OneOcean Port Vell and MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association have announced the renewal of their collaboration regarding the hosting of the MYBA Charter Show at the Barcelona marina. This announcement will see the four-day trade Show, widely accepted as one of the most important global events on the yachting calendar, held at OneOcean Port Vell at least until 2021.
Having previously been hosted for 28 years in the Italian cities of San Remo and Genoa, the move to OneOcean Port Vell in 2017 was a significant milestone for the Barcelona city centre marina which will now play host to this high-profile international event for a total of five consecutive years.
Gaye Joyeau-Bourgeois, MYBA President commented (above, with Ignacio Erroz): “The MYBA Charter Show is the first major event of the superyacht season for the charter sector and, it is owing to the world-class facilities of OneOcean Port Vell, a marina that can cater to a show of both this calibre and size, that we have chosen to celebrate the next two editions at this port.”
This news follows the success of the past two Shows, organised by MYBA, at OneOcean Port Vell. The 2018 Show, in fact, set an industry benchmark and some new records. The numbers speak for themselves: an exceptional line up of 53 superyachts with a total LOA of 2,521m, 96 exhibitors and a total of 1,885 attendees of whom 592 were brokers and central agents.
Ignacio Erroz, General Manager of OneOcean Port Vell, said: “This is an exciting announcement not only for OneOcean Port Vell but for Barcelona as a superyacht hub. Accommodating this internationally recognised show for five years firmly establishes Barcelona’s position as one of Europe’s primary superyacht destinations and is testament to the unrivalled facilities for Owners, Captains and Crew that we have at this marina.”
The Show, whose success has been growing steadily over the last 30 years, is celebrating its 31st edition between Tuesday 30th April and Friday 3rd May 2019. The Show occupies over 1km in length at the marina, across the docks of Sotamuralla, Deposit, Barceloneta, España and Rellotge.
Boasting 150 berths, ranging in size from 5m to 190m, the state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure at OneOcean Port Vell guarantee an impeccably run show that is just moments from the centre of Barcelona and with easy access for top industry professionals from around the globe.
Images: MYBA Charter Show / OneOcean Port Vell