Skip to main content

Annapolis sailboat show matches record attendance

Organizers of the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis say this year’s event matched, if not exceeded, last year’s record attendance.

Early estimates show 50,000 people visited the Oct. 9-13 show. About 500 exhibitors were on hand, as well as a dozen or so lenders.

Ed Hartman, CEO of United States Yacht Shows, said it’s evidence the economy will eventually turn toward better times. “We look forward to a bigger and better 40th [annual] Sailboat Show in 2009,” he said.

The U.S. Powerboat Show begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Related

Mercury Introduces Joystick Piloting for Single-Outboard Pontoons

Only previously available on multi-outboard boats, joystick piloting now will be offered for single-outboard pontoon boats.

U.S. and U.K. to Discuss Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Boat Imports.

The nations plan to negotiate retaliatory tariffs on U.S.-made boats entering the United Kingdom.

Limestone Boat Company Launches the L-200R

The company also announces the release of an electric outboard roadmap and the availability of Aquasport boats in Canada.

A Tax Incentive for Innovation

A deep dive into the research and development tax credit usually yields savings

ABYC Reschedules Meetings

Postponed due to Covid, the annual meeting goes virtual in February, and the Marine Law Symposium moves to April in Providence, R.I.

Daiwa Appoints Marketing Manager

Marc Mills will handle marketing efforts for North American and South American markets.

VIP Access Available for MIBS

The tickets include admission to the VIP lounges at One Herald Plaza and the Miami Beach Convention Center, along with other perks.

South Fork Wind Farm Gets EPA Approval

The Clean Air Act permit contains pollution control requirements for the construction and operation of the wind farm, which will be located southwest of Martha’s Vineyard.