ANNAPOLIS, MD – September 25, 2016 – Dockwa, Inc., the industry-leading marina reservation platform headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, will exhibit at the 2016 United States Powerboat Show Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16, 2016.
More than 130,000 visitors from across the country are expected to attend the festivities and visit the historic seaport at City Dock. The Annapolis United States Sailboat Show and the United States Powerboat Show have both received critical acclaim, are internationally renowned, and are recognized as two of the nation’s oldest in-water boat shows.
"We're looking forward to returning to Maryland for our second Annapolis Boat Show," said Dockwa CEO Mike Melillo. "Dockwa has grown considerably since last October, and we're confident boaters will love the new features and marina partners we've brought into the platform." As the only marina reservation platform to offer a seamless booking experience – in which the boater and marina manager can easily communicate through one website and app – Dockwa's expansion throughout the Chesapeake Bay region has steadily grown since the launch of the app in May 2015.
A VIP Preview Day kicks off the 45th Annual U.S. Powerboat Show on October 13, where serious cruisers take full advantage of speaking with exhibitors about opening day specials. Visitors will be able to board various center consoles, express cruisers, pontoons, trailerable powerboats, among others. The VIP Preview Day also offers the chance for visitors to see a full lineup of exciting new models from many major manufacturers. The Powerboat Show also includes acres of exhibitors on land with the latest in boating accessories, gear and clothing. For more information, please visit annapolisboatshows.com.
All boat show events take place along the charming colonial coast of Annapolis, Maryland, and will feature a wide variety of new releases from boat builders as well as new products, gear, clothing, accessories, and more. “Our goal has been to improve the tried and true nautical shopping opportunities that boaters have come to expect at boat shows and expand maritime activities including grand prize boat giveaways, boat rides, regattas, on-board lessons, demo dock and sea trials, seminars, and workshops designed to introduce people to the boating lifestyle,” said Paul Jacobs, President of the Annapolis Boat Shows in a recent press release.
Early visitors to the Annapolis Boat Show between October 10 - October 13 have the opportunity to take part in Cruisers University, which offers a curriculum filled with a variety of exciting topics. Course offerings include Ralph Naranjo’s Anchoring: The Art of Staying Put and Matt Benhoff’s Basic Outboard Maintenance. Beginning sailors and old professionals alike can benefit from the multitude of course offerings in this fun, interactive workshop.
Founded in May 2015, Dockwa is an award-winning, unified marina operations platform which connects boaters to marinas in real time, online and by app. Boaters download the free iOS or Android app or log in online and then search, explore, reserve and pay for their reservations in a matter of minutes. Marinas then use the Dockwa platform to confirm the reservation, collect payment and deposit the customers' information into their intelligent database with a single click. Headquartered in Newport, RI, Dockwa rapidly expanded along the eastern seaboard in its first year to a growing marina network of more than 400 marinas and tens of thousands of boaters. Dockwa is now expanding into the Great Lakes region, the West Coast and beyond. For more information, visit: https://dockwa.com and follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, and @getdockwa on Twitter.
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