Bay Bridge Boat Show is 30 Percent Larger than Last Year and Opens Friday, April 15th with 250 Powerboats

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Boaters will explore more than 250 boats, try two-dozen demo boats, and shop from 100+ exhibitors for marine supplies. Boaters will compare center console fishing boats from 30 manufacturers, see new venue with campers and motor homes, and attend free seminars at the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 15-17, 2016.

Eastern Shore Boat Show Opens Friday April 15-17

We have more than 250 boats in the show this year, making it 30 percent larger than last year.

This year's boat show opening Friday, April 15, 2016 on Maryland's Eastern Shore has grown by 30 percent in size compared to last year and is expected to be the biggest Bay Bridge Boat Show since 2008, according to Paul Jacobs, president and general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows.

"There is tremendous interest in our boat show including an increase in ticket sales, a larger footprint, and a surge in new exhibitors as well as additional space requests from our returning ones," said Jacobs.

"We have more than 250 boats in the show this year, making it 30 percent larger than last year."

The Bay Bridge Boat Show opens Friday and runs through Sunday, April 15-17, 2016 An expanded demo dock will feature at least two-dozen new model boats as well as outboard engines. Dealers will be conducting demonstrations and sea trials from inside the boat show at easy to access docks.

The leading powerboat manufacturers will be exhibiting boats from 7 to 80 feet in every style imaginable. There are center consoles from 30 different manufacturers.

Attendees will climb aboard fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoons, luxury cruisers, jet skis, jet boats, ski boats, bowriders, bass boats, inflatables, kayaks, SUPs, and canoes.

The show has more than 100 exhibitors selling the latest in navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, inflatables, boating accessories, clothing, gear, and related services such as boating clubs, insurance firms, and lending institutions.

Six complimentary boating seminars and fishing, casting and rod building lessons are offered daily.

A new venue featuring motorhomes and campers has been added this year.

The opening night BBQ Bash is open to all attendees and exhibitors on Friday, April 15th at 5pm at no charge. The annual opening day celebration includes free Hemingway's barbeque with all the fixings, live music by Sean Hetrick and the Leftovers, dancing, and cash bar. Guests unwind after the show in a beautiful marina on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay.

Interactive children's area with a moon bounce and face painting, food and drink stations, an expanded food court and a pool bar make this a fun family event.

Show Details
Bay Bridge Boat Show
Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, Maryland

Friday, April 15, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm

Adult One Day - $12
Adult Two Day Combo - $19
Children - 12 & under FREE

About the Annapolis Boat Shows: A premier event management company that has produced grand in-water boat shows since 1970. Close to 130,000 loyal attendees from around the world travel to the Chesapeake Bay each year to experience these nautical extravaganzas. According to a recent economic impact study, in 2014 the Annapolis Boat Shows injected more than $112 million into the Annapolis economy.

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