Press Release: Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Announces Great New Lineup

Annapolis, MD, (April 17, 2019) — Climb aboard over 70 sailboats on display in the water and on land at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show on Friday, April 26, 10am – 6pm, Saturday, April 27, 10am – 6pm, and Sunday, April 28, 10am – 5pm in Annapolis, Maryland at the City Dock.

Parking

Show parking is available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (550 Taylor Avenue), where attendees can take the free bus to and from the show. Paid parking, all proceeds donated, is also available at Eastport Elementary School (405 6th Street) which is walking distance from the show.

What’s New

This year’s line-up includes several advanced luxury vessels. Make sure to check out some of the premiering boats, like the new Beneteau 46.1 – first Oceanis 46.1 sailboat built in the United States and exhibited by Annapolis Yacht Sales. Discover the new Bavaria C57 –  the largest model of Bavaria’s new performance cruisers line, designed by renowned yacht designer Maurizio Cossutti, showed by Performance Yacht Sales. Additionally, a large influx of catamarans are on the exhibitor list as well, including but not limited to the newest boat by St. Francis Marine.  

2019 marks the first annual Boat Maryland Week celebrations, supported by the Annapolis Boat Shows, Visit Annapolis, and the Marine Trades Association of Maryland. Exhibitors, VIPs, and ticket holders alike can continue the opening day fun and join the Friday night kick-off party at Latitude 38 restaurant and bar from 6pm to 10pm. The Eastport Oyster Boys and a cash bar will make it a night to remember.

New to the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show sponsor list is Johnson Maserati of Annapolis whose family-owned business has exceeded the expectations of tens of thousands of guests and received prestigious awards from brand partners since 1959.

What to See

New and brokerage boats, including a large increase in catamarans, monohulls, family cruisers, daysailers, and blue water sailboats all available.

Join us for a picturesque weekend in one of the most beautiful towns in America. Cheer from ashore and watch regional high school teams compete in the Annapolis Annual Junior Keelboat Regatta. Exclusive VIP access to an elegant lounge with comfortable seating, top tier cuisine, and your choice of wine, spirits, and beer for sampling brought to you by L&H Finance. Take a breather from the sailboats and visit our Entertainment Plaza to enjoy continuous entertainment, watch the regatta, register for valuable prizes, and enjoy drink tastings. This year’s festival has a extensive music line up including: Matt Jacobs and Sean Hetrick on Friday, Shawn Owen and The Ginger Cats on Saturday, and Kristi Allen and Charles Kavoosi on Sunday. 

What to Do

Learn to sail or cruise into the sunset with classes and four daily seminars available during the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. First Sail Workshop allows first-time sailors to learn the basics, and experience the joy of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session, immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water with American Sailing Association accredited instructors provided by Sailtime and Freedom Boat Club. The Cruisers University curriculum offers a complete range of cruising topics for all levels and experience to help you prepare to live aboard a boat and begin your boating adventures with confidence. Courses include marine weather forecasting, navigation techniques, diesel maintenance, heavy weather sailing, budgeting and more.

Chesapeake Bay Magazine will offer four free, one-hour seminars daily. Annapolis School of Seamanship’s expert captains will explain how to get a captain’s license, discuss the best mobile apps for navigation and tides, as well as show you the ropes, tricks, and techniques to make docking easy. Chesapeake Bay Magazine’s John Stefancik will also be speaking about fun new destinations to explore and discover by boat this summer.

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Tickets and detailed information available at AnnapolisBoatShows.com

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