The Palma Superyacht Village and the 39th Palma International Boat Show 2023 set a new benchmark by showcasing a record number of vessels, remarkable consumer trends, industry insights, and sustainability initiatives during this year's celebration of maritime excellence in Mallorca. From 27th April - 1st May, at the Palma Superyacht Village (PSV) we featured 59 superyachts 24m and above with an average LOA of 33.3m and 12 superyacht tenders. We hosted 30 international brokerage houses that attended with their central agencies and 5 superyacht tender exhibitors - that's more than ever before! In total, 32,000 people came to explore a diverse range of boats, from tenders and toys to luxurious superyachts, along with the latest nautical technologies and accessories exhibited by 271 companies.
The 39th edition of the show took place at the stunning Moll Vell in the heart of Palma de Mallorca and revealed some exciting industry trends and innovations that reflect the changing preferences and expectations of the sector in 2023 and beyond.
In its inaugural year, The Yachting Ventures Innovation Corner proved a popular destination and demonstrated a continued appetite for grassroots transformation in the industry with 12 nautical start-up companies from 9 countries showcasing their groundbreaking products and services. Yachting Ventures also hosted well-attended panel discussions during the show on the future of digitalisation in the leisure marine industry, and on how to encourage the adoption of greener technologies.
ACREW and their panel of maritime experts held the Yacht Business Summit: Strategies for Success conference that focused on reputation building and networking. ACREW also hosted the official and ever-popular crew party at Bar Varadero to close out the 2023 edition.
Supporting the marine conservation and sustainability agenda, PSV's Bentley Fosh Lounge played host to Neil Agius - 100 Mile Swim launch. The current open-ocean swimming world record holder launched his official bid to swim from Mallorca to Ibiza this summer, in the world's first 160km/100 Mile ultra endurance feat to highlight ocean preservation.
We'd like to thank all the industry professionals, buyers, guests and nautical enthusiasts who attended from more than 40 countries to make the 2023 edition better than ever and look forward to seeing you next year in Palma!