United States Powerboat Show

The United States Powerboat Show is the country’s oldest and largest in-water powerboat exhibition, and it is held annually in October in Annapolis, Md.

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Annapolis shows honor poster-contest winners

Annapolis Boat Shows said two artists from Annapolis are the winners of the 2014 Poster Contest for the 2014 Bay Bridge Boat Show and the 2014 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.

New owners take reins of Annapolis shows

Paul Jacobs, longtime general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows, and his partners, a team of four local business professionals, assumed ownership of the shows Monday from C. Edward Hartman II.

Annapolis shows debut mobile app

Annapolis Boat Shows released a mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android that not only allows customers to quickly and easily purchase tickets for the United States Powerboat Show, Annapolis Brokerage Show and the United States Sailboat Show, but also provides boat show users with up-to-date information. Once downloaded, the app will allow users to…more

Annapolis Boat Shows changes 2013 schedule

The United States Powerboat Show 2013 in Annapolis, Md., is now scheduled for the week before the annual sailboat show because of the unpredictable weather Maryland can experience in late October. The powerboat show will be take place Oct. 3-6 and the sailboat show will follow on the traditional Columbus Day weekend from Oct. 10-14,…more

Show producer adds spring event in Annapolis

United States Yacht Shows, producers of the United States Sailboat Show and the United States Powerboat Show, announced it will produce a spring boat show called the Annapolis (Md.) Spring Sailboat Show, featuring Cruisers University. The new event will be held April 26-29 at the Annapolis City Dock, Ego Alley, surrounding city lots, the Annapolis…more

U.S. Powerboat Show marks 40 years

The marine industry celebrated the 40th anniversary of the United States Powerboat Show by bringing the biggest boats and greatest number of boats to the show since the stock market drop in 2008, organizers said. Nearly a dozen boats above 65 feet encircled more than 250 boats of all sizes and styles, and the docks…more

Cruisers University coming to Baltimore

Cruisers University, the latest creation of United States Yacht Shows, is set to run May 12-15 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The event management company will introduce a combination of cruising education and boat show to an international audience. Cruisers from Australia, British Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 16 states are registered, organizers said. Billed…more

Cruising workshop set for February

The Annapolis School of Seamanship will host its annual Cruiser’s Workshop Feb. 12-13 at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum, Md. The workshop brings together presenters Ralph Naranjo, technical editor of Practical Sailor and electronics editor for Sail magazine; Lee Chesneau, former senior marine meteorologist for NOAA and owner of Lee…more

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U.S. Powerboat Show organizers report upbeat mood

Despite four straight days of drizzle and a lower turnout, the U.S. Powerboat Show held Oct. 15-18 in Annapolis, Md., saw renewed interest on the part of buyers, according to organizers. Though attendance was down from 2008, when there was considerably better weather, the approximately 15,000 attendees who braved the elements were serious shopper, exhibitors…more

Weather hinders attendance at U.S. Powerboat Show

The weather certainly didn’t help last weekend’s U.S. Powerboat Show as a nor’easter bore down on the Chesapeake, bringing rain and a biting wind during all four days of the annual event. “And, naturally, today is beautiful,” Paul Jacobs, marketing manager for the show, told Soundings Trade Only this morning. Final numbers have yet to…more

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