The Barcelona Boat Show 2014, or “Salón Náutico”, is probably one of the biggest events in the nautical world in Spain and, as is tradition, will be held in Barcelona from the 14th to the 19th October in Port Vell. The date is a great opportunity for both professionals and companies in the nautical world to present their newest projects, services and products to the public. In the Boat Show you’ll have the opportunity to find whatever you’re looking for if you’re a sea person, with the best brands present and more than 400 companies form over 30 countries. In this edition we’ll be able to find all kinds of boats; from Sport Boats to Cruise ships, yachts to catamarans and speedboats. Apart from the boats we’ll be able to fins motorboats, all kind of electronics and gadgets for your boat, information on nautical tourism, all kinds of material for your favourite nautical sports such as wakeboards, windsurf, paddle surf or snorkel; all sorts of fishing material, financial products, equipment and accessories, plus information on the best nautical schools.
The event is divided in different sections so visitors can choose their area of interest. First of all, we’ll find the “Espai del Mar” section; aimed to professionals who will be able to attend conferences and seminars on the latest news and events of the nautical world. We can also find the Tradition Section, where we can find exhibitions on traditional sailing for those who want to reminisce on old time sailing or know a bit more of boat history. In the Village, we’ll be able to relax in an outdoor cafeteria and is the perfect space for business meetings and get to know both people in the business or sailing enthusiasts. Last but not least is Fun Beach, where all visitors can get a taste of the best nautical sports and try out kayaks, paddle surf and other sports.
During the days that the Show is held, there will be a series of activities related to the nautical world so all attendants can have a great time. Fun Beach Area: As we said earlier on, the Fun Beach Area is the perfect area for young ones can try out different nautical activities and sports. Traditional Marine: A show where we can find many boats dating from the last century to know a bit more about the marine traditions. Sea Babtism: Those who have never tried scuba diving will have a great chance to have their first under-water experience guided by the greatest professionals. Fly-Board: An exhibition on this crazy gadget will be held, where professionals will be able to show the general public their coolest stunts. IOM Regatta: A radio-control nautical race will also be held.
You can book your ticket or credentials now if you’re thinking of going To the Boat Show. Tickets now cost 6€ with discount or 12 € without discount on their website.
Although it’s Fira de Barcelona that organizes this event, it is held in Port Vell, the best place to host this kind of event. Metro: L3 Drassanes, L4 Barceloneta Bus: 14, 59, 64, 120, D20, H16 y V17
Hope you found this information for the Barcelona Boat Show useful!