Boat show sees rise in at­ten­dance

Palm Beach Daily News - - BUSINESS -

The Palm Beach In­ter­na­tional Boat Show, held in March along Fla­gler Drive in West Palm Beach, is a main­stay of the global yacht­ing com­mu­nity, at­tract­ing high-level boat buy­ers, char­ter clients and sport fish­ing en­thu­si­asts.

Chuck Collins, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Ma­rine In­dus­tries As­so­ci­a­tion of Palm Beach County, which owns the show, an­nounced a 7.5 per­cent in­crease in gate at­ten­dance at the 2018 show. Boat­ing en­thu­si­asts also had more to see, with the num­ber of new and used boats for sale up 6 per­cent.

The show also of­fered sport fish­ing sem­i­nars, as well as youth fish­ing clin­ics staged by the non­profit Hook the Fu­ture. Through a part­ner­ship with Ben­nett Auto, the event raised $35,000 for Sheri­dan House Min­istries and the Palm Beach County Fish­ing Foun­da­tion.

Jane Fet­terly

Leader of the Year — Al­fonso Fan­jul, board chair­man and CEO of Florida Crys­tals Corp., will re­ceive the 2018 Leader of the Year Award from the Cham­ber of Com­merce of the Palm Beaches at a break­fast meet­ing April 25 at the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter.

Al­fonso Fan­jul and Pepe Fan­jul,

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