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US Powerboat Show Anchors in Annapolis

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Thousands of boaters will come up the Chesapeake Bay this weekend as the 43rd U.S. Powerboat Show begins Thursday.

Since 2008, the Annapolis Powerboat Shows have recognized the recovery of the boating industry with their annual event.

The show will go through Sunday with many new additions to look forward to.

  • The Luxury Pavilion: In recognition of the improving economy, a Luxury Pavilion has been developed for the discriminating boater and is presented by The Boat Village. This new section, sponsored by duPont REGISTRY, will feature magnificent yachts including Palm Beach, Hunton, Fairline, and Grand Banks as well as high end products from companies like Tesla Motors, Porsche of Annapolis, MarineMax Vacations, The Boat Village, Sotheby's International Realty, Gibbs Sport Amphibians, and SUN n FUN CRUISING. Our media partner, Westfield Annapolis Mall, will have live models on Saturday and Sunday, wearing designs from Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama, Lord and Taylor, Macy's, and Land's End.
  • Demo Docks: For the first time this year, brokers and manufacturers will be conducting sea trials from inside the boat show at easy to access demonstration docks.
  • Premiering Boats: Designs and models debuting at the Annapolis Powerboat Show include: 33 Eco-Trawler by Trawlers Midwest; Princess 43 by Princess Yachts; Talaria 43 by Hinkley; True North 38 by True North Yachts; Ocean Yacht 64 by Makaira; the 28 foot R280 and the 35 foot R350 by Fluid Watercraft.
  • Manufacturers and Brokers: Miles of docks exhibit everything from luxurious motor and ocean-going yachts and trawlers to high-performance powerboats and offshore fishing machines. Boats of every style will be at the show, from eight to 80 feet, including family cruisers, a center console fishing collection, inflatables, paddleboards, ski boats, and trailerable powerboats.
  • Acres of On-Land Exhibitors: This year's powerboat show will have the latest in navigational equipment and a wide selection of marine equipment, high-tech electronics, boating accessories, clothing & gear, and related services such as boating schools, rentals, insurance firms, lending institutions, and charter companies.
  • Brokerage Cove, Sponsored by YachtWorld.com: Brokerage Cove is a show within a show overflowing with 63 previously owned powerboats from 25 to 65 feet, presented by regional boat brokers and available for immediate sale. Only one block from the main show, electric land shuttles and water taxis will ferry attendees between the two sites.
  • Opening Day, Thursday, October 16: An ideal day for talking with exhibitors and touring powerboats. This is a special day for the serious boater and all attendees are invited to the first annual VIP Preview Party with free hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and a cash bar on the Pussers Caribbean Grille Upper Deck.
  • VIP Show Experience: As always VIP parking packages offer the total Annapolis boat show experience – admission for two, VIP parking at the gate, food, drinks, gifts, coupons, and VIP treatment at the opening night welcome party.
  • Pussers Painkiller Barge Bar: An Annapolis favorite, the rum-based "Painkiller" on Pussers Painkiller Barge Bar.
  • Free Seminars on Boating: Daily seminars presented by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Annapolis School of Seamanship
  • Grand Prize Drawing: Win an exotic 7 day/6 night luxury bareboat charter aboard a MarineMax 382 Power Catamaran in the British Virgin Islands. Donated by MarineMax Vacations. Show Information October 16, 2014

Dates, Times & Prices

  • VIP Preview Day 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • October 17, 2014 10:00am – 6:30pm
  • October 18, 2014 10:00am – 6:30pm
  • October 19, 2014 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • VIP Preview Day $35
  • VIP Preview plus additional day – $48
  • General Admission – $18
  • Two-Day General Admission Ticket – $31
  • Children $5 (6 and under free)
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