Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Opens Friday - Demo Sailboats, Kayaks, Inflatables, Stand Up Paddleboards and Model Yachts

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New exciting demo area in Ego Alley for small sailboats, kayaks, SUPs, inflatables and model boats. Attendees will try before they buy a range of small in-water marine products provided by exhibitors.

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

The perfect destination if you are thinking of getting into sailing or if you are getting ready to purchase a boat.

Annapolis has long been known as the sailing capital of the world and is home to a thriving maritime industry. For one weekend in April, the Chesapeake Bay's sailing industry will relocate to City Dock. From sailboats to sails, from St. Michael's to Main Street, the region's favorite retailers and service providers exhibit at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 28-30, 2017.

"There are many excellent reasons to attend the sailboat show," said Paul Jacobs, president and general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows. "It is a perfect destination if you are thinking of getting into sailing or if you are getting ready to purchase a boat. However, the best reason to attend the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is the opportunity to shop from hundreds of local marine retailers who offer boat show pricing, expertise, and boat show specials," Jacobs added.

Sailboats, new and brokerage, include catamarans, monohulls, family cruisers, day sailers, and blue water sailboats. Because most sailboats are available for immediate sale, families can realize their dream of escaping the daily grind and spend their summer on a new boat.

The sailboat show will have the latest in navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, inflatables, boating accessories, clothing, gear, and related services such as boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms, and lending institutions.

New this year the sailboats will make room for an exciting demo area in Ego Alley for small sailboats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, inflatables, easy kayak docking system and model boats. Attendees can try before they buy a range of smaller in-water products provided by exhibitors. Learn more>>

For those wanting to experience the joy of sailing the First Sail Workshop is taught by expert instructors and is designed for the beginning sailor.

When it's time to take a break from boat shopping, individuals can relax and listen to continuous live music, win valuable prizes, enjoy water views, and try free regional food and drink tastings.

Set in the charming historic seaport of Annapolis, the 2017 show has something for everyone including valuable door prizes donated by sponsors and exhibitors. This isn't just any boat show. There are in-water demos, sailing lessons, cruising programs, historic tours, Naval Academy tours, Maryland crab cakes, blue crabs, raw bars, craft beers, painkillers, live music, and breathtaking water views.

On April 29th, regional high school sailing teams competing for a traveling cup will race in the 3rd Annual Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta. Award ceremony immediately following race.

Cruisers University, in its new home at the Naval Academy Club at the U.S. Naval Academy, offers the most comprehensive cruising educational program available anywhere. It offers one- to four-day tuition packages covering cruising destinations, boat systems, navigation, procedures, and all things related to the cruising lifestyle. Renowned cruising experts teach more than 40 different courses. Fee required.

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland

Friday, April 28, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017
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 produces four grand in-water boat shows. Each year 100,000 loyal attendees from around the world travel to the Chesapeake Bay to experience these nautical extravaganzas. According to a 2014 economic impact study, the Annapolis Boat Shows injects more than $112 million into the Annapolis area economy each year.

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