Shows and Events


This roundup of shows and events includes news from the Women's Sailing & Powerboating School, the Herreshoff Regatta and ShowBoats International.

The Women’s Sailing & Powerboating School is offering a class called Teaching Deliveries.

This private instruction is designed for many applications, including teaching people who have just bought a boat to take it from the point of purchase to their home port. It works equally well for those contemplating a trip to a new cruising ground or traveling the Great Loop, the Intracoastal Waterway or offshore in the oceans for the first time, according to the school.

“Planning and achieving cruising goals are the point of this course, with emphasis on teaching how to make the necessary decisions to be able to do it yourself. We send the owners on their way safely and confident in their own ability,” Capt. Patti Moore, co-founder of Sea Sense, said in a statement.

All aspects of passage-making are covered, including trip planning and execution, learning complex high-tech boat systems, traveling to new and challenging areas and dealing with on-board emergencies.

Pricing is dependent on boat size and trip duration.

At the end of the delivery, students will have experienced varied cruising situations, preparing them to go it alone with newfound skill and confidence.

For information, call (800) 332-1404 or (727) 289-6917.

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The H-20 Class is set to be revealed to the public Aug. 26-28 during the Herreshoff Regatta in Bristol, R.I., and the press and special guests are invited for a sneak preview at an open house on Aug 25.

The Herreshoff 20 is a never-before-built daysailer designed by Capt. Nat in 1928. Dan Shea at Bristol Boat Co., in cooperation with Herreshoff Designs, has spent the past year bringing this classic design to life, using the original Nathanael Herreshoff drawings.

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The 24th annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous is set for Nov. 10-12 at the Rybovich Yacht Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Doobie Brothers are headlining the Saturday night gala at the Mar-a-Lago Club, and returning to this year’s festivities are honorary chairs Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Trump. New to this year’s lineup of activities will be the Milhous Museum Last Chance Tour.

“This year was already off to an extraordinary start with Howard Meyers, chairman of Burger Boat Company, joining Tony Harris, CEO of Boat International Media, as event co-chair,” Rick Case, founder of the annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous, said in a statement. “With Tony and Howard now working together, they will bring unrivaled connections and innovations to the rendezvous, adding a powerful force to the fundraising efforts.”

The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.


A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.

Southern Marinas Acquires Sequoyah Marina

Southern Marinas continues to expand its marina portfolio, adding the popular east Tennessee boating destination.