Annapolis Powerboat Show Opens October 16, 2014; Continued Rebound of Boating Industry Expected

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Annapolis Boat Shows will celebrate the slow but sure economic recovery of the boating industry, as it welcomes thousands to the 43rd United States Powerboat Show, running October 16 - 19, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland.

Exciting new powerboats will mark their debut at Annapolis Powerboat Show October 16-19

The Annapolis Boat Shows will be celebrating the continued rebound of the boating industry as it welcomes thousands of powerboaters to the 43rd United States Powerboat Show, running October 16 - 19, 2014.

Last year the powerboat show closed with the highest attendance figures in five years. Exhibitors found that 2013 reflected more genuine interest by buyers than in previous years. They pointed to the combined factors of sales, crowds, solid consumer interest, and a growing number of first-time boat buyers indicating that the powerboat industry is returning after the 2008 recession and years of economic stagnation.

What's New?
In recognition of the improving economy, a Luxury Pavilion has been developed for the discriminating boater and is presented by The Boat Village. This new section, sponsored by duPont REGISTRY, will feature magnificent yachts including Palm Beach, Hunton, Fairline, and Grand Banks as well as high end products from companies like Tesla Motors, Porsche of Annapolis, MarineMax Vacations, The Boat Village, Sotheby's International Realty, Gibbs Sport Amphibians, and SUN n FUN CRUISING.

Sea Trials
For the first time this year, brokers and manufacturers will be conducting sea trials from inside the boat show at easy to access demonstration docks.

Premiering Boats
Designs and models debuting opening day at the Annapolis Powerboat Show include:

Princess 43 by Princess Yachts
Talaria 43 by Hinkley
True North 38 by True North Yachts
Ocean Yacht 64 by Makaira
28 foot R280 and the 35 foot R350 by Fluid Watercraft
33 Eco-Trawler by Trawlers Midwest
23SD Carolina Cat by Carolina Catamarans
HYSUCAT catamaran by HYSUCAT Marine

Manufacturers and Brokers
Miles of docks exhibit everything from luxurious motor and ocean-going yachts and trawlers to high-performance powerboats and offshore fishing machines. Boats of every style will be at the show, from eight to 80 feet, including family cruisers, a center console fishing collection, inflatables, paddleboards, ski boats, and trailerable powerboats.

Brokerage Cove
Sponsored by YachtWorld.com, Brokerage Cove is a show within a show, overflowing with previously owned boats presented by regional boat brokers and available for immediate sale. Only one block from the main show, electric land shuttles and water taxis will ferry attendees between the two sites.

Acres of On-Land Exhibitors
This year's powerboat show will have the latest in navigational equipment and a wide selection of marine equipment, high-tech electronics, boating accessories, clothing & gear, and related services such as boating schools, rentals, insurance firms, lending institutions, and charter companies.

Opening Day
An ideal day for talking with exhibitors and touring powerboats. This is a special day for the serious boater and all attendees are invited to the first annual VIP Preview Party with free hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and a cash bar on the Pussers Caribbean Grille Upper Deck.

VIP Show Experience
As always VIP parking packages offer the total Annapolis boat show experience - admission for two, VIP parking at the gate, food, drinks, gifts, coupons, and VIP treatment at the opening night welcome party.

Pussers Painkiller
An Annapolis favorite, the rum-based "Painkiller" on Pussers Painkiller Barge Bar.

Free Seminars on Boating
Daily seminars presented by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Annapolis School of Seamanship

Grand Prize Drawing
Win an exotic 7 day/6 night luxury bareboat charter aboard a MarineMax 382 Power Catamaran in the British Virgin Islands. Donated by MarineMax Vacations.

SHOW INFORMATION

October 16, 2014
VIP Preview Day
10:00am - 6:00pm

October 17, 2014
10:00am - 6:30pm

October 18, 2014
10:00am - 6:30pm

October 19, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm

VIP Preview Day $35
VIP Preview plus additional day - $48

General Admission - $18
Two-Day General Admission Ticket - $31
Children $5 (6 and under free)

Annapolis Boat Shows, a premier event management company, has produced grand in-water boat shows since 1970. Today, close to 130,000 attendees from around the world come to the Chesapeake Bay region to experience these nautical extravaganzas.

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