If you are wondering what to do at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, in addition to a wide selection of watercraft and marine accessories on display, the show offers fun for the whole family, including live musical entertainment, exciting special events and educational activities for boaters and anglers of all ages. Remember, the 32nd annual event sails into West Palm Beach Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th.
IGFA School of Sportfishing Seminars
The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is hosting 14 of its highly-acclaimed School of Sportfishing seminars onsite at the 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 IGFA.org.
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.
Presented by PassageMaker magazine, CruiserPort offers free boating seminars taught by renowned industry professionals. It’s the direct portal into the cruising lifestyle! For more information, visit PassageMaker.com.
The Palm Beach International Boat Show will once again feature 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!
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. For the full schedule of classes, visit www.goo.gl/CTd9gd.
The 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned and presented by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC) and managed and produced by Show Management. For more information, visit ShowManagement.com, download the show’s free smartphone app MyBoatShow, or call 954-764-7642. To make travel arrangements contacts the show’s official travel partner, BoatShowHotels.com.
2017 Show Schedule:
12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, March 24
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26
What to do at the Palm Beach International Boat Show? Here is a list of things to know while the show takes place in West Palm Beach, March 23rd to 26th.