Demonstration Alley: Stand, Sit, Paddle or Sail

2018–In-Water Demos of Sailboats, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Electric Engines, & Launching Docks

Little Boats: Big Fun

Topaz Sailboats will DEMO the Topaz Argo and the Topaz Uno Plus. 

Topaz Sailboats are an ultra-modern award winning sailing dinghies and catamarans distributed exclusively by East Coast Sailboats, Inc. of North Carolina. Topaz Sailboats offer the perfect combination of stability, durability, performance, and simplicity for a new generation of sailors. With its unrivaled trilaminate Metalicine TRILAM hull construction, these boats benefit from the very latest thinking in hydrodynamic hull and rig technology. Topaz Sailboats are ideal for teaching, racing, and recreational sailing.


Red Beard Sailing will demo the world’s favorite portable sailboat that fits in your car.

MINICAT GUPPY is all about the simplicity and speed of assembly. Due to the specially developed design of floats already fixed with the frame the set up takes you 10 minutes from start to finish. GUPPY is also exceptionally light (just 26 kg) and with grab-handles manipulation is easy especially for children. Funky design of the sail and no jib makes this dinghy sailboat appeal especially to first-time young sailors who want to learn the sailing technics have fun and experience some adrenalin rushes.

Annapolis Sailing School will demo the American 14.6 and Farr 230 which are designed for the beginning sailor. The American 14.6 is also for those who are seeking a large, stable sloop that offers hassle-free sailing. This sturdy, deep-cockpit daysailer features a 6-foot 2-inch beam, glass kick-up rudder, weighted glass centerboard, and a large built-in storage compartment under the deck. The large cockpit offers room for four adults with generous freeboard, comfortable seats and backrest, and includes locations for two drink coolers at the end of the seats. The hull is designed to be 80-percent self-bailing, and floats high in the water with a minimum 4-inch draft when empty.

Hobie Mirage Eclipse by Backyard Boats takes standup to a whole new level. 

Stand tall on the water aboard the Eclipse, another world’s-first watercraft from Hobie. Incredibly stable, just get on and go using MirageDrive® leg power.

Soon you’ll fly high at exceptional speed, nimbly carving turns using fingertip steering controls. There’s minimal setup. Go from the car, the dock or your boat to the water in minutes. Cruise solo, with your partner or with a group. The Mirage Eclipse takes fitness out of the gym and onto the water and under the sun. The board is lightweight and durable and full of thoughtful features such as gear tie-downs and a carefree kick-up rudder.

YAKport launch makes getting in and out of the water easy for beginners or experienced users.

Kayaks, canoes or stand up paddleboards with a width 34″ and under can use the YAKport.

All of the demo’s in the water will be launched off of this floating docking system! The crew will also be at the show to work with you on all of your floating dock needs! Requires only 1.5” of water to float. Can be installed to virtually any floating or fixed docks. 

Don’t miss PropEle Electric Boat Motors EP Carry! Innovation and design simplify the power experience with EP Carry. Its lightweight and compact size makes it the easiest motor to lift, mount and operate, with patented technology to propel your boat efficiently, quietly and more safely than gas. By design, it’s clean power with less maintenance than any other motor. Resulting in less hassle and more fun on the water.