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Some cool things at the Palm Beach International Boat show

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Some cool things you may not know about the Palm Beach International Boat show:

  • The Blue Wild, which will feature scuba, freediving, lobstering and safety seminars as well as a selection of marine art from well known marine artists.
  • AquaZone by Nautical Ventures is a huge tented pool that will feature water toy demos throughout each day, including kayaks, SUPs, hovercrafts, life rafts, a WaveJet self-propelled SUP, water jetpacks, and the VersaDock modular docking system. It will feature seminars on topics such as yoga on paddleboards and fishing from kayaks. And there will even be some shore-side toys to demo, including the Go-Cycle electric bike, the iGo electric Gyro-stabilized transporter and the Yuneec electric skateboard. Find it in the grassy area in front of the Meyer Amphitheater, just south of Datura Street.
  • The IGFA School of Sportfishing hosts 14 free seminars on topics ranging from sailfish strategies and dolphin trolling techniques to tuna tactics and live bait lessons. Find them at the Meyer Amphitheatre Field. All seminars led by professional anglers and sportfish captains.

    The IGFA School of Sportfishing hosts  seminars on topics ranging from sailfish strategies and dolphin trolling techniques to tuna tactics and live bait lessons.

    The IGFA School of Sportfishing hosts seminars on topics ranging from sailfish strategies and dolphin trolling techniques to tuna tactics and live bait lessons.

  • Free dockage for show attendees who come by water; the Come-By-Boat docks are located south of the in-water displays.
  • The Powerboat Academy of Florida will host one- and three-hour workshops focusing on boating skills such as basic close quarters maneuvering, anchoring, open water boat handling and seamanship, and first mate skills. $25 for the one-hour workshops; $125 for the three-hour workshops. Space is limited. Onsite registration is at the Hands-on Skills Training Center next to the Come-by-Boat docks.
  • Free kids fishing clinics for kids up to age 16 over the weekend. Kids get a free rod and reel set.
  • Lots of raffles and giveaways, including a half-day captained charter trip to people who register on BoatSetter.com (Clematis tent, booth 636) a $50 gift card to anyone who signs up for a freediving course with Florida Freedivers (Evernia field, booth 332), free professional swimsuit fittings from Lands’ End (booth 134) and a chance to sign the Sun Safety pledge (Lands’ End will donate $1 to the Skin Cancer Foundation for each signature).

The Palm Beach International Boat Show is owned by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, and produced by Show Management.

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