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United States Sailboat Show

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

Sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks in historic Annapolis for the United States Sailboat Show. This internationally acclaimed sailboat show is the largest and oldest in-water sailboat show in the world. Sailors have the unique opportunity to compare boats from six feet to 80. Exciting new sailboats from major manufacturers include new designs and models that make their debut at the United States Sailboat Show. Miles of docks are constructed to display everything from brand new cruising sailboats, multi and mono hull, to kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes. Shop for 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 Sailboat Show 2018
City Dock

United States Sailboat Show 2018

October 4, 2018

In October sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks in historic Annapolis for the United States Sailboat Show. This internationally acclaimed sailboat show is the most spectacular in-water sailboat show in the world. First Sail Workshops: Experience the joy of sailing on a Beneteau First 22. Taught by expert instructors, this two and a half hour class is designed for the beginning sailor. VIP Preview Day: This is a special day for the serious sailor. It is by far the best day to shop and an ideal day to talk with exhibitors and tour sailboats. Be there for the unveiling of new premiering boats and products, and take advantage of opening day specials. Premier Launch Party: Thursday, October 4, 2018. Celebrate opening night and kickoff the Sailboat Show with a star-studded cast from the sailing industry at an evening filled with island music, delicious food, cocktails, chocolate, door prizes, and fun. Vacation Basin: Dedicated to chartering, travel, and vacations and charter boat ownership in the Chesapeake Bay and exotic island locations. Brokerage Cove: A show within a show, overflowing with previously owned sailboats presented by regional boat brokers and available for immediate sale. Largest Collection of Multihulls in the World: Miles of docks are constructed to exhibit the largest collection of catamarans and trimarans in the world. Visitors also tour new cruising sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes. Premiering Boats: The most exciting new sailboats from major manufacturers, including many new designs and models, make their debut. Sailboat Manufacturers: Only boat show in which virtually every major sailboat manufacturer is represented. Sailors have the unique opportunity to board and inspect most new models on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. Acres of On-Land Exhibitors: The sailboat 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. Exciting High Performance, Racing Section: A show venue is dedicated to sexy high performance racing sailboats. Free Seminars on Sailing: Daily programs presented by the Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Annapolis School of Seamanship, and Cruising World Magazine. Cruisers University -  a complete cruising program featuring the most respected names in sailing. TICKET PRICES                                                          SHOW HOURSVIP Preview Day - $35                                                   Thursday, VIP Day 10am - 6pmVIP Preview Day + Additional Day - $48                        Friday, Saturday & Sunday  10am - 6:30pm   Adult One Day - $18 in Advance/$20 at Gate                Monday  10am - 5pmAdult Two Day Combo - $31Children - $5 (6 & under FREE)