Downtown Annapolis and Annapolis Harbor are set to host some of the best and largest in water boat shows in the country.
First up is the United States Powerboat Show, held from October 3rd through the 6th, 2013.
According to the website, "Now in its 42nd year, the United States Powerboat Show, October 3-6, 2013, attracts over 40,000 attendees. The show, the nation’s oldest and largest in-water powerboat exhibition will precede the United States Sailboat Show, October 10-14, 2013.
Located in the quaint town of Annapolis, Maryland, the show features everything from luxurious motor yachts and trawlers to high-performance boats and offshore fishing machines. There are family cruisers, center consoles, inflatables and the world’s largest power catamaran section. Attendees will also find a wide selection of marine equipment, high-tech electronics, accessories, gear and related services such as boating lessons, rentals, insurance firms and lending institutions."
In addition there will also be a Brokerage Show, in the Cove at St. Marys in the Spa Creek, whereby brokers feature used boats for sale.
The following week , October 10th to the 14th, the United States Sailboat Show will be held in the same area of downtown Annapolis. According to the website, "Now in its 44th year, the United States Sailboat Show, October 10 - 14, 2013, attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world to the
waterfront of historic Annapolis, Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay town is also
home of U.S. Naval Academy. Recognized worldwide as the premier sailing showcase, this is the place to buy, sell or dream."
There is also now an App for that, the boat shows that is, download the app for your Apple or Android mobile device, check out the link for your respective device at www.usboat.com. You can buy tickets, get parking and show information, as well as promotional information about the boat shows directly to your device.
For tickets, follow this link to the website.