Going to an upcoming boat show?

Annapolis Boat Show

Upcoming boat shows…

Miami Feb. 14-18, 2019

  • See and learn more about Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot Sail and Power boat models.
  • Seminars on our Boat Business program. Talk to base managers and owners. Tax seminars with extended Q& A sessions.
  • Management, charter and ASA course information
  • Yacht consultants can reserve a priority production slot, provide pricing and answer your questions.

In this post:

  • Get pricing in advance
  • What’s happening, places to stay, things to do.
  • Products you’ll see
  • Sign up for seminars, charters, sailing courses
  • Detailed instructions for getting there, Ferries, parking, Boat show layout, dealing with Uber and important links…

Miami Boat show experience…


What to expect from us.

We will have three major displays almost adjacent to each other with reps for our WayPoint bases for placement in management or to charter or take a course:

  • Fountaine Pajot with an ACY float adjacent: FP 40, 42, 44, 64 Motor Yachts: MY 37, MY 44 (Information on new Sail 45, 47 and MY 40, 67)
  • Jeanneau, with float adjacent: Jeanneau 389, New 410, New 440, 490, 51 Yacht (Information on all Jeanneaus)
  • On hand, expert consultants with information and pricing on the boats and equipment. Commissioning expert and project manager Ken Krasco, tax expert, Bill Lahr (right with tie) and numerous factory personal to discuss more details.
  • Tax seminars and Q&A with tax expert and independent consultant, Bill Lahr. At the FP float, Bill will host 2– 30 minute seminars, 2 times a day at 11:00 and 2:00  Contact your consultant, or if you’re working with Eric, Click here
  • Meet with any of our Sales Associates
  • You can talk to our WAYPOINTS® base manager, Susan who can help you with your plans to:
    • Charter a boat
    • Take an ASA, Live-aboard cruising course
    • Try before you buy–Enjoy up to 3 days free, to experience the boat you’re considering. Ask your consultant for details. This offer is good for boats at any of our WAYPOINTS® bases.

More details on parking, and show layout with best way to get around outlined below.

Our displays are accessible from Pier 9.

From Pier 9, (You can also come out pier 8–they’re connected up at our end) Our ACY booth where Bill will be hosting twice a day live seminars and answering questions about our Boat Business plan. This is a program for and about boaters. It offers the least expensive way to own a boat and qualify for active tax advantages–This is the largest program for private boats, privately managed–in the world. We have helped over 800 participants achieve their personal and retirement goals. If you haven’t checked out the program yet–do it at the show.

  • FP Sail 40, 42, 44, 67 and ACY Float and Boat Business Seminars. Spaces 856-960A
  • FP Power MY 37 & 44 just over on Pier 8-(cross over on connected float) Space 846-848
  • Jeanneau Sail 389, 410, 440, 490, 51  Spaces 918-924

General Information:

This year’s show begins on Feb. 14 and runs through Monday, Feb. 18 with approximately 1,300 boats on display and more than 150 in-water. It is taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin and features a massive collection of boats, yachts, and marine equipment all in one location. Attendees will find boats on display throughout 9 piers, as well as a large assortment of dining options, including 2 food courts, multiple food carts, and an array of food trucks.

Getting here, and getting around…

Careful here. There are really two good ways to get here, (Check the parking link to make reservations and Download the parking page to for getting around the reference.)

  1. Park up near the AA Arena and take the free, water taxi shuttle–use the BS site to make a reservation (reference right). CLICK HERE-PARKING.
  2. Take an Uber from where ever you are to LOT C (Seaquarium) drop off (Area 5 on map). They have opened a new North Gate which is the closest access to Pier 9 where all of our displays are. It’s a couple of block walk, or you can take the golf cart shuttle. Download right Map here.


More information

There will be a variety of events available including everything from sail seminars to hands-on skills seminars to hands-on powerboat training. Additionally, the show offers free transportation to make getting there easy. There is a shuttle bus, as well as a water taxi and both options run from multiple locations.

We will even be hosting live seminars where you can learn about the smartest way to own a yacht! Find out how to purchase and offset 80%-100% of the cost with our Business Yacht Ownership® program. You can also meet our Waypoints® team and learn about all of the fabulous destinations that we have in our network. Our charter affiliates offer our new and nearly new yachts at the most exciting locations, from Annapolis to St. Petersburg, Key West, and Fort Lauderdale, to the Bahamas and Caribbean. The whole team is gearing up and we can’t wait to see you there!

Atlantic Cruising Yachts will be located at Booth 901 with a variety of Fountaine Pajot yachts on display in-water available for touring. The models include:



SAIL MONOHULLS BY JEANNEAU on display (Go to our Jeanneau link here to see all models)

Other models from 31-64′ available.

Jeanneau Power

A full range for placement in our boat business program. Ask your consultant.

Our sales reps will be available to answer all of your questions and show you the Fountaine Pajot models! Fountaine Pajot’s range of sailing and motor catamarans, designed with remarkable living space and superb levels of comfort and performance, allow you to share all the pleasures of a premium cruising lifestyle.

Show Schedule:

Feb. 14-Feb.18, 2018
Thursday, Feb. 14: 10AM-6PM
Friday, Feb. 15: 10AM-6PM
Saturday, Feb. 16: 10AM-6PM
Sunday, Feb. 17: 10AM-6PM
Monday, Feb. 18: 10AM-6PM


Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin


$40 Premier Day, Thursday, Feb. 15
$25 Adults, 13 & up
$45 Two-day pass (Friday-Monday, Feb. 15-18)
$100 Five-day pass (Thursday-Monday, Feb. 14-18)
Children 12 and younger – Free (when accompanied by a paid adult)

Boat Show Tips & links:

Check out the links below for some valuable information to make your show experience the best it can be.

Pre Boat show

Call ahead to get information, your prices or a Business plan.

If you’re working with Eric:


Your boat show, escape gear package… (See the illustration below.)

So, can you guess, what’s the one thing she got wrong in that left-hand picture? (Don’t make the same mistake!)

  1. A carry bag–for sure, can be a small shoulder bag–but no backpacks–they get in your way and scratch surfaces below. If you leave them outside they, or your stuff might be stolen. Everything described here should fit in your carry or sling bag, plus brochures you pick up.
  2. Shoes–should slip off, no ties–way too difficult, and you will need to take them off often–a pain (Not so much on our boats, but others.)
  3. Secret weapon–Hospital socks with non-skid bottoms for when you take your shoes off–Sears and pharmacies have them (Sometimes called: Yoga socks, or non-skid socks).
  4. Suntan lotion of course
  5. Sunglasses, of course — maybe a sun visor as well.
  6. Foul weather jacket–unless you want to end up wearing a garbage bag in the rainMt-Gay-hat2 upcoming boat show. Also an extra sweater for over your polo shirt–In Annapolis in Oct. we’ve had 90 degrees plus, and snow–Even in Florida, very chilly temperatures are possible, especially in the evening–be prepared–that’s why you have the bag!
  7. Get your tickets online and avoid the long lines. The web site above.
  8. Wanna be cool? Bring what the “Sail-Set” does–A Rolex, a baseball cap or visor with the name of some famous race, (Or Mount Gay Rum) emblazoned on the visor, a polo shirt with a boat name embroidered on it. Most importantly–have fun and enjoy Miami our first international show of the year in the U.S., or Annapolis, “America’s sailing capital!”

The Weather…

This is always an important factor at any show. One of the best weather sites with wind, weather, and tides is Wind-Waves-Weather–site looks ahead 10-day forecast. You can call up cruising weather with good wind predictions for virtually all popular international areas. CLICK HERE FOR MIAMI

Join us there. Meet the friendly folks at ACY, and our management co companies, Owners, Charter Managers, and Tax consultants. See you there.


Eric Smith

Senior Sales Consultant, Partner
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