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Balearic Marine Cluster attended METS

Balearic Marine Cluster attended METSTRADE Show 2021 to represent the Balearic Islands as a yachting destination

The largest trade show for marine equipment, systems and materials, METSTRADE Show, returned for 2021 and Balearic Marine Cluster and a selection of its associated companies were there to fly the flag for the Balearic Islands.

METSTRADE Show is an international trade show for businesses to meet and exchange ideas, network, and showcase their latest products and services to fellow industry professionals. This year, METSTRADE Show hosted a grand total of 1,276 exhibitors from 48 countries over the main METSTRADE Show, and the SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP), a privileged location with a large number of visitors and where the Balearic Yacht Destination stand was located.

Balearic Marine Cluster together with some of the refit, marinas and service companies that fall under its Balearic Yacht Destination umbrella were present at the show to inform visitors and exhibitors of all of the reasons why the Balearic Islands are the ideal place for superyachts to carry out refit and repair as well as find marinas, maintenance and marine service solutions. Amiral Yacht, a company that provides various products for the propulsion, roll damping, noise reduction and automation of yachts, Aufait, who carry out full refits for yachts, Baleos Yacht Carpentry that specialises in the construction of decks, interior refits and the restoration of classic boats, and Dahlberg who provide marine electronic, onboard comfort and sanitation solutions to all types of boats were all present with stands at the show. Also in attendance were Infe who provide acoustic and thermal insulation for superyachts, Nautipaints, a highly-respected superyacht painting company and Pinmar who are best known for superyacht finishing and refinishing services. Representing the ports of Mallorca were Astilleros de Mallorca, Mallorca’s premier shipyard, IPM Group that offer management and development of marine facilities and Ocibar who look after the construction and management of nautical-sports facilities.

The Balearic Islands are one of the world’s leading destinations for marine services with a plethora of companies offering every service that superyachts and other vessels need, all year round. At the show, this year refit & repair companies demonstrated how efficient and reliable the islands’ companies are when it comes to the variety of services on offer while the service companies offered their insight into how it is all carried out in some of the best ports in the Mediterranean. In line with the theme of ways to make boating accessible for a wider audience at this years’ show, the Balearic Marine Cluster shared their experience of the Balearic Islands as a winter destination for both cruising and yard time. They demonstrated how the Balearic Islands are an ideal place to spend the refit and repair period as the infrastructure is in place to offer every service required to service, refit and repair the yachts but that they are also a fantastic place for the crew to live whilst this is taking place.

All visitors and exhibitors will no doubt be in agreement that the METSTRADE Show 2021 was a roaring success and that all professionals that attended demonstrated to each other and the rest of the yachting community that the yachting industry is resilient and still thriving – quite an achievement considering the events of the past 18 months.