Incorporating both brokerage and charter for the very first time, the 2013 Palma Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show reported outstanding results. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in the port of Palma, the yacht show was attended by the Crown Prince of Spain, Felipe, who paid a surprise visit to present the Marcial Sanchez-Barcaiztegui Award.
Arne Ploch, a yacht broker from Camper & Nicholsons International, reported, “For the first time the Boat Show represents what yachting actually is in Mallorca - an industry that makes its living from the larger yachts. We had a unique amount of sailing superyachts and, as the show was organised by an association of half a dozen brokers, we worked hard to achieve the aim we wanted – to sell boats. We welcomed owners, clients and received two offers on one boat. Everyone is in a very positive mood and this is certainly the beginning of something much bigger in Palma. Next year we will bring more boats and expect more clients. It is now a question of working hard to establish the show on the nautical calendar.”
For the first time the Boat Show represents what yachting actually is in Mallorca - an industry that makes its living from the larger yachts.