Q: How do I find the right luxury yacht for me?
A: A: Contact a licensed yacht broker or dealer, they specialize in finding the right new yacht for you and they have an extensive network of listings should you be interested in a used yacht.
Q: Where are the entrances to the Palm Beach International Show
A: Show entrances will be located at Evernia St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront)
Q: Can we dock overnight in the free docking area
A: No overnight docking at the "Come by Boat Docks"
Q: How and where can I find if a company is participating in the Show?
A: The most up-to-date listing will be on our website, www.showmanagement.com
The Official Show Directory has a comprehensive listing of all companies exhibiting at the Show (in alphabetical order and cross-referenced according to marine category), and their exhibit location.
You can also ask for help at the Official Show Information Booths scattered throughout the venues.Make sure to pick up an Official Show Directory at the main entrance to each show site, or at the Official Show Information Booths.
In addition our show app, MYBOATSHOW, provides information on all the companies and products displayed at the show directly to your iPhone, iPad or Android phones. Download our app here
Q: What financing options are offered to make the most of my boat purchase from an investment standpoint?
A: Your boat may qualify as a residence for purposes of deducting interest expenses on your tax return. In such instances, some customers choose to finance more of the purchase price of their boat and hold on to their cash for other purposes. Of course, you need to discuss these issues with your tax advisor for specific recommendations.
Q: Where can I get a map of the show sites?
A: A map can be found in the Official Show program or you can download it from the website by going to the SITE PLANS link
Q: Can I bring food or beverages into the show?
Q: Can I get aboard any boat?
A: In general, most boats at the show can be boarded, with the exception of the superyachts and megayachts. In some cases, you may have to go through a qualifying process to get on board a boat, in others, you can just take your shoes off and go. Access is granted at the discretion of the exhibiting manufacturer/dealer
Q: Why do I need a survey done before I buy a used boat?
A: A professional survey is essential for all used boat sales, and most lenders require one. These surveys can uncover information about the boat’s condition that you may not have known. Getting a professional survey before you buy could save you thousands of dollars down the road. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Q: What fees are associated with loans
A: Investigate closing costs and other loan-related fees. These can include, but aren't limited to, processing and underwriting fees, appraisal fees, the cost of a credit report, tax service fee, application fee, and others.
Q: If I buy a used yacht, who is responsible for paying the yacht broker?
A: Similar to real estate, the seller will pay all yacht broker commissions. This can vary though. It's best that you address that up front with the dealer or broker.
Q: How much can I expect to pay for marine insurance?
A: Cost for marine insurance depends on several factors, like your boating experience, current navigational equipment, where your yacht will be used, the value of your yacht and whether you will be living aboard or cruising offshore.
Q: Is the Show handicap accessible?
A: All entrances into the show are accessible for people with disabilities. However, we can not guarantee access aboard some of the vessels.