The Barcelona International Boat Show carries the flag of the nautical industry
Barcelona Fira and the National Association of Nautical Businesses (ANEN) successfully organized the 59th edition of the Barcelona International Boat Show, from October 12 to 17. TThe event, held at Port Vell in Barcelona, Spain, contributed to the industry’s momentum towards recovery, fostering growth and sustainability across the industry.
The Show brought together 184 exhibitors, more than 500 boats and 51,236 visitors.
Luis Conde, President of the Boat Show, said: “This year’s edition has once again placed Barcelona on the national and international nautical map. In such a difficult time, the public and businesses reacted and we managed to organize an event that demonstrates the growth of the sector and the enthusiasm of sea enthusiasts and lovers to sail.
Josep Antoni Llopart, the new director of the event, added: “We are closing an edition with which we wanted to stimulate the ecological transition of the sector and introduce water sports to new audiences. Its success encourages us to prepare for a very special event. in 2022, when the show will celebrate its 60th edition.
The Fira de Barcelona event organized the conference “A commitment for the sea” where several speakers addressed, among others, the urgent issue of climate change and the sustainable future of the sea.
The third edition of Nautic Tech also took place, which rewarded the most innovative start-ups in the sector. Among the many awards, the 100% electric Magonis, developed in Barcelona and the De Antonio 50 hybrid equipped with an electric motor, were awarded.