Two Major Boat Shows Heading for D.C Area

Washington D.C is a city whose location along the Potomac River has played an important role in its history. With an East Coast location, access to water is a big part of the city’s identity, and it has thus become a hotspot for boat lovers. Two events are headed for the D.C area in the near future that will give those who enjoy spending time on boats a great, family-friendly experience. Let’s take a look at what they are.

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The Chantilly Family Boat Show

Chantilly is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, only a short drive from D.C. The Chantilly Family Boat Show will be a great event that will attract attendees from across the DMV area looking to instill a love for the water in their kids. From March 11th-13th at the Dulles Expo Center, everyone from adults to kids can come to enjoy a great showcase of top-notch nautical products.

Tickets are on sale now, with adult admission costing $12, seniors and military personnel entering for $9, children 6-12 entering for $5, and kids five and under entering for free. Boating season is right around the corner in Virginia and the DMV area, and preparation is key. The Chantilly Family Boat Show is the place to go for boat, watersports, and fishing shopping, with great prices on a variety of different gear.

The Chantilly Family Boat Show will have over 20 marine dealers with some of the lowest bargain prices you’ll find anywhere. Attendees can purchase small to large boats, as well as all the marine equipment you could want for a variety of on-the-water activities. There will be a lively atmosphere, top-notch vendors, and exciting features.

The Chantilly Family Boat Show will have some unique opportunities for those attending, including free prize giveaways. People at the show can sign up for the giveaway in the lobby, and lucky winners will be drawn throughout the show. This show will also feature the largest selection of things like pontoons and personal watercraft.

If you are looking to combine a fun family outing with a boating season preparation shop, the Chantilly Family Boat Show is for you. It is the perfect way to get all you need for spring and summer 2022 while enjoying a fun day with your family.

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Bay Bridge Boat Show

Annapolis is one of the centers of America’s boating legacy for several reasons. For one, its location on the Chesapeake Bay positions it in the perfect environment to get out on the water. It is also where the U.S Naval Academy is based, so it is a city where boating is a big part of life. The Bay Bridge Boat Show is a great celebration of this boating culture.

The Bay Bridge Boat Show takes place from April 21st-24th in Stevensville, just across the water from Annapolis. It is set at the Bay Bridge Marina, and tickets are already on sale. General Admission to the event costs $18 with the purchase of advance tickets, and children under 12 can enter for free.

The Bay Bridge Boat Show will feature a variety of power and sailboats. There will be several innovative new boats from top local marine companies, and attendees can find great prices on several different kinds of watercraft. From yachts to catamarans, whatever your preferred water vehicle may be, you can likely find it here.

This event isn’t just for looking either. If you want to find out if a boat is right for you, the best way to do this is to experience it first-hand. At the PropTalk Demo Dock, dealers will be conducting demonstrations and sea trials of new model boats, pontoons, jet boats, and more. This is an opportunity for attendees to see the vehicles they are curious about in action.

There will also be educational opportunities at the Bay Bridge Boat Show. There will be seminars, classes, and workshops that provide interesting insights from top boating experts. There will also be lessons, including a custom rod building lesson, so you can get out on the water and do some fishing.

The show has many other fun features on offer, including prize giveaways that have been donated from sponsors, a food court, beer stations, and more. Annapolis is a great place if you love the water, with a long boating legacy and a prime waterfront location. You can start preparing for the upcoming boating season in fashion at the Bay Bridge Boat Show.