2023 Annapolis Boat Shows Bring New Models & Tech

The Annapolis Boat Shows, a celebrated tradition for boating enthusiasts on the Bay and from around the world, return next week with an exciting lineup of events. As always the show comprises two distinct showcases, the Annapolis Powerboat Show and the Annapolis Sailboat Show, and this year promises a boatload of maritime eye candy.

Annapolis Powerboat Show: October 5-8, 2023

Kicking off the festivities, the Annapolis Powerboat Show is a haven for powerboat aficionados. Manufacturers will unveil their latest models, offering visitors the opportunity to explore and inspect a myriad of new powerboats on the market. From sleek cruisers to powerful speedboats, this show offers a comprehensive look at the cutting-edge technology and design trends in the powerboat industry. Brokerage Cove will once again feature the best of used boats, and Maryland boat builders will proudly showcase their impressive fleet of vessels, designed right here in the home state of the show.

The new and premiering boats being introduced include electric, hybrid, and foiling models like the groundbreaking Candela C-8. The Demo Dock provides potential buyers with the chance to sea trial a variety of boats, aiding in the decision-making process for engines, electronics, and other critical functions. The Annapolis School of Seamanship will be offering demos on a Grady-White vessel provided by Tri-State Marine, providing a firsthand look at all this esteemed brand has to offer.

Click here for the Powerboat Show Guide!

Annapolis Sailboat Show: October 12-15, 2023

Annapolis Sailboat Show by David Shih
photo by David Shih

Following the Powerboat Show, the Annapolis Sailboat Show takes center stage. A haven for sailing enthusiasts and admirers alike, this event offers a chance to explore an impressive array of sailboat models. From classic vessels to state-of-the-art racing boats, attendees will find inspiration and camaraderie in this vibrant nautical gathering.

For the first time in several years, the Pride of Baltimore II, Baltimore’s majestic tall ship, will be docked at the show and offering deck tours. The Creator Booth also makes a return this year, showcasing the web’s most adored cruising YouTubers and content creators. Each creator will have posted times, and you might even catch some of them exploring the show.

Both shows promise a captivating experience for attendees. In addition to the impressive display of boats, visitors can look forward to educational sessions, live demonstrations, and engaging activities. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a novice eager to embark on a maritime adventure, the Annapolis Boat Shows offer something for everyone.

Click here for the Sailboat Show Guide!

Chesapeake Bay Magazine will be at the center of the action in our usual booth location. Come visit with our writers and staff, and take a moment to relax in our comfortable lounge after a day of exploration. Find us at booth 59A.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit: Annapolis Boat Shows.