United States Sailboat Show

The United States Sailboat Show annually attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts worldwide. The in-water show is held on the Annapolis, Md., waterfront in October.

Exhibitors optimistic after Annapolis sail show

Overall attendance dipped slightly at the U.S. Sailboat Show, but vendors said sales were strong. “The weather had no impact on sales,” Annapolis Boat Shows general manager Paul Jacobs said in a statement. “Sailors came to Annapolis from 24 countries around the world to shop, compare and purchase sailboats.” The show, held Oct. 10-14 in…more

Beneteau leads award winners at Annapolis show

Beneteau won Sail America’s overall Best in Show Award for its exhibit at the 2013 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md. Sail America presented awards at a standing-room only presentation on Friday during the Sail America Members meeting, where more than 150 industry professionals gathered. The awards were: • Best Booth Display, 200 square feet…more

Sailing Hall of Fame posts Annapolis show discussion

It might have been standing room only when Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill addressed the U.S. Sailboat Show’s sold-out launch party in Annapolis. For those who weren’t lucky enough to make that venue, the National Sailing Hall of Fame posted the discussion between sailing legend Gary Jobson and Spithill on its website. The America’s…more

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America’s Cup skipper: ‘There’s no turning back’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It was standing room only at the U.S. Sailboat Show’s sold-out launch party when Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill came to the stage, fresh off an improbable victory in the 34th America’s Cup. Greeted with a standing ovation, the Cup’s youngest helmsman offered his thanks and compliments to a crowd of…more

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Rain doesn’t deter sailors at Annapolis show

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Despite cool temperatures and drenching rain, the mood was bright at Thursday’s opening of the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md. Wearing foul-weather gear, a hardy battalion of serious buyers braved the docks — dodging puddles and dripping awnings — to the delight of exhibitors. “Amazing,” said Tom Armantrant, of Boat Leather,…more

Annapolis sailboat show opens today

The 44th annual U.S. Sailboat Show, which runs through Monday, opens today in Annapolis, Md., and organizers expect about 50,000 people to attend. On Friday, Sailing World, Cruising World and the National Sailing Hall of Fame will host a discussion with Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of Oracle Team USA, which won the America’s Cup last…more

Annapolis Powerboat Show reports boost in attendance

The 2013 Annapolis Powerboat Show closed with the highest attendance figures since 2008, the onset of the economic downturn. The numbers for the powerboat show continue to trend upward since the low point in 2009, Annapolis Boat Show general manager Paul Jacobs said in a statement. “We were pleasantly surprised by the level of interest…more

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America’s Cup rudder set to appear at Annapolis sail show

A rudder from Oracle Team USA’s AC72 racing catamarans will make an appearance in Annapolis at Mack Boring and Parts Co.’s Yanmar booth during the U.S. Sailboat Show, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The 12-foot-high carbon fiber rudder was transported from San Francisco following the Oracle team’s come-from-behind win in the 34th America’s…more

Annapolis powerboat show starts Thursday

The United States Powerboat Show opens at 10 a.m. Thursday in Annapolis, Md. Hundreds of new and premiering powerboats will be on display and about 40,000 visitors are expected to attend during the show’s four day run through Sunday. A new event this year, the Annapolis Brokerage Show will display 60 used powerboats offered for…more

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