Whether youre an old salt or thinking about getting into the boating lifestyle, hook the best deals of the season and head into next summer with your boat and gear ready to go!
For the Enthusiasts
- Super Thursday: Deal hunters should get to the show on opening day for the best deals with Thursday-only specials on a wide variety of boats and products.
- Boats Galore: More than 300 vessels at the best prices of the year are all under one roof! Find boats for every nautical need from sportfishing boats to center consoles to family cruisers, pontoons and wakesport boats
- Miss GEICO: Check out the 50 Victory catamaran boasting 1650 RACE Sterndrive Mercury Racing piston-powered engines that deliver 3,300 horsepower and speeds of 200+ mph! Miss GEICO has captured 10 world titles.
- Progressive® Boat Club: Attendees can improve their nautical know-how with the Annapolis School of Seamanship on deck offering an array of hands-on boating courses, plus master docking skills at the docking pool with remote control model boats. Visitors can also try Progressives Oculus Rift virtual reality experience, putting themselves at the helm of a virtual boat race.
For the Family
- 9th Annual Crab Pickin Contest: The three-day boating weekends kicks-off with the 9th Annual Crab Pickin Contest sponsored by Conrads Seafood Restaurant and 100.7 The Bay on Friday evening! Will anyone take the crab crown away from repeat-winner Michael Jordan? (Yes, really, Michael Jordan of Maryland). His 9.5 oz of crab meat mallet-ed and shell-shocked the competition last year!
- The return of the Touch-a-Boat tour: A scavenger hunt (with prizes!) where kids receive a passport to collect stamps at designated boat stops, where they get to explore life on the high seas.
- Build-a-Boat: The kids can try their hand at nautical engineering, assembling their own model boat to take home as a souvenir.