The full program of events as well as activities of the highly anticipated Portals Nautical Weekend in Mallorca has been revealed by its organisers. Starting in a few days, there will be 60 yachts on display, featuring all of the best brands, both new and used, including sail and motor yachts from 9 to 40 metres.
These include leading yacht builds from Fairline, Oyster, Azimut, Beneteau, Bavaria, Riva, Princess, San Lorenzo, Sunseeker etc. There will also be a good selection of pre owned motor and sail boats from top local and international brokers such as Sunbird, Baxter Marine, Marivent Yachts, Drettmann and Yacht Moments.
This is the first time ever that such a large and varied display of yachts and nautical products combined with various lifestyle attractions has been staged in Mallorca, which is completely open to the public and with no entry fees.
Yachts and much more…
Apart from having all the fabulous boats, chandlery, tenders and toys on display, the organisers have gone out of their way to make this a generally entertaining event. There will even be a large display of classic cars on show for the petrol heads provided by the Mallorca Driving Club.
A special and unique part of the event will be a boat parade to take place on Sunday (27th) evening at 21.45hrs. Just after the sun goes down and darkness falls over Puerto Portals, up to twenty hand picked yachts from the show will leave their moorings, cruise around the harbour and return in an organised procession. Music, lights and a professional commentary in English and Spanish will accompany this spectacle. The participating yachts will range from the Fjord Open 40, a modern fast elegant day cruiser, a Princess 23 luxury motor cruiser available for charter, through to the Beneteau Sense 50, a completely innovative modern family sailing yacht which won the 2011 ´Cruising World Boat of the Year Award´.
Food, refreshments and shopping
During the whole three days of the event where exhibits will be open to the public from 12.00 noon to 21.00 each day, the restaurants, bars and boutiques around the port will be open for business, and offering a warm welcome to visitors as an integral part of the weekend´s entertainment.
For instance, Tristan Bistro will be serving an exclusively nautical lunchtime menu from 12am to 9pm, costing 29.50€ per person and including water and coffee. In addition to this the Tristán Bar will create a unique, nautical cocktail!
Various boutiques, such as Osama Piluca, Exclusive, Blue Marin and Rosemarine are preparing special offers. A newcomer to the port VellMari will have their inauguration during the weekend. Restaurant Diablito is preparing the upstairs chill out lounge with great views over the port, for the visitors of Portals Nautical Weekend, and laying on some specials in their menu.
Restaurant Cuatro Sietes (7777) will welcome visitors to Portals Nautical Weekend who can enjoy their special lunchtime menu, and will offer a free glass of cava for those who come to dinner. Wellies bar and restaurant, which has become famous in the port having been there throughout its 26-year history, and La Concha also have special promotions for their valued customers.
More on the boulevard
On the shore side exhibition, which is in the shady boulevard area of the port, more participants have been confirmed and the line up so far is Global Yachts, Marine Superstore, Nauti-Parts, Sloane Helicopters, Calviá Beach Resort, Lloyds Bank International and Finest Bedlinen.
The locally based media are playing their full part in entertaining visitors and keeping the event lively. The region´s own community radio station Calvia FM will be there playing music and entertaining visitors. Nautical TV Europe (NTVE.TV) will be filming yachts, interviewing visitors and exhibitors, and putting up the footage on screens at the event in real time. The Islander, Mallorca´s own 15-year-old yachting magazine who are now in partnership with NTVE, will be providing the media and information desks, as well as reporting on the whole event.
About Puerto Portals
Set in the heart of the bay of Palma, Puerto Portals opens up to the sea as the most prestigious nautical and leisure complex of the island, and of the Mediterranean. Located just 10 km. from the centre of Palma and 16 km. from the airport, Puerto Portals has become a veritable symbol of quality.
Puerto Portals has 639 mooring spaces ranging from 8 to 60 metres in length and a shopping centre with a wide variety of quality complementary services: restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, nautical firms, watchmakers, perfumeries and estate agents, among others.
A lively port
Throughout the year different social and sporting events are held at Puerto Portals, which lend it colour and life. Some of them, such as the parade of the Three Kings or the children’s parties, are by now classics on the local calendar. This year the well established Mallorca Classic Car Rally started and finished in the port with the Superyacht CD1 tied up at the start line as a rather spectacular grandstand and committee boat.
Puerto Portals is also famous for other nautical events that have marked the history of the harbour, such as many top-level international sailing regattas. Moreover, the shopping area has some of the best restaurants on the island, with fashion and accessories boutiques, jewelers, perfumeries, nautical services, boat sales… in fact a whole day out for the family!
There is a possibility to check in and ‘like’ Portals Nautical Weekend on their Facebook page, featuring more information about the show.