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Old 12-10-2010, 09:07   #1
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Annapolis Boat Show

Just came back from Annapolis. A bit of the same-old-same-old, but a few notable absences from the show this year (Ex: Moody, Cabo Rico)

Lots of Beneteau, Jeaneau, Hunter and Catalina boats there, but not many of the lower volume boats. There were quite a few companies with 2 year old boats there (Tartan, Hallberg-Rassey, Valiant).

There was nothing that really reached out and grabbed me as a truly new boat or some new piece of equipment or accessory that I HAD TO have.

Anyone else attend? Impressions?

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Old 12-10-2010, 21:18   #2
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Did you happen to catch the new Beneteau Sense using its sail drive/ bow thruster joy stick docking system?
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Old 13-10-2010, 06:38   #3
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Yes I saw it. I've had to do that with my boat in 20 knots of wind and no sail drive. Yes.. it looked good, but how often is that required?

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i just had to have the Atlantic 57, but my banker disagrees.
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The new East Coast version of Pacific Seacraft was also conspicuously absent -- not a good sign.

And not to induce thread drift, but . . . what the hell: what do you all make of Defender ending its relationship with Garmin?
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We went to the seminars for the first time. Turned out to be our best boat show yet. Heard the guys talk about the trip "Around the Americas" and got more in the spirit of cruising then looking at all the stuff we couldn't afford or didn't need.

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Moody, I think, is a division of Hanse and the new Moody looks like a cruising Hanse.
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Yes I saw it. I've had to do that with my boat in 20 knots of wind and no sail drive. Yes.. it looked good, but how often is that required?

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Good point Rick, how often is a good question. I don't imagine that is is "required" for most skippers most of the time. I can see what market they are after, and we shall see if it catches on. Don't know that I would be interested in the extra maintenance of the sail drive either...
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I did not check to see if the Beneteau used a hybrid electric drive (not sure what "sail drive" entails) similar to cruise ships. A modern cruise ship is basically an electric company surrounded by cabins where the drive pods are fully maneuverable and allow it to do similar things. On a sailboat this was viewed as a new generation of diesel engines and, while I have seen articles on it, did not see this as production any time soon.

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We went to the seminars for the first time. Turned out to be our best boat show yet. Heard the guys talk about the trip "Around the Americas" and got more in the spirit of cruising then looking at all the stuff we couldn't afford or didn't need.

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The Seminars are my favorite part of the boat show, lots of great information and interesting stories. I have learned so much just by attending those.

The boats are great to look at and the vendor booths, but really with the number of people going through the boats it is hard to really get a good feel for one.
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The new East Coast version of Pacific Seacraft was also conspicuously absent -- not a good sign.
There was a Pacific Seacraft boat there (34?), but not in their ususal spot. It was across the "channel" from the tartan/c&c boats.
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This was my first year at the show and I did the take the wheel seminar. Next year, I want to do other seminars. They are really educational! I also want to be there on the Tuesday to try out some of the cats that will have caught my eye.
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The Painkillers at Pussers were as good as always. The great weather was a double-edged sword in that by the end of the days (Fri-Sat for us) the crowds were very thick and got a little bit creepy in the tents. Stuffy and sardinelinke at times.

I too wish they had more classic boats there. I don't go to the boatshow for a boat I want to buy - I go there to go on boats I can't possibly buy. I liked the Morris 42s (semi daysailer, and cruising version). Very nice people too. Loved the Gozzard. The Valiant is owned by boat brokers Kate Christensen and Bernie Jackits. It is a couple of years old, but it is rigged for Bluewater and had windvanes, solar panels etc. Most of the company boats are stripped down.

Best crabhouse ever is Jimmy Cantler's! Really cool old-school crab boil.
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There was a Pacific Seacraft boat there (34?), but not in their ususal spot. It was across the "channel" from the tartan/c&c boats.
I saw that -- nice boat. I believe it is for sale through Cruisader YS. ANyway, it was an '89 and there as part of the womanship program. I don't think the owners of PSC were at the show -- certainly none of their recent productions. I hope they do well -- PSC's are uniquely nice boats.
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I thought the Outbound 46 was a great design that could easily go where ever you wanted. The LM 63 was the only boat my wife said she would trade for. Good show all in all, lots to see.
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