Come for the Show, Leave with a Lifestyle.
october 4th - 8th
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Don't miss the excitement of this year's internationally acclaimed United States Sailboat Show.

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Preview Day - October 4th

Be first in line for the unveiling of new boats, new products, and opening day discounts. A special day for the serious sailor, the Preview Day is the best day to shop. This is the ideal day to talk with exhibitors and tour sailboats.  Avoid the crowds.

Vacation Basin

Dedicated to chartering, travel, and vacations and charter boat ownership in the Chesapeake Bay and exotic island locations.

VIP Red Carpet Lounge

Exclusive access to an elegant lounge with comfortable seating, top tier cuisine, and your choice of wine or cocktails. The Red Carpet Lounge is for the discriminating boat buyer looking for VIP treatment.  

Cruisers University

A comprehensive and expanded curriculum on cruising and boat preparedness for sail and power cruisers. More than 40 courses taught by expert instructors. Register for 1- 4 days of classes.

Take The Wheel Interactive Workshop & Boat Demo

Searching for the sailboat of your dreams? This program allows you to demo two sailboats –you choose from eight spectacular catamarans and monohulls. Following a morning session on boat buying, you will spend an afternoon on the water, compare one boat against the other, and narrow the search for your new boat. 

First Sail Workshops

Experience the joy of sailing on a Beneteau First 22. Taught by expert instructors, this two-and-a-half-hour class is designed for the beginning sailor.

Premiering Boats

The most exciting new sailboats from major manufacturers, including many new designs and models, make their debut.

Largest Collection of Multihulls in the World

Miles of docks are constructed to exhibit the largest collection of catamarans and trimarans in the world. Visitors also tour new cruising sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes.

Acres of On-Land Exhibititors

The sailboat show has the latest in navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, boating accessories, clothing, gear, and related services such as boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms, and lending institutions. Boat show goers shop from a vast display of boating products and services.


Free Cocktail and Wine Tastings

Free cocktail and wine tastings throughout the show!

American Sailing Summit in Annapolis

Learn from some of the world’s most renowned sailors. Select from eight days of workshops, on-board trainings, and educational seminars. Presented by: Annapolis Boat Shows, Blue Water Sailing, Chesapeake Bay, and Cruising World magazines.

74-foot Schooner Sailing Cruises

Cruises will be available aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind. All cruises depart from inside the Unites States Sailboat Show and pass by the United States Naval Academy and then into the Chesapeake Bay. Additional fee required.


Watch last year's video and chart your course to the 2018 United States Sailboat Show.