WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – With more than $350 million worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, the 26th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is one of the top ten boat shows in the country. The spectacular yachting event takes place from March 24 through March 27 along scenic Flagler Drive, featuring hundreds of boats ranging from small inflatables and center consoles to fishing boats and superyachts over 150 feet.
In addition to the impressive selection of boats for every budget, this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show offers an array of new interactive marine related activities:
- The Blue Wild Dive and Travel Show is an innovative presentation that aims to help people enjoy the ocean safely, whether learning to dive or continuing their diving and boating education. The show will feature renowned experts speaking on safe boating, scuba diving, freediving, spearfishing, lobstering, first aid, environmental issues and emergency boat repairs.
- The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) School of Sportfishing presents “mini-sessions” with some of the area’s best captains and professional anglers. While checking out the latest gadgets or considering a new skiff, anglers will be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from the most experienced fishermen on the water.
- Don Dingman, host and founder of Hook the Future, returns this year to host his Kids Fishing Clinics for little anglers ages five to 16. Each session runs approximately 45 minutes. Hook the Future was created by Dingman to show parents how important it is to spend quality time with their children and to empower children to do things for themselves.
The past year marked the completion of a revitalized waterfront area perfectly complementing the yachting lifestyle the boat show brings to West Palm Beach. Updates include shaded areas, water features, a faux beach, pavilions, and floating piers.
Show goers will find navigating their way to this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show easier than ever before. Multiple show entrances will be located at Evernia Street and North Clematis Street at Flagler Drive. 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.
BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 24 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 25 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adults $14 at the gate; $12 online
Children (6-15) $ 5 at gate; $3 online
Children under 6 Free
ABOUT THE PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW:
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned and sponsored by Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach (MIAPB), managed and produced by Show Management, and presented by Mercedes-Benz, Aqualuma, Palm Harbor Marina, Yachts Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, Budweiser, Hook the Future, Enterprise Rent a Car, IGFA, Blue Wild Dive & Travel Show, and Identity Travel. 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 and The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show. For more information, call (954) 764-7642 or (800) 940-7642, or visit ShowManagement.com.