Palm Beach International Boat Show Sets New Record with Largest Vessel Display Ever

A Look Inside the Exclusive Amenities Offered to VIP Guests at the Prestigious Event
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Palm Beach International Boat Show Sets New Record with Largest Vessel Display Ever

The Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) wrapped up another successful year this past weekend in downtown West Palm Beach. Hosted by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) and produced by Informa Markets, this event broke its previous records with an unparalleled number of vessels showcased, solidifying its position as the largest event in the show's distinguished history.

Innovative debuts and marine tech showcase

A Showcase of Innovations and Debuts

This year, the show was a vibrant platform for significant global and U.S. debuts from leading industry names such as Ocean Alexander, Fraser Yachts, Pursuits, Sirena, and Horizon. Adding to the excitement was the introduction of a new engine and marine equipment pavilion, offering attendees a closer look at the latest in marine technology and accessories.

Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows at Informa Markets, emphasized their commitment to enhancing guest experiences. Highlights included Nautical Ventures' in-water AquaZone presentation and a series of educational seminars focused on sustainable boating solutions, among other dynamic activations and family-friendly activities.

VIP oasis with art fair access.

The Windward Club: An Exclusive Haven

The Windward Club provided an exclusive oasis for VIP guests. Situated in the Lakeside Pavilion on Flagler Drive, this upscale retreat offered a serene space to relax, savor gourmet dining, and enjoy a premium open bar. VIP access also included complimentary admission to the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (PBM+C), offering an unmatched art-buying experience.

Superyacht spectacle with luxury glimpse.

The Superyacht Showcase

The Superyacht Show Palm Beach, held at the Palm Harbor Marina, presented over 200 superyachts, showcasing the epitome of luxury and elegance. This segment of the show offered a sneak peek into the opulent world of yachting, attracting yacht enthusiasts from all corners.

Boat show aids community enrichment.

A Tradition of Giving Back

Since its inception in 1982, PBIBS has been more than just a boat show; it's a community pillar. The "Palm Beach International Boat Show Gives Back" program, supported by a portion of ticket sales and donations, has contributed $500,000 towards community enrichment initiatives this year, affirming its role in fostering educational opportunities and waterfront projects that benefit the West Palm Beach community and beyond.

Alyssa Freeman, Executive Director of MIAPBC, highlighted the show's impact not only as an economic stimulant but also as a cherished community tradition. This commitment to community enrichment and industry growth was echoed by partners like Related Companies and Brightline, ensuring a seamless experience for attendees.

As we look back on this year's milestone event, the anticipation for next year's show is already growing. Andrew Doole expressed gratitude for the continuous support from the community, marking the show as a pinnacle event for boating aficionados and industry experts.

Looking Ahead

The dates for the next Palm Beach International Boat Show are set for March 20-23, 2025. It promises to be another remarkable experience in the scenic locale of West Palm Beach. For more insights and updates, stay tuned to