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    A New Boat Show in Connecticut

    CT Spring Boat Show

    While we know that our audience is made up of boating enthusiasts from all over the world, our regular readers recognize that we usually like to give a shout out to local boat shows - especially when they are brand new and offer so much for boaters in our community.

    The first ever Connecticut Spring Boat Show will display over 70 boats varying in size from 20-75ft.  The event is set for May 13-15, 2016 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT and is attracting interested boat buyers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and beyond.  The outdoor boat show is free for attendees, and coincides with another fun nautical event in the same seaside town: the annual ‘Burning of the Ships’ parade is scheduled to take place in the center of Essex on the same weekend.

    ct spring boat show This quote from the show's press release sums it up quite well: “Brewer Essex Island Marina could possibly be the most intimate place in CT to have a boat show”, says Tom Pilkington of Prestige Yacht Sales. “Where else can show goers look at their favorite boats in the water, visit land exhibits, and explore the town of Essex which is filled with its own maritime heritage? With boats ranging in size from 20ft to 75ft, sail, power, new, & used, there will be a boat for every taste and budget.”

    Visitors attending the free show will enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models.  Boating gear, accessories and service companies will also be on site. Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut will be on site raising money through food and beverage sales to benefit their organization.  SU4C has been dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research along the shoreline of Connecticut.

    CT SPRING BOAT SHOW:  The first CT Spring Boat Show features some of the newest boats on the market including center consoles, fishing boats, luxury cruisers, sport and sail boats.

    Boat Show Hours:

    Friday, May 13th 12PM-6PM.

    Saturday/Sunday May 14-15th 10AM-5PM

    Location: the new Brewer Essex Island Marina.

    Visit www.ctspringboatshow.com for specific event details, parking info and more.


    THIS WEEKEND: the 2015 Norwalk Boat Show

    It's time for the best in-water boat show in the Northeast...

    Norwalk Boat Show

    It's finally here! The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show - the first fall show and our last big splash of the year is happening this weekend (September 24 – 27, 2015).