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Over 70 Boats and Yachts to Navigate into Essex for the CT Spring Boat Show

Brewer Essex IslandEssex, CT (April 28, 2016) – The Connecticut Spring Boat Show sponsored by the Yacht Brokers Association of America, is expecting over 70 boats varying in size from 20-75ft to journey from as far away as Maine to the first annual 2016 Spring boat show.  The exhibition 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.

“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.   

Also featured the same weekend in the historical town of Essex will be the annual ‘Burning of the Ships’ parade.  This nautical themed event commemorates the worst day in Essex’s history with the famous ‘Loser’s Day Parade’. Sailing Masters will be joined by other regional fife and drums corps for the parade. The parade and boat show offer individuals and families an opportunity to experience local sailing history and the flipside of today’s latest and greatest technology in the boating industry.


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