Boaters, start your engines! If you’re reading this article, it means that the long-awaited glory of the Pacific Northwest summer is upon us. But this time of year is not just about the sunshine, it’s also when just about every boat builder, brokerage, and enthusiast group goes all out with their annual rendezvous.
What makes a boat rendezvous unique? The obvious boat rally element is just the start. Potlucks, barbeques, breakfasts, and even cooking classes tend to add a culinary layer. Boaters tend to gather in special places like an island or picturesque small town, making the experience part travelogue. Many rendezvous have informational seminars and even company reps present, adding a boat show dimension to it all. Of course, the bonds made and strengthened with your fellow birds of a feather, often over live music or with an energetic theme, is another critical ingredient.
In our effort to enable your summer dose of rendezvous magic, we offer our second annual Rendezvous Round-Up. Be sure to contact event organizers and RSVP before showing up, for many of these are designed for owners of select boat types, members of certain associations, and the like.