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.
About The Wanderlust Group
Founded in 2014, The Wanderlust Group is a technology leader in the marine and outdoor travel industries made up of subsidiaries Dockwa and Marinas.com. We believe that the world is a better place when people are able to spend time outdoors, connected to nature and each other. To support this mission, we make technology that enables accessibility, enjoyment, and affordability to outdoor experiences for all. With offices in Newport, RI, and Cambridge, MA, the company has expanded to more than 30 countries, 15,000 marinas, and 250,000 boaters worldwide.
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