‘Greatest Loop’ boat docks in New York today

Author:
Publish date:

Beneteau's powerboat division is taking the Swift Trawler 34 it introduced to the North American market last year on a road trip of sorts, promoting the boat by taking it port to port on what the builder is calling "The Greatest Loop."

A bon voyage celebration in Annapolis started the 41-leg, 7,000-plus-mile tour around The Great Loop. The recently launched boat, hull 202 in the model line and appropriately named The Greatest Loop, is due in New York today.

Industry members and the public are invited to an open house of the 34 on Friday and Saturday. That event will be held at Surfside 3 Marina at 62 Chelsea Piers. Tours of the boat will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Sea trials for potential buyers will be scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. each day.

To attend the free events, RSVP at www.thegreatestloop.com.

Stephen Blakely, a contributing writer for Soundings, was to be aboard The Greatest Loop on its first leg and will file a report on his experiences and observations for Soundings magazine.

The tour will encompass the Hudson River, most of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River, the Tombigbee River, Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway and then north on the ICW, returning to Annapolis in September.

Click here to follow the voyage or visit the project’s Facebook page.

Related

New Deal for Dealers?

MRAA promises a fresh show experience with next year’s Dealer Week, which replaces MDCE. “It’ll feel like you’re immersed in the event,” says an organizer.

Fueling Fishing

The Kenai River Women’s Classic shows how female anglers are generating new markets for fishing gear and clothing, as women comprise the largest group of new participants in the sport.

Erich Pfeifer

Marine Travelift CEO Erich Pfeifer has helped pioneer innovations in boat-moving equipment while expanding his company’s global network of clients.