February 27th 2012
Boating lifestyle event to feature spectacular yachts along Flagler Drive March 22 – March 25, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will transform downtown West Pam Beach into a total showcase of the boating lifestyle. One of the top ten boat shows in the nation, the show features more than $350 million worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. The spectacular yachting event takes place March 22 through March 25, 2012, along scenic Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach and will feature hundreds of boats ranging from small inflatables and center consoles to fishing boats and superyachts over 150 feet.
New to this year’s show is TrawlerPort, a true show within a show. TrawlerPort will offer an impressive display of the long-range cruisers called Trawlers. Trawlers are offered in lengths ranging from 35 to 90 feet and are built for long term cruising of regional and worldwide destinations. The TrawlerPort activity center will feature presentations celebrating the cruising lifestyle.
Also new to this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show is MyBoatShow, the Show’s new smartphone app. Officially launched at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® with tremendous success, the free app, available on iPhone and Android platforms, is designed to help navigate the show’s docks, land areas and tents. Attendees will be able to access show maps and search for exhibitors, manufacturers, product categories and boats by specifications and size. The app, which will be available for all Show Management produced boat shows, will also provide the show schedule, seminar information, show transportation schedules and maps, food and drink locations, restroom locations and emergency services.
In addition to the wide selection of watercraft, marine accessories, refreshments and live musical entertainment, the show offers special events and fun and educational activities for boaters of all ages. The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) School of Sportfishing presents “mini-sessions” with some of the area’s best captains and professional anglers who will share sportfishing’s hottest tips and tricks. Don Dingman, host and founder of the non-profit Hook The Future, will host his always popular Kids Fishing Clinics for little anglers ages four to 16 on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. Each session runs approximately 45 minutes.
The 27th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show takes places along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Show entrances are located on Flagler Drive at Evernia Street and at North Clematis Street. Various municipal parking garages and privately operated lots are located throughout downtown West Palm Beach, most of which are within walking distance to one of the two show entrances. For parking and transportation maps, visit ShowManagement.com. Guests are also invited to come by boat and may tie up to the free Come-by-Boat docks located south of the in-water displays.
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned and sponsored by Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC), managed and produced by Show Management, and sponsored by BoatShowHotels.com, BoatQuest.com, Budweiser, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hook the Future, IGFA School of Sportfishing, Palm Harbor Marina, The Palm Beach Post, Pioneer Linens, Rums of Puerto Rico, TrawlerPort, and Yachts International.
BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 2012 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2012 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
BOAT SHOW ADMISSION:
Adults $14 at the gate; $12 online
Children (Ages 6-15) $5 at gate; $3 online
Children under 6 Free
ABOUT SHOW MANAGEMENT:
Show Management is the world’s leading boat show company and produces the world famous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, The Palm Beach International Boat Show, The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota. For more information, call (954) 764-7642 or (800) 940-7642, or visit ShowManagement.com.