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 This Year’s 2018 United States Sailboat Show Features:

VIP Preview Day – October 4, 2018

annapolisdome_asss_2A 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.


Vacation Basin

CarolinaCat23SD_running_rear_engineDedicated to chartering, travel, and vacations and charter boat ownership in the Chesapeake Bay and exotic island locations.


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 8–11, 2018

Hinckley43A comprehensive and expanded curriculum on cruising and boat preparedness for sail and power cruisers. More than 50 courses taught by expert instructors. Register for 1- 4 days of classes.



Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo


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. 


Premiering Boats

8 5 rippin (2)The most exciting new sailboats from major manufacturers, including many new designs and models, make their debut.


Largest Collection of Multihulls in the World

8 5 rippin (2)Miles of docks are constructed to exhibit the largest collection of catamarans and trimarans in the world. Visitors also tour new cruising sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes.


Acres of On-Land Exhibitors

8 5 rippin (2)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.


Sailboat Manufacturers

8 5 rippin (2)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 2018 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.



Grand Prize

grand prizeIn 2018 a lucky boater will winn a 6-night, 7-day charter in the British Virgin Islands aboard the award-winning Moorings 4800 Sailing Catamaran, 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 Cocktails and Wine Tastings
Free cocktail and wine tastings throughout the show!

American Sailing Summit in Annapolis

USSSSliderLearn 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

8 5 rippin (2)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.