Attendance was sold out at last week’s Bay Bridge Boat Show in Annapolis, Md., producer Annapolis Boat Shows announced.
Annapolis Boat Shows worked with county and local health officials on safety protocols for the show. Face coverings were required, attendance was spread over the four days to help avoid overcrowding, PPE and hand-washing stations were available, and surface cleaning was non-stop, according to the announcement.
“Our objective was to work toward … producing outdoor events that are not only safe, but also economically productive for the exhibitors and local community. We feel we have succeeded on all fronts,” said Paul Jacobs, Annapolis Boat Shows president.
Billed as “Power and Sail; Two Shows in One,” the event had a 57 percent increase in attendance compared with the top reported attendance in previous years. Some 300 boats were displayed.
“After a long year of the pandemic, it was so nice to meet customers in person and have that personal interaction that you don't get over the phone or through email,” said Tracy Paugels from Honda PowerSports of Crofton.
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