Palma International Boat Show makes strong return
The 2022 Palma International Boat Show held from April 28 to May 1 has made a strong comeback after the Covid pandemic period and attracted around 25,000 people, an increase of 30% over last year. This figure confirms the interest shown by professionals and nautical enthusiasts who did not want to miss this showcase of the sector.
The fair organisers emphasised that “this is an edition in which many operations are being closed, and even orders for one or two years ahead. In general, the level of business has been very satisfactory for exhibitors”. One aspect highly valued by both exhibitors and visitors is the fair’s offer, very balanced, with a very representative sample of the nautical novelties on the market. In fact, it has been an edition marked by the presentation of new products from around the world, both boats and products and nautical equipment. In addition, it should be remembered that 28% of the exhibitors are companies that have participated for the first time in the fair, which has increased the variety of the offer.
This year, the international nature of the boat show has been particularly noticeable, with 28% of exhibitors coming from abroad and the level of internationalisation of visitors. In addition, the organisers will continue to support local companies, which represent 54% of the participants, as demonstrated by actions such as the agreement signed with the Association of Nautical Companies (AENIB) to promote the participation of their companies in the Palma show.
The new edition of the Palma International Boat Show has 276 participating companies, six more than in 2019 and 49 more than last year, which represents an increase of 21% over 2021. In addition, a total of 264 boats are on display at sea. The Palma International Boat Show includes the Palma Superyacht Village, for the sale and rental of boats over 24 metres in length. This year it is characterised by the largest exhibition of sailboats in Europe, as well as a wide range of motorboats. This area also includes the area dedicated to the repair and maintenance of boats (refit & repair), which this year has the participation of 21 companies dedicated to this activity of the nautical industry, as well as companies providing services to other areas of the Village.