Sponsor and Advertiser Information

 

 

Once again we are excited about our Annual Boat Festival in St. Michaels MD. This year marks 35 years for the Chesapeake Bay Chapter and our longevity at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum is the ideal partnership for our sponsors. For years we have entertained crowds at the Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, which offers 17 acres of sprawling nautical landscape. The marina and grounds are the ideal location to showcase our efforts to preserve and restore antique and classic watercraft. 

This year we have room for a few more sponsors. We offer access to:

  • High-income earners, affluent, with high disposable income
  • Investment oriented business owners, professionals and senior management
  • People who enjoy active, mobile lifestyles
  • Frequent travelers, both business and personal
  • Multiple residence ownership
  • Owners of multiple boats: contemporary, antique and classic
  • Owners of higher end vehicles, with high incidence classic vehicles, 4WD and SUV’s
  • People who have a high level of involvement in boat maintenance, preservation and restoration
  • A highly desirable market that has a need for your product and or service
  • Direct hands-on marketing

Our mission is to create a win-win partnership with our Sponsors that offers value and drives brand exposure. Cultural Branding is an important type of marketing as it focuses on events and ideas that people love! We provide an extensive press plan including radio, print and online. So, if you are looking to reach the marine and travel lifestyle audience, this is the perfect opportunity. Please contact Larry Jones, President ACBS-CBC larry.jones3rd@gmail.com. or Alicia Boardman, Boat Show Chair  waterworks162@gmail.com for further details on our existing sponsorship packages or feel free to suggest one of your own – we can create a package to fit most budgets and needs of our sponsors.

Show Facts:
100 + Exhibits both on land and in-water
More than 5,000 visitors
$4 million economic impact to the community
Annual exhibitor growth of 15% for the past 4 years
Annual visitor growth of more than 35% over the past 5 years
Affluent audience owns multiple boats, luxury cars & homes

Click here to become a sponsor or advertiser. Details on the options follow.

Premiere (LEAD – Exclusivity in this category) $ 5000  

  • Link Branding on Website (chesapeakebayacbs.org)
  • Premiere Display at Festival
  • On-site customized Radio Announcements during festival
  • Banners identifying LEAD Sponsor
  • 20 complimentary tickets to the Festival
  • Logo recognition in magazine month of festival
  • Prominent signage at show entry gates and throughout the show grounds
  • Email announcement of your sponsorship to all show exhibitors
  • Enhance Vendor Relationship with Sub sponsor program
  • Full page rear cover ad in event programming
  • Full social media coverage with Facebook and Instagram
  • Unlimited boat rides
Title Sponsor (Exclusivity in this category) $2500  
  • Sponsor focused on Kids Education and Safety
  • Link Branding on Website (chesapeakebayacbs.org)
  • Title Display at Festival
  • On Site customized Radio Announcements during festival
  • Banners identifying Title Sponsor
  • 10 Free tickets to Festival
  • Logo recognition in magazine month of festival
  • Email announcement of your sponsorship to all show exhibitors
  • Full page program ad
  • Full social media coverage with Facebook and Instagram
  • Help a local business program
  • Many boat rides

 

Captain’s Party Sponsor $1500 

  • Sponsor the 3-hour VIP event for show exhibitors and participants held Friday evening. Signage displayed throughout the venue
  • Distribute your promotional items and giveaways as desired
  • Opportunity to supply the table coverings, cups, napkins, etc. with your corporate logo Company brief, logo and links within the chesapeakebayacbs.com websites
  • On site customized Radio Announcements during festival
  • Email announcement of your sponsorship to the show exhibitors
  • Company logo on show programs
  • Flyer reminder at the show office and hand delivered to each exhibitor
  • 10 tickets for the boat show
  • Complimentary boat rides

 

Zone Sponsors $1000 for one of the 5 available zones listed below 

  1. Educational Seminars – Offered Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM, free to museum attendees. These seminars are well attended. 
  2. Registration – Our registration tent registers over 300 festival participants. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your company at it.
  3. Field of Dreams – Classic boats for sale – a fan favorite! 
  4. Nautical Flea Market – Popular with boat enthusiasts looking for that hard to find item
  5. Boat Rides for show attendees – another favorite!

Zone sponsors are a great way to focus your dollars in a centralized zone while people wait in line or as they purchase items. This type of branding is recognized as targeted retail branding and it associates your name with retail customers.

  • On-site customized Radio Announcements during festival
  • Email announcement of your sponsorship to the show exhibitors
  • Company logo on show programs
  • 4 Tickets to the boat show
  • And of course, many boat rides

 

Boat Show Program Advertising 

The Festival Program will have a minimum circulation of 2,500.  Art is in color or black and white and is provided by the advertiser in .jpg format. Options available are:

Third Page 4.5” x 2.5” $100
Half Page 4.5” x 3.75” $150
Full page – internal 4.5” x 7.5” $300