The 31st Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, 17-20 March, 2016, is one of the top five boat shows in the US, featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers.
Continuing on its path of steady growth, the show has once again expanded to include a new pier at the northern end of the show, within Palm Harbor Marina. The new in-water space will add an additional 30 slips accommodating yachts up to 280 feet. Additionally, show organizers have added new valet parking service to the show’s northern entrance, offering guests easy access to some of the largest yachts on display.
“This show has become known as the place where a yacht owner or buyer can quickly fly into town, come to the show, and compare an amazing selection of superyachts side by side. There are very few places in the world where this is possible,” said Andrew Doole, executive vice president and COO of Show Management, the company that manages and produces the show. “The show’s ease of access and walkability, along with some great local attractions, make this a highly desirable yacht shopping destination.”
Back by popular demand is CruiserPort, which offers an impressive display of long-range cruisers and trawlers ranging in lengths from 35 to 90 feet and educational seminars catered to long-term cruising enthusiasts.
Another returning fan favorite is the AquaZone, a 15,000 gallon, freshwater pool featuring live kayak, stand-up-paddleboard and other water toy demonstrations. Other activities for adults and children of all ages include the IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars and youth fishing clinics presented by Hook The Future.
Parking is conveniently located within walking distance of the show. Guests also are invited to come by boat and tie up to free Come-by-Boat docks located south of the in-water displays.
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC) and managed and produced by Show Management.
For more information including parking and transportation maps, boat lists, seminar schedules and more, you can download the show’s free and convenient smartphone app, MyBoatShow, available on iOS and Android devices.
It is truly an international show. The event includes hundreds of boats from eight foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders and personal watercraft to superyachts over 150 feet. You can also visit the tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, take part in seminars and kids fishing clinics, and enjoy a range of hospitality and live music.
Show entrances will be located at Evernia St./Flagler Drive (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Drive (waterfront).
Thursday, March 17, 12 pm - 7 pm
Friday, March 18, 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, March 19, 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, March 20, 10 am - 6 pm
Adults: $21 at gate; $19 online
Children: 6-15) $11 at gate; $9 online
Children under 6: Free
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