palm beach florida boat showOn Thursday West Palm Beach is opening the Palm Beach Boat Show in Florida, which will be showing over $1.2 billion worth of boats and yachts. All this week crews have been setting up boats, docks, booths and tents downtown on Flagler Drive for the boat show – Which will be here from March 21 through March 24.

This is the 28th year of the Palm Beach Boat Show which is located in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Lake Worth Lagoon.

What to Expect at the Palm Beach Boat Show

At the West Palm Beach International Boat Show you’ll be able to see equipment and goods ranging from inflatable boats to super yachts, and the accessories that go with them. Included in the displays are a large variety of power boats, bow riders, and personal watercraft.

The boat show brings with it a large impact on the Florida economy. Boating business booms and the taxes bring a strong economic growth. Last year’s boat show generated $2.8 million and State exise and sales taxes.

Time and Tickets

The show hours are 12 PM – 7 PM on Thursday, 10 AM- 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, ad 10 AM – 6 PM on Sunday. Tickets are $16 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 15, and are free for children under 6 years old. You can also save $2 by purchasing tickets online at

After the show the attendees are invited to submit their favorite Instagram photos taken during the show by tagging them with #PalmBeachBoatShow for a chance to win a one year subscription to any of the following publications:

  • PassageMaker
  • Power & Motoryacht
  • Soundings
  • Soundings Trade Only
  • Yachts International

These photos will be uploaded to the Palm Beach International Boat Show Facebook page, and the top 5 with the most likes will have a chance to pick one of the magazines above for the free one year subscription.

The photos can also be uploaded directly to the Palm Beach International Boat Show facebook page for entry.