Annapolis Boat Shows in Autumn 2013

Annapolis’ historic waterfront and harbor hosts a series of boat showcases, where maritime enthusiasts can go to buy, sell or dream. In early October of every year, 50,000 sailing fans from all over the world descend on Chesapeake Bay to catch a glimpse of this year’s newest models at the United States Powerboat and Sailboat Shows. You’ll find several Annapolis Boat Shows and nautical events throughout the year, but the fall showcases are the biggest and best.

Whether you are in the market for a new boat, are contemplating life at sea or just want to drool over the luxury yachts, you’ll enjoy a festive day at the waterfront with a distinct maritime character. Board and inspect brand new models of sailboats and powerboats, talk to industry experts about your financial options and learn what it’s like to own a boat. Look at the largest multi-hull (catamaran) collection in the world, shop for boating gear and sign up for educational seminars and workshops at this huge DC boat show. Plan your next boating charter, learn about exotic destinations and enter to win exciting vacation prizes.

Experience the world’s largest and oldest market for brand new, in-water boats at Annapolis’ scenic City Dock. The United States Powerboat Show takes place this year from October 3-6, and the United States Sailboat Show takes place on October 10-14. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, and single-day admission costs $18 for adults and $5 for children. VIP packages are also available.

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