The assembly of the Palma International Boat Show mobilises more than 180 people to build a fairground in Moll Vell

The boat show organised by the Vice-Presidency and BYBA will take place from 27th to 30th April in Palma.

More than 180 people have been working for the past fortnight on the construction of the fairgrounds that will host the next edition of the Palma International Boat Show, which will take place from the 27th to 30th of April in Palma’s Moll Vell. The boat show is organised by the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI), an entity dependent on the Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, and the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA).


The fact of having to build a fairground outside and at sea is a great difficulty, and that is why the assembly requires operators, electrical installation technicians, fitters, decorators, carpenters, divers, plumbers, security and transportation, among many other professionals from different fields, working to leave the site ready for the celebration of the Fair, which will be the first of the season for the nautical sector.


The Vice President and Minister for Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, Juan Pedro Yllanes, said that the organisation of this fair “is vital for the marine industry and its industry which are, along with the energy transition and innovation, a vital factor in the economic diversification of the Balearic Islands”.


It should be noted that in order to accommodate all the boats that travel to Palma to take part in the Fair, up to 200 metres of floating line needs to be installed for the mooring of yachts or the movement of visitors. One of the novelties this year is the task of restoring and fine-tuning all the floating pontoons to offer exhibitors and visitors a quality infrastructure with greater safety. In addition, the floating walkway linking the Espigó de Consigna with the Moll de la Industria Pesquera in a circular route has also been installed over the last few days. The walkway is 72 metres long and 5 metres wide.


It should be remembered that on the occasion of the Palma International Boat Show, the Contramoll Mollet road has been closed to traffic today until the 4th of May at 3 pm.


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