Why visit Annapolis Sailboat Show?

September 26, 2022
Team Coboaters

The Annapolis Sailboat Boat Show is organized every year in October at the City Dock, Annapolis, MD. It is also called the United States Sailboat Show. Most large and small sailboats manufacturers choose this Annapolis boat show to premiere boats, boating and sailing gears.

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. This show is a must for all North American sailors, crew and boat owners.

In 2024, the Annapolis sailboat show will take place from October 10 to 14 at the City Dock, Annapolis, MD.

Why visit Annapolis Sailboat Show?

In addition to the in-water show, United States 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 and fun activities available during the show.

The show takes place in beautiful Annapolis historic downtown. Great restaurants, bars and shops are at a walking distance to the show. It is perfect for the entire family and friends, children and adults.

The other reasons for visiting the sailboat show are:

  • Great family events throughout the show
  • New boats and innovative products
  • The largest sailboat show in North America
  • Ideal time of the year to prepare your sailing seasons
  • Sailing schools and Yacht clubs booth
  • Merchandising and maritime products


Sailboats aligned at the Annapolis Sailboat show with brands flags
Sailboats at the Annapolis Sailboat show
Aerial view of the Boat Show at Annapolis City Dock
Aerial view of the Boat Show at Annapolis City Dock
Catamaran at the show. View of the bow
Catamaran at the sailboat show
  • Preview Day, Thursday

10:00am – 6:30pm

  • Friday, to  Sunday,

10:00am to 6:30pm

Annapolis Sailboat Show location:

City Dock & Harbor

1 Dock Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

Sailboat Show ticket prices:

Tickets are cheaper if you buy them online before the show

  • Preview Day entrance : $40

  • 2 -Day Preview Day Combo : $57 ($60 at the gate)

  • 2-Day Combo : $39 ($45 at the gate)

  • General Admission for Adult : $25 ($25 at the gate)

  • General Admission for Children ages 7 to 12 : $10

  • Children under 6 are free

Annapolis Sailboat show VIP lounge tickets and parking

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

VIP Lounge Ticket

United States Sailboat Show admission and exclusive access.

  • Unlimited entry to the VIP lounge for one day. The boat show exclusive lounge provides comfortable seating, fabulous complimentary cuisine with wine, beer and spirit tastings.

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

VIP Sailboat show parking ticket:

  • Valid for one car only.

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

  • Location: 120 Compromise St. Annapolis, MD 21401

  • One ticket per car is needed

  • Limited space available.

    United States Sailboat show Educational activities:

    First sail Workshop:

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

    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 United States Sailboat show web site

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