Portals Nautical Weekend
A reason to come to Mallorca
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
The long weekend of 26 to 28 May 2012 is only six weeks away, and is now a firm date to put in your diary if you enjoy water sports. Whether you’re into sailing, motor cruising, chartering, or maybe exploring what might appeal to you as a hobby or a relaxing family pursuit, then you will find something of interest in Puerto Portals Mallorca this May!
Apart from the large number of yachts available for public viewing on the floating quays, there will be a shore based exhibition in the chic well known Puerto Portals boulevard area. This is bordered on both sides by boutique shops, restaurants and bars, only a few metres from the waters edge. Where else will you find such an agreeable setting for a thoroughly enjoyable Nautical Weekend?
This will be a real ‘boat fair’ embodied within all the facilities of a vibrant full service marina in its lively summer season mode!
The port itself celebrated 25 years in existence as a luxury marina in 2011, and is universally regarded in the nautical leisure world as a top class sailor’s destination. Its proximity to the excellent transport links via Palma de Mallorca’s international airport and ferry terminal, together with the natural gift of 300 days sunshine a year, and unbeatable coastal/offshore sailing conditions, have put Puerto Portals permanently at the top of the global marina premier league.
If you take the excellent ambience of the port, with it’s extensive retail shopping outlets, plus restaurants and bars to suit every taste and pocket, and combine it with a display of boats (both new and pre-owned) from Europe’s best known names in yacht building and brokerage… then that describes perfectly what you will see and experience at the Portals Nautical Weekend.
Add to that, a host of other exhibitors from Mallorca’s long established and high quality marine services sector, and the chance to soak up the sun for a few hours on one of the islands famous beaches, (one of them right next to the port itself) , and any nautically inclined family or yachting professional is bound to find this an attractive event to visit.
Some of the other attractions to compliment the comprehensive range of yachts in the water (from 8m to >30m, power and sail), will be the all important chandlers and yachting accessory exhibits, with special prices on some items exclusively for the show.
There will also be jet-skis, RIBS, outboard motors, kayaks, tenders/toys and dinghies on show. And if you prefer to charter a yacht for an idyllic holiday in The Balearics, or to take an instructional course towards gaining a recognised yachting qualification, then there will be specialist companies on hand to help you with arranging this to suit your requirements.
Look out for more regular updates in the press and on the Internet over the coming weeks, as many more interesting attractions are bring added, but if you have travel to Mallorca, please don’t delay in getting your flights or ferry booked… You would definitely not want to miss it!
One last important thing to announce… Entry to the Portals Nautical Weekend will be FREE! Editors note: This event has been made possible by a cooperative effort between many of the major local and international marine product and service suppliers in Mallorca. It has the full backing and support of Puerto Portals Marina‘s directors and port management, and the local government.
The postponement of the 29th Palma International Boat Show until 2013, will not be affected and this ‘one off’ nautical weekend is in no way intended to replace it.