The Boat Show celebrates one of its best-ever editions, reflecting the recovery of the sector

In line with the sector’s positive performance, the Barcelona International Boat Show, which concludes this afternoon in Port Vell, brings the curtain down on one of the best editions of the last few years in terms of the technological innovations on show, the intensive commercial activity and the large visitor numbe

The Barcelona Boat Show, organised by Fira de Barcelona, has cruised through the week. Its fifty-sixth edition brought together 275 exhibitors, 7% more than in 2016, who occupied a net exhibition area of 23,000 sq. m (+11%) on the wharves of La Fusta and Espanya, with more than 700 boats of which 180 were in the floating section (+11%).
According to the show’s president, Luis Conde, ‘this year witnessed some intensive commercial activity at our exhibitors’ stands, with a wealth of sales, contacts and new business operations. This huge volume of business – some 50% of the sector’s annual sales are generated at the show- was supported by considerable numbers of visitors with purchasing power’.

According to Conde, ‘the excellent results this year consolidate the recovery of the event, reflecting the positive trend in the Spanish nautical industry as a whole, which grew by 9.23% between January and September 2017, and also responds, in the current context, to the confidence shown by exhibitors a