WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The Palm Beach International Boat Show is underway in downtown West Palm Beach.
The gates opened Thursday.
More than a billion dollars in yachts and merchandise is crowding the waterfront this weekend.
People can climb aboard some of the super yachts and get an up close look at what goes into the boats worth millions of dollars.
This year the show will have a giant water tank where it will do watersports demonstrations. There will also be sport fishing demos inside the gates as well.
New this year, Captains licensed through the U.S. Coast Guard will also be giving on the water training to boaters.
To help get through the dozens of boats and to find the largest yachts, you can download the MyBoatShow app for Android and iPhones.
Tickets to the show are $20. Tickets online are $18. The show also has an online buy one get one free promotion using the promo code BOGOWEB.
The gates will open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and run until 7 p.m.
On Sunday the show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Since the show is taking over the downtown waterfront the West Palm Beach Green Market will resume next weekend.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
GOING I-95 NORTH: Take Okeechobee Blvd. EAST and follow signs to Boat Show parking, show sites and to alternative parking lots.
GOING I-95 SOUTH: Take Okeechobee Blvd. EAST and follow signs to Boat Show parking, show sites and to alternative parking lots.
Show entrances will be located at Evernia St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront)
MUNICIPAL LOTS/GARAGES:Follow Boat Show signs for directions to various municipal parking garages and privately operated lots located throughout downtown West Palm Beach. Most are walking distance to one of the two show entrances. Click for City of Palm Beach Parking Garages, Lots & Rates
Also available, Parking Garage specifically for the show's South Entrance.Boat Show Days onlyPhillips Point Parking Garage –West Garage777 S. Flagler Drive$20 all day parking.
If you are parking at CityPlace located 700 S.Rosemary Avenue #200 and want to visit the boat show, please look for the Sun Trolley at the corner Sapodilla & Fern Streets and take the Trolley to the end of Clematis Street and enter the boat show there.
COME BY BOAT: FREE Come-by-boat docks will be located south of the in-water displays. Tie up at the docks and stroll over to the show.