers, and gardens, and learn about the rich history of Mallorca's rulers. A mixture of Gothic and Moorish architectural styles gives the palace its unique charm, with the Gothic hall particularly famous for its beauty.

 

Balcony with flowers

SANTA CATALINA

For those looking for a vibrant and authentic experience, Santa Catalina is a must. A 15-minute stroll from Moll Vell marina, this former fishing village is known for its lively market and charming streets lined with boho-chic shops, cafes and bars offering a taste of the island's delicious cuisine.

Brightly painted fisherman's houses, balconies overflowing with flowers and a bustling produce market is the centre of the neighbourhood’s charm. Saunter through the market and sample some of the exotic foods, stop by a counter bar for a snack, or indulge in a fusion lunch.

For those who want to escape the crowds, Santa Catalina offers a unique alternative to the popular old town. Its quaint stores and oldest food market are perfect for those seeking a more authentic Balearic experience. So, if you're looking for a taste of local life and a chance to explore Palma's most vibrant neighbourhood, make sure to visit Santa Catalina during your visit to the Palma International Boat Show.

Street in Deia, Palma

DEIÀ

Deià, a charming village located on the northwest edge of Mallorca, is a hidden gem that should be on every traveller’s radar. With its honey-coloured stone cottages, narrow streets dotted with chic boutiques and galleries, and stunning views of the rugged coast, Deià is a true treasure. Not to mention, the village was once home to writer Robert Graves, adding a rich cultural and literary history to the mix.

Visitors can start by visiting Graves' delightful home before exploring the rest of the village. Take a stroll through the streets and stop at one of the charming squares for a drink, then head to the beach at Cala Deià for some relaxation. Despite the boost in tourism, Deià has held onto much of its traditional Spanish and Moorish architecture and traditions, offering visitors a glimpse into what life was like on the island before the travel boom.

Bar Abaco in Palma

BAR ABACO

Located in Palma’s old town, this bar transports visitors back to a bygone era of opulence and grandeur. As you step through the historic wooden doors, you're greeted with a breathtaking display of flower and fruit arrangements, complemented by the lively classical music. Whether you choose to drink indoors or in the enchanting courtyard, be prepared to be impressed. With its unique architecture and ambiance, Abaco is the go-to spot for discerning travellers seeking a memorable cocktail experience.

Indulge in one of Abaco's signature cocktails, crafted to perfection by their skilled bartenders, as you take in the bar's whimsical décor. Birdcages, flowers, fountains, and old-style waiters only add to the bar's charm and allure. Don't miss the chance to explore the rest of the building, located in Palma's La Lonja area, before leaving. When in Palma for the Palma International Boat Show, be sure to stop by Abaco for a drink or two – you won't regret it.

top restaurants in palma

The gastronomic scene in Mallorca has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, attracting gourmands and culinary aficionados from all over the world. From delightful authentic dishes served at quaint harbour-side tavernas to Michelin-starred fine dining establishments, Mallorca has something to offer for everyone who appreciates good food and great service.

"Dins Fine Dining"

1. QUADRAT

A luxurious dining destination in the heart of Palma, Mallorca, housed in the former stables of the elegant Hotel Sant Francesc. With its charming ambiance and impeccable attention to detail, Quadrat provides an unforgettable dining experience.

Chef, Àlvar Albaladejo, leads the kitchen with a focus on using locally sourced Mediterranean ingredients to create a menu of creative and delicious dishes. His passion for food shines through in every dish, as he expertly blends classic recipes with innovative techniques and, at times, flavours from other cultures.

Guests can indulge in a variety of culinary delights, with a menu that highlights the quality and taste of the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Whether it's a cosy dinner for two on the secluded garden terrace or a celebration in one of the restaurant's three rooms, Quadrat caters to every occasion with a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere.

With its impeccable food and unparalleled service, Quadrat is a must-visit for anyone seeking an unforgettable dining experience in Mallorca. Open for dinner Thursday to Sunday and for lunch on Sundays, guests are treated to a tantalising taste of Mediterranean cuisine, brought to life with Chef Albaladejo's signature touch.

2. DINS SANTI TAURA

Dins Santi Taura is a Michelin-starred restaurant located in the historic neighbourhood of Sa Calatrava. Just a stone's throw from the magnificent cathedral of Palma, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that showcases the traditional cuisine of Mallorca through a contemporary lens.

The dining room of Dins Santi Taura exudes elegance and sophistication, perfectly reflecting the culinary philosophy of its passionate chef, Santi Taura. He takes the everyday recipes of the island and elevates them, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create a menu that prioritises flavour above all else. The Origins tasting menu comprises 11 courses, taking guests on a culinary journey through the traditions and ingredients of Mallorca. Chef Taura is known for his personal touch, often chatting with guests before the meal to enhance their dining experience.

At Dins Santi Taura, guests are treated to a feast of flavours, with each dish carefully crafted to represent the rich culinary heritage of the island. Start with meatballs with pulpo, followed by Santi Taura's interpretation of suckling pig that is simply divine. The cheese course, although optional, is a highlight of the menu and is paired perfectly with the restaurant's selection of wines.

3. ZARANDA

For those seeking a truly exceptional dining experience, found within the walls of the Es Princep luxury hotel, restaurant Zaranda boasts a separate entrance and stands above the remains of a former leather tannery, a connection celebrated in the names of its appetisers.

With two tasting menus (Hipodermis, Dermis, and Epidermis), Zaranda offers guests a unique culinary journey filled with highly unusual appetisers and pickles inspired by Arab flavours and the history of the leather tanning basins, partially visible through the glass floor. The artful presentation, delicate textures, and astute food and wine pairings make Zaranda a feast for the senses.

The ambiance of the restaurant is relaxed and intimate, with a stylish décor featuring heavy wooden beams, white-washed walls, and plenty of natural light. With 14 haute cuisine professionals, including chef Fernando Pérez Arellano, behind the stoves, Zaranda is a special place where young cooking enthusiasts from diverse geographical areas come together to create a truly remarkable dining experience.

4. ADRIÁN QUETGLAS

Overlooking the Torrent de Sa Riera, Adrián Quetglas in the centre of Palma is a Michelin-starred restaurant boasting a bistro-style atmosphere with a vertical garden and impeccable service. The owner-chef, Adrián, has a mission to democratise haute cuisine and create a menu that showcases his diverse culinary background.

Growing up in Buenos Aires with a Mallorcan father and grandparents, Adrián's family meals were a fusion of traditional Mallorcan and Argentinian dishes. This fusion cuisine shaped his culinary creativity and technique, which he honed through his professional experience in various kitchens around the world and is evident in the diverse menu and international team at his restaurant, Adrian Quetglas.

top Hotels in palma

Experience the ultimate in Mediterranean luxury during your visit to the Palma International Boat Show. From tranquil countryside escapes to historic old town hideaways, Palma de Mallorca boasts an array of beautiful hotels that cater to your every need.

 

1. EL LLORENC PARC DE LA MAR

El Llorenc Parc de la Mar is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the La Calatrava district in Palma de Mallorca. With just 33 rooms, the hotel offers an exclusive and intimate experience to guests. Designed by Swedish designer Magnus Ehrland, the hotel combines the heritage of the area with contemporary design. From the Arabic inspired geometric tiles to the botanical accents and playfully mixed traditional materials, every detail has been carefully considered to provide a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

The rooftop of the hotel boasts the longest infinity pool in Palma, making it the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning Mediterranean views. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities, including a sun terrace, cocktail bar, gourmet snack bar, and wellness centre.

The hotel’s restaurant, Tannur, serves hearty Mallorcan cuisine, while DINS offers a fine-dining experience by island chef Santi Taura. The hotel aims to immerse guests in the rich culture and history of Mallorca, showcasing the best of the island’s heritage and modernity. From the traditional Santanyi stone façade to the contemporary intarsia stone floor, the hotel is a testament to Mallorca’s past and present.

"El Llorenc Hotel in Palma"

 

2. CAP ROCAT

Within the cliffs of Palma Bay lies the historic gem, Cap Rocat. This stunning fortress was originally built in the 19th century as military defence, but today stands as one of the most unique and captivating luxury hotels in the area. With a recent refurbishment carried out by Antonio Obrador, the hotel seamlessly blends contemporary and classic furnishings, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for guests.

Not only is the architecture and setting of Cap Rocat a sight to behold, but it also offers a peaceful and secluded escape just minutes from the centre of Palma. With 88 acres of land stretching along the coastline for two kilometres, guests have access to a private rock cliff beach, saltwater pool, and a selection of magical dining venues. The rooms and suites boast private patios with stunning views of the sea, making this adults-only boutique hotel the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.

Cap Rocat lies within a Protected Natural Area and is a Special Protection Area for Birds, providing guests with a wealth of biodiversity and stunning displays of bird flight. The hotel's commitment to preserving its cultural and natural heritage has earned it several international awards and is the ideal stay while in Palma for the yacht show. 

3. FINCA SERENA

Nestled in Mallorca's stunning es Pla region, Finca Serena offers a peaceful escape for those visiting the bustling Palma International Boat Show. Surrounded by sprawling olive groves, vineyards, and fruit orchards, this hotel is a true oasis in the Mediterranean countryside. From the moment you arrive, you'll be enveloped by the tranquil ambiance and the sweet fragrance of the surrounding trees.

The rooms and suites at Finca Serena reflect the beauty outside, with large windows offering breath-taking views of the rolling hills and dramatic peaks. The hotel takes great pride in its locally sourced cuisine, with most ingredients coming straight from the hotel's own gardens and orchards.

Wellness is at the forefront of the Finca Serena experience, with opportunities for yoga, meditation, tai chi, and horse riding. The Único Spa, with its indoor pool, sauna, hammam, and treatment rooms by Natura Bissé, is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Whether you're looking for peace and quiet or a bit of adventure, Finca Serena offers the perfect balance. With its close proximity to Palma and the best beaches on the island, you'll never run out of things to see and do.

"Finca Serena Hotel"

4. SANT FRANCESC HOTEL SINGULAR

Offering a combination of old-world charm and contemporary luxury, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is a haven of luxury and sophistication. Located in Palma's historic old town, the hotel’s carefully preserved exterior blends in perfectly with its surroundings, and the moment you step inside, you will be greeted by grand interiors that evoke the former manor's splendour.

A true feast for the senses, big-deal statement pieces like Piero Lissoni sofas and abstract artworks are carefully selected to bring the classic interior spaces into the present day. The hotel was carefully restored to its former glory by the Soldevila Ferrer family, a distinguished lineage of hoteliers.

From the comfort of your private balcony, watch the world go by in the bustling Sant Francesc Square below. Or take to the rooftop pool and solarium to unwind and soak up the sun after a long day spent at the lively yacht show. While the wellbeing treatment rooms provide the ultimate pampering experience, complete your day in style and enjoy a sip of chilled champagne or signature cocktails on the hotel's private roof terrace.

"San Francesc Hotel Singular"

 

5. CAN FERRERETA

Nestled in the picturesque town of Santanyí in south-eastern Mallorca is the luxurious Can Ferrereta, a 17th-century mansion that has been expertly restored to offer the best of traditional Mallorca and modern comfort. This 5-star hideaway has been transformed into a paradise of architecture, design, and contemporary art by the talented Soldevila-Ferrer family.

The 32 rooms and suites at Can Ferrereta are designed to reflect the rustic heritage of the building with exposed beams, stone walls, and furnishings in calming shades. The rooms are surrounded by magnificent gardens, offering guests an extra special stay in a unique setting. The hotel's spa, with its hammam and sauna, is made for indulgence, while the state-of-the-art gym and yoga classes provide the perfect opportunity to salute the bright Mallorcan sun.

Can Ferrereta is not just a hotel, but a work of art. Its three buildings have been meticulously designed to preserve the legacy of Mallorcan architecture, with expansive grounds and impeccable landscaping creating a harmonious blend of past and present. The hotel's sophisticated simplicity offers peace and serenity to guests in the generous, rural spaces of a former family home. Whether you are a fan of contemporary art, Spanish culture, or just the finer things in life, Can Ferrereta is the ultimate luxury retreat for your visit to the Palma International Boat Show. 

Start your next adventure at the Palma International Boat Show

The Palma International Boat Show is a must-visit for anyone interested in the yachting industry. With an impressive array of yachts, tenders, toys, and accessories on display, guests will have the chance to explore the latest innovations and connect with leading companies in the field. The show offers a unique opportunity to view the finest superyachts, learn about the latest advancements in yacht design and marine electronics, and engage in a high-flying social event with like-minded enthusiasts.

Our Team will be available to answer your questions, discuss enquiries and help you get the most out of your yacht show experience. Book your tickets now for the ultimate yachting experience at the Palma International Boat Show 2024.

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