Features at a Glance

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Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars and workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repair and upgrades.
Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free daily sessions cover a variety of topics, including keeping your boat “shipshape”, choosing and installing marine electronics and maintaining gas engines.
Watch certified marine technician and expert wrench slinger “Fred” demo tools and techniques on actual boat and motor cutaways.
Learn how to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or motor.
Do take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on clinics
Together, “The Boating Guy” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor” bring more than 50 years of boating and “wrench-slinging” experience to the Shed.

Boater's Education & Hands-On Demos

Presented by Annapolis School of Seamanship

Don't miss this opportunity to improve and enhance your boating skills!

Details can be found on the seminar page.


Premier Workshops

Get a little learning in at the show! The Annapolis School of Seamanship is offering
two-hour interactive workshops on Friday afternoon, and Saturday and Sunday mornings in the seminar area. The $99 workshop fee includes two hours in-depth instruction and many extras: two days of show admission, course materialss, and a $50 gift certificate for classes at Annapolis School of Seamanship and more. (More than a $150 value!) Preregistration is required; attendance is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit www.annapolisschoolofseamanship.com or call 410-263-8848.

Click Here to view the seminar schedule!

Click Here to Register!

ASOS Nautis Boating Simulator—Test your boating skills

Head to SPACE J38 to take the helm of a virtual boat and get a feel for the water without leaving dry land. The Nautis boating simulator makes learning fun, with hands-on training for boaters of all skill levels—new boaters can practice basic boat handling, while experienced mariners can attempt more complicated maneuvers as well as navigation, collision avoidance and more! This awesome training tool is brought to you by the great people at the Annapolis School of Seamanship.


See the ALL-NEW Miss GEICO Racing Boat 

The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.

The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6-ft. wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.

Powered by 1075 Mercury racing engines, she currently has a top speed of 170mph. Off-season plans include replacing these engines with a set of 1500 HP piston racing engines which will enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!

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Fishing University—Produced by the Recreational Fishing Alliance

Learn how to catch more fish! Get tips and advice from top pros at daily seminars.

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Discover Boating for less than $250/month!

Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to check out this showcase of boats you can finance for less than $250 per month.

When you compare the costs of boating to a single day at an amusement park or a trip to any major league game, you'll find that dollar for dollar, boating is really quite affordable. See for yourself how boating can stretch your vacation and leisure time budget:

Kids' Create a Boat—Toy Boat Building

Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination.

Wednesday, January 1
Thursday, January 2:     Noon-8pm
Friday, January 3:          Noon–8pm
Saturday, January 4:     10am–8pm
Sunday, January 5:       10am–5pm


Face Painting

Kids enjoy free face painting by Leah Morgan of Leah's Caricatures & Face Painting. With many designs to choose from, there is something for kids of all ages!


Wednesday, January 1Noon-8pm
Thursday, January 2:     Noon-8pm
Friday, January 3:          Noon–8pm
Saturday, January 4:     10am–8pm
Sunday, January 5:       10am–5pm

U.S. Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day

The Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show® will recognize the United States Power Squadron on Wednesday, January 1 with FREE admission for USPS members—Simply present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at the Will Call desk for one adult admission.

And, visit the United States Power Squadron booth for FREE information on everything from GPS, rules of the road and navigating through weather.