Annapolis Sailboat Dealers Set Spring Sails Event

The following is a press release from United States Yacht Centers:

The sailboat dealers of Annapolis, Maryland have finalized plans for their 7th annual Annapolis Spring Sails Event on May 8  9, 2010.  This year’s plans include an expanded format of new sailboat dealer open houses, brokerage boats, and exhibitor space available at four different sites.  An extensive variety of marine industry vendors will include Finance Companies, Boat Insurance, Sailmakers, Riggers, and service providers.  Transportation between sites will allow attendees to move easily through the locations, with progressive door prizes and sign-ups at each location.  Admission is free.  All facilities, show rooms, and demonstration boats will be open to the public at each participating site, along with marine industry open houses throughout the Annapolis area.  
Preliminary participants include: Annapolis Sailyard, Inc. (Hanse), Annapolis Yacht Sales (Benneteau, Sabre), Bay Yacht Agency (Fountaine Pajot, Jeanneau), Crusader Yachts (Pacific Seacraft), North Point Yachts (J-Boats), Performance Cruising (Gemini), Sail Annapolis (Catalina), Tartan C Yacht Sales (Tartan, C), and Tidewater Marina (Hunter).  United States Yacht Shows, Inc. has been retained as show management for the event.  The producers of the Bay Bridge Boat Show, Annapolis Nautical Flea Market, Annapolis Sailboat Show, and Annapolis Powerboat show will assume responsibility for all space reservations, advertising, promotions, public relations, logistics and show management.  Sheila Jones, of USYS, will be the primary contact for the event, and can be reached at 410-268-8828.  Her direct email address is
The web site,, is currently under construction.  Event details, times, directions, and updated exhibitors lists will be posted regularly. 

By Ocean Navigator