News Notes - Mid-Atlantic August 2010

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Hatteras owners meet in Cambridge, Md.

The Hatteras 1510 Club will be holding its annual owners rendezvous Sept. 9-12 at the Cambridge Yacht Club on the Choptank River in Cambridge, Md.
The Hatteras 1510 Club was formed in 2000 by a handful of owners of these classic vessels, which are either 50, 53 or 58 feet long and have a beam of 15 feet, 10 inches - hence the club's name. Through the years, the club has grown from this handful of enthusiasts from the Chesapeake to a worldwide membership.
You don't have to own a Hatteras Yacht with a 1510 beam to be a member.
Highlights of the rendezvous will include a day trip to St. Michaels, presentations by sponsors, restoration and maintenance tips and an open house of the yachts.
Non-members are encouraged to attend the free yacht open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the docks. Members and non-members are invited to attend the entire rendezvous at a cost of $125 per person. For information, visit www.hatteras1510club.com.

Aquapalooza lands country music star
Country music star Brad Paisley will headline the AquaPalooza 2010 signature event, scheduled for July 10 at The Reserve at Lake Travis near Austin, Texas, according to Sea Ray Boats.
The event, hosted by Sea Ray and its local dealer Sail & Ski Center, will have Paisley performing in front of a crowd of thousands of concert-goers on boats, floats and kayaks.
For those who can't make it to Lake Travis, Sea Ray dealerships around the world will transform more than 100 additional locations into official AquaPalooza event sites, making it easy for boaters to get to and enjoy the family fun. Most events will take place the last two weekends in July.
For information, visit www.aquapalooza.com.

Yamaha summer promotion
Yamaha Marine Group rolled out its VMax HPDI Summer Sale promotion.
The promotion provides the purchasing consumer a credit of up to $3,000 based on MSRP toward the purchase of goods and/or services available at the authorized participating Yamaha outboard dealer that sold the eligible Yamaha outboard.
Eligible Yamaha outboards include new 150- to 300-hp VMax HPDI 2-stroke outboards that are sold, warranty-registered and delivered to the consumer from June 1 through Aug. 3.

Vicem Yachts adds to its sales team
Vicem Yachts announced David Croom as the latest addition to its sales team. He will represent North Carolina and South Carolina.
Croom has more than 20 years of experience exclusively in the marine retail industry of the Carolinas, including as a broker for American Yacht Sales - representing Bertram and Davis Yachts, among others - and as founder of Total Offshore Yacht Sales, based in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., specializing in sportfishing and cruising yacht sales, and related yacht management.
For information, visit www.vicemyacht.com.

Fleet to travel California coast
The Channel Islands Sea Ray Club and Valkyrie Yachts have formed the California Coastal Cruise, designed for powerboaters to experience traveling from Southern California to San Francisco and back in nine days. The fleet will travel in daylight and cruisers will take in several harbors along California's coast that are seldom visited.
The voyage is 750 miles round-trip, according to organizers, and ports of call will include Channel Islands Harbor, Morro Bay, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Monterey and San Luis Obispo/Avila.
While all powerboats are welcome, the focus is on vessels that can cruise regularly between 15 and 20 knots. Boats must have a minimum range of 150 miles between fueling.
Departure date is Aug. 7, scheduled return the following weekend. For information, e-mail commodore@cisrc.org.

Grand Banks names new Southeast dealers
Grand Banks Yachts announced two authorized dealers selected to represent the luxury boatbuilder. Galati Yacht Sales will manage Grand Banks sales along the Gulf region from Alabama down through the west coast of Florida, while HMY Yacht Sales will represent Grand Banks on Florida's east coast.
Galati Yacht Sales is the largest "Five Star Re-Certified" dealer in the marine industry today. The dealership maintains a team of more than 175 members to provide sales and service support for customers throughout the region, according to Grand Banks.
Galati Yacht Sales will manage sales of Grand Banks Yachts through its Florida offices in Naples, Cape Harbour, Anna Maria Island, Tampa Bay, and Destin, plus Orange Beach, Ala.
HMY has been representing the world's yacht manufacturers since 1979. On the east coast of Florida, HMY will represent Grand Banks at its locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Jacksonville.

This article originally appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Home Waters section of the August 2010 issue.