In October sailors from around the globe will gather on miles of docks in beautiful downtown historic Annapolis for the 2018 United States Sailboat Show. This is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the world’s largest and most prestigious sailboat show.
Tickets are available online or at authorized ticket booths only.
Hot Off the Press – 2018 Show Guide
See lists of exhibitors, boats by length, boats by brand, and products & services.
Preview Day – October 4, 2018
Be first in line for the unveiling of new boats, new products, and opening day discounts. A special day for the serious sailor, the Preview Day is the best day to shop. This is the ideal day to talk with exhibitors and tour sailboats. Avoid the crowds.
Have you ever dreamed of sailing in the Mediterranean? Be sure to visit Mediterranean Corner where charter companies from the Mediterranean can present their fleets to US clients and make direct bookings.
ESPN Live Broadcast
VIP Red Carpet Lounge
A Pre-Qualification VIP Program Presented by LH-Finance
Exclusive access to an elegant lounge with comfortable seating, top tier cuisine, and beer, wine and cocktail tastings.
Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo SOLD OUT
Sponsored by Jeanneau
Searching for the sailboat of your dreams? This program allows you to demo two sailboats –you choose from eight spectacular catamarans and monohulls. Following a morning session on boat buying, you will spend an afternoon on the water, compare one boat against the other, and narrow the search for your new boat. Read Reviews
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.
The 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.
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 eight guests. Charter valued at approximately $15,000.00.
Airfare for two sponsored by British Virgin Islands Tourist Board.
Free Cocktail and Wine Tastings
Free cocktail and wine tastings throughout the show!
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, and Cruising World 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.
A look at last year’s sailboat show.