WEEKEND FUN: Boat Shows, Annapolis-style

The sailboats have arrived for the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. The show takes place all weekend.

The sailboats have arrived for the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. The show takes place through Oct. 10.

The U.S. Powerboat Show takes place at Annapolis' City Dock next weekend.

The U.S. Powerboat Show takes place at Annapolis’ City Dock next weekend, Oct. 13-16. It’s an annual must-see event.

Whether you want a new sailboat or you want to dream about owning one, the United States Sailboat Show taking place through Monday at Annapolis’ city dock is the place to be. They’ve got every modern sailing vessel you can imagine from day sailers to mammoth ocean-going multi-hulled beauty that you can get lost on. And the best part, you can tour them all. The waters at the foot of Annapolis’ Main Street are filled with boats to view, fall in love with and buy. Not ready for a boat? Learn about sailing and navigating lessons or just buy something nautical.

By the way, if you prefer stinkpots—I mean powerboats, there’s a boat show for you. the United States Power Boat Show is set for next weekend, Oct. 13-16. (Just kidding with the stinkpot remark…) Both shows are the largest in-water boat shows in the nation. And both are must-see events.

Either way, it’s a great way to find your next boat, or dream about days on the water.

Text Mary K. Tilghman
Photos courtesy VisitAnnapolis.org.

 

 

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