Nowadays, event participation is not as essential as before in this booming era of social media and the Internet. Photos, videos, messaging, online customer support provide us with sufficient information to make decisions on various activities including shopping. However, for the marine market, boat show events still play an irreplaceable role for sailing lovers. No matter how amazing the online videos are, getting up close and sitting in the helm seat of your future boat gives you a more awesome feeling. That’s the reason why this kind of unique events can still survive through the ups and downs of the economy.
This April, besides many exciting choices to start your summer, experiencing a boat show should be in your bucket list. There are 2 famous boat shows are held by the end of April for you to pick: Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and La Grande Motte International Multihull Boat Show.
Debuting in 1970 in Annapolis, United States, today the Annapolis Boat Show has achieved an unbeatable reputation for delivering the most comprehensive boating exhibitions in the industry. With that tradition, the 2019 Annapolis Boat Show this April will engage and excite their participants with diverse activities. Don’t worry if you have a zero boat/sailing experience when joining this. A hands-on workshop for beginners will spark the joy of sailing. Want to give yourself a treat? The VIP experience will give all-inclusive amenities and fancy accommodations beyond your expectations. And don’t forget to check you are the lucky person for the Show Prizes when buying the tickets online.
(Annapolis Spring Boat Show 2018 – Photo credit to Josh Davidson)
- Venue: City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland
- Time: 26 – 28 April, 2019, from 10:00am – 6:00pm
- Adult – One Day $12
- Adult – Two Day Combo $19
- Children: 12 & under FREE
Let’s have a look at the show last year!
This summer, the sunny South of France welcomes you to an incredible marine expo – La Grande Motte International Multihull Show. 2019 will celebrate 10 years of organizing this event. A simple concept that this boat show was built around was: showing multihull boats afloat, in an exclusive manner and a dedicated place.
Reported by the boat show organiser, “in 2018, 14,000 visitors from around the world were able to discover a very wide range of catamarans and trimarans with sails and engines in the harbour in La Grande Motte. The many new products on display for the first time made this ninth edition a huge success. Specially reorganised for this event with the addition of around half a mile of pontoons, the port in Occitanie pulled off the amazing feat of exhibiting sixty multihulls.”
Interested in catamarans, trimarans, sailing and motor? This unique show will give what you are looking for.
- Location: Western hard standing area in the harbour, La Grande-Motte (Hérault), France
- Time: 24 – 28 April 2019, from 10am to 7pm
- Standard fee: 9€
- Pass 5 days: 20€
- Under 16s / Students*: FREE *on presentation of proof
Which model from Seawind Catamarans will join the boat shows?
Seawind 1160 and Seawind 1260 will be displayed in the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show 2019. The SAIL Magazine Best Boats award 2017 called the name of our Beauty Seawind 1160 Lite for its small cruising catamaran. The stylish new interior design complimented by several new innovations really turned heads and generated strong interest in the new 1160 package.
The Queen Bee Seawind 1260 has just won the 2019 Cruising World Boat of the Year. Three words sprang to mind when a first look at it was made. Refined, Refreshed and Reliable. The Seawind 1260 has been a benchmark in medium sized cruising cats since the launch about 10 years ago of the original 1250 and there wasn’t too much that needed changing on this world cruising cat.
Meanwhile, the stage at the La Grande Motte is only for the Lady Seawind 1600 to rock. Designed by world renowned naval architects Reichel Pugh, this 52 foot luxury catamaran is the perfect balance of cruising comfort and performance sailing. Using high end composite construction materials and techniques, the Seawind 1600 is pitched at the sailor who is looking for something a little extra.
Let’s see how she conquers the sea in this video!
We hope to see you there!