Balearic yachting is energized at the IX ANEN Nautical Congress

Balearic yachting is energized at the IX ANEN Nautical Congress
Numerous members of AENIB participated in the Nautical Congress

After two years without being able to meet due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the Spanish nautical sector regrouped again at this ninth edition of the Nautical Congress organised by the National Association of Nautical Companies (ANEN).

For the duration of the event from 24th to 25th of March, a “full house” sign hung at the auditorium of the Oceanogràfic in Valencia, where representatives of the Spanish nautical sector were summoned. The sector demonstrated once again its muscle, potential and its ability to adapt to any situation, a factor that has even led the sector to grow economically in the time marked by the global pandemic.

This important industry meeting was attended by members of companies associated with AENIB, such as Andrés Castaño (Pantaenius Yachts), Jaume Vaquer (Jaume Vermell Náutica), Lluis Más (Motyvel Yachts), Pat Bullock (Network Marine Consultants), Fernando Larunbe (Fanautic Club), Oriol Más (Motyvel Yachts), Javier Martinez (Motonáutica Balear) and Cristian Ochogavia (Azul Yachts) among others.

One of the great potentials of the Balearic nautical companies is their ability to attract large vessels, thanks to their specialized skills and exclusive services. At the panel discussion on nautical sports facilities, moderated by Diego Colón de Carvajal, general manager of Astilleros de Mallorca, representatives of nautical companies in the islands such as Isabel Teruel, director of operations of Port Adriano, Corinna Graf, general manager of Puerto Portals and Patrick Reynés, manager of Marina Port de Mallorca, explained the need to ensure environmental care as well as seek balances to have better infrastructure and logistics services to accommodate the large vessels.

In addition, professionals from the sector offered various presentations over two days in which the present and the future of the Spanish nautical sector were discussed. Naturally, there was also an opportunity to debate the most immediate current affairs, such as the increase in the price of fuel or the repercussions of the war in Ukraine.

Sustainability is one of the central axes which companies in the marine industry work on, therefore the industry experts shared their best practices and the measures they have implemented in their daily activities to achieve, not only to avoid harming the environment, but also improve the natural environment and reaffirm their social commitment so that all their efforts will have a positive impact on the economy of the company.

The rise of nautical tourism, the blue economy and training as an essential part of the future of the nautical industry were other topics discussed during this successful ninth edition of the Nautical Congress, which undoubtedly leaves a good impression and rises the bar, difficult to surpass for the organisation of the next destination to host the nautical congress on its tenth anniversary.

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