United States Sailboat Show


By Marina Neal

Oct 14, 2021

United States Sailboat Show

In October, sailors from around the globe will gather on miles of docks in beautiful downtown historic Annapolis to celebrate the United States Sailboat Show. This internationally acclaimed sailboat show is recognized as the world’s largest and most prestigious show of its kind.

Boat show goers will enjoy the unique opportunity to board and inspect new models from virtually every major sailboat manufacturer, make side-by-side comparisons, talk to industry representatives, and see the latest in boating products and services. Come enjoy a weekend full of boats, exhibits, shopping, drink tastings, and education.

This is the show everyone has been looking forward to. The largest in-water display of sailing yachts anywhere in the world! The DWY Team will be showcasing the new Hylas H57, Italia 13.98, and the Italia 9.98. Private showings and demonstration sails are available. DWY customers and clients request your complimentary tickets!

In addition to the boats on display, we have three exciting events all happening the weekend of the United States Sailboat Show. Check out the links below for specific details or contact your David Walters Yachts broker for more information!

DWY Boat Show Events

  • Chasing the Dream Screening Party - With Italia Yachts & Quantum Sails | Friday evening at the Boat Show 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM [Details coming soon!]
  • David Walters Yachts Customer Appreciation Party | Saturday evening at the Overlook Pavilion at Port Annapolis Marina 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Bluewater Brokerage Show | Friday thru Sunday at Port Annapolis Marina 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily


Hylas Yachts on Display

The New Hylas H57

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Designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, the Hylas H57 is the newest member of the Hylas Yachts Sailing fleet. It has several desirable features including the carbon-reinforced arch, Solent rig, and german sheeting system. The H57 can be upgraded and customized in just about every way possible - from an optional hydraulic swim platform to solar arrays and a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery system.

VIP Hylas Club Class Tour &
Demonstration Sail Opportunities

For the ultimate experience, register for an exclusive VIP Hylas Club Class Tour of the New Hylas H57. Invited guests will enjoy an in-depth tour of the yacht complete with complimentary wine and champagne followed by a meet and greet with the family behind Hylas Yachts and a one-on-one consultation with our experienced new build specialists. Exclusively for those seeking to take their ambitions of yacht ownership to the next level, we welcome you to join us after the show for a private demonstration sail.

Invited guests will also receive complimentary boat show tickets and an exclusive invitation to the David Walters Yachts Customer Party happening Saturday evening after the show!

Register for your VIP Hylas Club Class Tour or Request a Demonstration Sail after the show 


Italia Yachts on Display

Italia Yachts 13.98

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The styling is the synthesis of elegance, luxury, and modern design. The distinctly Italian influences are evident in the bold, attractive lines, precise attention to detail, and the utilization of the finest materials. Geared for performance, the Italia 13.98 is the result of the most modern computational fluid dynamic design available today.

Italia Yachts 9.98

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The Italia 9.98 was developed to deliver the characteristics demanded explicitly by professional racers and clients with a desire for performance. Even with such emphasis, every Italia 9.98 can be customized and tailed to the individual's unique specifications with a variety of equipment options and configurations available.

Italia Yachts | Chasing the Dream Screening Event

Friday, October 15th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM at the Italia Yachts display
[Invitation Required for Entry]

Join the Italia Yachts Team Friday evening after the boat show for an exclusive screening of the "Chasing the Dream" Series by David Walters Yachts in partnership with Italia Yachts and Quantum Sails and produced by 410 Films of Annapolis. Enjoy a full feature-length screening of the series with both crews of Artemis and Vichingo, along with all those that made the series possible. There will be cocktails, wine, and refreshments along with an authentic selection of Italian hor d'oeuvres. The series will be projected on the sail of the Italia 13.98 Artemis at the Italia Yachts display at the United States Sailboat Show. Admission to the event is by reservation only. Check out the latest episodes here.

Demonstration Sail Opportunities

Our Italia Team welcomes those with a serious interest in Italia Yachts to join us after the boat show for a private demonstration sail aboard either the Italia 13.98 or 9.98. Invited guests will also receive complimentary boat show tickets and an exclusive invitation to the screening of the "Chasing the Dream" Series happening Friday evening after the show! Register for your Italia Yachts demonstration sail.


Show Details

October 14-18, 2021

Preview Day, Thursday, October 14
10:00am – 6:30pm

Friday, October 15 – Sunday, October 17
10:00am – 6:30pm

Monday, October 18
10:00am – 5:00pm

City Dock
Annapolis, Maryland 

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