Fun-Filled Attractions and Events for Guests of All Ages at the Boat Show

The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show Has all the Ingredients of a great boatshow. In addition to a wide selection of yachts, watercrafts and marine accessories on display, the 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 DISCOUNTED TICKETS click here

Onwater training news

Hands On Boat Handling Classes

Presented by Carefree Boat Club, all sessions are taught by US Coast Guard licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors. Offering something for everyone, from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers, participants will learn basic and advanced skills that will last a lifetime. Topics cover basic and advanced docking skills, open water boat handling, anchoring and multi-vessel rafting techniques and more. Space is limited; advanced registration recommended. Space is very limited. Advance registration is highly recommended...REGISTER NOW
For the full schedule of classes, visit the Seminars Page

IGFA School of Sportfishing Seminars

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is hosting 14 of its highly-acclaimed School of Sportfishing seminars onsite during the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Featuring instruction by some of the best captains and anglers in South Florida, the seminars share the skills, information and techniques necessary to maximize success on the water. Free with show admission, the seminars are perfect for avid anglers and will take place at booth 746A. For more information, please visit

kids clinic news

Kids’ Fishing Clinics by Hook the Future

For aspiring anglers ages four to 16, the Kids’ Fishing Clinics offer instruction in basic fishing techniques. Presented by Hook the Future and the Palm Beach Post, the Kids’ Fishing Clinics offer interactive instruction in selecting tackle and lures, casting a rod and reel, reeling in a fish and fishing ethics. Upon completion of all learning stations, participants are eligible to win special prizes. Hosted by Captain Don Dingman, the clinics are free with show admission and take place in the Meyer Amphitheater Field located between Datura and Evernia Streets inside the show grounds on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at noon and 2 p.m

Kids 15 and under, accompanied by an adult, are FREE on Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, 2017 ONLY. Must bring voucher to the box office for the kids ticket


Presented by PassageMaker magazine, CruiserPort offers free boating seminars taught by renowned industry professionals. It’s the direct portal into the cruising lifestyle! Seminars include Weapons & Tactics on the Water with security expert Tony Sparks, Why Buy a Trawler? with John Clayman, president of Seaton Yachts, Cruising the FL Keys, and  Bahamas Bound: Destination Abacos with Chris and Alyse Caldwell. For For full details and all the boat show seminars see our Seminars Page

aquazone news


The Palm Beach International Boat Show will be once again featuring the AquaZone by Nautical Ventures, an exciting and engaging attraction designed to give Palm Beach boat show-goers an upfront and personal experience with a variety of water sports and innovative products.  The AquaZone’s 60-foot by 30-foot, 40,000-gallon demonstration pool will be located within the Meyer Amphitheater area and will be home to in-water demos, hands-on testing, and a one-stop learning center for information and product knowledge from Nautical Ventures and AquaZone exhibitors. Expect to see live paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, Hobie kayaks, hovercrafts, life rafts, Lehr propane outboards,  the Evinrude G-2 outboard, a WaveJet self-propelled SUP, and VersaDock modular docking systems, and much more!

Live Music and Entertainment

Grab a bite to eat at the show’s main concession area in the Meyer Amphitheater Field and enjoy deejayed music throughout the show. Or, kick back and relax in the shade at one of the show’s famous floating cocktail barges featuring live music from local musicians. Purchase your tickets in advance and RECEIVE $3 Off