Barcelona International Boat Show is the leading sport and recreational boating fair in Spain, in addition to being the only one in the country recognised by the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO).
Organised by Fira Barcelona each year, it is the largest event for boating professionals and amateurs in the country, with both floating and dry exhibition spaces. Fair-goers will have the opportunity to see all the latest from prestigious brands and a whole display of boats, from small powerboats to sailboats, yachts, catamarans, Menorquin yachts, and even large cruise ships or recreational fishing vessels. Plus, those who come to the boat show will get to discover all sorts of nautical products and services in the various sections of the fair: motors, sails, trailers, fishing gear, charter ports or marinas, and much more.
Barcelona International Boat Fair is geared towards professionals in the nautical sector as well as boat-lovers interested in discovering what is available for sale and the latest products from international brands in the nautical sector. Each year, this event welcomes more than 51,000 visitors from all over the world who come to visit over 250 exhibiting companies over 4 days.
This year’s Barcelona International Boat Show will be held from 10 to 14 October at Port Vell (Barcelona), one of the most suitable open-air venues in the city to host this fair.
Port Vell is located in the Port of Barcelona, which allows participants to visit and exhibit large boats, as well as having indoor spaces for presentations, conferences and even meetings with clients.
The activities and exhibitors at this boat show are divided into 8 points at Port Vell:
At the boat show, you can participate in activities organised in each of these areas in order to boost your business opportunities and make new contacts with clients during your stay.Plus, Fira Barcelona has organised Professional Meetings throughout the Barcelona International Boat Show, for exhibitors and visiting professionals, in order to generate new business and networking opportunities. For more information about these sessions, go to the website: http://www.salonnautico.com/professional-meetings
If you are interested in this or any other event, don’t hesitate to contact your personal assistant to help you set up these gatherings.
Each year, top professionals from the global nautical sector share their latest products and services with the public at Port Vell.
There are many ways to get to Port Vell, whether by public or private transport.
As an EnjoyBCN client, when you book any of our luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona we’ll help you with anything you need for your stay in Barcelona, both before and after arrival (airport transfers, setting up meeting spaces, booking restaurants for professional meetings/gatherings, etc.). This way, as soon as you book with EnjoyBCN, your assistant will contact youto work out any logistics or organisational needs we can help you with.
El Prat Airport is the main international airport in the area, located just south of Barcelona and just a 20-minute drive from the Port Vell area. El Prat Airport has regular flights to more than 215 destinations and numerous connections to large European cities, making Barcelona an easy, quick gateway to nearly anywhere in the world.
From the airport, there are many public transport options to take you into Barcelona or the metropolitan area (metro, bus, suburban trains, etc.), although there is currently no direct route to the boat show venue. So, you would have to take a train to the centre of Barcelona and then a bus or metro to Port Vell.
Take the Airport Train (R2 Norte) to Passeig de Gràcia. If your flight arrives at Terminal 1 (T1), you won’t be able to walk directly to the train station, as it is 4 km away. You’ll have to take the free shuttle bus outside that connects all the terminals. When you get to the Passeig de Gràcia station, switch to the metro (L3 – green line) and get off at Drassanes. When you leave the metro station, you can take a bus from there to the various sections of the port or go by foot, taking advantage to visit the whole area.
Port Vell is just 15 km from the Barcelona Airport. This means it takes roughly 20 minutes in private car and we recommend this option, as it is the easiest and most comfortable. Plus, this service is available at no additional cost for all our clients.Private transport from the airport to the boat show:
Port Vell is just 15 km from the Barcelona Airport. This means it takes roughly 20 minutes in private car and we recommend this option, as it is the easiest and most comfortable. Plus, this service is available at no additional cost for all our clients.
So, when you book any of our apartments, we take care of arranging everything for your transfer from the airport at absolutely no additional cost.
If you arrive in Barcelona by train, you’ll probably come directly to Barcelona Sants: the city’s main station with daily connections to numerous cities in Spain and France.
From Barcelona Sants, you can take the metro to Drassanes (L3 – green line) to get to the Port of Barcelona, where you can take a bus to the various areas of the port or go on foot if you don’t know the area yet.
Barcelona is a vibrant city that never stops growing and changing, especially Las Ramblas, located right by Port Vell. This is one of the most active nightlife areas in Barcelona, with a huge array of bars and restaurants for all tastes.
Want to come to Barcelona International Boat Show 2018 but don’t know how to organise your trip? We have many central accommodations options in emblematic locations with 24/7 service designed to make sure your every need is met during your stay.
For those visiting the boat show, we offer apartments or private buildings designed especially for large groups, with separate rooms and 24/7 concierge service. One of the most emblematic buildings you can stay at with EnjoyBCN is the Colón Building, which is just a 7-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the boat show at Port Vell.
This sort of accommodations has been created especially for large and/or small businesses interested in making the most of Barcelona on a work visit. Our Colón Building features large spaces and workrooms available at no additional charge to host meetings with your team, clients or suppliers. Plus, the building is located just a stone’s throw from the Barcelona International Boat Show.
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The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early...
The apartment was extremely clean and easy to get to. We took the airport bus and it was an easy walk. Coming from the US, you will probably arrive early and have to store your luggage until check in at 3PM, unless they didn't rent the apartment the day before. You can store bags free at their office where you can relax and enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona in one of the tallest buildings in the area. Make sure they explain how the electronic key works. It's not hard once you get the hang of it but if you've never used one, it may take a few tries. The WIFI was fast and you will be close to restaurants, public transportation and small groceries to purchase supplies. Be prepared to bring an adapter if you're an American. We did find a store 1 1/2 blocks away which sells them if you don't have one. Placa Cataluna is where the Hop on/Hop off buses are and several nice sightseeing options are close or easy to get to by Metro. There is an elevator. In the kitchen, there is a dishwasher, coffee pod machine, small cleaning supplies, fridge, etc. There are two bathrooms although one shower is a bit smaller than the other. When leaving, you will be asked to take out the trash to the street bins. You leave the keys inside and close the door. This has nothing to do with the apartment, but if you want to visit popular attractions, such as Sagrada Familia, purchase your tickets well in advance or they may be sold out. Everyone was very nice at EnjoyBCN and we appreciated all of their help with questions and arrangements. You can call or text them using Whatsapp using WIFI if need free calling. If this apartment doesn't work for you, they have others which may work out just as well or better!
Dear Mary, Thank you so much for this wonderful and detailed comment!
We are so happy to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and felt well taken care of. Regarding the adapters, next time do not hesitate to ask us for them, as we have some for our American guests. It is also so nice to see that you enjoyed our new office that much. We are more than welcome to come back next time you visit Barcelona!
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon!
Honestly, this was one of the best rental experiences I have had. The communication went above and beyond to make sure we had all of information entered...
Honestly, this was one of the best rental experiences I have had. The communication went above and beyond to make sure we had all of information entered correctly and that the process of checking in was easy. I came home from this work trip with full intentions of coming back to Barcelona with my wife and will only be looking to stay with enjoybcn in the future. Thank you for a memorable experience and being great hosts.
Wow, what a wonderful comment, thank you! We are so happy to see that you had such a great experience and felt this well taken care of. We do a great effort everyday to make you feel at home and this feedback really motivates us to keep on doing a good job.
It has been a pleasure to host you. We'll be more than glad to see you and your wife soon!
Great experience. the managers were great with making the arrangements .The apartment appears newly renovated and everything was clean and comfortable....
Great experience. the managers were great with making the arrangements .The apartment appears newly renovated and everything was clean and comfortable. The onsite manager was great and even provided stocked the apartment with some key food/drink. Very happy with my stay. P.S.- very easy location to walk to the Congress Conference Center.
We are so glad to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and felt well taken care of. It is also nice to know that the location was convenient for you.
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
Stayed here with my husband, 3 kids and my mum... it was a perfect space to accommodate us all. The apartment was clean, comfortable, with a modern decor...
Stayed here with my husband, 3 kids and my mum... it was a perfect space to accommodate us all. The apartment was clean, comfortable, with a modern decor and was great for what we needed. The communal roof terrace was an added bonus and my daughter enjoyed the small pool... it is small though, so more for dipping than swimming, and was too chilly for me!! BCN were really helpful and I always got really quick responses from any queries. We had a problem with the safe not working, but they got an engineer to come and sort this out, so not a problem. The apartment is in a great location in the Gothic quarter and right next to Las Ramblas. We were also very close to the sea and the marina, so a nice easy walk along the promenade to look at boats or walk to the beach. Would recommend and would happily stay here again.
We are so glad to see that you had a great stay and felt this well taken care of. We appreciate your feedback that will help us to improve the apartment for future travelers. It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
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