At BO Hotel we are lucky to be located in the very heart of Palma de Mallorca. Being surrounded by impressive architecture, centuries of history, a varied cultural program and exciting events happening all year, we offer our guests the ultimate local experience.
And one of the things we are constantly doing is looking to gather all the useful information for our guests to enjoy the vibrant city of Palma de Mallorca at its best. At the end of this month, Palma welcomes another edition of the International Boat Show, a world-class event that will take place only a couple steps away from BO Hotel.
The 35th edition of the International Boat Show will take place from the 27th of April to the 1st of May this year and brings in big news: a 15% increased exhibition area. The figures of 2017 showed 19% more visitors than 2016, a 30.187 m2 exhibition area, 244 direct exhibitors, 600 boats exhibited, 220 boats on the water and 67 super yachts. And the 2018 figures already count on even better numbers, as there are already no more vacancies left for exhibitors. After months of marketing, all the available water and land spaces at the nautical fair are now taken. Taking place in the Moll Vell, located 5 minutes away from BO Hotel, the International Boat Show is organized by the IDI (Institut d’Innovació Empresarial de les Illes Balears) and BYBA (Balearic Yachts Broker Association).
One of the novelties at this edition is the direct participation of large shipbuilders, which are coming to Palma International Boat Show to present their new boat models, joining the large offer that has always characterised the Palma show.
The setting-up of the fair will begin at the start of April, fitting out the site, the berths and setting up the marquees. This year, there is the added difficulty of the construction of a large floating bridge of more than 70 metres in length that will permit a circular route and optimise the exhibition spaces even further.