Palm Beach Boat Show reports largest fleet in 42-year history

Palm Beach International Boat Show Images courtesy of Informa Markets.

Organisers of the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS) have confirmed this year’s show featured a record number of vessels on display, making it the largest fleet in the show’s four-decade history.

The 2024 edition of PBIBS, owned by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC) and produced by Informa Markets, took place 21 to 24 March in downtown West Palm Beach.

A record $1.2bn-worth of vessels were on show, totalling over 800 boats from at least 600 brands. These ranged from inflatables to superyachts, including global and US debuts from brands including Ocean Alexander, Fraser Yachts, Pursuits, Sirena, and Horizon. An engine and marine equipment pavilion — new for this year — introduced consumers to various innovative marine accessories and offerings.

The dates for the next edition of the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show have been set for 20-23 March 2025.

“We maintain our focus on enhancing the overall guest experience,” says Andrew Doole, president of U.S Boat Shows with Informa Markets. “This includes dynamic activations like Nautical Ventures’ innovative in-water AquaZone presentation and a diverse array of educational seminars, including those by the Water Revolution Foundation highlighting sustainable boating options. Complemented by family friendly activities and exclusive luxury VIP experiences for Windward VIP ticket holders, our goal remains to elevate every aspect of the event.”

VIP ticket holders also gained access to the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (PBM+C), presented by Art Miami.

Palm Beach International Boat Show

The Superyacht Show Palm Beach, located at Palm Harbor Marina, was an extravagant showcase with over 200 superyachts on display throughout the entire show.

The Palm Beach International Boat Show Gives Back programme, funded through a portion of the show’s ticket sales, optional ticket price add-ons, and other boat show-related activities, raised $500,000 towards community enrichment initiatives.

“The Palm Beach International Boat Show is not only an economic powerhouse but also a cherished tradition within our community,” says Alyssa Freeman, executive director of MIAPBC. “Through initiatives like the Palm Beach International Boat Show Gives Back programme, we reaffirm our commitment to enriching lives and fostering growth across the industry and throughout key community institutions that impact the everyday lives of West Palm Beach residents.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *