Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Ocean Reef Club’s Vintage Weekend in the Florida Keys and the Portland (Ore.) Boat Show.

History Flight, a non-profit foundation, will bring the North American B-25H Mitchell “Barbie III” to the Ocean Reef Club in the Florida Keys Nov. 29-Dec. 2 during the 18th annual Vintage Weekend.

Made famous in the Doolittle Raid on Japan, the first retaliatory strike after the United States entered World War II, the B-25 became a symbol of American air power during the war. The B-25H "Barbie III," owned and operated by History Flight, is the last H-model B-25 flying in the world and the only one equipped with the unique 75mm cannon in the nose for ground attack purposes.

Vintage Weekend showcases some of the world’s finest classic and antique yachts, aircraft and automobiles. The show brings together classic yachts, revered automobiles and meticulously restored working aircraft that will fly in to the club’s own 4,456-foot lighted runway.

Honey Fitz, the restored presidential yacht of John F. Kennedy, also will be on display.

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The 53rd annual Portland (Ore.) Boat Show will return Jan. 9-13 to the Portland Expo Center.

Organizers said hundreds of boats will be shipped to the expo center, including sailboats, sportboats, wakeboard boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft, personal watercraft and a large houseboat.

Top local and national manufacturers, associations and dealers, boating retailers, accessory suppliers and experts and boaters from throughout the Northwest are expected to attend.

The expo center is on North Marine Drive. Show hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 9-12 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 13. General admission is $10. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.


Quick Hits: March 3, 2021

RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign offers embeddable fishing and boating map

MAN Achieves Emissions Certifications

The engine manufacturer, which also announced an extension of its supply partnership with the Ferretti Group, now meets major emissions standards worldwide.

In-Person Palm Beach Show Approved

The city of West Palm Beach OK’d the permit for the four-day show, which opens March 25 with a host of safety precautions.

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.