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SPECIAL EVENTS

BASIC AND ADVANCED HANDS ON SKILL TRAINING - ONLY AT THE BOATSHOW
NEW FOR 2015: Learn Skills That Will Last a Lifetime
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones. This year add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience while taking your boating skills up a notch. There’s something for everyone - from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers!

Learn from the experts; all sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors From the Powerboat Academy of Florida. 

Choose Your Event
Participants may choose from several 1 hour and 3 hour workshops offered at the Hands on Skills Training Center during the boat show on a space available basis. Space is very limited. Advance registration is highly recommended.  Boat Show admission for the day is included with advance registration.
See the full list of on water training seminars here


AQUAZONE

For the first time ever, the Palm Beach International Boat Show®, will be featuring the “AquaZone” by Nautical Ventures. This new attraction will include demos all day that range from live paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, Hobie kayaks, and hovercrafts, life rafts, Lehr propane outboards, new Evinrude G-2 outboard, WaveJet self-propelled SUP, VersaDock modular docking systems all  within their  25-foot-by-50-foot 15,000-gallon  tented pool. Be sure to not miss this year’s newest attraction at the Palm Beach International Boat Show®



FREE Kids' Fishing Clinics*

Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29, 2015
Sessions each day at 12 noon & 2:00 PM
In the Amphitheater Field located between Datura and Evernia Streets inside the show grounds.

The Kids' Fishing Clinics, presented by Hook the Future and The Palm Beach Post, are open to all kids ages 4-16 and feature marine life experts teaching kids basic fishing techniques. Upon completion of all learning stations, participating kids have a chance at great prizes.
Hands-on, interactive instruction includes:
    •    Casting a Rod & Reel
    •    How to Fight a Fish
    •    Selecting Tackle & Lures
    •    Fishing Ethics
The clinics are first come first served and the first 50 participants will receive a free rod/reel set and a commemorative T Shirt courtesy of the Palm Beach Post.



IGFA SCHOOL OF SPORTS FISHING SEMINARS
Location: The Meyer Amphitheatre Field
The IGFA School of Sportfishing, will be hosting eight "mini-sessions" on site with some of the area's best captains and professional anglers throughout the boat show. Now while checking out the latest gadget or considering a new skiff, anglers will also be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from not just one or two, but eight of the most experienced fishermen on the water.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:30 P.M. Capt. Peter Wright: Dolphin Trolling Techniques
2:00 P.M. – Capt. Shawn Fairbanks: All About Live Bait
3:30 P.M. Capt. Jamie Bunn: Tuna Tactics

Friday, March 27, 2015
12:30 P.M. – Capt. Jamie Bunn: Tuna Tactics
2:00 P.M. – Capt. Shawn Fairbanks: All About Live Bait
3:30 P.M. – Capt. Ray Rosher: Sailfish Strategies and Secrets

Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 A.M. – Capt. Mike Holliday: Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Seatrout
12:30 P.M. – Capt. RJ Boyle: Successful Swordfishing
2:00 P.M. – Capt. Tony DiGiulian: Dolphin, Kings, Wahoo, and More!
3:30 P.M. – Capt. Ray Rosher: Sailfish Strategies and Secrets

Sunday, March 29, 2015
11:00 A.M. – Capt. Peter Wright: Dolphin Trolling Techniques
12:30 P.M. – Capt. RJ Boyle: Successful Swordfishing
2:00 P.M. – Capt. Tony DiGiulian: Dolphin, Kings, Wahoo, and More!
3:30 P.M. – Capt. Mike Holliday: Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Seatrout