Friday, April 22, 2011

SailQuest Mystic is setting a course for Connecticut

A new boat show is coming to Mystic Seaport: SailQuest Mystic, a unique, safe and family-oriented boat show, will be held May 13 – 15 at the Seaport, organizers said.
The show will include sailboats, trawlers, downeast style power and select brokerage yachts from 20 feet to more than 50 feet long, as well as several land exhibits, organizers said in a statement.
Entrance fees include the boat show and full access to Mystic Seaport’s historic exhibits, the statement said.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Mystic Seaport to bring this great springtime boat show to New England Boaters. Whether you currently own a boat or are looking to purchase a new boat, terrific pre-season deals are available and show goers can save thousands on their next boat,” said Rick Dieterich from Springline Yacht Sales, also in the statement.

The docks at Mystic Seaport will feature a wide range of models from quality manufacturers, including: Hanse, Jeanneau, Island Packet, Hunter, Lagoon, Hunt, Beneteau, J Boats, Summit Yachts, Dufour, Minor Offshore, Nordstar Yachts, North Pacific Yachts, Nordic Tug, Ranger Tugs, Pure Yachting RIB, Fathom Yachts, X-Yachts, Catalina, Cutwater Boats and more, the statement said.
"Additionally, a variety of companies will be on-site offering small boats such as Stagepoint, Destino, Sea Hunt, Pak Boat, Fatty Knees, Windrider Trimarans, Terhi Boats, HBI Hard Bottom Inflatables, Weta Trimarans, Maas and Alden rowing shells, RS Sailboats and Hobie, as well as personal and boat gear, sails, diesel engines, bow thrusters and other products and services, including clothing, jewelry, financing and insurance," the statement said.
"Discover Sailing and American Sailing Association will be offering free sails all weekend on small keelboats and larger yachts."

“At SailQuest Mystic, visitors will have the opportunity to view and board beautiful new and select brokerage yachts on the Mystic River while enjoying full access to Mystic Seaport’s interactive exhibits, including the Charles W. Morgan. What a great way to spend the day,” said Anne Hannan, publisher of WindCheck Magazine, also in the statement.

SailQuest Mystic hours are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5.p.m.

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Editor's Note: All information in this post was contributed.


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