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I think mostly you would find more boats at Annapolis, in the water. Likely, more vendors as well. It is billed as the largest in the water sailboat show.
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What you get at the Annapolis Boat show is many more vendors dedicated to sailing only. And, you get Annapolis in October, which is just spectacular.

What you get at Miami is talent that you simply wont find in Annapolis. Especially in the power boat sections...
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msl - I agree, that diesel/electric system from Glacier Bay is amazing! Bob is hoping to have that same system that was on the Lagoon catamaran installed on his new Shannon. We went out and shot some video while underway, and the only way we could tell the system was running (other than the "silent" woosh of water and prop cavitation in reverse) was to lift the engine compartment hatch. Even then, the purring of the generator was barely noticable. We hit 9.5 knots with the throttles open, and I was down in the main saloon on my cell phone talking in a normal voice....

jzk is right - you'll find three times as many vendors at the Annapolis show, plus more boats in the water. As much as I love visiting the country of Miami each year (oh, the talent!), the Annapolis show is THE sailboat show to attend.
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I agree with Moonfish and jzk; you just don't get a lot of sailboat vendors at Miami. I went last week, and while I wasn't really in the market to buy any "stuff", I was still a little disappointed in the tents. I saw a lot of really nice boats (Friendship, Morris, Gozzard, IP, Sabre), but it seems like I just was at the Newport show, so they were less of a thrill than usual. With 20/20 hindsight, I'm wishing I had spent the day at the Yacht Brokerage Show. I've only driven past it, but it looks truly spectacular. It's held at the same time as the Miami show and consists of new and "used" megayachts. As long as I'm not buying anything, why not dream really big? Oh, and talk about talent....
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You'll also find sail day at annapolis - particularly the one hosted by Performance Cruising, builder of my boat the Gemini 105Mc. PCI gets as many of the catamaran dealers as possible to send over a boat and then takes prospective buyers out to test sail them side by side.
How's that for confidence?
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It's actually called Multihull Demo Days... and they have a website with on-line boat test sail reservations. They usually have the Corsair Trimarans and the Quorning Dragonfly trimarans present, along with a some of the competing catamarans, like the Seawind, the TomCat, Broadblue, Fountaine Pajot, Manta, Leopard and Lagoon IIRC.

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You'll also find sail day at annapolis - particularly the one hosted by Performance Cruising, builder of my boat the Gemini 105Mc. PCI gets as many of the catamaran dealers as possible to send over a boat and then takes prospective buyers out to test sail them side by side.
How's that for confidence?
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Yeah, but who cares about the trimarans - excepting of course you
I just call it sail day, because that's why I do
It'll be harder next year considering I own one now.
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