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The Saló Nàutic [Boat Show] 2014 to present 70 new models of boats at Port Vell

The second-hand market has significantly “paralysed” new leisure craft, which has meant that prices have been maintained or slightly reduced. “We are hoping that once the second-hand market has stabilised, the market of new craft will start to recover”, said Sanlorenzo. The general secretary of the ANEN pointed out that anyone interested can start sailing with smaller craft for a price of between 10,000 and 15,000 euros.

Nautical Sport

The Saló Nàutic of Barcelona will present 70 new models of boats and will have around 250 exhibitors at this year’s show, which will be held at Moll de la Fusta and Moll d’Espanya of Port Vell from 15 to 19 October. Luís Conde, president of the Barcelona Boat Show, held a press conference on Monday, where he underlined that this new edition of the Saló Nàutic coincides with the recovery of the leisure craft sector.

According to data of ‘Associació Nacional d’Empreses Nàutiques [National Association of Nautical Companies] (ANEN), registrations of leisure craft have increased by 13.27% during the first eight months of 2014, compared to the same period last year. “This is the first exhibition after seven years of crossing the wilderness, and it is important to understand that the crisis has changed the sector”, remarked Carlos Sanlorenzo, general secretary of the ANEN. The representative of boat owners admitted that “there are still a few months or years before we can talk about recuperation, as registrations have fallen by 40% compared to registrations in 2007″.

 

The second-hand market has significantly “paralysed” new leisure craft, which has meant that prices have been maintained or slightly reduced. “We are hoping that once the second-hand market has stabilised, the market of new craft will start to recover”, said Sanlorenzo. The general secretary of the ANEN pointed out that anyone interested can start sailing with smaller craft for a price of between 10,000 and 15,000 euros.

 

A wave generator for surfers at Moll de la Fusta

 

One of the most spectacular novelties this year will be a wave generator at Moll de la Fusta, for enthusiasts to be able to surf on the Barcelona coast.

Glowing diner reviews landed the restaurant inside The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on online booking service OpenTable’s list of the country’s top 100 brunch spots, and who are we to argue? Chef Jennifer Maloney’s brunch menu changes weekly but features a few consistent favorites, including the Café Benny, which features poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce served atop meaty crab cakes with a side of roasted potatoes, and the Raisin Brioche French Toast topped with fresh berries and Vermont maple syrup, plus a side of bacon from Missouri-based Burgers’ Smokehouse. The setting—in a colorful courtyard with wall-to-wall art—is as attractive as the dishes.