Events in Spain, Italy, and Turkey in the coming weeks

Staring last weekend a run of seven boat, brokerage and charter shows are being held in four countries over a period of two weeks. An eighth show, the London Yacht Show planned to run May 8-11, has been postponed until 2020.

The run of shows is as follows:

-        Palma International Boat Show and Palma Superyacht Show; 2019 is the 26th edition of the Boat Show and the 7th edition of the Palma Superyacht Show. The two shows will between them comprise some 270 exhibitors and over 600 craft of which more than 300 will be on the water. The Boat show is organised by IDI (the Balearic Institute for Business Innovation) and in collaboration with BYBA (the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association.

In terms of the Superyacht Show, some 80 yachts over 24m (78.5ft) both for sale and charter will on display. This show has some 85 international exhibitors and for the third year it will include the dedicated refit and repair area. The largest superyacht this year will be the 59.3m (194.7ft) Iman for sale through Arcon Yachts.

-        MYBA Charter Show – This is the third year for the MYBA show being held April 30-May 3 at OneOcean Port Vell marina. Over 60 superyachts are due to attend the event along with some 1,800 professionals looking at yachts available for charter.

“The MYBA Charter Show offers a unique opportunity for brokers and other industry professionals to discover some of the world’s best yachts first hand” said Gaye Joyeau-Bourgeois, president of MYBA, who added: “We are very excited to celebrate the third consecutive edition of the MYBA Show in OneOcean Port Vell, a site that has the perfect facilities to hold a fair the size of the MYBA Charter Show. This marina is ideally located in historically-rich Barcelona, also a flagship city of Europe’s maritime industry.”

The Mediterreanean Yacht Show: Held at Nafplion, the event will include over 100 yachts totalling over 3,200m (10,500ft) with attendance by some 400 brokers from over 20 countries plus 24 exhibitors.

-        The Superyacht Show: Started in 2017 this show is being held May 8-11 at OneOcean Port Vell marina and it is contracted to be held there at least until 2021. The event is organised by the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) which is Monaco-based. LYBRA’s membership includes the leading superyacht brokerage companies worldwide; Burgess, Edmiston, Fraser, IYC, Merle Wood & Associates, Northrop & Johnson, Ocean Independence, Yachtzoo and Y.CO. To date over 30 superyachts are planned to participate in the show with the largest currently being the 88m (289ft) Maltese Falcon.

-        Vesilia Rendezvous; Held in Viareggio, the third edition of this event will take place May 9-12. The Rendezvous is organised by Fiera Milano on behalf of Nautica Italana. In 2018 It had 22,000 visitors and 170 exhibitors.

-        East Mediterranean Yacht Show: The 18th edition of this event will be held May 10-13 at Marina Zeas, Piraeus, Athens. It is organised the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association and over 80 yachts opeated by members of the HPYOA and the Greek Professional Yacht Owners Bareboat Association, will be on show. Some 50 exhibitors will also be participating.

-        TYBA Yacht Charter Show: This year sees the second edition of this show which will be held at Yalikavak marina, Bodrum on May 9-12. The event is organised by the Turkish Yachting & Brokers Association.


For an up-to-date listing of upcoming key events in the international leisure marine calendar see IBI’s Boat Show Calendar online at