Boats drop anchor for Annapolis boat show (Video)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – More than 300 boats have dropped anchors in the Annapolis Harbor for the 42nd annual United States Powerboat Show this weekend for the nation’s largest and oldest in-water boat exhibition.

It’s a hot ticket and if you’re planning to go, the best strategy is to park on the outskirts of the city and walk or catch the circulator bus and bring your appetite.

“Go hungry. Annapolis restaurants and bars are offering special deals and live music for the big show,” says General Manager Paul Johnson. “It’s not just a place to come down and look at boat shoes and boats, it’s a great place to come down and have some fun.”

There are also a handful of “brokerage boats” for sale – that translates to used boats and a boat auction. There’s the Purple Passion which belonged to a Baltimore Ravens fan, says Mike Fierstein, owner of M&M Boat Sales. “It’s a one- of-a-kind. It’s the ultimate football fan boat.”

Proceeds go to the “Pathfinders for Autism” charity. There are a total of 300 boats on display from high-performance to luxury yachts and family cruisers.

Adult tickets are $18 and kids 7-12 years old are $5.Parking is available at Eastport Elementary School or on West Street. Another tip is to plan on wearing comfortable walking shoes. And if you want to tour the vessels, it’s best to have slip on shoes so you can leave them on the dock before stepping aboard.

(Copyright 2013 by Capital News Service. All Rights Reserved.)

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