THOUSANDS of expats, children and even a few French gendarmes got into the spirit for the best Palma boat show yet!

With the odd vintage car, a James Bond boat and a stunning female diver, not to mention plenty of events and parties, it was an event not to be missed.

SHIP SHAPE: Palma Boat Show back with a bang
SHIP SHAPE: Palma Boat Show back with a bang

The five-day event, which ended last week, saw 20% more boats and 10% more exhibitors than last year.
The show was visited by around 35,000 visitors, a 10% increase on last year.

More than €400 million is expected to have been turned over by the industry, while more than 2,500 were employed as a result.

Around 4,000 national and international brands from more than 20 countries were present at the show, cementing it as one of the most important calendar events in the Balearics.

“It was really good, really busy,” said one British exhibitor Russell Fenwick, CEO of Nauti Parts, which had a big stand at the show.

“The weather was really good which definitely helped.”