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New Boat Show

Local United States Yacht Shows, which produce  the oldest in-water boat shows in the United States, has announced  that it will offer  a spring boat show called the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, featuring a special Cruisers University.

The new event will be held at the Annapolis Town Dock, plus Ego Alley, the surrounding city lots, the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, the Annapolis Recreation Center, and a local Park.  The show is said to feature on  more than  80 sailboats, both mono-hull hull shapesl and multi-hull.

Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for youth 7-12, and free for children 6 and under for the Boat Show. 

For the Cruisers University, a separate tuition schedule will cover all classes, meals, demos, on-board instruction, and social activities. 

Additionally, a special Cruising Destinations Series will be available to all show attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

The new show is planned for late April, after the Bay Bridge Boat Show, which is about 30 years old which is also hosted by the same organization. United States Yacht Shows are every well respected by the boating public and each of their shows bring folks to Annapolis from up and down the East Coast.

By the way, Cruisers University is a four-day educational program designed to introduce people to life aboard a cruising boat.  Billed as “The Ultimate Aid to Navigation,” Cruisers University provides expert instruction in a wide range of subjects pertinent to long-range cruising, such as on-board technical systems, cruising destinations, insuring and outfitting your boat, as well as mastery level two-day courses on Diesel Maintenance, Navigation and Chart Plotting, and Electrical Systems Design.

at Annapolis Sail and Power Boat Shows

This vendor will be on display at both the Annapolis Sailboat Show as well as the Annapolis Powerboat Show.

see her at the Annapolis Sailboat Show this week


Beneteau first brought to market the Oceanis series in the 1980’s. In 2012 Beneteau will introduce two more model sailboats, the Oceanis 45 and
41, which will be built in the USA.

The Oceanis 41 and 45 offer more space and comfort while preserving the great sailing experience of the range. Designed by naval architects Finot-Conq and Associates the boats have a low profile cabin with long deckhouse windows. Elements that characterize the Oceanis range such as a large cockpit securely enclosed by an athwartship helmsman’s bench, pure and stretched lines and good performance still exist. Major highlights of these new Oceanis include a large interior plus an ingenious full width, electrically operated transom enclosure that provides easy access to the sea. This new feature, which is normally only seen on Super Yachts, incorporates the aft bathing platform opening by a remote controler.

Highlights of these sailboats are:
· easier to enter companionway, with a gentle 45° incline instead of the usual steep 60°.
· The windows enable you to take advantage of bright natural lighting.
· To increase the size of the interior without sacrificing the size of the cockpit, Beneteau has used an open transom feature. The new Oceanis keeps the protective feature of a closed cockpit while sailing, with its large helmsman’s seat; and yet opens widely to the sea at anchor.
· The chine over the full length of the hull brings 2 major benefits in terms of comfort: A wider berth width in the forward cabin and also a more generous deck.
· The chine not only offers more space inside, but it also maximizes stability at high heeling angles, which enables high-performance sailing at a moderate heel.
· The mast was brought back to 47% from the bow.

Grady-White Winter Sales Event Underway

During Grady-White Boat’s “Winter Sales Event,” buying incentives worth cash towards the purchase of any new boat are available at boat shows and dealerships beginning January 1 through March 6, 2011. Grady-White Boats is offering factory incentives on any new Grady whether in dealer inventory for immediate enjoyment or built new for winter or spring delivery. These incentives combine with Yamaha Outboards “Four-Stroke Revolution” offer of extended warranties or cash credits on engines to create a great buying opportunity.

For the 2011 model year, Grady-White offers 26 models including ten center consoles from 18-36 feet in length, three express cabins 30-36 feet, seven walkaround cabins 20-30 feet and six dual consoles from 19-30 feet, each one a truly great value in fishing and family boating especially during this sale. Now is a good time for customers to lock in long-term satisfaction

These factory-sponsored incentives will be available only through March 6, and will not be repeated during the 2011 model year.

press release

Chris Craft boats runabouts the Silver Arrow

Your author was born in the fall of 1948. In the winter of 1959, Chris Craft came out with a milestone brochure cover. On it, a 19 foot Silver Arrow was the speedboat featured out in front with a background of a 18 ft Continental runabout, 33 ft. Sport Fisherman, and a 55 foot Constellation Motor Yacht framing that Silver Arrow runabout.

Saturday, October 2, 2010 – after lusting for a ride in a Silver Arrow for 51 years, I got that ride in a perfectly restored one during The Philly Chapter of the ACBS Long Level Show.

The boat was a well-built,heavy craft that shouldered tall wakes out of the picture with the deft hand on the throttle and wheel of the boat’s owner, Dick Hickman. The weather was crisp, the boat was the “looker” on Long Level Lake in PA. and a near life-time year thing was well satisfied. Boy, do I love the ACBS and its two chapter’s in the Philly area and on the Chesapeake Bay. BTW, both Dick and I are members of each chapter.

In case you forgot, a Silver Arrow Chris Craft is a planked boat with a fiberglass deck and an inner bottom of sheet plywood. She uses spruce wood in place of mahogany for planking and set the boating world on its side when she was introduced. Unfortunately, her heavy weight (about 600 lbs extra over a 18 all-wood Chris Craft), pricing (about 25% higher than a 19 ft. Capri), and some new technology (deck to hull joint) only 92 were sold over the two years of its production. And not all of those still exist.

Sucess at Annapolis Boat Show

2010 Annapolis boat show

The simultaneous starting of a couple hundred engines and sounding of boat horns marked the close of the 39th annual United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis Sunday evening.  A weekend of glorious weather followed the first day of rain, and people came out by the thousands to tour these magnificent boats.  Attendance more than doubled the rain-soaked 2009 show and rivaled the numbers of 2008, making this one of the best attendance years in the event’s history.


“This industry needed a shot in the arm and a signal that the worst of the sales slump is behind us,” said Paul Jacobs, General Manager of United States Yacht Shows, producers of the event.  “Large enthusiastic crowds, along with the many boats being sold over the four-day event could be a sign that the recovery has begun.  We certainly hope that is the case.  It felt like a far more positive mood among sellers and buyers than the past two years.”


Show Manager, Dee Newman, reported that “Boats of all sizes and styles were sold this year, according to our exhibitors.  Everything from runabouts to trawlers, and tugs to express cruisers shared in the success.  Many sea trials are scheduled to take place in the next few days,” she added.  “We are very happy for them.”


After two consecutive weekends of shows, the Annapolis Boat Shows crew began the daunting task of removing a city of tents and a marina of floating docks.  In just three days, 300 docks will be towed away and hauled out of the water for storage.  Sixty temporary pilings will be pulled from the harbor.  Two hundred and fifty tents, six hundred tent floors, and miles of electrical cable will be removed and put in storage for another year, awaiting next year’s extravaganza.  By Wednesday evening there will be no remaining indication that an event even took place here.  Only a fond memory of 90,000 people having toured hundreds of boats and over 1,100 exhibitors will remain; that and an estimated 60 million dollar economic impact to local business, non-profit organizations, and the state and local governments. 

Rybovich Yacht Sweeps Awards (garnering The Triple Crown for Classic Boats)

Triple Award Winner - Rybovich yacht - Sam V

On June 20, 2010, Bob and Betsy’s Sam V won three Classic Boat Show top awards including “Best of Show – Preserved”.

Rybovich yacht - Sam V

SAM V has been owned by Bob and Betsy of Palm Beach Gardens, FL since 2000. They are primary members of the Sunnyland Chapter – ACBS and new secondary members of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter – ACBS.

Sam V at the St Michaels Maritime museum bulkhead

“Sam V was built in 1964 by Rybovich and Sons in West Palm Beach, Florida as the FRISKY LADY.  Hull number 58 (out of 126 rybovich boats to date), she was the third to last of the classic “Dayboats,” without a bulkhead separating the cockpit from the deckhouse. From 1965 on all Rybovich boats had bulkheads and were 40′ to 50′ plus. This boat measures 37 feet, with a 12 foot beam and draws 3.5 feet. She has no keel which makes her particularly maneuverable when fishing. This design is truly the precursor upon which all modern sportfishermen in America are based.  She was specifically designed for sailfishing off of Florida, tuna fishing in the Bahamas and marlin/tuna fishing in the Northeast US.

Each Rybovich is custom built to meet the owners preferences. For example, the first owner had the cabin painted in a light washed finish, so all the trim below was made of ash instead of the traditional mahogany. Of note however, the fighting chair, the transom door and outriggers are just as original.  Originally outfitted with V-8 gas engines, she has had Cummins diesel engines for the last 30 years and cruises at 20 knots and goes 27 knots wide open.”

Show Winner, Antique and Classic Boat Show

Crowd Stopper Show Boat

Sam V homeports in Fl while the Classic Boat Show is in St Michaels, MD

Rockfish for a special dinning experience for the Classic Boat Festival Attendees

409 S Talbot St. or 410-745-3081go early to beat the crowd

Fresh, local caught, Rockfish (stripped bass) prepared by the Chef at Ava’s Wine Bar and  Pizza Café on Talbot St. (the main street in St. Miachaels) is the off menu special treat  for visitors and locals Sat-Sun, June 19-20 or until the fisherman’s catch runs out.

I tired to get some Friday, June 18 and had not come in yet. Seabuddy / chris brown chases this special  as its such a treat. I will have to come back on Sat., I guess.

Rockfish with a light Lemom-caper-pecan-butter sauce is just the right preparation to compliment off fresh fish.

For a pre-course, try the Green Bean and Prosciutto salad with Parmesan Cheese and Ponzu Style Dressing or share three of Ma’s Meatballs as a slider with house-made mozzarella.

Short Ribs is a good dinner if you do not want the fish special. Of course, there is also gourmet pizza that made the Café’s reputation, too.

BTW, do not pass up the opportunity to try a small order of the Desert Donuts for a unique treat.

Its Tapas Thursday at Key Lime Café

Seabuddy / chris brown thinks the word tapas is used in the USA to mean small plates of wonderful food. You mix and match to make a meal of diverse dishes for a unique dinning experience on the Eastern Shore in the Town of St. Michaels, MD at the Key Lime Cafe.

BTW, I had the most perfect breakfast at the same Key Lime Café on Thursday morning. It has to be the best café for breakfast on the Eastern on Sunday, friendly staff, and good food – its all there at the Key Lime Café.Shore. Open daily, Brunch served Sunday.

Rope, as you want it, as your boat needs it

Special 3 day Sale on boat rope and yacht line

Any piece of a bus full of rope is for sale on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD is going on June 18-20 for a three day special sale offering  to visitors and members  alike to St. Michaels.

Both stock and custom made to a boat owner’s specs in all lengths and thicknesses of line is only going on for the three days at this Father’s Day Weekend Boat Festival.

This is only one of the 11 acres of classic boats and other Festival events to Celebrate Dad’s Day Events.

Bring your special needs for boat and yacht line for on the water fun for the entire family. This is brought to you FREE by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter – ACBS. Held on the not-for-profit Museum grounds that do charge to see their Bay Heritage efforts, the Classic Boat Show and boating Festival events like the Art at Navy Point, and all the boats is free to everyone once you are on the Museum property.

A bus full of Rope