Thursday, 26 April 2012

Palma Boat Show on hold

One of Spain most important Boat Shows has been put on hold until 2013 due to lack of funding and take up from both exhibitors and pre-show ticket sales. The show which normally runs over the end of April until early May has been postponed for this year with view of revamping the show and organisation to make future events more attractive to all stakeholders.
It really is a sign of the times and concern must now be running through Palma and the Spanish yachting scene in general, booking are down everywhere and when this kind of event is pulled it can only mean that improvement is not just around the corner. It's not all doom and gloom as this with force the authorities and tourism ministers to re-think their attitude to the yachting industry throughout the whole Country and hopefully a few of the bizarre and frustrationg restrictions on Commercial vessels will be lifted.
In the mean time, if you are sailing around the Balearic Islands this season at least the anchorages should be more peaceful and marina berths available at sensible rates.

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