Attendance at the 2017 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis Reported to be Post Recession High.
According to source, Trade Only Today, the attendance at the United States Sailboat Show, held Oct. 5-9, 2017 in Annapolis, increased 21 percent from last year. This year proved to be one of the best in the show’s history, with the largest temporary sailboat marina ever, organizers said, land and tent spaces bulging at the seams and consumer spending nearing an all-time high. The last year to eclipse that number of paid attendees was 2008. The economy is improving and boaters are buying.
Jeanneau America won “2017 Best in Show” with their display this year in Annapolis. This is especially sweet because Jeanneau America is celebrating 60 years of Boat Building this year. Jeanneau America had an impressive display with the signature Jeanneau 64 Yacht, the Jeanneau 54 Yacht, and the brand new Jeanneau 51 Yacht. From the Sun Odyssey line of Jeanneau America, the 349, 389, 419, all new 440, 479, and 519 were all available for showing. In addition, Jeanneau had the Sun Odyssey 44 Deck Salon on display. Thousands of guests lined up to see what Jeanneau had to offer but didn’t mind waiting because the weather was beautiful! Well, beautiful everyday but Monday.