Debuting in 1970, the Annapolis Boat Shows have wowed boating enthusiasts for over forty years. In October, after the United States Sailboat Show leaves the Annapolis Harbor, the United States Powerboat Show motors into Annapolis.

With close to 150,000 attendees from around the world flocking to Annapolis for the world's largest in-water boat shows, there's no better place to catch a glimpse of cutting-edge designs and sleek classics than right here in the Sailing Capital of America. Spend the day hopping from one vessel to another before stocking up on sailing essentials from the many vendors in attendance, offering everything from high-tech navigational equipment to outboard motors. Powerboat Show

Now in its 46th year, the United States Powerboat Show brings in over 40,000 attendees as the oldest and largest in-water powerboat exhibition in the world. The show features everything from luxurious motor yachts, trawlers, high-performance boats, and offshore fishing vessels. There are family cruisers, center consoles, inflatable and trailerable powerboats. Vendors' tents line the waterways, selling everything imaginable to powerboat enthusiasts as well as offering boating lessons, rentals, and more. Learn more about the Powerboat Show.