Your Guide to the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show
Whether you’re angling for luxury or to learn a new sailing skill, this show’s got it all.....
The 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show invites you and your family to come experience one of the top five boat shows in the country. The 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show, presented by Show Management, will take place on Flagler Drive, spanning the waterfront from Lakeview Avenue to Third Street on March 23rd through the 26th. With options for all, there will be numerous parking locations along with docking options for boaters arriving by water. Boaters looking to take advantage of Palm Beach County’s beautiful waterways are invited to come to the show by boat and tie up to free Come-by-Boat docks, which will be located south of the in-water displays near Fern Street.
Consisting of everything that makes up a great boat show, featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts, and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, it all makes up a truly international show. Here you will find fun for the entire family, including live musical entertainment, fun-filled special events and educational activities for boaters and anglers of all ages. With more than 15 boats on display, 200+ of your favorite boat makes and brands, as well as 80+ different boat manufacturers, there is much to see! You will find makes for inflatables, cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, high performance boats, motor yachts and super yachts that make up this exciting event.
Admission starts at $22 for adults. Admission for children ages 6-15 will be $12 and children under the age of 6 get in free! 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. Each ticket is valid for one day only. Guests with exclusive VIP passes will have entry to the show for two guests as well as access to the AIM Hospitality Pavilion, a private area, located at the center of the show. VIP passes are not for sale or transferable and are provided at the discretion of Show Management. VIP passes are valid all show dates: March 23 - 26. Please present your VIP pass at any show entrance. The link to buy tickets can be found online at: www.showmanagement.com. Tickets will also available at the Box Office (cash only, but ATM’s are nearby).
Hands on Boat Handling Classes
When: 12:30PM-4:30PM Thursday,
10:30AM-5:15PM Friday through Sunday
Registration Fees: 3 Hour classes are $125 in advance or $150 at the show; 1 Hour classes are $35 in advance or $45 at the show
All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors. You’ll learn basic and advanced skills that will last a lifetime!
Kids’ Fishing Clinics by Hook the Future
When: Saturday, March 25 at noon and 2PM and Sunday, March 26 at 1PM and 3PM
Price: Free with show admission
Taking place in the Meyer Amphitheater Field located between Datura and Evernia Streets inside the show grounds, aspiring anglers ages four to 16, can come see the Kids’ Fishing Clinics offering 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.
IGFA School of Sportfishing Seminars
When: 12:30PM-3:30PM Thursday and Friday,
11AM-3PM Saturday and Sunday
Price: Free with show admission
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. The seminars are perfect for avid anglers and will take place at booth 746A. For more information, please visit www.igfa.org.
When: 1PM and 2:30PM on Thursday and Friday
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, andBahamas Bound: Destination Abacos with Chris and Alyse Caldwell.