Barcelona played host to the MYBA Yacht Charter Show for the first time this May. A key event to start the Mediterranean season, the show is an important opportunity for all parties involved in the yacht charter market to touch base and catch up before the summer season kicks off.
Barcelona, capital of Cataluyna, is one of the most world’s most lively and picturesque cities and is known for its design, culture, nightlife, architecture and gastronomy. The city is increasingly recognized as an important super yacht destination in the Mediterranean and the decision to award the MYBA Yacht Charter Show for the next three years reflects this. Barcelona is constantly evolving and can be the perfect place to start a luxury yacht charter and explore further afield. With great connections to an international airport, and even a helipad, the beautiful OneOcean Port Vell is a world-class super yacht marina with five-star facilities and unrivalled services in the heart of Barcelona.
From our charterdart headquarters in the marina we saw the impressive line-up of yachts gradually fill the marina until ultimately over 60 of the world’s finest super yachts were assembled for the show. Charter professionals were able to gain the ever important first-hand knowledge of each yacht’s key selling points and meet the crew who are so critical to the success of their clients’ charter experience. And of course enjoy all the events, parties and competitions organised throughout the week.
The yachts and crew then have the short sail to Mallorca for the Palma Superyacht Show. Perfectly timed before the summer season on the 1st May public holiday so that international visitors can enjoy a long weekend in sunny Palma, Mallorca as well as see a stunning selection of yachts. It takes place at the same time as the Boat Show Palma in the heart of the city. Its unique personality and relaxed and social atmosphere provides the perfect marketing platform for yachting companies. This year’s show saw over 70 yachts for sale or charter, with a high percentage of sailing yachts to contrast nicely with the motor yacht centered MYBA show in Barcelona.
With summer officially underway, it’s the ideal time to get in touch and plan your super yacht charter with us at charterdart.