Following the success of this year's event, The Superyacht Show conceived by LYBRA (the Large Yacht Brokers' Association) will return to OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona for the next three years. The 2019 edition will take place in the second week of May, a client-centric event showcasing large yachts for sale.
LYBRA is a trade association comprising nine leading superyacht brokerages - Burgess, Edmiston, Fraser, IYC, Merlewood & Associates, Northrop & Johnson, Ocean Independence, Yachtzoo and Y.CO.
“The first edition of The Superyacht Show exceeded all our expectations. This show is an ambitious project, with its focus entirely on creating a unique visitor experience; displaying incredible superyachts in a world-class marina such as OneOcean Port Vell." said Raphael Sauleau, President of LYBRA and CEO of Fraser.
"The success of 2018 has led buyers to recognise the attractive opportunity The Superyacht Show offers and we’re very happy to announce we’ll be working again with OneOcean Port Vell, a marina which offers some of the best facilities and services in the region to cater for this kind of event."
In 2018 The Superyacht Show welcomed 22 superyachts for sale, and next year this number is expected to increase by 30% as the show consolidates its position as the pre-season buying opportunity in the Mediterranean.
The premium event is also a sales platform for yachting companies and luxury brands such as Aston Martin, Bulgari, Airbus, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona and Foglizzo, as well as several major shipyards.
“Hosting The Superyacht Show for the next three years is an exciting announcement for OneOcean Port Vell, and one that will enable us to showcase the marina’s outstanding beauty and extensive facilities catering to superyachts, whilst also cementing Barcelona’s status as a key yachting destination in the Mediterranean." said Ignacio Erroz, General Manager of OneOcean .
"Visitors from across the industry - brokers, captains and consumers - will be able to experience a unique offering, all located within a relaxed and enjoyable setting in one of Europe’s most beautiful and vibrant cities.”
Already home to the MYBA Charter Show and the International Barcelona Boat Show, the prestige of playing host to The Superyacht Show confirms the reputation of OneOcean Port Vell as a global player in the superyacht industry.
Renowned for its focus on the visitor experience and its excellent facilities for owners and crew, OneOcean Port Vell is just 16km from Barcelona’s El Prat airport in the heart of Europe's most vibrant city.