Discover the Palma International Boat Show 2024 Highlights

May 10, 2024 | Events, Press

The Palma International Boat Show is a captivating annual event that draws the global yachting community to Mallorca. This prestigious event is not just a showcase but a celebration of maritime excellence, where innovation meets tradition in the heart of the Mediterranean. With a focus on luxury yachts, motor yachts, and cutting-edge navigation equipment, the show has become a pivotal moment for industry professionals and enthusiasts alike to discover the latest advancements and trends in the superyacht industry. Its significance extends beyond the yachts themselves, serving as a beacon for brokerage and networking within the idyllic setting of the Balearics.

In 2024, the Palma International Boat Show promised to surpass expectations with an array of exhibitors and highlights designed to captivate and engage attendees. From the dazzling display of yachts to the well-planned Superyacht Village, each aspect of the show is meticulously curated to offer insights into the industry. Attendees can look forward to an immersive experience that encompasses not just viewing but understanding the craftsmanship and companies behind these magnificent vessels.

Overview of Palma International Boat Show 2024

Palma International Boat Show took place from the 25th to the 28th of April at Palma’s Marina Moll Vell. This event marks the opening of the Mediterranean yachting season and is a pivotal gathering for the superyacht industry.

This year celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Palma International Boat Show, highlighting its long-standing tradition and its role in showcasing the latest innovations in yachting. The show has grown significantly over the years, reflecting its importance and the growing interest in maritime luxury and technological advancements.

Attendance and Exhibitors

The show had over 30,000 attendees and featured 295 exhibitors displaying a wide array of vessels, including 260 boats at sea. This represents a 10% increase in participation from the previous year, setting a new record for the event. The extensive display underscores the show’s global appeal and its significance as an international maritime event.

Key Highlights

Superyacht Village

The Superyacht Village, a highlight at the Palma International Boat Show, showcases over 80 luxury yachts, each surpassing 24 metres, offering a unique pre-season opportunity for significant exposure in the yachting industry. This area not only features impressive yachts but also includes a dedicated Refit & Repair zone and the Yachting Ventures Innovation Corner, catering to forward-thinking professionals.

Refit Area at Palma International Boat Show

Innovations in Yacht Design

Innovative yacht design is prominently displayed at the Palma Boat Show where advancements in sail design and marine electronics meet the latest in eco-friendly technology. This convergence of tradition and innovation underscores the event’s role as a leader in the yachting industry.

Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability is an important topic on everyone’s minds with a strategy aimed at measuring and reducing the carbon footprint, efficient waste management, and promoting responsible water consumption. These efforts highlight the show’s commitment to environmental stewardship and its future as a certified sustainable event.

It was great to see Cleanwave water filters on-site, educational workshops about eco-initiatives and brands such as Oceanform and Washdown harnessing their values to create new product ranges.

Estela Superyacht Agency hosted a seminar moderated by Rebecca Whitlocke of Antibes Yachting called “Sustainability On Board and In Yards”.  Key takeaways highlighted that we need to be consistent with messaging that goes beyond compliance and avoids greenwashing. You can watch the full breakfast seminar here:

On Day 2 of the Estela Breakfast Seminars, Erica Lay hosted a Crew Seminar featuring the PYA, Fraser, Nautilus and two Captains focused on the status of yacht crew including discussion topics about crew training, up skilling, unions, legal representation and more.  It was also clear that crew welfare and mental health awareness is not just a trend. We need to give crew the resources and support they need in demanding roles, and be realistic about life on board.


Reflected upon the insights from the Palma International Boat Show 2024, it’s evident how this event stands as a testament to connecting the yachting community, fostering an environment ripe for networking, cultural integration, and shared learning experiences.  The show’s legacy, celebrated through this 40th milestone, is a reminder of the strides made and the potential that lies ahead—for it is in such gatherings that the future of the industry is shaped.


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