Home X

What to expect at the 2019 Palm Beach International Boat Show

By Katia Damborsky   21 March 2019

In one week, West Palm Beach will be a hive of activity as boating enthusiasts and industry professionals flock to the 34th edition of the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Running between 28-31 March at West Palm Beach along South Flagler Drive, the 2019 Palm Beach Boat Show will be showcasing over 200 boats alongside a number of exhibitors and manufacturers.

As one of Florida’s biggest boat shows, the event is an excellent opportunity for potential buyers to browse a wide selection of old and new boats for sale.

In addition, it is a mainstay in the calendar for the global yachting industry, and provides an excellent opportunity for show-attendees  to network and meet new people.

The 2019 line-up

Superyachts along the dock at Palm Beach Boat Show
Selection of small vessels and production boats along the dock at Palm Beach Boat Show
sportfishers at palm beach, with attendees walk past on bridge

This year promises an exciting spectrum of vessels, ranging from sportfishers and pleasure cruisers to sailing vessels and luxury motor yachts. As ever, the line-up will include a significant selection of boats available for yachting vacations; read our selection of the must-see charter yachts at the show.

The largest yacht confirmed to attend is Abeking and Rasmussen’s 2012 build, the 61m/197ft motor yacht ‘Excellence V’. Available both for sale and private yacht charters, she is sure to turn plenty of heads with her considerable size and sleek navy hull.

This year promises an exciting spectrum of vessels, ranging from sportfishers and pleasure cruisers to sailing vessels and luxury motor yachts.

Recent additions to the line-up include the 57m/190ft superyacht SKYFALL from Trinity Yachts and the 2004-built, 53m/174ft luxury yacht MIZU. Both yachts are stand-out members of the charter fleet, available across the Caribbean in hotspots such as the Virgin Islands and Antigua. If MIZU looks familiar, it’s perhaps because she is the superyacht star of Taylor Swift’s End Game music video, shot on location in Miami.

However, she is not the only famous face on the line-up. There are also a number of superyachts in attendance from the hit Bravo reality TV show Below Deck; read our complete round-up of all the Below Deck yachts at the 2019 Palm Beach Boat Show.

Other stand-out superyachts attending the 2019 show are Feadship's 50m/165ft motor yacht BROADWATER and a highly popular 2016 launch from Amels; the 55m/180ft motor yacht ELIXIR.

Exciting events

Woman demonstrating water toy at Palm Beach Boat Show
Fishing seminar at Palm Beach Boat Show
What to expect at the 2019 Palm Beach International Boat Show photo 7

As well as touring boats and perusing exhibitors’ stands, show-goers will additionally have the opportunity to attend informative seminars and see watertoy demos.

Seasoned sportfishers and those still getting to grips with the sport will find a number of sportfishing seminars useful and eye-opening, with boat captains and industry experts sharing tips and techniques. For younger attendees, a kid’s fishing clinic will also be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Back by popular demand, the Aquazone will once again bring some excitement to the show, with demonstrations of water accessories including paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, kayaks, and hovercrafts, to name just a few.

The VIP Experience

Woman holding drink at Windward VIP lounge at Palm Beach Boat Show
Windward VIP club at Palm Beach Boat Show
What to expect at the 2019 Palm Beach International Boat Show photo 9

Show-goers looking to enhance their time at the Palm Beach Boat Show should opt for the Windward VIP Club experience. As well as providing a relaxing sanctuary within the show with a bar and hors d'oeuvres, the premium lounging area also makes a fabulous setting for socialising and networking.

Daily events are on the agenda, including wine tasting, complimentary massages and margarita mixing, as well as a VIP brunch event and pop-up boutique.

As one of Florida’s biggest boat shows, the event is an excellent opportunity for potential buyers.

The 2019 Palm Beach Boat will run between 28 - 31 March, with opening times between 10am and 7pm (12am on Thursday, 6pm on Sunday).

If you would like to learn more about any of the charter yachts attending the event, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.

 
Shortlist

Yachts in your shortlist