This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Texas Coast Boat & Outdoor Show, the Monaco Yacht Show and Quincy (Ill.) Classic Boat and Outboard Show.
The Texas Coast Boat & Outdoor Show will be held Oct. 12-14, celebrating the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Galveston Yacht Basin, one of Galveston’s oldest landmarks.
The event will feature more than 100 power- and sailboats in the water and an onshore exhibition where visitors will be able to browse the latest in watercraft, fishing gear, water-ski and wakeboarding accessories, products and services and marine accessories and outdoor equipment.
A major attraction of the boat show weekend will be the National Tri-Hull Powerboat Championship, an American Power Boat Association-sanctioned event, attracting drivers and crew from across the country, with Texas bragging rights up for grabs.
Other events include an evening Mardi Gras-style boat parade on the first day of the show.
Organizers are working with the Galveston Historical Foundation to create fundraising opportunities to assist with repairs to the 1877 tall ship Elissa, the official Tall Ship of Texas, along with other non-profit organizations.
Information about the show is available by calling (561) 842-8808 or going to www.texascoastboatshow.com.
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Vicem Yachts said today that the newly completed Vulcan 46M motoryacht Caprice V, previously scheduled to be at the Monaco Yacht Show, will not attend the show.
Vicem said it will present the boat in the near future. The Turkish builder of luxury classic motoryachts and megayachts confirmed that its all-new 107 Cruiser 32M all-mahogany flagship boat of the yard will be at the show, which opens Wednesday and runs through Saturday.
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The 12th annual Quincy (Ill.) Classic Boat and Outboard Show, which featured more than 50 classic wooden and fiberglass boats, concluded during the weekend.
Organizers Todd Young and Rob Ebbing say the show is a good way to see classic boats from that part of the country.
Every boat at the show this year came with its own story. Perry Wendel found a sunken boat from the 1950s while working at a canoe race in Iowa City. After finding the boat, he helped Young and Ebbing buy the title. Wendel was able to track down the original owner and obtain the boat for only $1.
June Folkerts brought a boat to the show that she considers a picnic boat. It is part of a pairing of “his-and-hers” boats that she and her husband restored.
This was the second year that the show included a 17-mile "River Run" up the Mississippi River from Hannibal to Quincy. Other weekend events included a boat swap and a parade of classic boats to conclude the show, which was held at the Quincy Boat Club.