Get ready to set sail for the 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show! Owned by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) and produced by Informa Markets, the 41st Palm Beach International Boat Show will take place Thursday, March 23-Sunday, March 26. The event will take place along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, located directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from the island of Palm Beach. Tickets are available for purchase now through March 26.
“As the proud owners of the Palm Beach International Boat Show, we are thrilled with the new things to do and see at this year’s boat show,” said Alyssa Freeman, executive director of the Palm Beach County Marine Industries Association. . “MIAPBC appreciates the long-standing support of the community and its partnership with Informa Markets, which has created a world-class boat show with an economic impact of more than a billion dollars.”
This year’s boat show will feature exciting new activities that will provide visitors, exhibitors and the entire West Palm Beach community with a weekend to remember. The 2023 event will showcase hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to nearly 300-foot-long superyachts. Among this year’s notable debuts is the 92-year-old. honey fitz, a prestigious 93-foot wooden yacht that has been used by five US presidents: Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon and, most notably, President John F. .Kennedy. Also making its debut is the latest in yachts from Benettishowing the MY “Calex”, a 220-foot custom-built yacht with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Nautical companies will also present various products ranging from the innovative Axopar 45 XC toward Windy SR44 SX.
“As we complete the winter 2023 boat show season, we are excited to return to downtown West Palm Beach to celebrate the 41st Palm Beach International Boat Show,” said Andrew Doole, president of US Boat Shows with Informa Markets. . “From the fan-favorite AquaZone to the Windward VIP Club, this year’s boat show will bring incredible fun and relaxation for the whole family to enjoy.”
Activities throughout the show will cater to adventure seekers of all ages who are passionate about the marine and boating industry. These unique experiences include:
- VIP Treatment at the Windward VIP Club and Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C) Art Fair– Enjoy a premium open bar, gourmet food and sponsorship pop-up activations in a unique indoor/outdoor lounge setting. The Windward VIP Club also includes one-day general admission to the Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fairas part of the Art Miami division of Informa Markets.
- AquaZone by Nautical Ventures: This exciting and engaging attraction is designed to give attendees an up close and personal experience with various water sports and innovative marine products.
- COX Aquarium & Science Center STEM Activity Station: The Center will host hands-on educational activities at its on-site booth, such as a solar boat activity pool, a sun protection challenge, fish and coral flash cards, and an interactive “shark senses” demonstration.
- New York pageant in Palm Beach– Purchase a Windward VIP Club/NY Concours Package ticket to enjoy an open bar and delicious canapés, while seeing rarely-seen classics and exotic cars, and a special Lotus surprise.
- Kids Fishing Clinics by Hook the Future: For aspiring anglers ages 4-16, the Kids’ Fishing Clinics offer instruction in basic fishing techniques. Presented by Captain Don Dingman.
Guests can enjoy one-day, two-day, and Windward VIP Club ticket options. Tickets are digital only and are valid Thursday through Sunday. Children 5 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult, and guests must be 21 years or older to access the Windward VIP Club.
- Children (6+): general day ticket: $16
- Adult: General One Day Admission: $31
- Adult: two-day general admission: $56
- Windward VIP Club Day Ticket for Adults: $370
- Windward VIP Club/NY Concours Combination Day Ticket for Adults: $520
Children 15 and under, active military and veterans will receive complimentary general admission on Sunday, March 26. The show runs from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 23; from 10 am to 7 pm from Friday, March 24 to Saturday, March 25; and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, March 26.
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The Palm Beach International Boat Show has introduced a new grant program: Palm Beach International Boat Show Gives Back. The program will support ocean education and conservation by bringing environmental and marine education programs, services and projects to those in the community who need them most. Ticket sales, donations and other activities related to the boat show will have a direct and positive impact on the area and the public. The MIAPBC hopes that visitors will help make a difference in our community by adding donations to their ticket purchases.
Social media fans can connect with @PBBoatShow on Instagram and Twitter, @PalmBeachInternationalBoatShow on Facebook, @InformaBoatShows on YouTube and tag the show with #PBIBS to join the online conversation. For more information on activities, boats on display, exhibitors, transportation and parking, visit www.pbboatshow.com.
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About the Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS)
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned by the Palm Beach County Marine Industries Association and produced by Informa Markets. Since 1982, the boating show has grown to a dominant position in South Florida as a leader in the boating and boating industry and as an economic engine for the West Palm Beach community and tri-county area. An analysis of the 2022 boating show showed that the event has an estimated total statewide economic impact of more than $1.05 billion. With more than 55,000 visitors attending the show in previous years, this has contributed to more than $725 million in total sales resulting from the event. The 2023 event will feature exciting sponsors including the Related Companies, Douglas Elliman, and Anheuser-Busch, among others. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pbboatshow.com.
About Informa Markets
Informa Markets creates platforms for niche markets and industries to trade, innovate and grow. We provide market participants from around the world with opportunities to engage, experiment, and do business through face-to-face exhibits, targeted digital services, and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers in more than a dozen global verticals, including boating, pharmaceuticals, food, fashion, and infrastructure. As the world’s leading market maker company, we bring a wide range of niche markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them thrive 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.informamarkets.com.
About the Palm Beach County Marine Industries Association
The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1986. Its mission is to promote and protect the strong growth of the marine industry in Palm Beach County for the benefit and the education of its members, the community and the environment. MIAPBC brings two annual flagship events to the community: the Palm Beach International Boat Show and the Palm Beach Christmas Boat Parade. MIAPBC supports more than 40 local marine-related events and nonprofit organizations that protect and promote the marine industry in Palm Beach County and beyond, with a portion providing scholarships to deserving students. Since its inception, MIAPBC has donated more than $2.5 million to local nonprofit organizations and scholarship candidates.