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.
In addition to a wide selection of watercraft and marine accessories, the Palm Beach International Boat Show offers fun for the whole family, including live musical entertainment, fun-filled special events and educational activities for boaters and anglers of all ages.
For the first time this year, AquaZone, presented by Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore, features a 60-foot by 30-foot, 40,000 gallon demonstration pool with in-water demos and hands-on testing of innovative water sports products. A one-stop learning center for information and product knowledge located in the Meyer Amphitheater Field inside show grounds between Datura and Evernia Streets, AquaZone also will feature informative seminars on topics such as yoga on paddleboards and fishing from kayaks. Attendees can try out paddleboards, Hobie Mirage Drive kayaks and rafts by Arimar in the demo pool.
School of Sportfishing
Anglers who want to sharpen their skills and learn new techniques should check out the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) School of Sportfishing where South Florida's best captains and professional anglers share advice and the latest sportfishing tips, techniques and tactics during 14 free seminars taking place throughout the weekend.
For the first time ever, on-the-water training workshops will be available at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Presented by U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains who are certified instructors from the Powerboat Academy of Florida, the one-hour and three-hour workshops will focus on boating skills such as basic close quarters maneuvering, anchoring and multi-vessel rafting techniques, open water boat handling and seamanship, and first mate skills. Advance registration is recommended
Kids' Fishing Clinics
The always popular Kids' Fishing Clinics, presented by the non-profit organization Hook the Future for little anglers ages four to 16, take place on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at noon and 2 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheater field inside show grounds between Datura and Evernia Streets. Each free session runs approximately 45 minutes, beginning with a 30-minute, classroom-style discussion of basic fishing techniques, tackle and safety. Kids receive a free rod and reel set while supplies last, and all children have a chance to win great prizes.
In addition, Florida Freedivers is offering Palm Beach boat show attendees a $50 gift card when they sign up for a freediving instruction course. The company now offers a level 2 Freediving Instructors International (FII) freediving certification course. Visit Florida Freedivers at booth 332.
Located at booth 636 in the Clematis tent, Boatsetter will be offering a raffle for a free half-day captained charter trip. All people who register on the BoatSetter website during the Palm Beach International Boat Show will qualify.
The Lands’ End Getaway Tour is making a stop at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, offering complimentary professional swimsuit fittings, style tips and a chance to shop for the latest swim looks from Lands’ End. Lands’ End Swim Fit Experts will be available for personalized fitting sessions and one-on-one swim silhouette consultations.
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 Palm Harbor Marina and co-sponsored by Gosling's Rum, Yachts International Magazine, Smallwoods Yachtwear, GEICO, Budweiser, Land’s End and The Palm Beach Post.