Tuesday, May 26, 2015

4.000 people visit the Best of Yachting

“Mission accomplished”. This is the main conclusion of Isabel Teruel, the director of Port Adriano, after the celebration of the Best of Yachting Port Adriano 2015. The second edition of this nautical fair closed the doors having had over 4.000 visitors, almost 1.000 more than last year.

The figures are a testimony of how well this dedicated event worked, specifically for the professional nautical sector, but also for the public in general, “whether they own a boat or not”, stated Teruel.

Indeed during the three days (22.-24.05) the installations of Port Adriano hosted a large selection of vessels of different styles and lengths, together with various sports- and entertainment activities. This combination of entertainment and business, added Teruel, “has made the companies situated in the port and those who participated very happy, as there was an influx of visitors”.

Complete text at: Mallorcadiario.

Monday, May 18, 2015

1st Pollensa Race & Boat Show 2015

On the 23rd and 24th of May in the Real Club Náutico de Puerto Pollensa, the first edition of the Pollenca Race and Boat Show will take place. It is an event that gives flair and entertainment to the visitors of this exhibition of new boats, the nautical companies of Pollensa, a jet ski race and another one of semirigid tenders, which can be seen from the breakwater of the port. The race course is designed specifically so that the spectators can feel the excitement and speed of a live race close by.

Additionally to this, other activities will take place, like: demonstrations of flyboard and other nautical toys, trips with monitors on sailing dinghies and canoes, catalonian skating, classic racing cars, quads, jet skis, electric karts, circus entertainment and jugglers, fishing competition, giant paella, special menus in the restaurant of the club, night time jamboree and a barbeque on Saturday night, artisan beers, wine, conferences, exhibitions and many other attractions.

It is a first nautical event in Puerto Pollensa related to the presentation of the products on the water sports market, with the sight set firmly on continuity.

Participating brands: ZAR, Fairline, Jeanneau, Sea Ray, Nautique, Bayliner, Goldfish, Wave Runner-Yamaha, Garmin, Spark, Volvo, Mortitx, etc.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Palma, the Mediterranean Yachting Capital

The Palma Boat Show is consolidating itself as one of the top boat shows in Europe. During the 5 days it lasted, show received over 40.000 visitors, exceeding even the expectations of the organizers. The volume of the expected business is also positive, according to the exhibitors themselves. The mood of optimism among the participating companies and tradesmen is such that 75% of them have already booked a slot in the next edition.

This year there were around 3.000 brands distributed in 207 stands (with a long waiting list behind) and a total of 180 vessels, out of which 70 were large megayachts. An all around success, even more so considering that only 4 years ago the show was cancelled due to lack of interest.

The organization of the Palma Boat Show is also pleased with this edition. Jane Thompson, the coordinator of the event, confirmed that there were more visitors, and more importantly, of “higher quality”. Indeed a majority of the exhibitors and brokers consider that “the show was more professional and attracted more potential buyers”.