Attendance Up at the United States Powerboat ShowPublished on October 22, 2021
Boaters from around the globe descended upon the city docks of Annapolis, Maryland from October 7 to 10 for the return of the United States Powerboat Show. Following a tumultuous period for boat shows worldwide, the powerboat show marked the first boat show Annapolis had seen since 2019. The Boat Shows welcomed over 300 exhibitors for the four-day show. The recent boom in boating was reflected by the increase in attendance of almost 20 percent over the 2019 show.
Though the pandemic presented challenges for show management teams to host in-person boat shows, it boosted business for the overall boating industry. With such a boom in business, inventory took a huge dip. The Annapolis Boat Shows team witnessed the power of the exhibitors to bring quality vessels and products to this year’s show, despite the challenges they faced.
Not slowing down, the Annapolis Boat Shows Team hosted the United States Sailboat Show exactly four days following the powerboat show. If these shows are any indication, the future is bright for the maritime industry.