The Palma International Boat Show recognises the company Náutica Morey with the Marcial Sánchez Barcáiztegui Award for having participated in all editions of the fair

Alejandro Sáenz de San Pedro, the conseller (Minister if the Regional Government) has presented an award to the company Alcudiamar and the Alcúdia Town Hall, which hosted the first edition of the Floating Fair, the forerunner of the PIBS

The councillor for Enterprise, Employment and Energy, Alejandro Sáenz de San Pedro, today presented the Marcial Sánchez Barcáiztegui award to Gori Morey, owner of Náutica Morey, for having participated in the 40 editions of the Palma International Boat Show. In addition, the role of Alcudiamar and the municipality of Alcúdia, which hosted the first Balearic Floating Boat Show, the precursor to the PIBS,

The councillor thanked Náutica Morey and all the exhibitors for the support they have given to the Palma International Boat Show over the years, which has made it possible for the show to become a worldwide benchmark“.. The councillor recalled that one of the pillars of the success of the PIBS is the public-private collaboration that has allowed us to grow and go from being a local fair to an international one.

Gori Morey recalled the first editions of the boat show, when it was just a local event and exhibitors helped each other in the assembly as a family. Little by little it has internationalised to become what it is today, one of the best shows in the Mediterranean.

Náutica Morey is a pioneering family business in the Balearic nautical sector with more than six decades of experience. The founder, Juan Morey Gil, began importing engines in a small garage in Palma. Later, they started marketing boats and marine engines. Today, it is run by Gori Morey, who has already ensured the generational handover to his son. They have facilities of more than 5,000 m 2in the Marratxí industrial estate.

It should be remembered that the Marcial Sánchez Barcáiztegui Award is an award presented each year by the PIBS to recognise companies, organisations or individuals who have contributed to the growth of the nautical sector.

During the award ceremony, and on the occasion of the 40th anniversary, the role of Alcudiamar and the Alcudia Town Hall was also recognised, as they hosted the first edition of the Floating Fair in 1983, which was the forerunner of the Palma International Boat Show.

The event, which was held at the Moll Vell exhibition centre, was attended by the manager of the Balearic Islands Institute for Business Innovation (IDI), Silvia Delgado, the mayoress of Alcúdia, Fina Linares, the president of Alcudiamar, Tomeu Bestard, the president of the Association of Nautical Companies of the Balearic Islands (AENIB), Jaume Vaquer, and representatives of the company Náutica Morey.

The Palma International Boat Show, organised by the Regional Ministry of Enterprise, Employment and Energy, through the IDI, and BYBA, can be visited at the Moll Vell until Sunday 28th April.