Located on the island of Palma de Mallorca, in the charming port of Moll Vell, the PIBS is making a return this year: bigger and better than ever before. Organised by the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI), a body under the Vice-Presidency and Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, and Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA), this year will mark the 38th edition of the show.
Despite being the industry’s first boat show to make a comeback after the pandemic last year, the officials of PIBS recorded an incredible attendance of 227 exhibitors and thousands of visitors: a resounding success after its covid-free reorganisation.
In a brand new announcement from its organisers, this year, visitors of PIBS can expect an astonishing 276 exhibitors: a 21% increase from last year. Not only growing in numbers, the broad variety of exhibitors attending the event is also another notable aspect of the 2022 edition. 28% of the attending companies will be new to the show, travelling to Palma for the first time to showcase their nautical services and products: further illustrating the growing popularity of the Balearic Islands’ yachting event.
Visitors can expect to be wowed by a number of presentations debuting new yachts, products and yachting toys. Converse and mingle with industry professionals, including brokerage and charter representatives, nautical enthusiasts, as well as those providing essential yacht services.
In addition to a significant array of exhibitors, 264 yachts and boats have been confirmed to be on display in Moll Vell’s waters tomorrow. With the Palma Superyacht Village becoming an integral part of PIBS this year, rebranded from the original Palma Superyacht Show, the new dedicated superyacht village will be home to an array of these yacht exhibits for the over 24m market, currently available for sale or charter. The village will also boast a number of nautical services, including a display from leading companies on the Balearic Islands, who are specialised in Refit & Repair. Additionally, and also new to this year, there will be a dedicated crew area for specialised activities and crew training.
The show prides itself in creating a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere: allowing its visitors to immerse themselves in all things yachting in the laid-back and picturesque Spanish environment.
With the new edition of the show exceeding all previous figures of attendance before even officially opening its doors to guests, we can’t wait to see what else PIBS has in store for this year.
Some of the largest and most notable superyachts on display this year include:
59.79m S/Y GERMANIA NOVA for sale
53.9m S/Y PINK GIN VI for sale
53.2m S/Y LA LUNA for sale and charter with Burgess
46m S/Y GANESHA for sale with TWW Yachts
44.2m S/Y IMAGINE for sale with Burgess / TWW Yachts
40.70m S/Y SURAMA for sale
40m S/Y RAINBOW for sale
37m S/Y NORFOLK STAR for sale with Burgess
34.14m S/Y SONG OF THE SEA for sale
34m S/Y SPIIP for sale with Ocean independence
30m S/Y NOSTROMO for sale with IYC