Bay Bridge Boat Show anticipates growth in 2016

The 2016 Bay Bridge Boat Show runs Apr. 15-17, 2016. The show has grown in size compared to previous years and is expected to be the biggest Bay Bridge Boat Show since 2008, according to Paul Jacobs, president and general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows.

"With a month yet to go we are seeing tremendous interest, an increase in ticket sales, a larger footprint, and a surge in new exhibitors  as well as additional space requests from our returning ones," said Jacobs.

An expanded demo dock will feature at least two dozen new model boats as well as outboard engines. Dealers will be conducting demonstrations and sea trials from inside the boat show at easy to access docks.

Attendees will see more than 200 boats including fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoons, luxury cruisers, jet skis, jet boats, ski boats, bowriders, bass boats, inflatables, kayaks, SUPs,and canoes. Manufacturers will be exhibiting boats from 7 to 70 feet and dozens of affordable brokerage boats for immediate sale will be available.

The Bay Bridge Boat Show has the latest in navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, inflatables, boating accessories, clothing, gear, and related services such as boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms and lending institutions.

Six free seminars are offered daily for all levels of seamanship, as well as fishing, casting and rod building lessons all weekend.

A new venue featuring RVs has been added this year.

The opening night BBQ Bash is free to all attendees and exhibitors on Friday, Apr. 15 at 5 p.m. The annual opening day celebration includes free Hemingway's barbeque with all the fixings, a live band, dancing and cash bar.

Show hours

Friday, Apr. 15, 2016: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price

Adult One-Day – $12

Adult Two-Day Combo – $19

Children 12 & under – Free

For more information about the show, visit www.AnnapolisBoatShow.com.

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