Organizers of the U.S. Powerboat Show reported a successful event, with more than 300 exhibitors and attendance up almost 20 percent compared with the record 2019 figures. The show was canceled last year due the pandemic.
The powerboat show ran Oct. 7-10 in Annapolis, Md.
“After the success of our Bay Bridge Boat Show in April and the robust advance ticket sales for the powerboat show, we were cautiously optimistic there would be a great turnout,” Sheila Jones, general manager of Annapolis Boats Shows, said in a statement. “The boating community was ready and eager to get back out and see what our amazing exhibitors had to offer.”
Exhibitors were upbeat about the weekend.
“Once again the United States Powerboat Show did not disappoint,” said Melissa Buckland of Chessie Marine Sales. “It has provided multiple sales for our team, and the contacts made at the show will result in closed deals later on.”
The U.S. Sailboat Show opened Oct. 14 in Annapolis and closed yesterday. Trade Only Today will report on that show when organizers release the results.
Also, Annapolis Boat Shows announced that its fall events for the next five years will take place on the first full weekend in October (powerboat show, Thursday to Sunday) and the second weekend in October (sailboat show, Thursday to Monday).