The next edition of the Palma International Boat Show will be held between the 27th and 30th of April at the Moll Vell and will kick off the Mediterranean nautical season


Photo: Palma International Boat Show web.

The nautical sector from all over the world will gather once again this year at the Palma International Boat Show between the 27th and 30th of April at the Moll Vell exhibition centre to showcase new models of boats and nautical products.

This year the number of international shipyards exhibiting directly at the show has increased. As a result, the Palma International Boat Show 2023 will be the setting for the presentation of the latest models of boats from shipyards all over the world.

There are 271 companies taking part and some 600 boats on display (more than 250 at sea), spread over an exhibition area of 81,000 square metres.

According to the Government in its presentation, this is an industrial sector with a turnover of around 966 million euros a year, and which employs more than 5,000 people on the islands.

The largest exhibition of large sailing yachts in Europe

After the success of last year’s edition, the show will once again feature the largest exhibition of large sailing yachts in Europe. It will also showcase one of the most popular charter boats: catamarans, both sailing and motor. As far as motor boats are concerned, the fair will showcase the latest models of medium-to-long tenders and dayboats, as well as transportable semi-rigid boats of medium-to-small lengths, in line with the latest trends in the nautical sector.

This year, sustainability will play a central role at the Palma International Boat Show: sailing, new electric models and others that use solar energy to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels will predominate.

Finally, the Palma Superyacht Village area will showcase superyachts over 24 metres in length from the international brokerage and charter market.

The great novelty this year is the incorporation of the Innovation Corner, organised by Yachting Ventures, a space that seeks to promote dialogue between emerging companies, dedicated to innovation, digitisation and sustainability, and industry professionals. In this space, twelve start-ups specialising in yachting will present the advances and new technologies applied to the sector.

Marcial Sánchez-Barcáiztegui Award

On Saturday 29th April, the organisers of the Palma International Boat Show are scheduled to present the Marcial Sánchez-Barcáiztegui award, which is given to people or institutions that have contributed through their business, social, environmental or sporting role to the promotion of the nautical sector in all its aspects.

Agenda of parallel activities

This edition of the fair will have a wide range of parallel activities to be held in the assembly hall of the Port Center building of the Balearic Islands Port Authority and the fairgrounds.

Where and how to buy tickets

Visitors can find out all the latest news about the show on the website On this website you can purchase tickets and passes for professionals in the sector that will allow you to visit the show every day.

The Palma International Boat Show is organised by the Institute for Business Innovation (IDI), a body that reports to the Balearic Government’s Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, and the Balearic Association of Nautical Agents (BYBA).