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Rendezvous Roundup

by Norris Comer

Alexander Marine Rendezvous

As Summer Arrives, so do Many Boat Owner Gatherings.

The beginning of the Pacific Northwest summer means more than just sunshine for boaters. Rendezvous season is upon us! For the uninitiated, the rendezvous is a unique boating phenomenon prevalent in the area, especially in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. The reductionist definition of a boat rendezvous is simply a gathering of boats, but these gatherings come in many different flavors. Some are by exclusive invitation only, often organized by yacht brokerages specifically for their clients or by a manufacturer for their loyal ownership base. Others are more informal, like the Desolation Sound Dinghy Concert. This event invites anybody with a dinghy to tie up, kick back, and enjoy the music talents of the one and only Robin Landry and band.

Getting to the rendezvous is usually just the beginning, and event organizers typically offer a packed itinerary full of fun events, insightful demos, and good food. There are so many different rendezvous in the Pacific Northwest during the summer that we’ll probably publish a proper annual guide next year.

However, for now, we offer some of the calendar-worthy rendezvous coming up for reference. Perhaps we’ll see you at a few of these this summer? If you’re hosting a rendezvous and would like us to write about it, don’t hesitate to send us information at editorial@nwyachting.com.

Hampton Yacht Group
Roche Harbor, June 1-3

The Hampton Yacht Group is hosting its annual rendezvous at the Roche Harbor Resort for Hampton, Endurance, and VIP clientele. Attendees are recommended to arrive early on Wednesday, May 31st (free moorage for the day).

Contact Jenny Zierman at jenny@hamptonyachtgroup.com to inquire about attending.

Riviera Rendezvous
Roche Harbor, June 9-10
This rendezvous for Riviera owners is hosted by Emerald Pacific Yachts, Van Isle Marina, and Riviera Yachts. Notable on the itinerary is a “Heroes and Villains” theme party with costume prizes. Find out more info or RSVP at 206-587-0660 or email info@epyachts.com.
Alexander Marine USA
Roche Harbor, June 15-18
Alexander Marine USA is hosting its annual rendezvous with a Rock N’ Roll theme this year. Rock N’ Roll Trivia is prominent on the itinerary so brush up on those bands. Clientele of Alexander Marine USA and associated brands are welcome. Call Ashley at 206-344-8566 or check out alexandermarineusa.com for more information.
All Fleet Signature Yachts Rendezvous
Brownsville Marina, June 24-25
All customers of Signature Yachts brands are invited to the annual rendezvous on Bainbridge Island, where good times are guaranteed with a barbeque, blueberry pancake breakfast, demos, and more. Call 206-284-9004 to RSVP or for more details.
Chris Craft Rendezvous
Port Orchard Marina, July 13-16
This rendezvous is open to all Chris Craft owners regardless of size, age, model, or construction material. Check out more and RSVP at chriscraftrendezvous.com.
Desolation Sound Dinghy Concert
Prideaux Haven, August 5
All dinghies are welcome to the annual Desolation Sound Dinghy Concert which begins at 1500 hours Saturday of the long British Columbia weekend. Simply show up, tie up, and enjoy the show!

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