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.


    NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

    NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

    Newport Show Dates Announced

    Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

    Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

    The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

    Caught Red-Handed

    Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

    Bennington Expands Operations

    The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

    KVH Industries Names CFO

    Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.