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The Northeast Maritime Exhibition will be held May 14-16 at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Conn.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view and board new and brokerage yachts on the Mystic River. Additionally, an array of nautical vendors will be on-site offering everything from new GPS to foul-weather gear.

Those interested in exhibiting can call (203) 332-7639.

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Seven Connecticut dealers are joining forces April 24-25 to host the third annual Greenwich In-Water Boat Show.

The event will be held at Greenwich Water Club and there is no admission fee.

The boat show is a collaboration between All Seasons Marine Works, Beacon Point Marine, Catalano and Sons, Diamond Marine, Harborside Yacht Sales, Marine Max and Norwest Marine.

More than 80 boats, ranging from 22 to 52 feet, will be available, including new and used brokerage boats.

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