Apr 11, 2019

Bay Bridge DocksCelebrating more than 30 years, the Bay Bridge Boat Show at Bay Bridge Marina (April 12-14, 2019) on the Chesapeake will once again present the latest in boating gear and accessories along with over 400 boats of every style, size, and color.

The 1970 debut of the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland marked a new concept — the first in-water sailboat show in the country. Today, the Annapolis Boat Shows has an unsurpassed reputation for offering the most comprehensive boating exhibitions in the industry. Canadians have been part of the audience for the Annapolis show, heading to Maryland after the boat has been hauled in eastern Canada. The show typically coincides with Canadian Thanksgiving.


Bay Bridge BSThe same organizers run a show largely for powerboats in the spring. Prior to launching our own boats, a quick spin south makes a lot of sense. Like the Annapolis show, it’s in the water and like that show, there’s a broader range of boat models than can fit into most indoor shows.


At the show, you can board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. Exhibitors are highly motivated to put you in the boat of your dreams at a great price, even with exchange. In addition, one can shop from a vast display of boating products and services — everything from electronics to foul weather gear from the giant US market. It’s always a fun and informative day exploring boats and boat supplies.

SunsetThe Bay Bridge Boat Show now features several boating seminars and workshops, entertainment options, the PropTalk Demo Dock to try before you buy, and a new VIP Experience presented by LH Finance. The VIP Experience is designed for those who wish to enjoy boat shows with an enhanced level of service with reserved parking next to the gate, delicious buffets catered by Hemingway’s and all day drink tastings in a relaxed and comfortable area removed from the rest of the show. This experience will provide an unforgettable day at the show. BoatUS Foundation is offering their boating workshops by registering on their web site, or you can relax and enjoy a cocktail at the many beverage stations, the food court, or the pool bar. Adult fun and even a play area for kids will round out the offerings at this year’s show.

A weekend of activity on the Eastern Shore in early April will be beautiful with blossoms in full bloom and motel and hotel options are available just down the road, along with restaurants, brewpubs, and entertainment to suit every taste. It will all be happening here shortly, but as the sun gets closer, the weather warms, and the flowers burst out in Maryland, let the boating season begin.

BBBS Guide- Paul Jacobs, President
Annapolis Boat Shows
Here’s a link to the boat show program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Articles

Boat Reviews

  • Prev
New at the end of 2019, the 58 Salon Express design features large windows to flood the living ...
No wonder this is one of Regal’s best-selling boats; the Regal 33 Express offers amazing ...
The newest member of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo line is the GT 36 and this yacht brings the style and ...
With a philosophy of quality and 'doing things right Ranger Tugs launches the all new R-25 at the ...
The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 renews the spirit of the practical seaworthy cruiser. The ...
The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St ...

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

Read more about the CY Virtual Boat Tours....................

AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

Read More about the Axopar 37 XC..................

Destinations

  • Prev
On May 19, the New York State Canal Corporation today announced an updated opening schedule for the ...
If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

DolphinsBy the Canadian Yachting Editors


Canadians are blessed in many ways and especially when it comes to boating. We enjoy some the world’s most beautiful cruising waters and many places are as sheltered as they are scenic.

British Columbia and the Pacific North West plainly have the most breath-taking scenery with the combination of the majestic ocean views and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. It’s like no place on earth when you have a Killer Whale breach beside your little fishing boat.

Read more about Canadian Cruising...........

 

Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.

GENERAL LIMITATIONS

14 AVOIDING CONTACT

A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

Read more about the right-of-way rules.......................

 

  

Marine Products

  • Prev
Stainless steel is an ideal metal to use on a boat, but it's not maintenance-free; it requires ...
Hate running the generator all night and getting little sleep? New lithium-ion battery systems are ...
Wet decking can compromise passenger safety on boats, particularly when boarding or disembarking. ...
Anyone who has repeatedly used a rag to clean gelcoat, paint and delicate surfaces has seen the ...
The new Mercury Racing 300hp Five‑Blade CNC Cleaver propellers are designed expressly to maximize ...
Beneteau may have outdone itself with introduction of its new Gran Turismo 36, manufactured in ...
Yanmar Power Technology has announced the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime ...
Kevin Monahan is a retired Canadian Coast Guard officer with more than 20 years of experience ...
The new 2020 PORTS Georgian Bay, North Channel & Lake Huron Guide is available for purchase at ...
Professional boatbuilders don't want to have to redo a job any more than a DIYer. Many choose Life ...