Where? Gran Via Exhibition Centre & Port Vell wharves
For who? Boat enthusiasts & any one interested in all things nautical
When? 24 – 28 September 2014
The International boat show returns to Barcelona again this year for its 53rd birthday. The biggest event of its kind in Spain and one of Europe’s top events, will be exhibiting services, productions and innovations in every sector of the boating industry.
This year the Salon Nautico will take up the five halls in the Gran Via Exhibition Centre and the On-water Show in Port Vell will exceed the 250 boats that were displayed in the previous year’s show. Over 175,000 visitors and 1,600 indirect exhibitors are expected.
With more than 100 activities there is sure to be something for every type of visitor and age group. A key activity is the presentation of the main regattas; The King’s Cup, the S.A.R. Princesa Sofía – Mapfre Trophy, the Christmas Race and the Salt Route. Another must-see are the sailing and fishing simulators found at several stands at the Gran Via venue. These are so realistic that some of them are used for educational purposes in vocational training schools and other faculties. Sailing and fishing enthusiasts can ‘virtually’ experience the thrill of a catch on the high seas or plying the waves on a sailboat.
The Gran Via venue will be spilt into 5 themed zones.
Innovation Zone, the benchmark for research and design
The Innovation Zone will be showcasing the new projects from design centres, engineering practices and shipyards and featuring some of the most innovative ideas for the nautical industry. This is a great opportunity to discover the latest trends in new technological developments.
Fun Beach, revealing the secrets of the sea
To be a good sailor, you need to know the secrets of the sea. And there’s no better way of learning them than by paying a visit to this zone, aimed primarily at young people, where they can set sail in the dedicated pool on canoes, kayaks and dinghies.
Note: Interested in learning to sail? Save up to 20 EUR with Business Yacht Club at Oh-Barcelona.com
Traditional Sailing, a homage to our historical heritage
‘Sea wolves’ and fishermen recount their stories, sharing space with artisans building boats in the traditional way, with a backdrop of schooners, dornas and other traditional wooden fishing boats. You can also join in workshops, view exhibitions, listen to performances and taste some typical seafaring tapas
This zone features fishing tackle and virtual simulators that reproduce the experience of deep-sea fishing. It also presents various educational and recreational activities to promote responsible fishing among children. Several sea- and river-fishing championships will also be featured. This is a great place to meet like-minded people and share your experiences.
Espai del Mar, open to debate
Presentations of regattas, books, trophies, seminars, prize-giving ceremonies, etc. This is an area for debating and discussing issues concerning the marine environment and every aspect of sailing.
At the Gran Via venue
- Accessories – Brokers – Canoes and Kayaks
- Sailing Charters – Decoration
- Electronics – Motor Boats
- ‘Menorquina’ boats
- Fishing/recreational boats – Sailing Schools
- Fun Beach – Institutions
- Speedboats – Bookshops and Publishers
- Llaüts – Engines – Jet-skis and wave-runners
- Inflatables – Fishing – Paints
- Specialist Media – Marinas – Equipment
- Trailers – Insurance – Nautical Services
- Shopping Area – Scuba-diving
- Nautical Tourism – Dinghies – Sails
- Nautical clothing – Windsurfing
At Port Vell: Floating Exhibition
- Large vessels and mega-yachts
A highlight of this year’s show will be the first BCN Dive, dedicated to the underwater world. BCN Dive will be held in pavilion 5 of the Gran Vía exhibition centre and expects the participation of around a hundred companies.
Show open to: Public and trade
Entrance fees – public: Sat/Sun € 13, Mon-Fri € 10
Entrance fees – trade: € 25
Price of catalogue: € 25
For map & transport information simply click the icons on the map for information about how to get to each of the locations by public transport.
2010: 06-11-2010 to 14-11-2010
2011: 05-11-2011 to 13-11-2011
2012: 08-11-2012 to 16-11-2012
2013: 09-11-2013 to 17-11-2013
2014: 08-11-2014 to 16-11-2014
For more information on the International Boat Show visit the official website
Have you been previously? Interested in going this year? We would love to hear from you below.