Friday, August 21, 2015

Balearic Yacht Destination promotes Mallorca & Ibiza

Four of the major nautical companies in the Balearic Islands: Marina Ibiza, Astilleros de Mallorca, STP Shipyard Palma and Port Adriano present the project Balearic Yacht Destination, an initiative to promote the islands of Mallorca and Ibiza as nautical destinations both from the cruising point of views as well as an excellent location for yacht maintenance and refit.

The project will be presented at the Monaco yacht Show on Wednesday the 23rd of September, from 17.00-19.00 hrs on the stand QL10.

The Balearic Islands have become trendy. Mallorca and Ibiza emerge as two of the main tourist destinations of the world... but also among best places to live, according to the international media. Mallorca is the paradise island of tranquility converted into logistical centre of reference in the nautical sector. Ibiza is the fashionable destination of the celebrities of the world in search of the height of luxury.

Complete article: Gaceta Náutica.

Friday, August 14, 2015

II Symposium of Yacht Clubs in November

Real Club Nautico of Palma will host the II Symposium of Yacht Clubs on the 27-28th of November, organized by the Spanish Confederation of Yacht Clubs (CEACNA). Professionals related to port and yacht club management from all over the country are expected to participate.

The event, which is directed to yacht clubs, sports federations, associations and professionals of the sector, was officially presented during the 34 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. Topics like communication strategies, sponsorship of sporting events or relationship between the national/regional administrations and the port entities and non-profit making sports marinas will be discussed.

José Jaubert, the president of CEACNA, referred to a congress celebrated four years ago, and explained that the main objective of this symposium is to analyse the evolution of conclusions drawn in that congress. "We want to decide on the direction we should follow when it comes to legislation, planning and both institutional and sporting development", assured Jaubert.

Complete article: Panorama Náutico.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The consumption skyrockets in the Balearics thanks to the luxury yachts

The luxury end of yachting has had a major impact on the yacht clubs and marinas of the Balearics, as the number of mooring reservations has grown considerably as a consequence of the elimination of the matriculation tax on charter yachts, benefitting specially the yachts above 30 m of length.

Direct effect of the arrival of the superyachts is the arrival of tourists with high purchasing power, generating an economical impact in the market and benefitting specially the restaurants, complimentary services, rent a car, boutiques, department stores and supermarkets in the port areas.

Complete article: Última Hora.