Annapolis Boat Shows has launched a mobile app designed to streamline ticket purchases and make it easier for smart phone users to explore new offerings at the 2013 U.S. Powerboat and U.S. Sailboat Shows. iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone users can download the app to buy tickets, review the show schedule, and explore parking and travel details.
The app also allows users to explore exhibitor lists, review products for sale, and see show layouts. The Annapolis Boat Show Mobile App is available for download from Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. 410-268-8828, www.usboat.com
Annapolis Boat Shows – Annapolis Boat Shows is changing hands. On September 6, Boat Shows’ General Manager Paul Jacobs announced that he and a team of four local business owners have a contract to purchase the Boat Shows from C. Edward Hartman, II. Jacobs’ team consists of Sheila Jones, current Show Manager; Peter Trogdon, of Weems and Path; Bob Crain, of Applied Lighting; and Mary Ewenson of SpinSheet and PropTalk Magazines.
The sale is expected to be completed in December 2013. Under the new ownership, Jacobs will continue as General Manager. Now in its 42nd year, the Powerboat Show was the first in-water show of its kind, and the U.S. Sailboat Show, now in its 44th year, is the largest sailboat show in the world. 410-268-8828, www.usboat.com.
First Annual Annapolis Brokerage Show – U.S. Yacht Shows, Inc.’s 1st Annual Annapolis Brokerage Show will be held at St. Mary’s Cove, just inside the bridge on Spa Creek October 3-6. Run concurrently with the U.S. Powerboat Show, the first of its kind show will promote the sail of previously owned boats of all kinds. The price of admission to the U.S. Powerboat Show also covers admission to the Annapolis Brokerage Show. Buses, eCruisers and water taxis will ferry attendees between the two events. 410-268-8828, www.usboat.com.
U.S. Sailboat Show Features Vacation Basin – Individuals attending the October 10-14 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis are invited to get a head start on planning future vacations by visiting the “Vacation Basin.” Located in the heart of the Sailboat Show, the show within a show is dedicated to chartering as well as planning travel and vacations on the Chesapeake Bay and exotic island locations.
Boat show attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from charter companies from around the world, explore fractional ownership and take advantage of discounts offered for reserving at the show. 410-268-8828,