Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to Blog

Here’s why you should hire a boat in barcelona during the mobile world congress

a group of people standing in front of a boat

Barcelona is once again the home of the Mobile World Congress, the largest event for the mobile industry. The 2020 edition will take place between Monday the 24th of February and Thursday the 27th of February.

The congress is expected to receive more than 109,000 attendees from over 198 countries, who will be participating in counterless meetings, receptions and parties.

Year after year, companies tend to struggle to organise a networking event in a pleasant atmosphere while providing their guests with a unique experience. If you are on the hunt for a venue, keep on reading and discover why you should hire a boat to host your event.

Perks of hiring a boat for your event in barcelona


Our city is lucky to have mild winters and plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

In February temperatures can rise up to 20 degrees with bright blue skies making it a perfect occasion to organize an event outdoors and making the most out of the sunshine.

Take advantage of the weather and impress your guests with a luxury yacht hire. Onboard they will be able to talk business in a unique atmosphere while soaking up the sun and relaxing. With the sun setting quite early, you also have the opportunity to take a sunset cruise without interrupting dinner plans. We guarantee you will give your guests memories they will cherish for a lifetime.  


Would you prefer to organize an event at nighttime but don’t want to simply send your guests to just another restaurant in town? Don’t worry! We have got you covered!  Would you believe us if we told you that you can organize a dinner onboard a classical sailboat? The Southern Cross is a 35-meter sail yacht that was built at the request of the British Royal family and has also been owned by celebrities such as Frank Sinatra. Don’t miss this opportunity and impress your guests with a boat cruise with picturesque views of the city, add a traditional meal that includes typical Spanish food and lastly but not least, add a flamenco player to enhance a spectacular soirée! 


Embark on a new adventure and gain a new perspective of Barcelona. The city is famous for its brilliant location with endless stretches of beaches and several mountains. If you have been to Barcelona before, the chances are that you have already visited the most famous sights and seen Gaudi’s masterpieces. Why not take the chance to see such famous attractions from a boat? It’s a great opportunity to relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city while not missing out on the great views.

 a large body of water with a city in the background


Barcelona has plenty of accommodation options such as hotels, apartments, hostels, etc. During the MWC accommodation fills up quickly, we recommend organising this with anticipation. At Gotland Charter, we offer exclusive accommodation onboard our yachts and sailboats for those who are wishing to have a unique stay during the congress.

You should treat yourself, save the time and hassle of endless hotels research and stay onboard a yacht! Who wouldn’t want to wake up by the sea?

The Southern Cross is a 35-meter sailboat moored in the heart of Barcelona and equipped with 4 double and 2 single luxury cabins with private bathrooms. Continental breakfast offered daily by our hostess.

For those looking for a modern yacht as accommodation, we have an Azimut 46 that sleeps six people. This boat is moored in Port Olimpic with easy access to the main attractions of Barcelona.

At Gotland Charter we can help you organize a successful event on a boat 

Whether you are after a day charter, accommodation during the congress, relaxing on board one of our yachts or a party, Gotland Charter can help you organise the perfect event during your time in Barcelona to thrill your guests.

We are an all-inclusive private boat rental company. This means we can organise your event on board from scratch offering you a hassle-free experience.

With over 20 years of experience at sea, we take pride in delivering high-quality services to match the standards of the Mobile World Congress attendees.

If you are interested in any of the services we offer, contact our team and make the most out of your time during the MWC.

When are you planning to come? Check the agenda!