33rd Annual U.S. Powerboat Show
WHERE: City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis.
WHEN: Trade/Press/VIP Day, today; general admission tomorrow-Sunday.
HOURS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
ADMISSION: $30 VIP tickets; general admission, $14 in advance, $7 for children 12 and younger; at the gate, $16, or $8 for children 12 and younger.
PARKING: $10 parking available at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, off Rowe Boulevard. Free shuttle buses will run between the stadium and the Annapolis City Dock from 9 a.m. until about an hour after the show. The City of Annapolis will offer boat show visitors free transportation on city buses for the duration of the show. Visitors can ride into Annapolis for free from locations as far away as Kent Island and other outlying areas. Visitors must show a boat-show wristband or an unused show ticket to ride for free.
ATTIRE: Wear soft-soled deck shoes to board boats. Otherwise, you might have to take off your shoes.
ON DISPLAY: Nearly 40 new powerboat models, including the Cumberland 44 power catamaran, the Corsair Foiler 2200 power catamaran designed by Corsair Marine and the 755 Runabout from Jeanneau.
BOARD: The new Caribbean 900 powerboat from Annapolis Classic Watercraft and a new powerboat from Rivolta Marine.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Displays of electronic, safety and navigational equipment, Jet Skis, boat lifts and boating apparel; trawler boat lectures, demonstrations and classes; and motor yacht displays.