Green shoots and positive vibes at 53rd edition of Barcelona Boat Show 2014

The weather was definitely on our side for the latest edition of the Barcelona Boat Show. We joined Izando Marketing on their stand and welcomed many operators and individuals interested in our project in Lanzarote.

The first surprise was to see a Far Barcelona Boat Show 2014 more activity-focused Show compared to last year’s edition number 52 and an entire city well and truly involved the event. We were able to enjoy a wave pool installed in the harbour, where over 400 people had a go at surfing, and a whole host of activities such as taster sessions on lateen-rigged boats, workshops on cork boat building and nautical ropes, Flyboard demos and outings on some of the Barcelona Maritime Museum’s fleet: the lateen-rigged Lola, the pilot boat Polux and the Dragon sailboat Drac.

We also attended some of the exhibitor activities at the Espai de Mar, including a discussion on the economic situation of the industry given by FADIN and the director of the Merchant Navy’s talk on the ramifications of the Royal Decree dated 10th October on Nautical Qualifications. Another must-visit, for obvious reasons, was the celebratory act given by Difusión Náutica for the 2014 Gran Prix del Atlántico crews, who as you’ll remember set sail from Marina Rubicón, Lanzarote.

What’s more, we had a great time learning about the 120-plus products debuting at the Show, as well as seeing the 650 boats on display.

Our good friend and collaborator Oscar Pinedo invited us to step onboard his latest acquisition, a stunning AZIMUT 62S christened Chapacua, which will soon join his already impressive fleet in Lanzarote.

It goes without saying that Nautic Ocean will also have this luxury yacht in our portfolio for all those pleasure-seekers keen to couple sailing with opulence whilst in paradise. We’re truly convinced that this yacht will be a great success, as nothing similar has ever been on our books:

  • LOA: 19.05m
  • Beam: 4.9m / 16.08ft
  • Engine: CAT C18V
  • Cruising speed: 33 knots
  • Top speed: 39 knots

And we simply can’t wait to try out this seafaring marvel on her next crossing from Barcelona to Lanzarote.

We’ll soon let you know about two new sailing products that we’re launching thanks to our recently-signed agreement with NAUCAMNET, thus fostering nautical tourism between the Canary Islands and Agadir in Morocco. We also used the Barcelona Boat Show as a platform to inform yacht tour operators about this initiative and held a presentation in collaboration with FADIN at the Espai de Mar. This is gonna be big, just wait and see!

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