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THE BALEARIC SUPERYACHT FORUM

PALMA 2024

THE KEY EVENT IN THE BALEARIC ISLANDS

The Superyacht Group and the Balearic Marine Cluster will organize a strategic think tank and experiential event in Palma, on the 24th and 25th of April 2024.

Our objective is to bring together the right network of regional experts and a curated VIP guest list, to discuss and debate the most interesting and relevant topics and have a series of high-level conversations on the evolution of superyacht service, support, and maintenance, and the future of the Balearics as a key Superyacht Hub.

This event will deliver the perfect opportunity for the exclusive and high-quality VIP network to build solid relationships with the main stakeholders of the Balearics and the Balearic Marine Cluster.

24 – 25 April

Palma de Mallorca

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The key location

IN THE HEART OF
THE PORT OF PALMA

The Balearic Superyacht Forum will be hosted in the heart of the Port of Palma at The Auditorium, Mallorca.

With more than 300 pax capacity, the venue is perfectly connected to the City Centre, within a 10-minute walking distance to PIBS.

Auditorium (Av. de Gabriel Roca, 18)

THE KEY PROGRAMME

The Balearic Superyacht Forum programme is designed to foster insightful discussions, share expertise, and engage in hands-on workshops and group dynamics, all crafted around the main keynote topics of the sector.

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THE KEY ATTENDEES

The Balearic Superyacht Forum is open to any superyacht industry professional who is interested in the future of our destination as a superyacht hub and who wants to be part of building a robust and smart industry road map for the future.

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OUR PARTNERS

The Balearic Superyacht Forum offers a unique opportunity for key suppliers, sub-contractors, stakeholders,
and relevant companies to actively support and participate in the event through partnership and sponsorship plans.

HEADLINE PARTNERS

Astilleros de Mallorca

www.astillerosdemallorca.com

Founded in 1942, Astilleros de Mallorca is a fully equipped and specialised shipyard, offering a wide range of services, from refit and repair to technical expertise and advice, spares and equipment procurement and planned maintenance management.

With 78.000m² of operational area in Palma, a hauling capacity of 1700t and an exterior berthing quay for vessels of up to 120mt., Astilleros de Mallorca meets all the required quality and safety requisites of the most important Classification Societies and Associations. An experienced management team with varied backgrounds, including naval architects and technical experts, backed by a team of highly specialised craftsmen is looking after our clients every need at every stage of the refit.

 

Baltic Yachts Service and Refit

www.balticyachts.fi

SUPPORTING CLIENTS TO ENJOY THEIR YACHTS

Our Service & Refit operation has evolved to become one of the most experienced, trusted and sought after in the yachting industry. Formally established in 2013 in Palma de Mallorca, the epicentre of the Mediterranean yachting scene, it offers a holistic, wide-ranging service benefiting from 50 years of world class yacht building. It recognises owners’ needs for transparent reporting, efficient planning and technical expertise to keep their yachts in first class condition.

Our experienced team covers every aspect of service and refit, fully supported by the latest new-build technology from Baltic Yachts in Finland. We work with a range of trusted Mallorca-based suppliers and with the STP shipyard whose world class facilities are unmatched in the western Mediterranean.

Nautipaints

www. nautipaints.com

The Nautipaints Group is a vibrant and dynamic painting, tank treatment, and total supply company for yachts and superyachts. It’s reach extends worldwide, as does its impeccable reputation as one of the most respected and established companies in the yachting industry. Their high-quality standards and outstanding equipment professionalism allow for perfect finishes on their projects, making possible a work process as smooth as that of their paint finishes.

BWA Yachting

www.bwayachting.com

BWA Yachting is a worldwide yachting services provider established to support owners, captains, managers, and crew. Our global office network stretches throughout the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas, providing a unique and seamless experience, wherever our clients are cruising.

We love being at the heart of the action and are proud to be the Exclusive Superyacht Programme Delivery Partner for the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup (Barcelona 2024) and to once again be managing and delivering this year’s SailGP Adrenaline Yachts Programme.

We consider ourselves to be a people company – we prefer relationships to transactions, friendships over deals, and building trusted partnerships with our clients from the very first meeting. Essentially, we speak your language.

Ocibar

www.ocibar.com

For more than 35 years, OCIBAR has been devoted to the promotion of quality and exclusivity as the distinguishing features of the ports it manages, Port Adriano (Mallorca), Botafoc Ibiza, Marina Santa Eulalia (Ibiza) and Port Tarraco (Catalonia).

These ports – which share a common value: excellence – boast characteristic features that make them unique and inimitable and allow OCIBAR to provide a network of marinas that make clients’ stay a unique experience.

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Evolution Yacht Agents

www.evolutionagents.com

Evolution Yacht Agents is more than a yacht agent. We are the leading-edge team of professionals dedicated to providing assured and quality support and services to superyachts. Our reliable and can-do approach ensures assistance you can depend on and complete peace of mind for captains, crew, and management, who value and look for transparency, good rates, and community commitment.

As the principal yacht agent and supplier in all major ports throughout Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar, our personal touch and transparency are matched by fair prices.

We look forward to accompanying during your visit to the Balearic Superyacht Forum.

Pinmar

www.pinmar.com

Pinmar is the market-leading brand in the superyacht painting sector. New build or refit, a Pinmar paint finish is recognised as first-rate worldwide.

Since our founding in Palma, Mallorca in 1975, Pinmar has grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive service groups in the superyacht industry. A turnkey Pinmar refit benefits from our core service of yacht refinishing complemented by scaffold, containment and yacht hardware solutions through our sister company Technocraft, and marine supplies through Pinmar Yacht Supply.

We’ve refinished 100’s of the world’s finest yachts and increasingly we’re involved in finishing some of the largest and most exciting new builds in many of the leading superyacht shipyards.

With operations on both sides of the Atlantic we have a global presence which allows us to offer our unique global warranty. Our Pinmar Paint Standard is the most comprehensive and exacting in the industry.

Hill Robinson

www.hillrobinson.com

Hill Robinson was specifically created to manage the operational complexities of the world’s largest yachts, while bringing technical excellence to a full spectrum of services that yacht owners require most. Delivering on our client promise – we provide a specialised management service, sharing the responsibility for all aspects of yacht ownership and operation.

Hill Robinson deliver peace-of-mind and stress-free yachting, leaving our clients safe in the knowledge that a team of professionals is taking care of both the big issues and the small, with equal dedication and care.

With Hill Robinson’s support, every element will function with precision: safety, security, operational, accounts, crew, maintenance and environmental considerations. Our professional yacht management team will support the captain with all aspects of superyacht operation and provide the necessary expertise to assist in the efficient running of a vessel.  Every aspect will be taken care of with meticulous attention to detail, streamlining processes and saving both time and money.

STP - Shipyard

www.stp-palma.com

The open shipyard for the maintenance and refit of boats of up to 1.000 Tns, in the best location in Palma de Mallorca.

STP Shipyard Palma is the main repair and maintenance facility in Europe thanks to its open shipyard model, unique in the industry. It has more than 600 specialized companies and the best specialists working in all the repair areas that a shipyard needs. Located in a privileged environment such as Palma de Mallorca, with more than 130,000m2 of technical area, it has the best professional team to serve vessels up to 120m in length or 1,000 tons in weight. Its ‘open shipyard’ management model allows you to choose the companies you wish to work with in order to have a better control of the entire process, with the convenience of concentrating all services in the same place and with the corresponding savings in time and budget.

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INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

CONSELL DE MALLORCA

www.fundaciomallorcaturisme.net

The Mallorca Tourism Board (FMT) is a public non-profit organization integrated into the Insular Council and presided over by the Minister of Tourism of Mallorca. Its purpose and commitment are to promote sustainable tourism and shape an island where visitors and residents coexist, enjoy, experience, and preserve the nature, values, and local traditions of Mallorca – The Island of Tomorrow.

We are thrilled to present the “Mallorca Responsible Tourism Pledge,” a visionary initiative aimed at fostering a new era of responsible tourism on the stunning Spanish island of Mallorca. We recognize the critical importance of sustainability and responsible travel practices, not only for preserving the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Mallorca but also for ensuring the long-term prosperity of our island and the well-being of our local communities.

The “Mallorca Responsible Tourism Pledge” represents our unwavering commitment to embracing a more sustainable and responsible future for tourism on our beloved island.

PALMA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

www.palmainternationalboatshow.com

Instituto de Innovación Empresarial de las Islas Baleares (IDI) is the Regional Development Agency of the Government of the Balearic Islands, and its main objective is to promote policies to support companies and entrepreneurs to favour economic and business development with criteria of competitiveness, sustainability, and territorial rebalancing.

Among its various functions is the economic promotion of companies, which is why it is the organizer of the Palma International Boat Show, one of the Mediterranean’s leading nautical fairs. With more than 270 exhibiting companies and 600 boats, the event is one of the most important events for the sector on an international level, and it opens the nautical season. The next edition, which will take place from 25th to 28th April, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Palma International Boat Show.

AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE BALEARES

www.portsdebalears.com

The Balearic Port Authority (APB) is a public organisation that manages the general interest ports in Palma, Alcúdia, Maó, Eivissa and La Savina, and aims to guarantee maritime supply and connectivity throughout the Balearic Islands in the most efficient and secure manner. Likewise, it facilitates socio-economic initiatives that contribute to its growth, in line with economic and environmental sustainability criteria and integration with the surrounding area.

This mission is at the core of the APB’s strategy which is backed by a vision based on a series of values inherent to the organisation, such as a commitment to service, innovation and ongoing improvement, as well as transparency, collaboration and environmental, social and technological responsibility.

One of its strategic focal points that constitute its action plan is to facilitate port activities, encouraging sustainable growth associated with the tourism and industrial sectors at the port such as recreational boating, boat maintenance and repairs, and so forth.

DG de Recerca, Innovació i Transformació Digital

www.dgrdi.caib.es

The General Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Digital Transformation aims to promote scientific and technical research from an interdisciplinary perspective, utilizing new tools and models. It develops competencies for a digital transformation process and aims to promote an innovative vision of companies to successfully address the new and unstoppable digital paradigm. It plans and coordinates the innovation and technology system of the Balearic Islands, promoting cluster policies and fostering various research and innovation projects.

Within this general directorate, we find two services: the Innovation Service and the Research and Development Service.

The General Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Digital Transformation is organically dependent on the Autonomous Secretariat of Innovation and Digital Society, assimilated in rank to a management body of the Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands.

The Autonomous Secretary of Innovation and Digital Society is Antoni Carmona Damians.

Instituto de Innovación Empresarial de las Islas Baleares

www.idi.es

Instituto de Innovación Empresarial de las Islas Baleares (IDI) is the Regional Development Agency of the Government of the Balearic Islands, and its main objective is to promote policies to support companies and entrepreneurs to favour economic and business development with criteria of competitiveness, sustainability, and territorial rebalancing.

Among its various functions is the economic promotion of companies, which is why it is the organizer of the Palma International Boat Show, one of the Mediterranean’s leading nautical fairs. With more than 270 exhibiting companies and 600 boats, the event is one of the most important events for the sector on an international level, and it opens the nautical season. The next edition, which will take place from 25th to 28th April, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Palma International Boat Show.

PALMA SUPERYACHT VILLAGE

www.palmasuperyachtvillage.com

Palma Superyacht Village, previously known as the Palma Superyacht Show, is an integral part of the  Palma International Boat Show (PIBS), the opening event of the Mediterranean yachting season, taking place from the 25th to 28th of April 2024. It is one of the few industry-owned and operated yacht shows aimed to bring the visitor closer to yachting and offer any services a yacht owner might require, provided by trusted and well-established companies, in a relaxed but professional atmosphere.

Whereas PIBS is the hub for the latest shipyard presentations and services related to yachts under 24 m, Palma Superyacht Village displays a selection of superyachts above 24 m for sale and charter, as well as hosts an exhibition of nautical services available to superyachts. Within the dock-side exhibition there is also a separate area dedicated to Refit & Repair, representing the many specialist companies that make the Balearic Islands one of the world´s leading destinations for refit and maintenance of boats.

Because of this, our islands have the necessary infrastructure to carry out repair and maintenance work on both small and large boats. In fact in Palma alone, more than 1000 projects a year are carried out on boats over 24 m, according to the data collected by the Balearic Marine Cluster

The exhibition is located in the Moll Vell area in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, right in front of the majestuous, landmark cathedral of Palma and the bustling old town with its restaurants, outdoor cafes and quirky boutiques. With its laid back, uncomplicated and fun atmosphere, the Palma Superyacht Village is the perfect place to discover yachting.

Fundación Turismo Palma 365

www.palmasuperyachtvillage.com

The Palma 365 Tourism Foundation is a non-profit public entity with a mixed or public-private management, in the field of tourism and external promotion, composed mainly by the Palma City Council, the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands, and 15 private companies, all of them renowned and/or leaders in the national and international tourism sector, with the aim of promoting and fostering tourism in the city of Palma and, where applicable, in the island of Mallorca.

Based on this, here are some of the activities that the Palma 365 Tourism Foundation carries out:

  • Enhancing the tourism, cultural, and heritage resources, both public and private, of the city of Palma, as well as the other municipalities of Mallorca.
  • Facilitating the participation and collaboration of all economic sectors and public services of the city of Palma in tourism management and external promotion.
  • Promoting activities aimed at increasing tourist and commercial demand in the city.
  • Planning, managing, promoting, and carrying out all activities that may benefit the improvement of the tourist offering of the destination.
  • Managing and promoting innovation and continuous improvement in the quality of tourist and non-tourist services of the destination, both public and private, as well as sustainable development.
  • Coordinating and harmonizing public and private initiatives related to tourism, as long as they are in line with established tourism policies.
  • Promoting the city of Palma as a destination in the tourist cruise markets and, consequently, the development of cruise traffic, as well as promoting and developing nautical tourism.