The Palma International Boat Show kicks off the nautical season

The show will be held from 3 to 6 June in Palma, following the pandemic that forced the suspension of the previous edition.

Boat Show Palma

Mallorca, and more specifically Palma, will be the focus of international nautical attention during the month of June, asit will be the setting for the first physical show to be held after more than a year of worldwide pandemic. After the cancellation of the 2020 edition, the next show will once again mark the start of the Mediterranean nautical season, and the economic reactivation of a sector considered strategic for the Balearic Islands’ industry.

The boat show is organised by the Institute for Business Innovation (IDI), headed by the Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, as well by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA).

This year the Palma International Boat Show will have 227 exhibitors and more than 185 boats at sea, spread over morethan 80,000 square metres of exhibition space.

An offer that consolidates the PIBS as a preferred nautical destination

This year the show will feature new boats and nautical equipment from all over the world. Exhibitors will take advantage of the Palma event to present their offers in person after a few months in which communication has mainly taken place virtually. All the world’s market leaders will be represented at the exhibition, with many newproducts being presented for the first time at an international boat show. The PIBS will have direct representation from shipyards that have chosen the event to return to the international boat show circuit after the pandemic, helping to consolidate Palma as a preferred destination for recreational boating and the professional nautical industry.

Palma Superyacht Show

The area of the Palma Superyacht Show once again features an exhibition of superyachts with boats over 24 metres long. The Refit & Repair area, which stands out from the rest of the show as it is specifically intended for experts andprofessionals in the nautical industry, will also have an improved layout that will make it easier to locate the stands. The boat maintenance and repair area, now in its fourth year, will feature 24companies launching innovative products and services.

Reactivation of the nautical sector

This year’s Palma International Boat Show represents more than just a trade fair; it means reactivating, supporting and promoting one of the most important industrial sectors for Balearic economy. It must be taken into account that, according to the latest data, the sector has almost 2,000 companies in the Islands and 5,000 workers benefitting from social security. In addition, figures show that during the last quarter in Spain the Balearic Islands are again leading the market with 189 registrations, 20% more than the same period of the previous year.

A safe event

The boat show, which has been taking place for more than 35 years, is reinventing itself to offer exhibitors and visitors an event with all the benefits of direct contact, but also with all the health safety measures that COVID-19 obliges us to follow.

For people’s safety, the show will follow measures that include capacity control to avoid crowds on the premises, and temperature measurement of all persons entering the event. In addition, tickets and professional passes will only be sold online, on the Palma International Boat Show website. Inside, all visitors will be checked to ensure that they are wearing masks and that they comply with current health regulations.

Collaboration with the virtual Balearic YachtShow

One of the most outstanding new features of this year’s PalmaInternational Boat Show is the collaboration of the onsite show with the Balearic Yacht Show, the virtual nautical event that began during the confinement period and which will hold its second edition on the same dates as the PIBS. The Balearic Yacht Show (BYS) is organised by the Chamber of Com- merce of Mallorca and theBalearic Marine Cluster. This alliance will combine the on-site with the virtual format and have the first hybrid nautical event in the country, achieving greater promotion of the sector and nautical companies in the Balearic Islands.

This agreement increases PIBS’ commitment to digitalization through the BYS platform, which will complete the face-to-face offer of the Moll Viejo boat show. A highlight of the collaboration will be the expansion of the parallel activities that will be offered to exhibitors and professionals since the fact that they are online allows the organizers to better adapt to the COVID regulations.

Technical Details


Dates: 3 to 6 June 2021

Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Entrance fee: €10

Professional Pass: €50 (valid for all days of the show)

Total area of the Showgrounds: 80,002 square metres

Total exhibition area: 24,400 square metres

Exhibition area at sea:17,900 square metres

Exhibition area on land: 6,500 square metres

No. of direct exhibitors: 227

No. of boats at sea:185


  • Nautical tourism
  • Nautical equipment
  • Marine engines and generators
  • Nautical sports
  • Nautical-tourism offer
  • Boats
  • Marinas and infrastructures
  • Boat building and maintenance
  • Electronics, navigation and communication systems
  • Jet skis and quad bikes
  • Superyachts and brokers
  • Government Agencies
  • Services