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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1997
Last weekend, the newest and best of the sailing industry was gathered at the city docks in Annapolis. This weekend, the powerboat industry gets its shot with the U.S. Powerboat Show.Among the newest developments in powerboating -- whether fishing, day tripping or cruising -- are power catamarans, and this year a number of these twin-hulled designs will be at the Annapolis show.Among the notables scheduled to be at the show are Mares Performance Cat 38, Sea Cat 23 and 25-foot models, HydroCat 290, Kevlar Cat 19 and the Glacier Bay line.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2013
The company that runs the annual boat shows in Annapolis was officially sold Monday afternoon, as has been planned for months. Longtime owner Ed Hartman, who clashed with former Mayor Josh Cohen, sold the business to a group of investors that includes show manager Paul Jacobs and others in the local maritime industry. The show management team will carry over to the new ownershop of the company, United States Yacht Shows Inc. The company will sponsor four shows in 2014: the Bay Bridge Boat Show in Stevensville in April, the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show in April, and the United States Sailboat Show and United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis in Octover.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | January 27, 1992
Rosemary Schorr perched on a wrought-iron settee at an Annapolis antique show yesterday, chatting about garden furniture while a cold wind blew snow through the streets outside.The winter weather hadn'taffected customers' interest in her white Victorian love seats, intricately carved urns and delicate plants stands -- any more than the poor economy had dented her business, said Schorr, one of 35 dealers exhibiting at the 22nd Annual Annapolis Heritage Antiques Show."With a poor economy, you have to be a little smarter, you have to work a little harder, but if you're willing to do that, there's no reason you can't be successful selling antiques," she said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2013
Over the next two weekends in Annapolis, more than 100,000 people will descend on City Dock for annual fall shows showcasing powerboats and sailboats. The shows are a staple in the downtown area, but this year's editions mark a changing of the guard. As recently as this summer, the future of the boat shows was in doubt, as longtime show owner Ed Hartman and Mayor Josh Cohen battled over potential rezoning for a key part of the City Dock waterfront that's used by the shows. Hartman eventually struck a deal to sell the shows to a group of investors, and Cohen - while still pursuing his rezoning plan - pledged to work with the new owners to keep the popular attractions sailing along.
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 13, 2002
Hatteras Yachts is bringing out a brand new 54-footer, and Hunter Marine has a 42-footer to debut at the boat shows in Annapolis this year. J-Boats is rolling out a new cruiser and Endeavor has a new power catamaran. In fact, some 48 manufacturers are debuting more than 50 new boats at the U.S. sailboat and powerboat shows this weekend and next, and nearly 100 shore-side dealers are exhibiting scads of new water purifiers, boat toilets, dry bags and motion sickness cures. There's even a sister-act apparel company that timed the launch of a new line of slickers for the boat shows.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Sun Staff Writer | July 6, 1994
Annapolis fire officials yesterday searched for the cause of an explosion that injured two fireworks company employees -- one of them critically -- and interrupted the city's fireworks show Monday night.The accident occurred on a barge in the Severn River from which the fireworks were being launched.About 15 minutes into the show, Robert Silverman, 40, a "shooter" for Pyrotecnico of New Castle, Pa., loaded a 10-inch shell into a firing mortar. The shell exploded in the mortar, scattering debris 30 feet and setting several small fires on the barge, fire officials said.
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
For thousands of people who descended on Annapolis yesterday, it was "the boat show."But Tom Broadwick, a retired lawyer from Tallahassee, Fla., had another description for the 27th annual United States Powerboat Show: "This is our convention.""We've been coming for the last 20 years," said Broadwick, 53, a weekend sailor -- except for this week, when he drove 21 hours with his wife to take in the 600 exhibits at the Annapolis City Dock and harbor. "This is the best show I've seen in years.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
Baltimore-area boaters get the chance to beat the mid-winter chill and make hot deals when the billion-dollar Chesapeake Bay Boat Show opens a nine-day run at the Convention Center Saturday.Show manager Dan Rea said 150,000 square feet has been leased to more than 160 exhibitors selling and showing everything from jon boats to the futuristic Mannerfelt B-28 racing boat to Twiggy, the water skiing squirrel.But don't expect to see the multi-million-dollar, 70- and 80-footers that dot the harborside for the fall powerboat and sailboat shows in Annapolis each year.
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By PETER BAKER | October 3, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- On any given weekend, this city can lay claim to a well-balanced population of boating freaks -- from world cruisers and day sailors to racers of all descriptions. But each year about this time, the count of Top-Siders on the city docks and yachts in the harbor booms.The occasion is the United States Sailboat Show, five days of public and private viewing of the latest and, perhaps, greatest boats and equipment produced by the international yachting industry. The show opens with a press and VIP showing tomorrow and runs through Monday.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,BOAT/U.S. SHOWS AT A GLANCE | October 2, 1994
The fall boat shows are coming, riding a surge of economic activity that eventually might return boat manufacturers and marine equipment retailers to the high-water marks of the early to mid-1980s.The U.S. Sailboat Show opens to the public along the Annapolis waterfront on Thursday and the U.S. Powerboat Show opens there a week later. And while the sailboat show, for example, has half the 500 in-the-water exhibitors that it had roughly a decade ago, some of the major manufacturers are back in force.
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September 6, 2013
Annapolis Boat Shows, the organization operating events that annually bring tens of thousands of people to downtown Annapolis' City Dock, has been sold by owner C. Edward Hartman II. The company, which operates the U.S. Sailboat Show, the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, the U.S. Powerboat Show and others, is under contract to be purchased by a team led by current show general manager Paul Jacobs, who will continue in that role, according to a...
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2011
The Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, abruptly canceled its practice demonstration and air show scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Annapolis, but officials said the group's planes could still fly at Friday's U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony. In a statement, the Pensacola, Fla.-based Blue Angels said it is in a "safety stand-down" after an error during a maneuver during a performance on Sunday at the Lynchburg Regional Air Show in Virginia. A spokesman said planes were doing a "barrel-roll split" in which planes turn 360 degrees and then break apart.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Su | December 11, 2010
He'd just finished a club gig one February night and was sliding his guitar into the back of his SUV when Dana Biagini, a full-time Annapolis musician, heard the sounds of a commotion in the street. He turned his head to look, finished closing the trunk, and suddenly felt a strange pain shooting through the index finger on his playing hand. "It was such a freak thing. I looked down and saw it was bent, and I couldn't straighten it out," says Biagini, a veteran bass player and guitarist in the local music scene.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,chris.guy@baltsun.com | October 9, 2008
Ed Hartman pretty much invented this boat show business, and after 37 years of anchoring nearly an acre and a half of floating docks at the Annapolis waterfront to display everything from dinghies to modest outboards to mammoth sail and power yachts, you'd think he'd have seen it all. Not so. Not when sky-high fuel prices are enough to scare off weekend boaters. Not when the economy leaves buyers, builders, lenders and vendors scratching their heads and wringing their hands.
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By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | December 2, 2007
Last week's Middle East summit meeting in Annapolis was major front-page news in The Sun, which offered significant coverage for much of the week. While serious gains from the daylong talks appeared unlikely even before they began, The Sun's coverage was, in my view, appropriate for two reasons. First, finding a path to peace in the Middle East is vitally important to the stability of not just that region, but the United States and the rest of the world. Secondly, it was a reminder for readers of the importance of world news.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | October 12, 2005
Watching the U.S. Boat Show "changeover" from the crowd feels a bit like seeing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Place. Nearly every spectator is there - at least in part - to see if anyone messes up. Hundreds lined Annapolis' dockside bars Monday as about 250 sailboats motored away from their temporary slips to make room for the powerboats, which will be on display tomorrow through Sunday. Getting out is tricky. The boats, many longer than 40 feet, must be maneuvered through a maze of docks before reaching the open harbor.
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October 10, 1999
The United States Sailboat Show has more than 200 boats on display in the water, including what show organizers call the largest exhibit of catamarans and trimarans in the world.Based on figures from last year's show, organizers and exhibitors said the stage is set for this year's exhibition to be the most successful ever.Geoffrey McCord of Beneteau said the last show drew an exceptional number of potential clients and his company sold 20 boats in one morning."The entire weekend was fantastic," McCord said.
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October 10, 1999
Oddly enough, the country's oldest and largest in-the-water powerboat show is held in Annapolis, which terms itself America's Sailing Capital.But for four days this month -- Oct. 14-17 -- the United States Powerboat Show will fill the city dock and adjacent harbor with more than 400 of the newest and best vessels offered by U.S. and foreign builders.Nearly a half-mile of floating docks will be packed with multi-boat displays, including a special trawler section formed in response to consumer interest in these easily handled, economical vessels.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 16, 2005
The Annapolis Chorale is a prodigious musical force not only in size but in talent and versatility. With its membership approaching 350, it is Anne Arundel County's largest performing arts entity. Music Director J. Ernest Green estimates the full chorus now totals "almost 200 members, the youth chorus is at 120 and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra has 30 core members." On Monday, Green took some time to talk about the chorale before rushing off to conduct that evening's National Symphony Orchestra concert at the request of NSO Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2004
It's been more than a week since the last of four hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean and Florida, but their effects were still being felt in Annapolis yesterday with the start of the 35th annual United States Sailboat Show at City Dock. Although the fall show attracted about 600 exhibitors, roughly the same number as last year, organizers likened many of the 250 sailboats that arrived this week to unexpected guests. Because of treacherous weather or damage to boats from the storms, many exhibitors found their vessels stranded far out of town and were forced to show different models than planned, said organizer Rick Franke.
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