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Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center 

DIY seminars on boat and motor maintenance, repair and upgrades.

If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Come with your questions and projects to discuss—
and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself.

Best of all, it’s all FREE, compliments of the Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat Show®.



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PaddleFest Pool—Hosted by Mantra Fit & Ultimate Watersports

Test equipment & experience the fun & fitness benefits of paddle sports

Paddle sports are enjoying a surge in popularity—thanks to their affordability, ease of use and fitness benefits. Watch demos and get out on the PadddleFest Pool to experience the fun for yourself.

What’s SUP? An offshoot of surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, has evolved into one of the world’s fastest growing sports—popular for both recreation and fitness.

You can get on board with Mantra Fit during the show — Stop by to take a paddleboard out for a test ride or pre-register for a free SUP fitness class. Surf's up!

CLICK HERE for SUP class descriptions and Schedule. To Register for a fitness class

Try Kayaking Join the pros at Ultimate Watersports for FREE demos of the latest and greatest kayaks in the industry! Get tips from certified instructors while you test drive our kayaks right on the PaddleFest Pool!

*comfortable or athletic type clothing is recommended for all SUP/ kayak activities, but not required.  Proper attire is needed for any fitness classes.  Changing facility will be offered on site 

Located in Space C106

CLICK HERE for information about Mantra Fit

CLICK HERE for information about Ultimate Watersports



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See the ALL-NEW Miss GEICO Racing Boat 

Feed your need for speed! The fourth-generation Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion offshore racing boat can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!. 

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DIscover Boating Center

Get started in boating or learn how to make the most of your time on the water. The Discover Boating Center is your one-stop resource for boating information and advice:
  • Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
  • Expert, unbiased advice on finding a boat that best suits your lifestyle and your budget
  • Information you can trust and local resources to help you get started

Boating on a Budget

Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to stop by and check out this special showcase of boats you can own for less than $250 per month.

Compare costs of Boating vs, other Leisure Activities


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Progressive® Insurance Boat School

An educated boater is a safe boater

Boost your boating IQ! Learn the fundamentals of boating safety and have fun. Top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck to lead an array of interactive “courses” including general boating safety seminars, proper docking procedures, a boating simulator experience, and tips and tricks to help ensure your safety on the water. It’s enjoyable and educational for the whole family!

  • Gateway to Boating: Get an overview of the styles and types of boats and how they fit the boating lifestyle you choose.
  • Watersports Safety Seminar: Gain the know-how you need to keep everyone on your boat —and on the water—safe, and ensure every outing is fun and enjoyable.
  • iNavigation: Learn how to use the resources available to modern boaters—from traditional compass and paper charts, to onboard electronics, to tablets such as the Apple iPad® to stay safe and have fun on the water.
  • Boat Systems: Learn how to manage your boats systems from stem to stern.
  • Docking & Line Handling: Does docking cause you stress? Let us “show you the ropes” with tricks, and techniques that can make docking easy.
  • 10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan: Even on a three-hour tour, a good first mate is key to a great day on the water. This sessions covers the skills you need as a first mate.

Stop by the Progressive® Insurance Welcome Center or Progressive Insurance Boat School for more information.


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5th Annual Crab Picking Contest

Shells will be flying as contestants show off their skill in reducing piles of crustaceans to mounds of crab meat. 

Sponsored by the Shanty Grill www.shantygrille.com.   100.7 The Bay
Listen to 100.7 The Bay for your chance to win your way into the contest.
(A limited number of contestants will be able to sign up on site, one hour prior to the contest start)

Saturday 5pm in the Food Court.


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Kids' Create a Boat—Toy Boat Building

Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination.


Located in the Kids' Cove Area - Space C64

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