Skip to main content

Chesapeake Sail and Power Shows to Unite


Event organizers Annapolis Boat Shows said it will combine the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and Bay Bridge Boat Show into one, expanded Bay Bridge Boat Show.


The show is scheduled for April 15-18 at Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, Md.

“Spring marks the awakening of the boating season on Chesapeake Bay, and what perfect timing for the rebirth of our spring shows,” Annapolis Boat Shows president Paul Jacobs said in a statement. “By moving our spring sailboat show to join with the Bay Bridge Boat Show, we will present two shows in one.”


Organizers said they are working with state and local officials to comply with protocols for the health and safety and exhibitors and attendees. The safety guidelines will be available online when they are finalized.

Tickets must be purchased in advance of the show.


TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

Trade Only Today Returns Jan. 18

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

ECONOMY REPORT: Omnipresent Omicron

The year closed with an uptick in consumer confidence, but the latest coronavirus variant threatens to derail progress

Mixed Reactions

Though generally positive about market conditions, many dealers report they won’t be attending boat shows.

Sportsman Boats Hires CFO

Greg House was previously chief financial officer with Sea Star Solutions and Dometic.

NMMA Reports Strong Boat Sales in 2021

Annual new powerboat sales are expected to exceed 300,000 units for the second consecutive year.

Lowrance Releases Software Update

The software release enables a new sonar feature and autopilot compatibility for Ghost trolling motors and Ghost-compatible MFDs.

Keeping the Sales Team Motivated and Sharp

Here are some strategies from the “Undisputed King of Motivation,” Zig Ziglar, for sales success before, during and after the transaction.