Annapolis Boat Shows 2017

Don't Miss the Sailboat and Powerboat Shows in Annapolis, MD

••• Annapolis Sailboat Show. Photo © Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Annapolis hosts the world’s largest boat shows--the Annapolis Sailboat Show featuring new sailboats and a separate event, the Annapolis Powerboat Show which is devoted to new powerboats. The Annapolis Boat Shows offer the opportunity for boaters the opportunity to board and inspect nearly every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat.

It is also fun to just check out what's new in the industry and to see some fabulous boats upclose. 

2017 Dates

  • April 28-30, 2017 - Spring Sailboat Show 
  • October 5-9, 2017 - Sailboat Show
  • October 12-15, 2017 - Powerboat Show

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

The spring show kicks off the boating season with nearly 80 sailboats on display including new and brokerage catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, inflatables, and day sailors. Cruisers University features hands-on training by cruising experts. The 2017 event will include a high school regatta, a race of sailing teams using the J-World Annapolis fleet of J/80's and representing six regional high schools. They will compete for a traveling cup, designed by Weems and Plath.  Watch Capital SUP perform daily dockside demos of the "gym on the water" or step aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind (additional fee).

Dates: April 28-30, 2017 

Hours: Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Annapolis City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis, MD. See a map

Parking: Parking is available at several area Annapolis garages, easy walks to the boat show, or ride  on the Annapolis City Circulator. You may park at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard (Route 50, exit 24) for a flat $10 fee and take a free round-trip shuttle to the Boat Show at City Dock.

The shuttles will run regularly to Church Circle and City Dock from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with the last shuttle departing from Church Circle at 8:45 p.m. Park Place Garage at the Westin (100 Westgate Circle) offers a $5 daily parking rate. The City Circulator stops at the garage every 10 minutes, and shuttles passengers downtown, making stops at all other City Garages along the way. Parking is also available at the Eastport Elementary School – a short walk to downtown historic Annapolis.

Tickets: $12.00 per adult, ages 12 & under - FREE.

Official Website: www.annapolisboatshows.com

Annapolis Sailboat Show

The Sailboat Show features new racing and cruising sailboats from leading U.S. and foreign builders as well as the nation's largest multihull display. For the first time, sailing lessons will be offered for those new to the sport. The hands-on workshop includes a 45-minute classroom session on the basics of sailing immediately followed by 90 minutes in the Annapolis Harbor with SailTime and ASA instructors on the a Beneteau First 22. Sail Workshops will be held four times per day. Advance registration is required. Register here.

Dates: October 5 - 9, 2017

Hours: Thursday (trade/press/VIP only), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Annapolis City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis, MD.

See a map

Parking: You may park at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard (Route 50, exit 24) for a flat $10 fee and take a free round-trip shuttle to the Boat Show at City Dock. The shuttles will run regularly to Church Circle and City Dock from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with the last shuttle departing from Church Circle at 8:45 p.m. Park Place Garage at the Westin (100 Westgate Circle) offers a $5 daily parking rate. The City Circulator stops at the garage every 10 minutes, and shuttles passengers downtown, making stops at all other City Garages along the way.

Take Route 50 to exit 22 (Aris T. Allen Boulevard) and follow signs for Boat Show parking along Riva Road. Park your car for a flat $10 fee and hop aboard a free Boat Show shuttle bus that will run from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Tickets: $18.00 per adult, $4 per child, ages 6 & under - FREE.



Official Website:  www.annapolisboatshows.com

Annapolis Powerboat Show

The Powerboat Show includes a fleet of boats ranging from luxurious motoryachts and performance boats to offshore fishing machines, family cruisers, center consoles, and inflatables.

Dates: October 12 - 15, 2017

Hours: Thursday (trade/press/VIP only), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Annapolis City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis, MD. See a map

Parking: Every day but Saturday, you may park your car at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard (Route 50, exit 24) for a flat $10 fee and take a free round-trip shuttle to the Boat Show at City Dock. The shuttles will run regularly to Church Circle and City Dock from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with the last shuttle departing from Church Circle at 8:45 p.m. Park Place Garage at the Westin (100 Westgate Circle) offers a $5 daily parking rate. The City Circulator stops at the garage every 10 minutes, and shuttles passengers downtown, making stops at all other City Garages along the way. Saturday Parking, October 5 - 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis Md.

Tickets: $18.00 per adult, $4 per child, ages 6 & under - FREE

Official Website:  www.annapolisboatshows.com

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