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Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the American Boat & Yacht Council, the Annapolis Spring Sails Event and the Newport International Boat Show.

The American Boat & Yacht Council is hosting a two-part webinar titled, “Is Hybrid Propulsion Really More Efficient?”

The first part of the webinar is set for April 25, with the second part taking place on May 2. Nigel Calder is presenting both parts.

The webinar provides an exploration of the efficiencies of conventional and hybrid propulsion systems, from which we will gain an understanding of when and how hybrid systems can be more efficient and when and why they cannot be.

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The Annapolis Spring Sails Event is set for April 28-29.

Each of the dealers on Edgewood Road in Annapolis is having an open house on those days to showcase new and used boats.

Participants include:

• Annapolis Yacht Sales: Beneteau, Greenline, Sabre, Harbor

• Bay Yacht Agency: Jeanneau, Isara, Fountain-Pajot

• Crusader Yacht Sales: Tartan, C&C, Malo, Bruckmann

• North Point Yacht Sales: J Boats, MJM, Dufour

• Sail Annapolis: Catalina

• Tidewater Marina: Hunter

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    The Newport International Boat Show is set for Sept. 13-16 in Newport, R.I.

    One of the oldest and largest in-water boat shows in the country, the Newport show will hold its 42nd annual event this year.

    Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend to talk with almost 750 exhibitors and see about 600 boats ranging from 15 to 85 feet, plus kayaks, inflatables, services, equipment, electronics and accessories of all types.

    One feature will be the annual Newport for New Products competition, recognizing the best new powerboats, sailboats and boating product introductions for the 2013 model year.



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