The inaugural Panama International Boat Show will open Friday and run through Sunday at the Flamenco Marina in Panama City.
The marina is a flourishing tourist attraction with a wide range of marina amenities, including 238 slips protected by two breakwaters, Wi-Fi and nine onsite restaurants. A new section of the marina has been designated for the show.
In addition to the display of boats in the water and on land, marine accessories and services, attendees will see an impressive car display with a large selection of the latest models from Mercedes-Benz, Dodge and Jeep at the Panama International Boat Show.
On Saturday and Sunday, at 4 p.m., Show Management and designer Marcel Kaminstein will present the IfULoveMe Fashion Show, featuring the latest yachting jewelry and swimwear fashion trends.
Panama Fishing Magazine will host a virtual fishing tournament on all show days. Visitors will be able to virtually “fish” for a chance to win daily prizes.
There also will be educational fishing seminars by the Navegante TV fishing team.
The show is produced by Active Interest Media-owned Show Management. AIM also owns Soundings Trade Only.
“We like to take each show we produce a place where everyone can have a great time and enjoy the boating lifestyle,” said Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III, CEO of Show Management, which also produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla.
Panama show exhibitors include Sanlorenzo; HMY Yachts; Evermarine, representing Benetti, Azimut, Bertram, Tiara and Boston Whaler; Galati Yacht Sales; Maspor Marine, representing Pursuit, Rampage, Tiara, Jupiter, Cruisers, Spencer and Princess; Novey Marine, representing Viking, Luhrs and Silverton; Andromeda, representing Riviera, Belize and Lagoon; Intrepid Powerboats; Outer Reef Yachts; and Quality Yachts, representing Ferretti, Mochi Craft, Pershing, Cobia, Rinker, Cobalt, Scout, Monterey and Formula.
The Panama International Boat Show at Flamenco Marina is presented by Mercedes-Benz and sponsored by Visit Panama, Flamenco Marina, Fuerte Amador Resort & Marina, Panama Fishing Magazine, MedCom, Navegante TV, Cable Onda, BoatShowHotels.com, Grupo Evenfer and the AIM Marine Group.