1. Boats, boats, and more boats
Regardless of species, we all love boats. From eight-foot inflatables and personal watercrafts to fishing boats and superyachts over 150 feet, the Palm Beach International Boat Show never seems to disappoint. It has even expanded to include a new pier at the northern end of the show for pug’s sake! The new in-water space will add an additional 30 slips for yachts up to 280 feet, perfect for boating enthusiasts and their animal counterparts alike. Puggin’ A!
2. Marine accessories
Featuring fishing paraphernalia, boating equipment, safety gear and more, there’s something for everyone at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. For humans and animals alike, a little lifejacket can go a long way on the water. It might even give you a new leash on life. Because you won’t get dead…
The vehicular elite also makes an appearance at the boat show. Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Lincolns and more seem to draw the crowds away from the docks for a look at the finest means of land transportation. Matthew McConaughey is probably reciting bizarre soliloquies to smooth jazz right about meow.
4. Water toys galore!
Kayaks, paddleboards, inflatables and more! The boat show is much more than a store. Hundreds of items across the floor. Water toys fit for your favorite shore.
5. Floating cocktail barges
Need I say more?
It’s back! Presented by Nautical Ventures Marine Superstore, AquaZone and its 40,000 gallon inflatable pool feature professional demonstrations of paddleboards, kayaks, rafts, a two-person hovercraft, water-jetpacks and the Jetblade, a board capable of propelling its user up to 30 feet in the air using water propulsion! You can even bring somebirdy special to this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Just don’t make it hawkward.
7. Kids’ Fishing Clinics
Because all offspring have to learn to fish at some point. And at the boat show, it’s free!
Take time to experience the delicious offerings of Clematis Street, the historical heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. With local favorites including Bar Louie, Duffy's Sports Bar & Grill, Grease Burger Bar, Pistache Restaurant, Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar, Tin Fish Clematis and more, taking a break from the docks has never been so tasty.
Celebrities confirmed to be all about that #BoatLife include Vanilla Ice, Billy Joel, and possible future POTUS Donald Trump. You never know who may be at the boat show, so get your selfie stick primed and ready. #IWokeUpLikeThis #Blessed
10. At the end of the day, boats are just plain fun
No matter who or what you are, everyone enjoys a good ol’ boat. From the humans who take out their boat for a day of fishing to the dolphins that love swimming in its wake, the intrigue of boating seems to captivate us all. As Jimmy Buffet once said, “shells sink, dreams float. Life's good on our boat. ”
For more information about the Palm Beach International Boat Show, visit www.showmanagement.com/palm-beach-international-boat-show-2016/event