The Krogen Express at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

The Krogen Express at the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

 the top 5 largest boat shows in the country, the 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 28-31, will feature 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. In addition to the large selection of boats and exhibits, the show offers fun and educational activities, including free youth fishing clinics by Hook The Future and IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars. If you’re in town, join us on the West Palm Beach waterfront along Flagler Drive. This show is the place to be for any boat enthusiast.

Also, at this year’s show, Nautical Ventures’ AquaZone is the largest attraction, designed to give Palm Beach show-goers an upfront and personal experience with a variety of water sports and innovative products. AquaZone offers in-water demos, hands-on testing, contests and prizes, and a one-stop learning center for information and product knowledge from several exhibitors. This year’s exhibition features hourly Flyboard Aerial “Aquabatics” starring Flyboard World Champion Kristen Smoyer.

If you choose to elevate your show experience, the Windward VIP Club is the ideal setting to relax and plan your day at the show with the luxury of a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, indoor and outdoor lounge seating and private bathrooms. This VIP experience is centrally located inside the Lakeside Pavilion on Flagler Drive and is open Thursday through Sunday during show hours.

For more information: pbboatshow.com

In industry news surrounding the show, we happened upon Northern Lights this afternoon, who has just unveiled its brand-new Technicold ice maker. It’s a robust design built of marine-grade stainless steel with steady ice production output rated at 500 pounds per day. According to Northern Lights, the first units will be available in the coming months, with pricing to be announced in the near future. More to come in the next issue of Passagemaker. For more information, visit northern-lights.com.

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