Boatbuilders show on tap – Mount Desert Islander

PORTLAND — A boat with Mount Desert Island connections is a headliner at the Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend.

Erin & Sarah, an MDI 45 fishing boat, as seen on the National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna,” is owned by Pete and Erin Speeches. Find the best boat rentals here

The Greenwich Boat Show is April 2 and 3

The 2016 Greenwich Boat Show will be held April 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Greenwich Water Club in Cos Cob. It’s the only in-water boat show that offers free sea trials, and its location along the Mianus River gives boaters easy access to test out multiple boats on the open waters of Long Island Sound. And this year’s show will have plenty to try out, with more than 110 boats representing 42 brands from 18 of the best dealers in the region. Find the best boat rentals here

Gordon Bennett and the First Yacht Race Across the Atlantic by Sam Jefferson review – the super-rich in a thrilling contest on the waves

Gordon Bennett’s extravagances were so famous that his name became an exclamation of incredulity. An account of one great adventure illuminates a playboy who was ‘savage at heart’.
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