The Barcelona Boat Show is getting ready for a new edition featuring the best nautical offering in Spain

The Barcelona International Boat Show, which takes place this year between 11 and 15 October in Port Vell, will bring together the biggest and best in sports and recreational sailing in Spain. More than 260 exhibitors are expected to attend, with more boats in the port-based exhibition area than ever before, especially catamarans, plus a host of marine-related products and services. The extensive programme of activities will include technical seminars, presentations, workshops and entertainment for every age group. 
The fifty-sixth Barcelona International Boat Show, organised by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with ANEN (Spanish Association of Nautical Companies) is unfurling its sails and, just four months away from its opening date, sales of exhibition space is brisk. As of today more than 75% of the exhibition space has been sold, representing growth of 5% compared to this time last year, and the leading companies in the sector have already signed up.
The president of the Boat Show, Luís Conde, highlighted the fact that ‘once again, the Show will confirm its position as the leading event of its kind in Spain and southern Europe, demonstrating all its potential as the best commercial platform and meeting place for the sector.’ Meanwhile, the show’s director, Jordi Freixes, mentioned how ‘very positive it is that at this stage we have already booked more than 70% of the space, which underlines the sector’s recovery after so many difficult years.’
The show will take over Moll d’Espanya and Moll de la Fusta in the Port Vell marina where the floating exhibition will be held, showcasing boats up to 8 metres long as well as a land-based exhibition area featuring the latest nautical products and services such as engines, electronics, paints, sails and trailers, amongst many others.
Activities for professionals and enthusiasts alike
Once again this year the show will offer a range of themed areas where numerous activities will be taking place for sector professionals and the general public alike: the Espai del Mar (conferences and seminars), Traditional Sailing (workshops and an exhibition of vintage boats), Fun Beach (water sports), and the gourmet zones of Nautic Food Plaza and OneOcean Club.
Barcelona, 7 June 2017