Your Guide To The Best Mediterranean Yacht Shows In 2019


The Mediterranean yachting season is already underway, meaning that the time to attend a superyacht show is now. But with so many superyacht events now occurring all over the continent, which are the ones worth your attendance? Below, we take a look at some of the best Mediterranean yacht shows of 2019.

Palma Superyacht Show


Location: Moll Vell, Puerto de Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Dates: 27 April – 01 May 2019

The Palma Superyacht Show is the sister of the well-established Palma International Boat Show, currently on its 36th edition. Now in its 6th year itself, the Palma Superyacht Show is committed to displaying exquisite brokerage and charter yachts over 24m. Palma draws people in with its fun, social atmosphere and much-envied location, held on the lively coast of Palma de Mallorca. However, it is the superyachts that people stay for, with industry-leading brokerages like Fraser using these boat shows as an opportunity to display some of their latest and greatest vessels. Sponsored by the MYBA and made for those who are passionate about yachting and the lifestyle that goes with it, this is one event not to be missed.

MYBA Charter Show


Location: OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain

Dates: 30 April – 03 May 2019

The MYBA Charter Show has long been the place to discover which charter yachts are available for the coming season, strategically placed right at the start of the Mediterranean yachting calendar and with arguably the world’s best selection of charter vessels. Held in the stunning OneOcean Port Vell in vibrant Barcelona, the MYBA Charter Show is able to offer a 148-berth facility with space for yachts of up to 190 metres. This year’s 31st edition will bring together luxury charter professionals and potential charterers to mingle and explore, with highlights including the popular Superyacht Chefs’ Competition and a selection of fascinating seminars – we’ll see you there.

The Superyacht Show

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Location: OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain

Dates: 8 May – 11 May 2019

The Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) are all set to launch this customer-centric superyacht show in May this year. Visitors can look forward to viewing an array of the finest superyachts in a beautiful and relaxed setting, meeting with yachting companies and prestigious partners, shopping luxury brands and chatting to some of the most experienced buyers and brokers in the industry. LYBRA’s vision is to be the world’s most enjoyable superyacht show, and with its base in Barcelona’s stunning OneOcean Port Vell as the setting, we would say ithas a good chance of achieving this goal. As summer yacht shows in 2019 go, a weekend of yacht exploration and fine Mediterranean cuisine in a diverse and cosmopolitan city sounds good to us!

Cannes Yachting Festival


Location: Vieux Port & Port Canto, Cannes, France

Dates: 10 Sep – 15 Sep 2019

A highlight of the yachting calendar since 1977, September 2019 will see over 100 sailing yachts, monohulls and multihulls descend on Port Canto for the largest ever in-water exhibition of new sailboats, sitting alongside a brilliant collection of second-hand brokerage yachts from 22+ metres and more water toys than you ever knew existed. Cannes Yachting Festival’s Vieux Port will then be dedicated to displaying motor yachts, with the Luxury Gallery (located inside the Palais des Festivals) offering visitors a chance to peruse even more luxury items, with everything from watches and jewellery to high-tech design and art on show. Yachts and the luxury lifestyle go hand in hand, after all…

Monaco Yacht Show


Location: Port Hercules, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Dates: 25 Sep – 28 Sep 2019

Every year, the Monaco Yacht Show exhibits over 125 of the most unique, custom-built superyachts, crafted by the world’s most revered shipyards – this has been its focus since its opening in 1991. This September, it promises to premiere around 40 new superyacht launches, meaning this is the place to be if you are in the market for a brand new vessel. Here you will also have the opportunity to browse 580 exhibiting companies, from award-winning yacht designers and luxury suppliers to the most prestigious automobile dealers. Drawing in crowds from the world-over to experience this all against the glamorous backdrop of Monte Carlo, this highly-anticipated 2019 yacht show won’t disappoint if you are looking for the ultimate in bespoke vessels.

With so many fantastic Mediterranean yacht shows in 2019, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whichever you attend, we hope you find what you’re looking for.