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First look inside the Palm Beach International Boat Show

Posted at 5:49 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 17:49:21-04

Earlier in the week Chopper 5 flew high above the Palm Beach International Boat Show to view the progress of the setup.  

Today, our first chance inside. Workers were scrubbing the decks, washing the starboard quarters, installing displays, and making sure everything is sparkly clean for the nation's fifth largest boat show. 

Just about everyone was snapping pics of the yachts, and taking selfies for their social media accounts.

Chuck Collins, Executive Director of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, says he expects this boat show to be record-breaking because of all the damage done to boats during Hurricane Irma.

"So they are getting their boats replaced, engines repaired, new engines, electronics."

Unmistakably, the purpose of the boat show is to sell boats or charter boats, but I asked Chuck if there was something to do at the show for someone with my kind of budget.  He said his favorite thing to do at the boat show is look at all the boat's names.

"Sometimes they are named after spouses or loved ones; sometimes they are named after a person's business."

Looking is definitely in my price range.  

The boat show runs tomorrow - Sunday.  Tickets start at $24 for adults.  

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