blank 02/05/16 08:21AM Fishing Boats, houseboat, Personal Watercraft, Puget Sound Boat Show, saling vessels, Ski Boats, Tacoma Dome

30th Annual Puget Sound Boat Show
March 17–20, 2016; Tacoma, Washington

Puget Sound Boat Show 2016
Tacoma Dome
2727 E ‘D’ St.
Tacoma, WA 98421

The Tacoma Dome is conveniently located along Interstate 5, in downtown Tacoma and 30 minutes south of Seattle, and is served by multiple bus routes and the Tacoma Light Link rail.

The big show is back and will feature hundreds of boats and accessories!
The Puget Sound Boat Show is gearing up for launch this March 17th. If you are looking to find an outstanding selection of boats and want to shop and compare dozens of brands, lines and styles then the Puget Sound Boat Show is the place to be this March. This year’s 4 day event has plenty to offer boaters with all kinds of interests and will satisfy your next on-the-water adventure!  Look for fishing boats, ski boats, yachts, sailing vessels, personal watercraft and even a massive houseboat.
The 4 Days of boating excitement is this March 17 through 20 at the Tacoma Dome!

The Puget Sound Boat Show happens only once a year and is the only boat show in the South Sound – so don’t miss it. Each year, boaters from all over the Northwest want to see what’s new in boat lines, technology and accessories — and the 2016 Puget Sound Boat Show will be ready to go and we’ve made the entry fees and opportunities to attend easy.

Each year hundreds of boats are brought to Tacoma Dome, including sport boats, wakeboard boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft, off-shore vessels, personal watercraft and even an enormous house boat – all inside 150,000 square feet of boat filled exhibit space!  The top local and national manufacturers, associations and dealers will be in attendance – along with local boating retailers, accessory suppliers and experts. Remember: manufacturers and dealers are ready to make great deals and offer financing – right on site!

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blank 02/01/16 12:00PM Antique Boating, Boat Festival, Classic Boating, Events

Sunnyland Boat Festival 2016
March 18-20, 2016; Wooten Park, Tavares Florida

Sunnyland Boat Festival 2016

For all the Boat Festival Information visit http://www.acbs-sunnyland.org/index.php/visitors

Celebrating 1936-1954 Chris Craft Racing Runabouts

The Annual Sunnyland Boat Festival on Lake Dora is the largest Antique and Classic boating events on the East Coast with over 200 boats in the water and land. Located at Wooten Waterfront Park in downtown Tavares, Florida – and directly on Lake Dora, the 3 day show offers fun for all members of your family. 


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blank 01/22/16 11:00AM Readers Videos, USN EPF 7, USNS Carson City

Christening of USNS Carson City (EPF 7)



Austal celebrated the christening of Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7) with a ceremony this morning at its state-of-the-art shipyard here. USNS Carson City is the seventh of 10 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF), formerly joint high speed vessels (JHSV), that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of a $1.6 billion 10-ship block-buy contract.

EPF 7, a 338-foot shallow draft aluminum catamaran, is a multi-mission, non-combatant transport vessel characterized by its high volume, high speed, and flexibility.  It is the second U.S. Navy ship to be named Carson City after the capital city of Nevada.

When Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus officially named EPF 7 "USNS Carson City" in April 2013 he proclaimed, "Carson City displays American values of community, ingenuity and perseverance at their best.”  He said he chose to name the ship after Carson City to honor those values and the men and women of the community as well as the state of Nevada.


Carson City will soon join her sister EPF’s that have been delivered over the last three years including USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) which has over 100,000 nautical miles at sea and is currently on her fifth deployment since she was delivered in 2012.


“We’re very excited to christened Carson City, and at how well this ship is coming together.” Austal USA president Craig Perciavalle said. “The EPF program has really matured very well thanks to the incredible shipbuilding team we have here at Austal, including our Navy teammates.”

The ship’s sponsor, Susan Asbury Crowell is the daughter of U.S. Air Force Colonel Robert Asbury and wife of Captain Robert Crowell, USN (Retired).  Susan and her husband have called Carson City home since the early 1970s.  Active in her community, Susan has been a long-standing member of the Nevada Opera Association as well as president of the Brewery Arts Board of Directors and a member of the Mile High Jazz Band board, two of the premier organizations promoting all art forms in Nevada’s capital city.  She has also served on the Carson Tahoe Hospital Foundation board of directors and is currently a member of the Carson Tahoe Hospital advisory board. 

More than 300 naval guests, civic leaders, community members and Austal employees attended the ceremony held beneath the hull of the ship in Austal’s final assembly bay.

Three EPFs and six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) are currently under construction in Austal’s Mobile, Ala. shipyard.  The company is scheduled to launch EPF 7 before the end of the month, while the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) prepares for its acceptance sea trials later this spring.
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blank 01/14/16 02:33PM Events, Offshore Racing, Super Boat International, Super Boat World Championship

NBC Sports To Air 35th Annual Key West Super Boat World Championship

NBC Sports To Air 35th Annual Key West Super Boat World ChampionshipOffshore Racing To Hit Prime Sports Television Programming


Key West, Fla (December 23, 2015)
 — Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce their marquee event, the 35th Annual Key West World Championship, will air on NBC Sports late January and early February 2016. Following the success of last year’s one-hour program on NBC Sports, the 2016 programming is slated for three one-hour episodes. Air dates are Sunday January 31st at 12pm ET, February 7th and February 14th at 3:00pm ET on your local NBC Sports channel.

SBI recognized STIHL Inc., for being a major force behind the sport expanding its national visibility. STIHL returned as the presenting sponsor of the championship shows.  “We, at STIHL, are very pleased to be bringing this exciting sport to a broader audience,” said Roger Phelps, Corporate Communications Manager for STIHL Inc. “Our brand is all about power, precision, and the team behind the machine, and offshore racing is a perfect fit for us.”

With the expanded programming, fans will get to see more race action, and the in-depth coverage will allow them to get a behind-the-scenes look at the boats and teams that make offshore racing one of the most exciting sports today. NBC Sports To Air 35th Annual Key West Super Boat World ChampionshipMike McKinnis, VP – Executive Producer JM Associates, and his team converged on Key West with a full battery of personnel and camera equipment to cover this year’s event. “There was some incredible racing and excited fans in Key West and we are looking forward to putting the shows together and airing it on NBC Sports,” comments McKinnis.

Super Boat International, who has been delivering this premier sports property that captured the support of  fans around the world, is dedicated to aligning themselves with great partners. “We are very pleased to have STIHL and JM Associates here in Key West again,” said John Carbonell, President of SBI. “STIHL is a great company and really supports the sport of offshore racing. They partner with JM and really put on a great show together. JR Noble, of the STIHL Offshore Race Team, is the one who really got this thing off the ground and we appreciate everything he has done for the sport. He’s a great competitor.”

NBC Sports To Air 35th Annual Key West Super Boat World ChampionshipThe Key West Super Boat World Championship will air on Sunday February 7th, the same day as the Super Bowl. It’s a big day for television with families and friends gathering around the television during the day and into the evening. The conditions for this year’s event were fantastic and it was some of the best racing we have seen in Key West.

Sign up for the e–news at Superboat.com and stay connected with all SBI racing updates for 2016. Super Boat was also very excited to have announced two new race dates added to the 2016 schedule, Port Jefferson, NY and Mentor, OH. Visit superboat.com for updates, news and special announcements pertaining to the coming season and like us on Facebook.

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blank 01/12/16 03:08PM Automotive Parts Swap Meet, Car Corral, Car Cruise, Events, Parade of Cars, Riverside Resort

River Cruizers Presents Cruizin' on the River 2016
January 14-17, 2016; Laughlin, Nevada


MuscleCarsOfAmerica.com will be there!
Be sure to Visit our Booth and Buy a Tshirt.

  

7th ANNUAL CRUIZIN’ ON THE RIVER

NON-PROFIT Classic Car Show Proceeds go towards local charities

January 14-17,2016

Cruizin on the River 2016

 Held at The Riverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin, Nevada

FEATURING

OPEN TO ALL YEARS, MAKES AND MODELS, STREET RODS, MUSCLE CARS, TRUCKS, CLASSICS & SPECIALTY VEHICLES, 4x4 & MOTORCYCLES

Automotive Parts Swap Meet

Car Corral for Vehicles for Sale

Vendors

 

FUN EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:

                              OPEN HEADER CONTEST, RAFFLES, AUCTIONS, POKER WALK, LADIES LUNCHEON w/ ENTERTAINMENT, DAILY TRIVIA w/Prizes,

DOOR PRIZES & 50/50 CASH DRAWINGS  THURSDAY,FRIDAY & SATURDAY

T-SHIRT SALES, VENDORS,  DJ , BOWLING PARTY

***PARADE OF CARS ***

Commemorative token to each parade participant and donuts.

Plenty of COOL “Hangin Out”

REGISTRATION & FUN begins at NOON on Thursday c FRIDAY & SATURDAY – 8:00 a.m.

Schedule of events will be posted at the show and in goody bags

              Registration closes Sat. @Noon Show and Shine judging Saturday 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SUNDAYAwards Presentation: Continental Breakfast Riverside Hotel

Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Awards start at 7:30 a.m.

                           Special Room & RV Rates at the Riverside Resort  1-800-227-3849

       Thursday $36  Fri.& Sat. $52   RV’s $22 **Mention “Cruizin’ on the River” code C/CRU15



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blank 12/28/15 07:51AM Jet Ski Comparison, Kawasaki Jet Ski

2016 Kawasaki Vehicle Comparison

JET SKI® ULTRA® LX, MSRP $11,199, 1,498cc vs

JET SKI® ULTRA® 310LX, MSRP $17,999, 1,498cc


See full comparison at https://www.kawasaki.com/ShoppingTools/Stats
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blank 12/22/15 08:28AM Miami Boat Show, Superyacht, Yacht Show

THE ONLY YACHT SHOW IN MIAMI BEACH IS EXPANDING
February 11-15, 2016; Miami Beach, Florida

Yacht Miami Beach 2016
The 28th annual Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach will transform Collins Avenue into a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts including the world's most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world's foremost custom boat builders. The in-water-only display presentation covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space over a mile-long strip of Indian Creek Waterway, featuring hundreds of new and pre-owned vessels valued at more than a billion dollars. 

NEW FOR 2016
The Collins Ave location will feature a new boat section between Ramps 6-8 showcasing boats from:
Absolute, Austin Parker, Bahamas Boatworks, Bavaria, Bertram, Cheoy Lee, CNM, Comitti, Dyna, Fjord, Horizon, Jupiter, Neptunus, Nor-Tech, Ocean Alexander and Rio. 

The show is also adding a gorgeous new Superyacht Miami location at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island to accommodate deep draft vessels up to 500'.


SHOW LOCATION
On the Indian Creek Waterway at Collins Avenue (S.R. A1A)
From 41st to 54th Streets -
Miami Beach, Florida   (Google Map)
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blank 12/15/15 11:33AM Boat Show, Events, NMTA, Readers Videos, Seattle Boat Show

Explore Boating in the Northwest at the Seattle Boat Show [VIDEO]
January 25 - February 6, 2016


The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is the West Coast's Largest Boat Show featuring more than 1,000 vessels — from stand up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between— three acres of accessories, and over 225 free boating and fishing seminars.

For Show Information Visit:  http://www.seattleboatshow.com/

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