Located on the island of Palma de Mallorca, in the charming port of Moll Vell, the PIBS returns this year: bigger and better than ever. Organized by the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI), a body under the Vice Presidency and the Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, and the Association of Brokers in Balearic Yachts (BYBA), this year will mark the 38th edition of the show.
Despite being the first boat show in the industry to make a comeback after the pandemic last year, PIBS officials recorded an incredible attendance of 227 exhibitors and thousands of visitors: a resounding success after its reorganization without covid.
In a brand new announcement from its organizers, this year visitors to PIBS can expect an astonishing 276 exhibitors: a 21% increase over last year. Not only growing in number, the wide variety of exhibitors present at the event is also another notable aspect of the 2022 edition. 28% of the companies present will be new to the show, traveling to Palma for the first time to present their nautical services and products: further illustrating the growing popularity of the Balearic Islands nautical event.
Visitors can expect to be wowed by a number of displays showcasing new yachts, products and recreational toys. Discuss and meet industry professionals, including brokerage and charter representatives, yachting enthusiasts, as well as those who provide essential yacht services.
Along with a strong array of exhibitors, 264 yachts and boats have been confirmed to be on display in the waters of Moll Vell 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 host a range of these 24m+ market yacht displays, currently available for sale or rental. The village will also offer many nautical services, including an exhibition of the main companies of the Balearic Islands, specialized in Refit & Repair. Additionally, and also new this year, there will be a dedicated crew area for specialist activities and crew training.
The show prides itself on creating a professional yet relaxed atmosphere: allowing its visitors to immerse themselves in all things yachting in the relaxed and scenic Spanish environment.
With the new edition of the show topping all previous attendance figures before it even officially opens its doors to guests, we can’t wait to see what else PIBS has in store for us this year.
Some of the largest and most notable superyachts on display this year include:
59.79m S/Y GERMANY NOVA for sale
53.9m S/Y PINK GIN VI for sale
53.2m S/Y LA LUNA for sale and for rent 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 THE SONG OF THE SEA for sale
34m S/Y SPIIP for sale with Ocean Independence
30m S/Y NOSTROMO for sale with IYC