Since 1982, the boat show has grown to occupy a dominant position in South Florida as both a leader in the boating and marine industry, and as an economic engine to the Palm Beach community and the tri-county area. An analysis of the boat show from 2022 showed that the event has an estimated total statewide economic impact of over $1.05 billion. With over 55,000 visitors attending the show in previous years, this has contributed to over $725 million in total sales resulting from the show.
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 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island.
This year’s boat show will be integral in providing visitors, exhibitors, and the community at large with an unforgettable event featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to superyachts nearly 300 feet in length. From the VIP experience to the AquaZone, there will be activations that cater to all ages and adventure-seeking lifestyles.
This year’s show also coincided with the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C) Art Fair, part of Informa Markets' Art Miami division. Windward Club ticketholders had access to both events, which featured a complimentary open bar, gourmet food, concierge, and sponsorship pop-up activations in a unique indoor and outdoor lounge setting. The Palm Beach County Convention Center brought a world-class, internationally respected group of art galleries and marine enthusiasts to Palm Beach, providing the perfect combination of fine art and luxury vessels to show attendees and exhibitors at large.