Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Free Boat Show in Mystic This Weekend

SailQuest Boat Show 

Friday - Sunday, May 1 - 3, 2015, 1-7pm (Fri) 10am-5pm (Sat & Sun)   

SailQuest Boat Show

Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St., Mystic, CT, 06355 

SailQuest is a unique boutique boat show that focuses on buying and selling sail, trawler, and down east style boats.

The show features free parking and free admission. It's a great personal event ​to go to see boats and talk with dealers and manufacturers.

SailQuest Boat Show will be held at Mystic Shipyard, May 1-3, 2015, and offers a unique perspective to attendees.  It prides itself on being a boutique show with multiple opportunities to get on board a variety of power and sail boats. Sea trials will also take place at Mystic Shipyard during the show, giving potential buyers a try-before-you-buy experience.

The docks at Mystic Shipyard will showcase a wide range of models, including: Catalina, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Hunter, Beneteau, Minor Offshore, Nordic Tug, Hunt, Blue Jacket, Southport Dufour, Sailfish, Island Packet, Regulator, Scout Boats, and more to be announced.

In addition to boats on the docks, the show will have gear, accessories and service companies on site.  This one weekend only show will also have food and beverages on site to benefit Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut.

Bring your friends and family to this show and enjoy Downtown Mystic’s shops, restaurants and of course Historic Mystic Seaport. Mystic Shipyard Address: 100 Essex Street, Mystic, CT 06335.  

More info at www.sailquestboatshow.com


Monday, March 30, 2015

Is Your Boat Name On The List?

The BoatUS Top Ten Boat Name List 

BoatUS has released its annual top 10 list of boat names. And while this year's top ten is mostly comprised of boat names you’ve seen on previous lists, it does seem to include one or two new entries this year. The question is: Is your boat name on the list?

Here is the press release from BoatUS about the top ten boat names, along with a photo of one of the boat names on an embroidered shirt from BoatNameGear.com

Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if your looking at a boat’s name on the transom. “Serenity” has been named the #1 boat name for the second year in a row with the release of the 2015 list of Top Ten Boat Names from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). It is also the name’s tenth appearance on the popular list of boat names issued annually since 1992 by the recreational boat advocacy, service and safety group. “Calm, peaceful and untroubled is what boating is all about for so many boaters,” said BoatUS spokesman Scott Croft.

The BoatUS 2015 list of Top Ten Boat Names:
  1. Serenity
  2. Seas the Day
  3. Andiamo (Italian for “let’s go”)
  4. Aquaholic
  5. Second Wind
  6. Island Time
  7. Happy Ours
  8. Journey
  9. Serendipity
  10. Relentless
Croft says boaters frequently come to BoatUS to get ideas for a name by taking a peek at the Association’s online list of over 8,000 boat names, then use the free and easy layout program to, “Start playing around with a boat name to get an idea of what it will look like, picking letter styles and colors.” Boaters can then choose to either order online or if they want some more creative help, may use the BoatUS Premium Boat Graphics service that offers the talents of a professional designer. An online photo gallery can also help boaters also narrow down a choice.

“Picking a boat name can be harder than naming one’s own child,” said Croft, who has had to name several of his boats through the years. “Boat names can reflect your lifestyle, your relationship to loved ones or what you do for a living. And that’s only the beginning.” For the record, Croft’s first boat name was “Constitution” because, “We happened to name her on a July 4th weekend and I had only a limited choice of ugly hardware store letters.” For his second boat name, Croft chose “Aiden R.” after his only son and used the BoatUS graphics service.  “Kids sometimes think it’s pretty cool to have their name on a boat. It’s also a real safe bet for parent to choose – but only if you have one child,” he said with a smile.

Press release source: www.boatus.com
Photo source (as well as embroidered boat name polo shirt): www.boatnamegear.com