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This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Scorpion Bay in-water boat show and fishing tournament and the Penobscot Bay (Maine) Rendezvous.

The Scorpion Bay in-water boat show and fishing tournament is set for April 16-17 at Scorpion Bay Marina in Peoria, Ariz.

The marina, managed by SkipperBud's, will display new, used, repossessed and brokered boats, including houseboats, cruisers and wakeboats.

Scorpion Bay is a new state-of-the-art marina on the west side of Lake Pleasant, northwest of Phoenix. The marina offers economy dry-land storage and floating dockage for boats as large as 100 feet.

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The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous in Maine, a new regatta for sail- and power yachts, is set for Aug. 18-21.

Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding will host the event.

An expected fleet of at least 100 yachts - superyachts, classics and performance racers - will gather Aug. 18 in Rockland Harbor and move to Camden Harbor for the next two nights.

The three-day event for sail and power not only will feature daily races for sailboats and a poker run and photo pursuit event for powerboats, but participants also will have access to both boatyards and will be hosted each night at a different exclusive venue.

"Penobscot Bay is such an incredibly beautiful body of water, with islands, mountains and the most charming coastal towns, and it offers some of the most spectacular sailing and boating. Yacht clubs and boaters from away come here every summer to enjoy this place. Cabot [Lyman, owner of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding] and I thought, 'Why shouldn't we organize a regatta to highlight the Penobscot Bay experience?' " Wayfarer Marine owner Shane Flynn said in a statement.

An all-inclusive fee of $360 covers all events (three breakfasts, two dinners, a cocktail party and Sunday's award ceremony) and racing for two people. Mooring, dockage and launch service is extra. Registration is open now.

The event is limited to 500 people.

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Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.

New Jersey saltwater fishing show opens today

The Progressive Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J.