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New Search Engine for Used Boat Parts

used boat parts searchBudget-minded boat owners looking for hard-to-find parts for a refit or restoration project have a new online resource. Created by Doug McQuilken, who is restoring a vintage wooden catboat, boatusedpartsearch.com (aka BUPS) has helped thousands of boat owners locate parts.

This catboat restoration project inspired Doug McQuilken to launch boatusedpartsearch.com.

BUPS maintains active inventory from hundreds of websites, and sends daily email (text in the future) alerts for “fresh” listings meeting user-defined criteria.

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New Executives at Landfall

FredLorthioirLandfall, a marine outfitter and safety expert in Stamford, CT, has announced two new executive appointments. Frederick (Fred) Lorthioir will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and John Stanton is the new Digital Marketing Director.

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The Progressive Norwalk Boat Show is this Weekend

Norwalk Boat Show

41st Annual Progressive® Norwalk Boat Show

September 22 - 25 at Norwalk Cove Marina, Norwalk, CT

There’s something for everyone at the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show, with an incredible line-up of boats, boating education, entertainment and special attractions, including on-the water demos and boat handling workshops, fun kids’ activities and more.

 

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CT Marine Career Fair at the Norwalk Boat Show

CMTA is partnering with the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show to promote the Industry's career opportunities and job availability.  On Friday, September 23, 2016 from 3 to 6pm, the Show will host a Career Fair inviting all marine businesses who have jobs to fill to display and meet and greet job seekers. 

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Offshore Passage Opportunities Offers “Rally to the Cup”

Rally to the CupOffshore Passage Opportunities (OPO), a crew networking service based in Halesite, NY, has announced that registration for its “Rally to the Cup” is now open. The Rally departs from several East Coast ports on June 7, 2017 to allow enough time for arriving in Bermuda before the start of the 35th America’s Cup finals on June 17.

The Rally to the Cup will start in six different ports and finish in Bermuda in time for the America’s Cup finals.   © David H. Lyman

The rally will provide dock space at the St. Georges Sports and Dinghy Club for the first 20 to 25 boats to sign up, and a designated anchorage area (with launch service) or a berth along the wall in St. Georges for all others.

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Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is September 9 - 11, 2016

The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival returns to New London, CT Friday through Sunday, September 9-11, featuring a range of fun-filled activities for visitors of all ages to celebrate the Constitution State’s maritime heritage, history and spirit of innovation. The fourth annual festival is one of the last major events in Connecticut’s Submarine Century, a yearlong commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton. From David Bushnell’s Turtle during the Revolutionary War to the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel, Nautilus, submarines are an important part of Connecticut’s maritime heritage.

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Newport International Boat Show is September 15 - 18, 2016

Newport Boat ShowNewport Exhibition Group has announced that its 46th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 15 - 18, 2016 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island.

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One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres and will host hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with new powerboats and sailboats from 16 to 100 feet, plus a variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters.To accommodate the growing number of exhibitors this year, Newport Exhibition Group is adding more docks to the North and South side of the marina.

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Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival is September 3, 2016

Huntington Lighthouse Music FestivalThe Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society will present the 10th Annual Lighthouse Music Festival in Huntington Bay, NY on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Started in 2007 to increase awareness of the Huntington Lighthouse plight and bring a unique fundraising event to the Long Island boating community, this is the only music festival in the world held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water!

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Spike Lobdell Awarded the Crawford Achievement Prize

Spike LobdellSpike Lobdell, founder and President of New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) in Stonington, CT, will receive the National Recreation Foundation’s 2016 Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize in recognition of his service to the youth of New England. Lobdell will be formally presented with the award on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at a ceremony at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, TX.

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Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta is August 18

Deafness RegattaOn Thursday, August 18, the Mill Neck Family of Organizations is co-hosting the Fifth Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Classics Regatta and Cocktail Party in collaboration with Oakcliff Sailing, The WaterFront Center, and Oyster Bay Marine Center in Oyster Bay, NY.

© Kevin J. Wohlers
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