In October sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for the 2017 United States Sailboat Show. This is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and only remaining in-water sailboat show in the world.
Sailboat Show tickets are available online or at authorized ticket booths only.
VIP Preview Day
A special day for the serious sailor, the VIP Preview Day is the best day to shop. Take advantage of a day ideal for talking with exhibitors and touring sailboats. Be the first for the unveiling of new boats and products, and shop opening day specials. Avoid the crowds.
VIP Red Carpet Lounge
Exclusive access to an elegant lounge with comfortable seating, top tier cuisine, and your choice of wine or cocktails. The Red Carpet Lounge is for the discriminating boat buyer looking for VIP treatment.
Cruisers University – October 9–12, 2017
Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo
SPONSORED BY JEANNEAU
Searching for the sailboat of your dreams? This program allows you to demo two different yachts –you choose from eight spectacular catamarans and monohulls.
Following a morning session on boat buying, design and operation, you will spend the afternoon on the water, compare one sailboat against the other, and narrow the search for your new boat.
First Sail Workshops
Largest Collection of Multihulls in the World
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.
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.
Order Official Shirts in Advance
Order your 2017 United States Sailboat Show Official Apparel in advance and pick your shirt up at the show or have it shipped to your home via U.S. Mail. Shirts are available in short and long sleeves, beautiful pastel colors, and in sizes Small – XX-Large.
A lucky boater will win a 6-night, 7-day charter in the British Virgin Islands aboard the award-winning Moorings 4800 Sailing Catamaran, ideal for up to 8 guests. Charter valued at approximately $15,000.
Airfare for two sponsored by British Virgin Islands Tourist Board.
Free Cocktail and Wine Tastings
Free cocktail and wine tastings throughout the show!
Sponsored by HENDRICK’S GIN and PAPA’S PILAR.
American Sailing Summit in Annapolis
Learn from some of the world’s most renowned sailors. Select from eight days of workshops, on-board trainings, and educational seminars. Presented by Annapolis Boat Shows, Blue Water Sailing, Chesapeake Bay, Cruising World, and SAIL magazines.
74-foot Schooner Sailing Cruises
Cruises will be available aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. All cruises depart from inside the Unites States Sailboat Show and pass by the United States Naval Academy and then into the Chesapeake Bay. Additional fee required.