United States Yacht Shows Launches Annapolis Spring Boat Show Concept

United States Yacht Shows, producers of the oldest and most renowned in-water boat shows in the world, is pleased to announce that it will produce a spring boat show called the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, featuring Cruisers University.

The new event will be held at the Annapolis City Dock, Ego Alley, surrounding city lots, the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, the Annapolis Recreation Center, and Susan Campbell Park.  The show will include more than 2,000 feet of floating docks, accommodating approximately 80 sailboats, both mono-hull and multi-hull. Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for youth 7-12, and free for children 6 and under.  For those attending Cruisers University, a separate tuition schedule will cover all classes, meals, demos, on-board instruction, and social activities.  Additionally, a special Cruising Destinations Series will be available to all show attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

Cruisers University is a four-day educational program designed to introduce people to life aboard a cruising boat.  Billed as “The Ultimate Aid to Navigation,” Cruisers University provides expert instruction in a wide range of subjects pertinent to long-range cruising, such as on-board technical systems, cruising destinations, insuring and outfitting your boat, as well as mastery level two-day courses on Diesel Maintenance, Navigation and Chart Plotting, and Electrical Systems Design.

The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, featuring Cruisers University, follows the Bay Bridge Boat Show, the United States Yacht Shows’ spring powerboat show in Stevensville, Maryland.  Now in its 30th year, the Bay Bridge Boat Show has traditionally signaled the start of the spring boating season in the Chesapeake Bay.  More than two hundred powerboats of all sizes will be on display April 19-22, accompanied by more than one hundred land and booth vendors.

“Over the 11-day period of April 19-29, the Annapolis area will host perhaps the largest spring gathering of boaters in the United States,” says Paul Jacobs, General Manager of United States Yacht Shows.  “It’s an amazing opportunity for anyone connected to the boating industry, as well as those who just love the boating lifestyle.”