This year’s 30th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is set to take place in downtown West Palm Beach, a lovely Florida yacht charter destination, from March 26 to 29. Happening along Flagler drive, overlooking posh Palm Beach Island, the yachting lifestyle event annually hosts buyers as well as sellers from all over the world.
Gaining notoriety as one of the most significant international yacht shows, the world-class event will feature more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, including hundreds of boats ranging from small inflatables and center consoles to fishing boats and superyachts over 200 feet.
Several additions to this year’s show promise to bring even more fun and excitement for the watersport and outdoor enthusiasts that the show attracts. The Blue Wild will feature scuba, freediving, lobstering and safety seminars and a beautiful selection of marine art from world-renowned marine artists. The AquaZone will feature live paddleboard, kayak and stand-up-paddleboard yoga demonstrations in a 15,000 gallon freshwater pool.
Other activities for adults and children of all ages include swimwear fashion shows, the IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars, and youth fishing clinics presented by Hook The Future.
Parking is conveniently located within walking distance of the show. Guests also are invited to come by boat and tie up to free Come-by-Boat docks located south of the in-water displays.
The show serves as the annual anchor event for the thriving Palm Beach County marine industry. According to a 2014 recreational marine industry economic impact study, Palm Beach County’s marine industry had an estimated impact of more than $1.8 billion in gross output including $682 million in wages and earnings and an associated 18,220 jobs, up from 8,931 jobs in 2010. In 2013, Palm Beach County had 36,852 registered boats.
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC), managed and produced by Show Management, presented by Lincoln and Palm Harbor Marina and co-sponsored by Gosling’s Rum, Yachts International Magazine, Smallwoods Yachtwear, GEICO, Budweiser and The Palm Beach Post.
Thursday, March 26 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 27 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Adults $20 at gate; $18 online
Children (6-15) $10 at gate; $8 online
Children under 6 Free