5th Palma Superyacht Show Expands with Refit & Repair Area
 
19 December 2016

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5th Palma Superyacht Show Expands with Refit & Repair Area

The 2017 Palma Superyacht Show, which will be held from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May and will run concurrently with the Boat Show Palma, is already making waves in the yachting world. While last year's event saw a significant increase in the quality of participating yachts and exhibitors, this year we're proud to announce that the show will be extended with a brand new Refit & Repair area. This new section will be located towards Muelle Viejo and will accommodate 22 fully-equipped three-by-three metre stands.

Palma de Mallorca boasts a booming big-boat maintenance business and has become the Mediterranean’s most popular spot for yacht servicing and maintenance. The increase of new companies, employees and space occupied by yachts under repair, over the last few years, is a true testament to this. Unsurprisingly, half of the available Refit and Repair stands are already taken by key players in the large super yacht sector, like local industry titans Astilleros de Mallorca and Precision Marine. This exciting new sector of the show will be complemented by a bar and large tent, where cutting-edge presentations and product launches will take place.

Local and international visitors can look forward to an impressive line-up of more than 70 distinctive super yachts next year. This awe-inspiring and varied selection of yachts over 24m will all be immediately available for charter and/or sale - just in time for the Mediterranean summer season, which will start right after the show.

Only a few of the remarkable super yachts that will be stealing the show next year will be the 33m Mangusta motor yacht Kimochiii, the 29m SY Mariposa 3a and the 25m SY Reina. Kimochiii was built in 2013 to a Stefano Righini design and boasts being in immaculate condition. She was the last yacht built in this series and is said to be the very best. She is powered to reach maximum speeds of no less than 31 knots and is seriously for sale with Camper & Nicholsons.

The 29m Dubois designed SY Mariposa 3a stands out in both style and quality. She was built by the acclaimed Dutch Vitters yard and her stunning lines hark back to the great racing yachts and romance of the 1920’s and 30’s. She was refitted in 2012 and is in beautiful condition. Aside from turning heads in port and on the water she’s also capable of world-wide cruising in any weather. Mariposa is for sale with Y.P.I.

Another shining example of a sail yacht at home in the high seas is the 25m Oyster Reina. Her twin rudders and hydraulic systems make her a dream to sail. Moreover, this easy-to-handle yet powerful sailing superyacht is also quick to take her performance to another level - her sistership, Maegan, took first in class during the 2015 Superyacht Cup in Palma.

This month, our brand new website went live. This freshly launched site is not only clear and easy to navigate but also reflects the Palma Superyacht Show’s non-corporate feel and relaxed and social atmosphere. Furthermore, the Palma Superyacht Show is now also active on Instagram. This means that apart from being kept up to date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter, you can also be awed by the stunning photos captured by our professional photographers.

As in previous years, the show takes in the 1st May public holiday, enabling visitors from abroad to not only enjoy a weekend of island sun but also everything that Palma’s vibrant city-centre has to offer.

Organised by the industry, for the industry, the Mediterranean’s most friendly super yacht show provides the perfect platform for the yachting industry to showcase all it has to offer, while additionally benefitting from an abundance of networking opportunities with some of the best in the business.

All images, except Kimochiii and Mariposa 3a, copyright Stuart Pearce