Palma 2013 emerges as show for the superyacht industry

At five days, running from 1 to 5 May, the show’s literature promises ‘an excellent network of yachting harbours with their offers and opportunities for investment; and ship yards and large dry docks for repairs. The event will, more than ever before, be a festival with a maritime flavour.’

What this means, along with the introduction of superyachts from the heavyweights, will be a show for Palma that better reflects its industries, from refit to marinas, which thrive there.

Arne Ploch from Camper & Nicholsons International is one of the six brokers to form the Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show, a move from last year’s participation at the successful ‘Mallorca Superyacht Days’ at Port Adriano. The six have formed the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA) to create the event, and will take up the largest quay in Palma. The group includes Burgess Yachts, Camper & Nicholsons International, Dahm International, Fraser Yachts, Northrop and Johnson and Ocean Independence.

Ploch spoke in anticipation of a different show for 2013: “It’s completely changing, there will still be smaller boats but an emphasis on larger boats, representing what’s normally in Palma. It will not be a small boat show like it used to be. We have lots of large yachts here but the boat show never corresponded to the market that’s actually here,” he said.
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