Plan Your Visit

Come for the show, leave with a lifestyle.

From a seasoned sailor to a first time boat buyer, the United States Sailboat Show offers everything a sailor needs. This five-day event showcases new and premiering boats, hundreds of boating gear and accessory exhibitors, financing options, tasting tents, and time to connect with fellow boaters. Educational opportunities for all skill levels are offered including the highly sought after Cruisers University, as well as demonstrations and free seminars. Make your plans today to maximize your time at the United States Sailboat Show.


Purchase Tickets

General admission tickets are now on sale. Plan to get your preview day tickets for $40 or upgrade to a preview day combo for $57 (in advance, $60 at gate.) General admission tickets are available for $22/adult (in advance, $25 at gate) and $10/child (ages 7-12). Children under 6 are free. 

Boat Show tickets available online or at authorized ticketing booths only.

VIP Experience

A Pre-Qualification VIP Program Presented by LaVictoire Finance

Exclusive access to an elegant lounge with comfortable seating, top tier cuisine, and your choice of liquor, wine and beer for sampling. The VIP Lounge experience is for the discriminating boat buyer looking for VIP treatment and includes an option for reserved parking at gate entrance. 

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Door Prizes

grand prizePre-purchase your tickets online or sign up at the show to win a number of special door prizes including a charter aboard mega yacht, Arabella and a 6-night, 7-day charter in the British Virgin Islands.

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2021 Show Guide – 2022 coming soon

The show guide outlines the show program and layout, provides a list of exhibitors, and includes sections on boats by length, boats by brand, and products & services that will all be on display at the show. The program will have a digital version we will post to the site as well as a printed version available at the show.

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Sailboat Manufacturers

8 5 rippin (2)We are 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.

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Premiering Boats

8 5 rippin (2)The most exciting new sailboats from major manufacturers, including many new designs and models, make their debut. We are excited to see how many premiering boats will be on display at the 2021 US Sailboat Show. Make plans now to walk aboard these brand new boats. 

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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 guests shop from a vast display of boating products and services. Along with our full list of exhibitors, we will also feature premiering products at the show.

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Sailing Channels Booth

New for the 2021 fall show is the Sailing Channels Booth, hosting some of the biggest names in sailing channels and new-to-the-scene creators. Stop in and hear the stories and snap your photo with vloggers like the Sailing SV Delos, Sailing Doodles, and Taylor’s Travels.

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Vacation Basin

Dedicated to chartering, travel, and vacations and charter boat ownership in the Chesapeake Bay and exotic island locations. Explore the many options presented in Vacation Basin that provide unique opportunities cruising the world. 

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Free Cocktail and Wine Tastings

Enhance your Show experience by stopping by the tasting tent and sample new and exciting brands!





Cruisers University

Hinckley43Cruisers University offers a comprehensive curriculum on cruising and boat preparedness. The expert instructors will help you plan your cruise, equip and maintain your boat.

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Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo  

Sponsored by Sail Away Catamarans and Jeanneau

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

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First Sail Workshop

Sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows, SailTime, Beneteau, and American Sailing Association

Experience the joy of sailing with this hands-on workshop designed for beginners. Participants in the First Sail Workshop will learn the basics of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session followed by 90 minutes on the water with SailTime and American Sailing Association instructors on a Beneteau First 22 or First 27.

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Free Seminars on Sailing


Show attendees will be invited to join daily seminars presented by the Annapolis School of Seamanship and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Take time to sit in on a session as their experts host free educational seminars throughout the show days.

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Directions and  Accommodations

Start planning now for your visit to the 2021 US Sailboat Show. Make plans for accommodations, set your route to historic Annapolis Maryland, and see where you can park. Please visit our Directions & Accommodations page for more information on where to park, and how to book local accommodations. 

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Order Official Shirts in Advance

Order your 2021 United States Sailboat Show official apparel in advance and pick your shirt up at the show or have it shipped to your home. Shirts are available in short and long sleeves, beautiful pastel colors, and in sizes Small – XX-Large.

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