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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.



Blaze Destroys Mystic Marine Facility

A four-alarm fire last night consumed at least two buildings and an undetermined number of boats at Seaport Marine in Mystic, Conn.


Gulf Craft Broadens Lineup

The Middle Eastern builder debuted its Majesty 72 and Silvercraft WA models at the Abu Dhabi Boat Show last week.


Vision Marine Announces Battery Partnership

The production contract includes an initial purchase of 240 batteries from French manufacturer Negoy that will be used in 120 of Vision’s complete propulsion systems.


FAF Brings New Anglers into the Fold

The nonprofit organization will leverage Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 to raise funds for its grassroots fishing and boating participation efforts.


Naos Yachts Plans New Offices

The San Francisco Bay area location will expand the dealer’s midcoast footprint and help grow its Groupe Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel, CNB Yachts, Four Winns and Wellcraft brands.


Trade Only Today Returns Monday

The e-newsletter will not publish Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.