30-04-2014T. AYUGA

By Humphrey Carter

The countdown is on to the start of the Palma Boat Show, one of the most important in the Mediterranean.

Palma.—The 32nd Palma Boat Show  will open its doors to the general public on 30 April and this year over 200 exhibitors are going  to be taking part, nearly 75 percent more than in 2012, making it one of the largest nautical events in the Mediterranean.
For the third consecutive year, the event will include the Palma Superyacht Show  which will feature 70 yachts of up to 65 metres in length.
The organisers said yesterday that this year, they expect more than the 32,000 people who visited the show last year.
This year, the show will cover an area of 4,500 square metres and will be using 120 moorings in front of La Llonja.
70 percent of the businesses exhibiting at the show are foreign, although nearly all of them have offices or outlets here in the Balearics which has one of the largest nautical industries in Europe and Palma boasts some of the best shipyards for refits and repairs in the world.

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