Annapolis Powerboat Show Coming In October


The boating community is gearing up for the return of the Annapolis Powerboat Show to City Dock, Annapolis, from October 5-8.

With a legacy spanning more than 50 years, this boat exhibition is a highlight of the year for many boaters, industry professionals and adventure seekers alike.

Held against the backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay, the Annapolis Powerboat Show aims to be a beacon of innovation, luxury and maritime excellence.

Attendees will have the opportunity to board a wide array of powerboats from small trailerable runabouts to multi-million-dollar yachts. The latest advancements in marine technology such as state-of-the-art navigation systems, eco-friendly propulsion solutions and innovative accessories will be on display, as well as exhibitors catering to luxury boaters with a selection of lifestyle products, premium services and boating apparel.

Event organizers said what sets the Annapolis Powerboat Show apart is its devotion to the marine industry through strategic partnerships with other marine organizations, such as Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA Maryland). Organizations share their wealth of fishing knowledge, boating expertise and conservation advice to attendees of all ages through fun, family-friendly activities such as reef ball making, free daily seminars, and displays of the latest gear. Local fishing guides, charter captains, outfitters and representatives from the Department of Natural Resources will also share their knowledge with anglers looking for their next big catch.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Annapolis Powerboat Show,” said David Sikorski, executive director of CCA Maryland. “This partnership has provided us with a major platform to share information about invasive species, building habitat in the bay and connecting with boaters and anglers to share more responsible approaches to sharing our cherished and public natural resources. This show is a can’t miss event."

BoatU.S. and the BoatU.S. Foundation are yet another crucial part of this fall’s boat show. Representatives from BoatU.S., a recreational boating advocacy, service and safety organization, will be on hand to share their knowledge and membership opportunities and to supply loaner life jackets to children walking the docks during the show.

BoatU.S. Foundation will lead on-water training classes within the show gates. Classes include Intro to Boating, Women’s Intro to Boating and Precision Docking and Boat Handling. Registration is limited, and attendees may purchase tuition online.

The Annapolis Powerboat Show is also proud to team up with the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) to help grow the future generation of marine experts. A proud supporter of the Annapolis Boat Shows, MTAM hosts high school students at each of the fall shows as part of its workforce development initiative to teach these kids about the many careers within the industry. Each student is given the opportunity to speak with experienced boating industry representatives about the current trends as well as gain insights into the maritime world’s exciting trajectory.

“This year’s show promises to be a truly immersive experience, featuring not only the finest powerboats on the market but also a range of interactive demonstrations and workshops with the help of our friends,” said Sheila Jones, general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows. “And let’s not forget the countless networking opportunities that will leave attendees inspired and informed.”

The Annapolis Powerboat Show is a celebration of the boating community’s passion and dedication. Organizers stressed it offers a platform for like-minded individuals to connect, share stories and forge connections, all while surrounded by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and the charm of Annapolis.

Tickets are available for advance purchase on the Annapolis Boat Shows website at


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