Why is Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show so great?

February 6, 2024
Team Coboaters

The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is organized every end of April – beginning of May since 1970 at the City Dock, Annapolis, MD. It was the first in-water sailboat show in the country. In water shows are great, they gives boaters the opportunity to board the boats and inspect every details. All major brands are represented. You can meet with their representatives and compare boats side-by-side. It is a great way to start the season. Great chance for crew and sailors.

If you like boat shows in general, you can also visit the following boat shows:

Why is Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show a great Show?

In addition to the in-water show, Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show welcome dozens of other exhibitors under very well organized tents. You will find everything you need for your sailboat, your dinghy or your next boating adventures. There are also numerous Educational Activities available during the show.

Coboaters, the North America crew finder Network, will be exhibiting at the show. You can discover club activities, the latest list of boats looking for crew and crew looking for boats. 

Here below are essential information about the Spring Sailboat show.

Annapolis Sailboat Show Hours:

Friday and Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Annapolis Sailboat Show location:

City Dock & Harbor

1 Dock Street Annapolis, MD 21401

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show ticket prices:

$18 if you buy online before the show and $20 onsite

The boat show entrance is free for children under 12.

Coboaters partnered with the Annapolis Boat Show. We exhibit in Tent A22 every year.

Phil, the founder of Coboaters at the Annapolis Sailboat Show in 2022. Background with Coboaters logo
Phil, the founder of Coboaters at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show in 2022.

Annapolis Spring Sailboat show banner

Annapolis Sailboat show VIP tickets and parking

VIP tickets are also available for $85 + $85 for parking. The VIP experience includes:

  • Spring Sailboat show entrance

  • Access to the VIP lounge (unlimited entry). The boat show lounge provides confortable seating, fabulous complimentary cuisine with wine, beer and spirit tastings.

  • You must 21 years old to purchase VIP tickets.

Please note that the VIP ticket is valid for one day only.

VIP parking ticket for the Spring Sailboat Show:

  • Valid for one car only.

  • Park very near the Sailboat show entrance at the Donner parking lot

  • Location: 120 Compromise St. Annapolis, MD21401

  • One ticket per car is needed

  • Limited space available.

Annapolis Sailboat show Educational activities:

Cruisers University:

Several courses are available at Cruisers University. They include topics for blue water sailors like Advanced Diesel diagnostics, How to enjoy the Bahamas, Cruisers energy management, etc…

Offshore Emergency Medicine Class:

Understand basic body systems and care principles when at sea.

First sail Workshop:

Learn how to sail everyday during the show. Each session includes 45 minutes classroom followed by 90 minutes on the water.

Free daily seminar

Seminars will be held every day during the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. The exact program will be communicated at a later date. Topics include:

  • Lessons from Sailors Who Log 100 Days on the Water Each Year

  • Docking De-Stressed

  • Diesel Basics

  • Get Your Captains License

  • Weekends on the Water—Cruising to towns in the upper & middle Bay

  • How to Anchor Your Boat

Official Annapolis Spring Sailboat show web site

Annapolis Boat Show logo


February 6, 2024
Team Coboaters

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