Boating Success: The Story of Kelly Stewart and the DC Boat Show at National Harbor


At Anchors & Oars, we're not just passionate about providing quality used sailboat parts; we're also deeply involved in the boating community. Today, we want to share an inspiring story about Kelly Stewart, co-owner of our store, Anchors & Oars, who orchestrated the creation of the DC Boat Show at National Harbor.

Recently, we were honored when a sailing club interviewed Kelly & penned a wonderful article about her remarkable journey in bringing the DC Boat Show to life. It's a testament to her dedication, passion, and love for boating.

Kelly's journey began with a vision to create a platform where boating enthusiasts could come together, discover the latest innovations in the industry, and connect with like-minded individuals. With unwavering determination, she embarked on a mission to turn this vision into reality.

After months of meticulous planning, countless meetings, and overcoming numerous challenges, Kelly's efforts culminated in the inaugural DC Boat Show at National Harbor. The event was a resounding success, attracting sailors, boating enthusiasts, and industry professionals from across the region.

What made the DC Boat Show truly special was Kelly's attention to detail and her commitment to showcasing the best of the boating world. From expertly curated exhibits to engaging workshops and seminars, every aspect of the show reflected Kelly's passion for getting on the water and her desire to create a memorable experience for all attendees.

Not only did the DC Boat Show celebrate the rich heritage of boating, but it also provided a platform for small businesses like ours, Anchors & Oars, to showcase our offerings to a wider audience. Kelly's dedication to supporting local businesses and fostering a sense of community within the marine industry is truly commendable.

Kelly Stewart's journey is a shining example of what can be achieved with passion, determination, and a love for the water. Her vision and leadership have not only elevated the DC Boat Show to new heights but have also inspired countless individuals within the marine community.

We're incredibly proud of Kelly and her achievements, and we're honored to be a part of her journey. If you're interested in reading the full article about Kelly and the DC Boat Show, you can find it here.

Join us as we continue to sail towards new horizons, fueled by our passion for the sea and the sailing community.

Fair winds and smooth seas,

Josh Davidson

Co-owner, Anchors & Oars &

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