About Annapolis Boat Shows

An Annapolis Tradition Since 1970

The 1970 debut of the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland marked a new concept — the first in-water sailboat show in the country. Today the Annapolis Boat Shows has an unsurpassed reputation for offering the most comprehensive boating exhibitions in the industry.   

Each of our boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. Exhibitors are highly motivated to put you in the boat of your dreams at the best possible price. In addition, one can shop from a vast display of boating products and services — everything from financing and insurance to electronics and foul weather gear. It's always a fun and informative day exploring boats and boat supplies.


Our Staff:

Paul Jacobs, President and General Manager
Sheila Jones, Show Manager
J and Marci Kolb, Operation Managers
Kelly Jackson, Sales Coordinator
Rhonda Townley, Finance Administrator
Bonnie Seidelmann, Media Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Julie Hare, Account Administrator
Nancy Grisham, Educational Events Coordinator


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