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Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Palm Beach (Fla.) International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Pacific.

The 28th annual Palm Beach (Fla.) International Boat Show will be held March 21-24 and will feature more than $350 million worth of boats, yachts and accessories along Flagler Drive.

The featured boats will range from small inflatables and center consoles to fishing boats and superyachts larger than 200 feet. There also will be a display of exotic cars.

The show is owned and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County Inc., managed and produced by Show Management, and sponsored by Lincoln, Budweiser, Goslings, Yachts International Magazine, Palm Harbor Marina,, Power & Motoryacht Magazine, Smallwoods, the International Game Fish Association School of Sportfishing, Hook the Future, The Palm Beach Post, Identity Travel, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and TrawlerPort.

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The 2013 Strictly Sail Pacific boat show will be held April 11-14 at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif.

Strictly Sail Pacific is the only all-sailboat show on the West Coast, and its features include new sailboats, gear, accessories, hardware, daily seminars, interactive workshops and free sailboat rides.

Sailboats of every size and budget will fill Jack London Square, in and out of the water, including sleek racers and luxury yachts.

Visitors can learn about the America’s Cup World Series races that lead up to the 34th America’s Cup, which will take place in San Francisco Bay in August.

Strictly Sail Pacific is produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing. Established in 1990, Sail America has more than 500 members representing all segments of the sailing market.

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