PIBS 2022: The ten largest yachts on display at the Palma International Boat Show

The Palma International Boat Show will soon be in full swing as the event kicks off this Thursday. The show, which ceremoniously marks the advent of the Mediterranean nautical season, is set to welcome more than 227 exhibitors for 2022. Close to sixty yachts will be on display at the Palma Superyacht Village, showcasing the best of the sailing and motor segments. Here is a rundown of the 10 largest that’ll be on display: Germania Nova yacht Photo: Ed HoltGermania Nova | Factoria Naval Marin |  59.79-metre

The 59.79-metre schooner Germania Nova by Factoria Naval Marin will be the largest to be berthed in the port of Moll Vell in Palma. Germania Nova was launched 11 years ago and sports a naval architecture penned by SDC Ship Design & Consult GmbH, and an interior by Oliver Design.Pink Gin VI yacht cruisingPhoto: FraserPink Gin VI | Baltic Yachts | 53.9-metre

Baltic YachtsPink Gin VI may not be the largest sailing yacht in terms of length at this year’s event, but she is in terms of volume. The 2017-launched sailing yacht, designed by Judel / Vrolijk & co and Design Unlimited, has an impressive 340 GT and accommodation for as many as 12 guests. Notably, Pink Gin VI is the world’s largest carbon-fibre sloop rigged sailing yacht.Ganesha yacht sailingGanesha | Vitters | 46-metre

At 46-metres, Ganesha will be the third longest at the show. The Vitters-built sailing yacht features an exterior and naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects Ltd. and an interior styled by Newcruise. Ganesha was launched in 2013 and has raced competitively at some major regattas. With 251 GT and four staterooms, she can welcome up to eight guests onboard.Imagine D yacht cruisingImagine D | Alloy Yachts | 44.18-metre

Imagine D is another Dubois Naval Architects Ltd. creation. The British-based design firm handled the exterior and naval architecture of this 2010-delivered sailing yacht, while it was her builder Alloy Yachts who directed her interior design. Imagine D can comfortably accommodate as many as eight guests across four staterooms. In terms of performance, thanks to a single CAT engine, she can reach speeds of up to 14 knots, under power alone. Ocean Pure 2 yacht anchored Ocean Pure 2 | Concorde Yachts | 41-metre

Concorde Yachts is one of the older yachts on the bill this year as she’s been seafaring for thirty years now. She’s the result of a collaboration between Farr Yacht Design and Derek Frost & Associates, and it’s fair to say she’s timeless. With 225 GT of interior volume and five staterooms, up to 11 guests can be accommodated onboard Ocean Pure 2.  Surama yacht anchoredPhoto: Camper & Nicholsons InternationalSurama | Royal Huisman Shipyard | 40.70-metre

Royal Huisman’s Surama is another sailing yacht from the 90s, and she’s somewhat of an icon. Fontaine Design Group and Ted Hood handled her exterior styling and naval architecture respectively, while it was Winch Design that curated her interior spaces. Surama offers up to eight guests 230 GT of interior volume and plenty of space to lounge and socialise, both inside and out on deck. Rainbow yacht running Photo: Y.CORainbow | Holland Jachtbouw | 40-metre

Rainbow is a J Class yacht that proved herself in a number of events, pretty much from the get-go after delivery. Dykstra Naval Architects handled her exterior styling and naval architecture, while it was deVosdeVries design who curated her interior. With 176 GT she is the eighth largest yacht to be built by Holland Jachtbouw. Giraud yacht at anchor Photo: Stuart PearceGiraud | Admiral | 39.83-metre

Admiral’s Giraud is the largest motor yacht in attendance this year, and the largest yacht in terms of volume. She was launched in 2013 and sports an exterior design by Luca Dini Design & Architecture. Characterised by long, flowing lines that run from bow to stern, Giraud has a crisp, contemporary exterior design.  Norfolk Star yacht cruisingNorfolk Star | Perini Navi | 37-metre

Norfolk Star, designed in full by her builder Perini Navi, was launched in 1992 and underwent a multi-million dollar refit in 2020. With 164 GT and three staterooms, Norfolk Star can accommodate as many as six guests. And, thanks to a single Volvo Penta engine, she can cruise at 10 knots and reach speeds of up to 12 knots. Path yacht sailingPath | Baltic Yachts | 35.77-metre

Sneaking in on this top 10 is the Finish-built Path. Baltic Yachts enlisted Judel / Vrolijk & co for the exterior and naval architecture of this modern sloop. She was launched in 2011 and can accommodate as many as eight guests across three staterooms. 

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