The 58th Barcelona Boat Show takes place on October 9-13 in Port Vell. This time it is organized by Fira de Barcelona as well as Asociación Nacional de Empresas Naúticas.
This year the main theme of the event is the nature protection. That’s why hybrid and electrical vessels will be presented. In total, 290 exponents with more than 700 vessels, 10 of which were nominated for the Yacht of the Year Award will be present. Moreover, the Let’s Take Care of the Sea conference will discuss the matter of decreasing the negative effects on nature.
The president of the exhibition, Luis Conde, says
«We in the sailing community are the ones with the greatest interest in protecting the environment in which we engage in one of our great passions. Sea lovers cannot stand idly by in the face of the degradation of our seas and oceans. And the Barcelona Boat Show wanted to be the first to take the helm of sustainability.»
International yacht exhibition in Barcelona is a relatively small yachting event. Nevertheless, each year the number of its’ visitors and participants grows rapidly. Many yachtsmen from the Mediterranean arrive on private vessels. The location has all that it takes for the water competitions. The third Barcelona Paddle Race is to take place as part of the BBS. The participants start from the El Prat, go through Port Vell and finish in Badalona.
Last year, 275 companies with more than 700 yachts took part in the Barcelona Boat Show. These numbers made the event in 2018 one of the most successful recent exhibitions.