Organised by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA), in partnership with MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association, the 2nd Palma Superyacht Show (PSS) will run from 30th April to 4th May. A ‘late surge of interest’ from high quality yachts wishing to take part has pushed the total number of confirmations to 55.
Thalia, the 48 metre ketch, built by Vitters in 1994, has now become the ‘largest yacht’ in the show. CNI broker and president of BYBA, Arne Ploch, comments: “Out of 55 yachts on show, we have 29 sailing yachts, which is probably more sailing yachts above 24 metres than at any other public- admission show in the world. We have also been pleased to see the number of brokerage companies bringing yachts steadily increase from the original six BYBA members to 19 brokerage companies, with many from the UK and South of France.
“Ashore we have some 30 diverse companies exhibiting everything from yacht care and maintenance, onboard communications and medical services, through to yacht administration, yacht insurance and more.
“From the client side, we have seen positive feedback from direct mailings with many VIP ticket requests already in. Clearly, the attractiveness of the Palma Superyacht Show, combined with the prospect of a short-break visit to Palma over the 1st May public holiday weekend, is definitely working for many northern Europeans looking to make plans for the yachting season ahead.”