The MYBA Charter Show 2017: New to Barcelona
The MYBA Charter Show is set to be bigger and more dynamic than ever in 2017. Moving from its previous host city of Genoa, Barcelona will be home to the MYBA Charter Show for the next three consecutive years, starting with its 29th Edition. The show will run from 24th-26th April, 2017, and precedes the popular Superyacht Show in nearby Palma, Mallorca. The Charter Show is ‘trade only’ and has a long history of attracting the world’s leading professional charter yacht brokers. They come to appraise the yachts and meet captains and crew in preparation for the forthcoming Mediterranean yacht charter season.
The Show will now take place in Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell, which opened at the end of 2014 following an €80 million investment. The port boasts 68 berths ranging from 22m-190m across the four quays: Spanish Quay, Barceloneta Quay, Deposit Quay and Sota Muralla Quay. It is also conveniently located just 25 minutes’ drive from Barcelona International Airport, which receives flights from 182 destinations on a daily basis. OneOcean Port Vell comprises 930m of easily-accessible space for exhibitors, primarily situated directly in front of the area where the superyachts will be berthed.
After taking place in the marine hub of Genoa for the past 16 years, the move to Barcelona represents a reinvigoration of the show. It’s hoped that more progress will be made regarding market opportunities and regulations. MYBA is an association that is committed to setting and maintaining standards of excellence, and it believes in working closely together with others for the sustainability of the superyacht industry. Last year, the MYBA celebrated its 30th anniversary and it still continues to set the benchmark for professionalism and ethics. The combination of the organisation’s ethos and its excellent new location at OneOcean Port Vell, which has an outstanding infrastructure and unrivalled facilities, has opened up countless possibilities for the future of the industry.
Barcelona is a prominent superyacht destination and one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, so it makes a wonderful backdrop to this prestigious event. The show’s conferences, lunches, competitions, seminars and parties will be hosted in venues across the city. Exhibitors, brokers and journalists will take advantage of this opportunity to network and keep up-to-date on industry developments. If you’re interested in a luxury yacht charter in Spain or the Mediterranean, please contact us.