Are you itching to get on the water? Jumpstart the boating season with the Annapolis Sailboat Show this April 26-28, 2024. Set in the bayside capital of Annapolis, it displays catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, and inflatables - with over 100 new and brokerage yachts. If you've been wondering what a sailboat show is about and why you should attend, this list is for you!


1.) Premier Boat Showcase

Explore a diverse range of sailboats, from sleek racing vessels to luxurious cruisers, all gathered in one picturesque waterfront location. Spend the day touring the boats and your evenings settled in a waterfront restaurant, enjoying the views!


2.) Exclusive Deals and Discounts

Take advantage of special show-only offers from top manufacturers and vendors, making it the perfect opportunity to upgrade your sailing gear or invest in your dream boat. Visit the Annapolis Boat Shows website to search for sailboats on display and find out where they will be docked during the show.


3.) Historic Charm of Annapolis

Immerse yourself in the rich maritime history and charming atmosphere of Annapolis, known as "America's Sailing Capital," adding an extra layer of excitement to your boat show experience. Walk the docks, stroll the streets admiring the 18th-century architecture, or stop at a museum. Everything is within easy walking distance of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.


4.) Interactive Demonstrations

Get hands-on experience with the latest sailing equipment and technologies through live demonstrations, allowing you to test and compare products before making a purchase.


A group of people sailing on a sailboat with the City of Annapolis in the background


5.) Family-Friendly Activities 

Enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family with activities such as kids' sailing lectures, boat tours, and deck tours of the Pride of Baltimore tall ship. After the show, take the family for ice cream and enjoy it in beautiful downtown Annapolis!


6.) Get out of the Water

As America's Sailing Capital, there is no shortage of watersports and boating excursions to enjoy. Book a sailing cruise at the Schooner Woodwinds located at the boat show, or book a private excursion aboard one of the many sailing and powerboat charter companies in Annapolis. There are also options for kayaking as well.


7.) Scenic Waterfront Setting

Delight in the Annapolis waterfront's breathtaking views and serene splendor, offering a perfect backdrop for the sailboat show. Venture over the bridge to Eastport to explore the various dining and shopping options across Spa Creek. Take in some live music at a local pub or restaurant, or book a walking history or ghost tour.


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