Sponsored Content: The 2023 Palm Beach Boat Show returns

Palm Beach Boat Show

Mar 8, 2023

The 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show returns, amplifying South Florida’s winter boat show season. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and produced by Informa Markets, the Palm Beach International Boat Show will be taking place Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island.

“As we round out the 2023 winter boat show season, we are excited to return to Downtown West Palm Beach to celebrate the 41st annual Palm Beach International Boat Show,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. 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.”

Palm Beach Boat Showfun, relaxation, and lots to see

This year’s boat show will feature new and exciting activities that will provide visitors, exhibitors, and the entire West Palm Beach community with a memorable weekend. The 2023 event will bring visitors up-close to hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to superyachts nearly 300 feet in length.

Palm Beach Boat ShowOne experience, found at the Palm Beach Boat Show, includes the Kids’ Fishing Clinics by Hook the Future. For aspiring anglers ages four to 16, the Kids’ Fishing Clinics offer instruction on basic fishing techniques hosted by Captain Don Dingman. Presented by Hook the Future, the Kids’ Fishing Clinics provide interactive education in selecting tackle and lures, casting a rod and reel, reeling in a fish, and discussing fishing ethics. Upon completing all learning stations, participants are eligible to win special prizes.

For more information on activities, boats on display, exhibitors, transportation, and parking, visit www.PBboatshow.com.


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