Bay Bridge Boat Show organizers prepare for record crowd

| March 28, 2016

2016-BBBS-Web-Ad-AnimationThis year’s boat show opening April 15, 2016 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore 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. 

The leading powerboat manufacturers will be exhibiting boats from 7 to 70 feet in every style imaginable at this year’s Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 15-17, 2016. Also on-board will be dozens of affordable brokerage boats for immediate sale. 

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. 

This show has always been designed for the boater with dreams of summer, fishing on the Chesapeake, or boating with the family. Show goers can assume immediate ownership of a new or used boat and spend their summer on the water.

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. Plus fishing, casting and rod building lessons all weekend.

A new venue featuring RVs has been added this year.

Opening night BBQ Bash is free to all attendees and exhibitors on Friday, April 15th at 5pm. The annual opening day celebration includes free Hemingway’s barbeque with all the fixings, a live band, dancing, and cash bar. Guests unwind after the show in a beautiful marina on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. 

Interactive children’s area with a moon bounce and face painting, food and drink stations, an expanded food court and a pool bar make this a fun family event. 

Bay Bridge Boat Show 

Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, Maryland 

 Friday, April 15, 2016 10:00am – 6:00pm 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00am – 6:00pm 

Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Adult One Day – $12 

Adult Two Day Combo – $19 

Children – 12 & under FREE

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