October 1-4 US Boat Show - Annapolis, Maryland In October boaters from across the country gather in the historic seaport of Annapolis to shop from all major powerboat manufacturers, climb aboard hundreds of center consoles, and tour brokerage boats. This is the best place to purchase boating supplies, navigation equipment, fishing gear, clothing, and marine [...]
Photo by Visit Annapolis The 4th of July Holiday is the busiest, and often most dangerous time of the boating season. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is urging all boaters to exercise extra caution while boating during the upcoming July 4th holiday. 4th of July, along with Memorial Day and Labor Day, typically account for […]
Boating season is in full-swing here at Port Annapolis Marina, but here’s a quick thought before you hit the open water: Have you adequately maintained your boat this summer? Many boaters think they’re doing everything right in terms of maintenance—but are ignorant of the finer aspects of boat maintenance that can greatly impact the longevity […]
Ask any marine surveyor, one of the items they always check is a vessel’s fire extinguishers. Unfortunately, more often than not, they find equipment that is old and in poor condition. Keeping this equipment in working order is vital to the safety of a boat and its occupants. Still, few owners pay much attention to […]
When preparing for a hurricane, it’s important to have a plan in place and ideally have your boat secured before the storm hits. At Port Annapolis Marina, here’s our recommended preparation protocol for hauled boats or docked boats: Candy cane main sails Remove or candy cane head sail with extra dock line Ensure furler line […]
The boat-buying experience is a simultaneously exciting and terrifying endeavor. Finding the right boat dealer to do business with can make all the difference. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you go through the process.
There isn’t anything quite as nerve-wracking for a novice boater than having to load or unload a boat on a new trailer in front of a crowd of people congregated around the local boat ramp. The stress can be doubled if said group is waiting for you to get out of the way so they […]