boat shows

Palm Beach Boat Show 2016

This was the first time that I went to the Palm Beach show. I arrived by shuttle from the hotel, got dropped off at the location and waited until the media tent opened up to get my name tag. Then I walked down two blocks to Starbucks because I needed a quick pick-me-up.

To me, it didn’t look like there was much parking. I saw a lot and some people parking among the street but other than that, I didn’t see much.

So the last couple of boat shows I have walked away with something special and this time, it was this…


I am officially official all by myself. Yes, it is a huge deal for me. Yes, it made my day. 🙂

Moving on – overall the entirety of the boat show – it was extremely huge from one side to another full of yachts down to normal sized fishing boats. They had two open tents with accessories / parts then one large air conditioned tent with more accessories / parts. It was definitely different than Miami and Ft Lauderdale which I’ve been to twice each now.

The only display that really caught my eye this time around was this…


I am really curious as to why the boat was like that.

I have to give a shout out to BoatShowHotels, of whom I’ve been admiring since the early days of my love for boat shows.


My favorite new accessories / fun booth goes to…


I got a “K” signal charm. The ladies behind the booth was super nice to me, and I think their product is very cool because I honestly haven’t seen any more booths like this while at the other shows.

Next up – I got some really cool boat literature from this booth and I can’t wait until I start reading them:


The coolest “random thing” was this….


You definitely don’t see that every where and never have I ever seen that at previous shows. I also saw a shark and it was a representation for a boat company that was giving out magnets in the a/c building.

This boat below was probably my new favorite boat, one I haven’t seen before, and I adore the font on the windows. There were a few of them like that but I really liked that one.


The next two photos are my favorites that I took.



Around 2-3, when I was on the radio with World of Boating, the storm was getting ready to happen. It was just a matter of time.


And, the final photo of the night of everything that I brought back from the show. I’m not nearly as bad as I used to be, but then again, I do visit a ton of shows so I don’t need to pick up the same things I see elsewhere.


Overall, besides the rain coming in and ruining it for me, it was a good time. It was also really cool being live at the boat show while live on air with World of Boating. Speaking of which, I got to meet one of the guys that calls in to WoB. It was an awesome meet!

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