Palm Beach Boat Show 2022

Palm Beach Boat Show 2022

The 40th Palm Beach Boat Show is brimming with luxury yachts, family fun and hands-on activities

The Palm Beach International Boat Show is a highlight of the South Florida social calendar – a chance for yacht owners and the wider marine industry to get together and celebrate the world of yachting.

The show, held from 24-27 March on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, will feature over $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories to buy.

Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, says: “The show will welcome back fan-favourite exhibits, including the AquaZone, Kids’ Fishing Clinics by Hook the Future, and the Windward VIP Club. We are also excited to announce that this year’s boat show will coincide with the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, giving guests a well-rounded weekend of luxury and lifestyle opportunities.”

Doole’s enthusiasm is echoed by Alyssa Freeman, Executive Director of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC), who says: “Last year’s show was such a breath of fresh air for the entire community and marine industry, so we are looking forward to an even bigger and better show this year. We are proud of the economic impact this event has in Palm Beach County and are proud to give back to the various initiatives and organizations supported by the MIAPBC.”

Yachts at the Palm Beach Boat Show 2022

From tenders and fishing boats to superyachts, there will be a wide range of choice at this year’s Palm Beach Boat Show to appeal to all budgets and needs.

Some of the biggest names in the marine world will have a presence at this year’s show, including Rossinavi, Ferretti, Sunseeker, Princess, Hinckley, Greenline, Feadship, Azimut, Chris Craft and Riviera.

The largest yachts at the Palm Beach Boat Show 2022 are the 50m Oceanfast yacht THUNDER, which boasts superyacht-worthy amenities such as a seven-metre pool on the fore deck, yet can reach speeds of 40 knots, and the 48m Rossinavi yacht EIV, an automotive-inspired yacht with a stainless-steel grille and bumper-like white bulwarks.

Other notable yachts include the 38.20m Rosetti yacht EMOCEAN – the builder’s first explorer yacht, which comes with a range of 5,000nm and a low fuel consumption that gives her both ocean-crossing and eco-friendly credentials.

The 46.7m Feadship DAYBREAK, offers the high-level of craftmanship for which the Dutch builder is renowned, while the 46m yacht IONIAN PRINCESS was built by two of the most respected US builders, Palmer Johnson, and Christensen.

Meanwhile, Ferretti will be showing off the new Custom Line Navetta 33 yacht, which features engineering by Ferrari and interiors by Zuccon International Project.

Highlights of the Palm Beach Boat Show

Aside from a fabulous array of yachts to browse with a view to buying or chartering, there are also lots of other great ways to enjoy the show.

Book the VIP experience

The Windward Club at the Lakeside Pavilion on Flagler Drive, open during show hours from Thursday to Sunday for guests aged 21 and over, is your sumptuous sanctuary at this year’s Palm Beach boat Show. It’s the perfect spot to take a breather between viewings and activities or sit and plan your day ahead.

VIP guests will be given access to a private open bar, where they can tuck into gourmet hors d’oeuvres and be treated to exclusive events, both indoors and outdoors.

Windward Club guests will also receive complimentary admission to the Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary Art Fair, a showcase of world-class art dealers, which offers yet more luxury experiences, and an hour’s early access to the show from Friday to Sunday.

Eat well at the Palm Beach Boat Show

With over 100 different dining options, you won’t go hungry at this year’s Palm Beach Boat Show.

Thanks to partners Proof of the Pudding, guests can choose from burgers, wood-fired pizzas, and international street food delicacies, while vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free guests will also be well catered for. Specialty cocktails, craft beers and prestige wines will also be available for when you want to enjoy a relaxing moment at the end of a long day or celebrate a new purchase.

Have fun on the water

The AquaZone at the Palm Beach Boat show is dubbed ‘a show within a show’. Sponsored by Nautical Ventures, this is the place to get hands-on and make a splash with some of the gadgets and water toys available at the show. There will be live demos of paddle boarding, flyboards, kayaks, Seabobs, Fliteboards, and electric surfboards.

What to do outside the Palm Beach Boat Show

If you want to make the most of Palm Beach and its surrounds before and after visits to the show, then there are lots of lovely attractions in this sunny, beach-filled part of Florida.

With 47 miles of surf and sand and almost 30 tropical beach parks, there’s no shortage of space for making the most of the seemingly endless sunny days.

For some peace and quiet away from the boat show crowds, try Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter, or take a visit to Peanut Island, at the mouth of the Lake Worth Inlet, where JFK’s Cold War bunker can still be found.

Go snorkelling at Coral Cove Park where you can see sea turtles and eels or follow the Underwater Snorkel Trail at Phil-Foster Park where starfish, squid, octopus, and spotted rays are regularly seen.

Play a few rounds at one of 160 golf courses in the region, including the PGA national members Club at Palm Beach Gardens, and indulge yourself at one of the region’s many relaxing spas, such as The Spa at the Breakers, with its indoor-outdoor treatment and relaxation areas.

Expand your cultural knowledge at the galleries, artist studios and theatres of Delray Beach. For boutique shopping head to The Square near West Palm Beach, where days drift into evenings at the chic bars and restaurants.

And if you want to get a taste of the boating lifestyle Palm Beach style, then there are 125 miles of waterways to explore, plus marinas, facilities, and charter companies to help you on your way.

Buy Palm Beach Boat Show Tickets

You can choose between one-day and two-day tickets, or Windward VIP tickets (for over 21s) at the 2022 Palm Beach International Boat Show.

There is also a Superyacht Show Palm Beach ticket, which includes entry for two days to the Palm Beach Boat Show, the Superyacht Show Palm Beach at Safe Harbor Rybovich, and the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair.

Guests with these tickets will receive complimentary transportation to and from Safe Harbor Rybovich and the rest of the show.

Getting to the Palm Beach Boat Show

If you’re planning to drive to the Palm Beach Boat Show, there are various private car parks to park at in West Palm Beach, which are within walking distance of the show entrances.

Our team are ready to help plan you visit

Should you have any questions about the show or need any further details, please contact us.


22 March 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier