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The Superyacht Cup Palma 2024 Welcomes Impressive New Fleet and Returning Rivalries

25th January 2024
The 32m Namuun (ex-Simba) from Turquoise Yachts will sail in this June's Superyacht Cup Palma
The 32m Namuun (ex-Simba) from Turquoise Yachts will sail in this June's Superyacht Cup Palma

The Superyacht Cup Palma, one of the most prestigious superyacht regattas in the world, is set to welcome a fleet of impressive vessels from June 19 to 22 this year. The event, held annually in Mallorca, Spain, has always been known for attracting both repeat entries and new participants. With the America's Cup starting nearby in Barcelona just a few weeks after Superyacht Cup Palma, the western Mediterranean is well placed in 2024.

The 28th edition of Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta is already happy to welcome a trio of first-time entries to the benchmark event.

For the 2024 edition, organisers of the Superyacht Cup Palma have announced the arrival of three new superyachts to the fleet. The 32m Namuun (ex-Simba) from Turquoise Yachts, the Pendennis-built 40m Hoek Truly Classic Halekai, and the 28m ketch Tawera (ex-Catalyst), a Ron Holland Design from Alloy Yachts NZ, are sure to grab the attention of sailing enthusiasts around the world. 

"We have known about Superyacht Cup Palma for many years and have looked forward to being able to be a part of what is clearly a great regatta," said Tawera's owner, Mike Mahoney. "Now that we are here in the Mediterranean, it is simply too good an opportunity to miss out on, so we will see you on the start line!"

In addition to the new arrivals, defending Cup holders Rose and the Swan 100 Onyx are set to challenge each other once again. Other rivalries set to resume include Velsheda and Svea, while Rainbow, a J Class yacht that successfully defended the 1934 America's Cup, is also expected to join the fray after undergoing major Dykstra refit.

J-Class Velsheda returns to The Superyacht Cup Palma in 2024J-Class Velsheda returns to The Superyacht Cup Palma in 2024

The 2024 Superyacht Cup Palma is also set to welcome Pendennis Shipyard back as a Gold Sponsor after the shipyard supported the event in previous years. "We’re excited and pleased to be back and supporting the 2024 Superyacht Cup Palma. It’s fantastic to see a number of yachts taking part this year that have either been built at or refitted by us at our Falmouth, UK yard or technical service centre in Pendennis Vilanova, Spain," said Toby Allies, Managing Director. Team

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