20th Annual OPEN HOUSE huge success

Fun was had by all – boats were sold!

The weather was perfect -  a bright, sunny spring day.  Everyone enjoyed looking at the wide variety of boats.  There were over 60 boats to see:  sail and power, on land, in the water and on our deck.

Boats on display in water

Boats on Display in the Water

Pacific Seadrafts on display

Pacific Seacrafts on display including the New PS 31

The speakers were all entertaining and interesting.  Steve Brodie, President of Pacific Seacraft gave us an update on what is happening with Pacific Seacraft and a peak into the future.

Steve Brodie President of Pacific Seacraft

Steve Brodie President of Pacific Seacraft

George Day, President and Editor of Blue Water Sailing talked about the Caribbean 1500 and cruising in general.

Nancy Cann and George Day

Nancy Cann and George Day

Nancy Cann, George Day, Steve Brodie

Nancy Cann, George Day, Steve Brodie

CYS had the pleasure of hosting Jarvis Newman of Southwest Harbor, Maine who recounted his fifty years in the business of building downeast lobster boats. Jarvis learned fiberglass construction initially at Hinckley Yachts and then moved on to build lobster boats in his own facility. He married the daughter of boatbuilder Raymond Ellis and went on to build some of the loveliest boats ever to ply the waters of the Maine Coast and beyond.

Jarvis Newman

Jarvis Newman

On display at our Open House was a 32 Newman built by Oxford Yacht Agency in concert with Jarvis, a 29 BackCove, a 43 Eastbasy, and a 40’ Webbers Cove

Jarvis Newman

Jarvis Newman

Back Cove 29 on display

Back Cove 29 on display

Jeff Cox and USA Services gave a Safety Demonstration.  The liferaft went off without a hitch.

Opening Liferaft

Opening Liferaft

Jeff Cox gives Safety demonstration

Jeff Cox gives Safety demonstration

Nancy Cann gave her popular “How To Buy A Boat” talk.

Nancy Cann gives How To Buy A Boat talk

Nancy Cann gives How To Buy A Boat talk

Lots of door prizes were given away., including a chance to win a folding bike or kayak!

Visitors enjoyed talking to the experts on finance, insurance, canvas, sails, cruising, boat gear, electronics, safety equipment and sailing with disabilities.

Phil Mitchell Eletronic Marine

Phil Mitchell Eletronic Marine

Don Backe of CRAB inside pavilion

Don Backe of CRAB inside pavilion

Inside pavilion

Inside pavilion

Heated Pavilion

Heated Pavilion

The Eastern Shore crab cakes and soup were delicious as usual.