By Beth Crabtree For a boater, walking the docks of the U.S. Sailboat and U.S. Powerboat Shows is like being a kid in a candy shop. Everywhere you turn are gadgets and gear you’d love to have aboard. Your dream boat is on display nearby. And all around are folks who share your passion for getting out on the water. Every year, boaters from around the nation and beyond come to Annapolis to be part of the largest and oldest in-water boat shows in the country.