Palm Beach boat show to go virtual

The Palm Beach International Boat Show will happen virtually, starting May 14 when the physical show was originally scheduled to launch.

“These have been unprecedented days and our primary concern continues to be the health and safety of our visitors, community, exhibitors, staff and vendors. In the show’s 35-year history, we have never dealt with a situation such as this,” said an email from Andrew Doole, president of Informa U.S. Boat Shows, Informa Markets, and George Gentile, president of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County.

The show will offer connections to nearly 500 premier exhibitors. More details are to come.

Cancellation of the physical show was an economic blow since it has a total state-wide economic impact of over $682.7 million, the email said. “While the show will no longer take place in its original form, sunny days are ahead and we are looking forward to bringing you the best in boats, yachts and marine products via our virtual show.”

Kevin Gale
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