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United States Powerboat Show

980 Awald Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 268-8828
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About United States Powerboat Show

Every October boaters from around the world gather in the historic seaport of Annapolis for the United States Powerboat Show. Miles of docks exhibit everything from luxurious motor and ocean-going yachts and trawlers to high-performance powerboats and offshore fishing machines. On display are boats of every style from 8' to 90' including family cruisers, a center console fishing collection, inflatables, paddleboards, ski boats, and powerboats. Once again, the latest in navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, inflatables, clothing, gear and boating accessories and related services such as boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms, and lending institutions.

United States Powerboat Show 2018
City Dock

United States Powerboat Show 2018

October 11, 2018

More Than 570 Boats on Display In October boaters from across the country gather in the historic seaport of Annapolis to shop from all major powerboat manufacturers, climb aboard more than hundreds of center consoles, and tour brokerage boats. Attendees try before they buy at the Demo Dock and enjoy a drink on the Pussers Painkiller Party Barge. This is the best place to purchase boating supplies, navigation equipment, fishing gear, clothing, and marine accessories.  There is something for everyone!  Highlights of the 2018 show include: Demo Dock – Try Before You Buy! Dealers and manufacturers will be offering demos and sea trials from inside the boat show. Cruisers University Fall Series – October 8-11, 2018. Come to the show a day or two early. Cruisers University offers a comprehensive curriculum on cruising and boat preparedness. The expert instructors will help you plan your cruise, equip and maintain your boat. VIP Preview Day: Thursday, October 11, 2018. This is a special day for the serious boater to take advantage of any opening day specials. Preview Day is by far the best day to shop for new and previously owned powerboats and an ideal day to talk with exhibitors. Brokerage Cove: Featuring Pre-Owned Brokerage Powerboats. A show within a show, Brokerage Cove is overflowing with previously owned boats, presented by regional boat brokers and available for immediate sale. Pussers Painkiller Barge Bar: Enjoy an Annapolis favorite, the Painkiller on Pussers Painkiller Barge Bar. Free Seminars on Boating: Free daily seminars on boating are presented by the Chesapeake Bay Magazine and the Annapolis School of Seamanship Manufacturers and Brokers: Miles of docks exhibit everything from luxurious motor and ocean-going yachts and “downeast” trawlers to high-performance powerboats and offshore fishing machines. On display are boats of every style from 8’ to 80’ including express cruisers, inflatables, paddleboards, ski boats, trailerable powerboats, pontoons, and an extensive collection of center console fishing boats. Acres of On-Land Exhibitors: The powerboat show has the latest in navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, boating accessories, clothing, gear, and related services such as boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms, and lending institutions. Boat show goers shop from a vast display of boating products and services. Show Hours:                                                                Ticket Prices:   Thursday VIP Day 10am-6pm                                      VIP Preview Day  - $35     Friday & Saturday 10am-6:30pm                                 General Admission (1 Day) Adult - $18; Child - $5   Sunday 10am-5pm                                                       2 Day VIP Combo Ticket  - $48                                                                                        2 Day Combo Ticket  - $31