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Open doors at the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show: What to expect from this year's event

By Katie Scott   21 March 2024

Opening the doors to another year of premium superyachts, boat charters, and exhibitors, the Palm Beach International Boat Show prepares to welcome the yachting industry to four days of exciting displays, global debuts, and an enticing collection of attractions to keep you entertained throughout the show. 

Scheduled to run from March 21 - 24, the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) will be hosting over 800 yachts of all shapes and sizes, with more than 600 exhibitors on display, including many big-name boating brands such as Sunseeker, Azimut, and Princess.

Around 55,000 show visitors are expected throughout the four-day run, who will gather along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach for the prestigious boat show and all its offerings.

What to expect at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2024

Aerial view of the Palm Beach International Boat Show along Flagler Drive

Inviting motor yacht enthusiasts, prospective clients, and industry professionals to explore some of the hottest world-class superyachts, premium sailing boats, crewed yacht charters, and tenders, visitors to the show can gain first-hand experience of motor yachts and boat charters perfectly matched for Florida yacht charters, with opportunities to step onboard the attending fleet for a grand tour plus relative brand representatives who can answer all queries about owning a yacht or choosing a yacht charter.

In addition to the plethora of enticing motor yachts and sailing yacht charters around the pontoons, PBIBS houses a great selection of specially curated exhibitors to create the ultimate yachting package. 

From maintenance to real estate, high-end fashion, and the latest technologies and gadgets, there's something for everyone. 

Attractions at the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Exhibitor tents at the Palm Beach International Boat Show with many visitors walking around

Offering visitors extra fun and engagement around the pontoons, PBIBS includes multiple additional attractions to educate, inform, and immerse everyone for an optimal experience of the popular USA-based show.

Making its return to the 2024 edition, the AquaZone is the perfect area for anyone who enjoys a thrilling watersports yacht charter. Showcasing truly exceptional watersports demonstrations with a multitude of the latest gear, visitors and charter guests can see how to get the most out of the equipment before heading off on a Caribbean or Mediterranean yacht charter.

A flyboarding demonstration in progress at the Palm Beach International Boat Show
A flyboarding demonstrator in action with visitors watching from the dockside at the Palm Beach International Boat Show

An attraction that is popular with younger visitors, the Cox Science Center and Aquarium offers ongoing talks, activities, and information on the physics of sailing and solar power, plus innovations to create a greener industry and, of course, some colorful fish to spot.

Getting around the Palm Beach International Boat Show

A map of the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Situated directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island, visitors attending PBIBS during a North America yacht charter are invited to use the complimentary West Palm Beach Trolley System to move around seamlessly among the exhibits. The trolleys will continuously pick up and drop off at designated trolley stops around Downtown and the Boat Show every 10-15 minutes. 

The official Palm Beach International Boat Show 2024 opening hours are as follows:

  • Thursday 21 - 12pm - 7pm 
  • Friday 22 - 10am - 7pm 
  • Saturday 23 - 10am - 7pm 
  • Sunday 24 - 10am - 5pm

If you would like to learn more about any of the charter yachts attending the event, or would like to integrate a visit into an existing USA yacht charter, contact your preferred yacht charter broker for more details on availability for yacht rentals.


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