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Bay Bridge Boat Show coming the first weekend in April

The Bay Bridge Boat Show kicks off the boating season on Chesapeake Bay.

The Bay Bridge Boat Show kicks off the boating season on Chesapeake Bay.

One of the largest in-water boat shows north of Florida, the Bay Bridge Boat Show will open Friday April 6 in Stevensville, Md., at the Bay Bridge Marina. More than 400 boats up to 75 feet in length will be on display during the 37 annual edition of the show.

Boats being exhibited will range from fishing boats to trawlers to pontoons and luxury cruisers. Enthusiasts can inspect new boats and talk to industry representatives. PropTalk Demo Dock will give prospective buyers the chance to take a ride before purchasing. New this year is the VIP lounge with exclusive access to an area where show visitors can sit down and enjoy food and beverages.

More than 100 on-land exhibits stocked with navigational equipment, electronics, inflatable boats, accessories, clothing, gear and related services including boating clubs, insurance firms and lending institutions. The Boat U.S. Foundation will be hosting a boat-handling workshop and there’s on-site parking and food and refreshments available.

The show will run: Friday 10 a.m to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for attendees 12 and over.

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