The six yachting businesses behind the newly formed Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA) have each divulged their pick of the superyacht bunch for the Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show – a Show-within-a-Show at the 30th edition of Mallorca’s Palma International Boat Show held from 1 to 5 May.
Now with more than 40 superyachts between 24 and 65 metres confirmed, the Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show is a new initiative set to highlight the importance of the superyacht industry and the significant foreign revenue inflow and local employment it generates on the Island.
Superyachts have formed a substantial part of the Balearics yachting community for decades and it’s only fitting that they should have a strong presence at this annual nautical festival.
According to the Superyacht Brokerage and Charter Show, here’s what you can expect to see:
SY Ithaka - Dahm International: Ithaka was purpose-built by her owner to follow the legendary travels of Odysseus but with today’s state-of-the-art naval architecture and technology. The deep midnight blue hull was designed by American Doug Peterson and her sail handling is simple, even with a small crew, thanks to a well conceived deck layout including captive winches, a carbon mast, full set of North Sail 3DLs and the 3.05m wing keel. Designed for blue water sailing and anchoring in shallow bays as well as racing in regattas, Ithaka has a comfortable five-cabin interior finished in pear wood with titanium detail. Kept in perfect condition, the yacht is ready to set sail immediately.
MY Emotion – Burgess Yachts: From the CRN shipyard in Ancona, Emotion is a 2007 43m yacht that had a complete exterior repaint, technical overhaul, AV upgrade and interior refit just last year in 2012. She has a modern, stylish and luxurious onboard environment with a host of impressive features including five guest cabins, surround sound cinema, spacious sundecks and a fully equipped gymnasium which opens onto a beach club with dropdown swim platform.
SY Hetairos – Ocean Independence: From German shipbuilders Abeking & Rasmussen, this 1993 42.84m sailing yacht displays extraordinary craftsmanship. Arguably the finest modern classic afloat, Hetairos has great lines and superb pedigree having won the Maxi World Cup back in 2010. Ideal for a passionate sailor, she has been exceptionally well maintained and is available for immediate inspection and sea trials.
MY Why Worry – Camper & Nicholsons: A slick Italian Maiora design from Roberto del Re’s drawing board, Why Worry is a 2008 39.6m in pristine condition after very little use. Fully equipped, including zero speed stabilisers, she accommodates up to 12 guests in five cabins, plus seven crew, in a contemporary bright comfortable interior. Boasting two MTUs she reaches top speeds of 32 knots, cruising around 27 knots.
SY Imagine – Fraser Yachts: Built at Alloy Yachts in 1993 as a truly worldwide cruiser with maximum comfort and proven great performance, this yacht was a trendsetter at launch and still feels just as contemporary today. The timeless Ed Dubois signature design offers sleek lines and clean deck space. Recently refitted and updated by her very demanding owner, 33.6m Imagine is now ready to go.
MY Las Brisas – Northrop & Johnson: This 2002 San Lorenzo 100 (30m) accommodates nine guests in four cabins alongside five crew. Modern yet timeless, Las Brisas has an enormous main salon plus a dining salon perfect for starlit meals under the skylight. Up top, the flybridge has lounging sofas, sunbeds and the possibility to create a large al fresco dining area.
Tickets are five euros on the day, three euros if booked in advance and free for pensioners and children under 12 years of age.
For information on stands and sponsorship contact Jane Thompson, mobile: + 34 605 223 202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.