OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona has been chosen as the host venue for the 2017 MYBA Charter Show. The city-based superyacht marina that relaunched in January 2015 after a multi-million pound investment was awarded the show ahead of competitor destinations Genoa & Nice and will stage the show for at least the next three years.

Impressed with the outstanding yacht services, unrivalled hospitality and marina facilities that OneOcean Port Vell provides, MYBA President, Fiona Maureso, commented on the decision to award the show to Barcelona; “We are excited to have this opportunity to discover Barcelona and are confident that OOPV will deliver an internationally-recognised show of the highest calibre”.

Barcelona excels as a maritime destination and the city has perfectly positioned and consolidated itself as one of the world’s leading locations to host prominent events, congresses and exhibitions. OneOcean Port Vell is a minute’s walk from an award winning beach, a five minute walk to the Roman-walled Gothic Quarter and ten minutes from the famous Las Ramblas. Barcelona’s international airport operates daily direct flights from 182 destinations and is a 20 minute drive away from the marina. Over 600 hotel rooms are within a 3km radius of the 2017 MYBA Charter Show.

The MYBA Charter Show will exhibit across OneOcean Port Vell’s four Quays, Spanish Quay and Barceloneta Quay, Deposit Quay and Sota Muralla Quay. Together the Quays are able to berth 68 yachts from 22m – 190m. The entire marina’s 1,058 linear metres of Quay will be used to host exhibitor tents, with the majority located directly in front of where the yachts will be berthed. The shows conferences will be hosted in venues across Barcelona City.

General Manager of OneOcean Port Vell, Paul Cook, said: “It is a great honour for OneOcean Port Vell to be appointed as host of the prestigious MYBA Charter Show from 2017 and we would like to thank MYBA for their confidence in us. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading cities and with OOPV, it is now a prominent superyacht destination with unrivalled marina facilities and infrastructure. This, combined with the easing of legislation on Spanish charters, which has had a positive impact on the demand for chartering and cruising in the region, ensures that OOPV and MYBA are optimally positioned to deliver the next evolution of this event in 2017 and beyond.”

Martin Bellamy, Chairman of OneOcean Ventures added: “OneOcean Port Vell has been widely supported by local authorities, including the APB and Barcelona Nautical Cluster and their contribution has been instrumental in enabling the MYBA Charter Show to come to Barcelona. We are committed partners to MYBA and look forward to working together to support the growth and future development of this key industry event.”

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