The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show features new and brokered sailboats, including day sailors, monohulls, catamarans, family cruisers and racing boats, as of 2015. The Annapolis Boat Shows, an event management company, is the organizer of the boat show. The company also organizes the United States Sailboat Show, United Powerboat Show and Bay Bridge Boat Show.
The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show features various manufacturers who exhibit their sailboats in the Annapolis sea port. Visitors can purchase new and used sailboats, equipment, boating accessories, clothing and electronics. The Annapolis Community Boating offers free sailboat rides during the weekends. Some participating boat manufacturers in the 2015 event include Bavaria USA, Annapolis Yacht Sales, Cruise Annapolis and International Marine.
The Bay Bridge Boat Show features a wide range of new and brokerage powerboats, including pontoon boats, jet skis, center consoles, trawlers and express cruisers. Other boats on the show include ski boats, inflatables, kayaks, canoes and luxury cruisers. The United States Sailboat Show, which debuted in 1970 in Annapolis, Maryland, is the oldest in-water sailboat show in the United States, and it features sailors from around the world.
The Cruisers University offers educational courses during the boat shows. The courses cover boat systems, cruising destinations and other relevant cruising topics.