The Palma International Boat Show closes its doors this afternoon following a very satisfactory edition for visitors and exhibitors alike. According to the results from questionnaires carried out by the organisers, visitors think that the boat show scored 9.8 out of 10 in terms of the quality of the products exhibited this year.
When asked about their general satisfaction they gave the show a score of 9.2. These figures reflect the efforts of the organising committee to increase the quality of the exhibition. As for the companies taking part, 95% of the exhibitors said they had every intention of taking part in the next edition of the Palma Boat Show. Over 30,000 people have visited the show, and although the total number of today’s visitors is still pending, all the predictions indicate that the number of visitors exceed those of last year.
It is also worth highlighting the increase in the number of professional passes sold this year. Around 300 people acquired the professional pass provided for boating sector professionals by the organisers. In addition, around 200 journalists registered at the event to cover all the latest news and information presented by the exhibitors and organisers. These members of the press come from all over the world. Many are local, and every year we see more members of the national and international press specialising in the nautical world.
The Palma International Boat Show hosted a total of 270 companies and 600 boats, 300 of which were on the water, for this edition of the fair. The fair complex, located in the Moll Vell in Palma, covers a surface area of 81,400m2. The Palma International Boat Show is organised by IDI (Balearic Institute for Business Innovation) in collaboration with the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA), who is responsible for the Palma Superyacht Show, the area dedicated to luxury yachts.
For this edition, the fair complex was reorganised so that it could accommodate a higher number of companies and exhibitor products were streamlined to allow new brands and companies a chance to take part and enhance the variety on offer at Palma’s boat show.
It is also worth pointing out that last year the Palma International Boat Show’s exhibition space grew tremendously, especially its sea-based exhibition area, thanks to its new design which included remodelling the exhibition areas with the aim of optimising the space available at the Moll Vell even further.
In fact, the 72 metre-long floating bridge which connects Consigna Jetty with Industria Pesquera dock, means that visitors can follow a circular route around the space thereby avoiding any dead areas. Apart from making it easier to visit the entire exhibition, the floating gangway is also another attraction in itself, and offers a different perspective of the Palma International Boat Show and Palma Port.
The next edition of the Palma International Boat Show will take place from the 29th of April to the 3rd of May 2020.