Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Reel-in a new fishing boat at the Greenwich Boat Show


Consider, for a moment, life without a fishing boat. That means no hanging out with your buddies sharing laughs as you chase down fish in Long Island Sound. No seeing the excitement on the face of your child or grandchild as you help them reel in their first keeper from the deck of your boat. And no chance for you to escape the hassles of everyday life by heading out on the water alone to try landing a few stripers.

Pretty bleak, huh?

Luckily, if you don’t have a fishing boat, you can fix that by heading to the Greenwich Boat Show on April 11 and 12 on the Mianus River in Cos Cob. The Greenwich Boat Show has become a favorite among Northeast boaters, who are invited to walk along the docks and test out new boats on the open waters of Long Island Sound. The show has long been known for its impressive variety of powerboats, and this year’s show will feature the largest collection of dealers and boats yet.
Fishermen will enjoy the show’s huge selection of fishing boats to consider. On hand will be boats from Regulator, the makers of some of the world’s finest offshore fishing boats, and the legendary, unsinkable Boston Whaler. Stylish, versatile and reliable, Edgewater powerboats are also sure to receive a lot of attention at the show. Boats from Scout Boats and Sea Fox, with their intelligently-designed vessels, will be on hand. Grady White and Pursuit, both known for their great cruising as well as fishing vessels, will have models at the show. And for those who want to fish from the stability and comfort of a dual hull, they can try out a World Cat.

And that’s just the beginning. Besides fishing boats, the Greenwich Boat Show will feature a variety of other styles, including luxury, cruising and family boats. To make sure you get to try out the boat you want, show organizers recommend attendees visit the show’s website to schedule sea-trials in advance. www.greenwichboatshow.com.




For more information, contact Karen Piscitelli at 203-661-4033, ext. 251 or kpiscitelli@beaconpointmarine.com

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Luxury yachts take center stage at the Greenwich Boat Show

At some point, everyone has dreamed about owning a luxurious yacht. They’ve imagined what it would be like having an attractive, majestic sea vessel that turns heads as it pulls into port. A boat that epitomizes luxury with its style, its high-quality craftsmanship, comfortable layout and amenities galore.

If you’re ready to make that dream a reality, visit the Greenwich Boat Show on April 11 and 12 on the Mianus River in Cos Cob. The Greenwich Boat Show is a favorite among Northeast boaters, who are invited to walk along the docks and test out new boats on the open waters of Long Island Sound. The show has long been known for its impressive variety of powerboats, and this year’s show will feature the largest collection of dealers and boats yet.

Among the show’s variety of boats will be many high-end, luxury vessels. Models from Chris Craft, which has long set the boating standard for beauty, performance and craftsmanship, will be available, as will innovative, stylish luxury yachts from Tiara. Boats from Hinckley boast fuel-efficient jet propulsion and a shallow draft that makes navigating easy. But it is Hinckley’s beautiful lines steeped in Maine’s maritime heritage that are sure to make boaters take notice. Southport Boats, high-end sportfishing boats that are among the best center console boats around, will be at the show. Boaters will also get the chance to tour and test gorgeous and comfortable boats from Back Cove Yachts and uniquely-designed, high-performance vessels from Hunt Yachts. Large, impressive vessels from Azimut Yachts, with their Italian styling and attention to detail, are also sure to get plenty of attention.

New to the show this year will be boats from Vanquish, Hacker-Craft and MJM Yachts. Combining time-tested classic designs with cutting-edge materials and technology, Vanquish offers attractive 24 and 26 center consoles, a 26 dual console and a 24 runabout. The stunning mahogany design of Hacker-Craft boats is sure to turn heads in any port. Boaters will also be impressed with the 36z and 40z models from MJM Yachts, some of the most technologically-advanced powerboats available.  
Of course, luxury vessels are just the tip of the iceberg at the Greenwich Boat Show. Besides luxury vessels, the Greenwich Boat Show will feature a variety of other styles, including fishing, cruising and family boats. To make sure you get to try out the boat you want, show organizers recommend attendees visit the show’s website to schedule sea-trials in advance. www.greenwichboatshow.com.


For more information, contact Karen Piscitelli at 203-661-4033, ext. 251 or kpiscitelli@beaconpointmarine.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boating families take shape at the Greenwich Boat Show


“Family Time” has never had it tougher than it does today. With busy schedules and people getting lost in their smartphones and video games, it’s harder than ever for a family to come together around one thing they all love and enjoy.

But there is one thing that still unites families: boating.

Whether it is kids laughing as they cruise over the waves, or the enjoyment you feel traveling to new ports, or the thrill of discovering a secluded cove where you can swim, picnic or fish, boating has a way of bringing families together and changing lives like few other activities can.
If you’re thinking of making your family a boating family, you’ll have plenty of family-friendly boats to consider at the Greenwich Boat Show on April 11 and 12 on the Mianus River in Cos Cob. A favorite among Northeast boaters, the Greenwich Boat Show invites attendees to walk the docks and actually test out boats on the open waters of Long Island Sound.

The Greenwich Boat Show is also renowned for its incredible variety of powerboats. This year’s show will feature the largest collection of dealers and boats yet, so families looking to purchase a boat will have a huge selection to choose from. One of the show’s family cruising heavyweights is sure to be vessels from Sea Ray, which, with its spacious cockpits and comfortable cabins, has become synonymous with family cruising. Boaters will also be able to tour family favorites such as Regal, Monterey and Chaparral. For boaters interested in the performance and comfort of a dual hull vessel, models from Carolina Cat will be on display. And for the kind of layout and comfort that only a pontoon boat can provide, pontoons from Bennington and Premier will be available.

The Greenwich Boat Show’s selection of family-friendly boats is only the beginning. The show also boasts a huge variety of other styles of boats, including luxury, fishing, cruising and more. To make sure you get to try out the boat you want, show organizers recommend attendees visit the show’s website to schedule sea-trials in advance. www.greenwichboatshow.com.


For more information, contact Karen Piscitelli at 203-661-4033, ext. 251 or kpiscitelli@beaconpointmarine.com.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The 2015 Greenwich Boat Show will be held April 11-12 from 10am-4pm, on the Mianus River in Cos Cob, where boaters are invited to walk the docks and actually go out on the open waters of Long Island Sound. The show has earned an admirable reputation among the region’s boat shows because of its location, incredible variety of motor boats, and ability to allow customers to sea-trial new boats to feel how they handle in open water.


The show features a remarkable selection of boats. Those in the market for luxury, high-end vessels have brands such as Chris Craft, Tiara, Hinckley, Back Cove, Southport Boats and Hunt Yachts. Meanwhile, the serious fisherman has a wide variety boats to choose from, including Edgewater, Scout, Grady White, Pursuit, Boston Whaler, Regulator, World Cat and Sea Fox. Family cruising boats  are well-represented with favorites like Sea Ray, Monterey, Carolina Cat, Chaparral, Regal and a choice of pontoon brands. 

With such a large selection and the offer of free sea-trials, it’s no wonder local residents and boaters from throughout the Northeast consistently praise the Greenwich Boat Show as being among their favorite shows. 


Monday, April 7, 2014

A & S Boats


Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

Whether you’re in the market for your first boat or your fifth, the folks at A & S Boats in South Windsor have the know-how to match you to the perfect boat. 

Their sales staff works to ensure that each customer’s experience — both in the store and on the water — is comfortable and memorable. They know how to ask the right questions, listen to the needs of each customer, and put their extensive product knowledge to good use to save boaters time and money.

A & S Boats’ large selection of great boats means they have the right boat to meet each customer’s needs. Their inventory includes Chaparral, Moomba, Supra and Tracker boats. Such a lineup of high quality vessels means boaters get better value, higher resale and greater satisfaction. Some examples of the boats they offer include the following:

Chaparral 327 SSX: The 327 SSX mixes bowrider roominess with a full-beam cabin. Equal parts family bowrider, performance-minded sport boat and overnight cruiser, the 327 was the NMMA's Innovation Award winner the year it was christened. With its standard fiberglass hard top, striking interior accents, dual forward facing helm seats and practical full beam cabin, the 327 is one-of-a-kind. A stainless steel windshield and heavy-duty rails say quality in every detail.

Chaparral 264 Sunesta: Built to the precision standards you expect from Chaparral, the 264 features stainless steel hardware, a Kevlar reinforced hull, Quad Radial lamination and an integrated cockpit drainage system. An optional thru-hull exhaust allows you to turn the performance volume up or cruise in quiet luxury. Stain-resistant upholstery, a self bailing cockpit and a molded drainage system are all designed to take your cares away.

Chaparral 216 SSi: Turn low-key weekends into exciting adventures with a 216 SSi that delivers Chaparral innovation at its family bowrider best. Wide Tech engineering provides a smooth, dry and confident ride with more space in the bow. Stainless steel hardware, premium vinyl and molded recessed side panels add a touch of class and are engineered to last. A large Bimini, front windscreen, full height windshield and a hinged bow door combine for all season comfort. Time-tested Quad Radial lamination with Kevlar reinforcement keeps the strength up and the weight down.

To learn more about A & S Boats, visit www.asboats.com.

Contact: Gil Valfer, 860- 528-8682, sales@asboats.com
Address: 735 John Fitch Blvd., South Windsor, CT 06074

Click here to schedule a sea trial. http://greenwichboatshow.com/bookseatrials.html

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marine Max


Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

The people at Marine Max share the same love of boating that you do. That’s part of what makes them one of the best resources in the country for getting people on the water.

A national retailer with 55 locations nationwide, Marine Max has built a reputation in the Norwalk area for being more than just a boat dealer. Offering educational classes and a multitude of services, Marine Max can meet the needs of any boater. And their representatives use their wealth of experience and knowledge to match each customer with the perfect boat.

When it comes to choosing the right boat, you won’t find a better selection. Marine Max offers nearly 20 different brands of boats, including Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian Yachts and many others. With boats ranging from 11 to more than 111 feet, Marine Max’s diverse selection includes boats for cruising, fishing, watersports, vacationing and more. For a few examples of their many boats, check out the following:

Sea Ray 260 Sundancer: The 260 Sundancer’s performance-enhanced design inspires longer cruises and greater confidence on the water. It features an open cockpit with a reversible helm seat and wet bar, a streamlined V-berth and mid-berth, full galley and head, and plenty of storage. It’s increased cockpit space and the addition of a cockpit galley gives the 260 Sundancer the perfect social atmosphere.

Boston Whaler 315 Conquest: The Boston Whaler 315 Conquest is a fishing and pleasure boat that gives boaters enhanced utility, convenience and stylish comfort. It features a host of functional and aesthetic upgrades that are bound to impress both saltwater anglers and those who favor luxury cruising. An insulated 30-gallon livewell/cooler, increased bait prep storage, and dual in-deck fishboxes ensure the diehard angler has everything he needs to get on the fish. The boat's cabin features new interior styling, including a skylight over the galley, and an expanded mid-berth offering improved headroom and flexibility for bringing on extra family members or friends.

Meridian 341 Sedan: Meridian's 341 Sedan has redefined the under-40-foot-yacht by providing the comfortable accommodations and extra features you need for extended cruising. It features accommodations for four in two spacious staterooms, a full-service galley with all the amenities and an airy salon with opening windows, panoramic views and entertainment center with a 20-inch LCD television, AM/FM/CD/DVD system and both salon and bridge speakers.

To learn more about MarineMax, visit www.marinemax.com.

Contact: David Dzurilla 203-831-6311; David.Dzurilla@marinemax.com
Address: 144 Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Click here to schedule a sea trial. http://greenwichboatshow.com/bookseatrials.html

Petzold’s Marine Center


Join us April 12 & 13, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm at the Greenwich Boat Show!

With its large inventory of new and pre-owned boats, a professional sales team and top service technicians, Petzold’s Marine Center in Portland and Norwalk has a well-earned reputation as one of the most respected yacht sales and service centers in the Northeast.

Petzold’s is a dealer for such boat lines as Back Cove, Sabre, Edgewater and Regal  and they are home to one of New England’s largest heated showrooms, with models up to 50 feet on display. They also provide a wide range of services, including seasonal commissioning and decommissioning, engine repair, repowering, custom canvas and electrical installation or customization and more.

Some examples of the boats they offer include:

Sabre 38 Salon Express: The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. It is built in the tradition of Maine boat building: beautiful, strong, steady, reliable and very seaworthy. Yet below the skin, technology is everywhere, from its resin-infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to the pod propulsion drive. Its hull lines are the latest thinking in vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, allowing fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride. The interior provides an open design that will suit a day’s outing with friends as easily as a longer cruise.

Regal 35 Sport Coupe: While its competitors are playing checkers, the 35 Sport Coupe is playing chess. Tired of canvas? The 35 Sport Coupe features the unobstructed view through glass. Like a hardtop, but don’t want to always exclude the sun? The push of a button retracts the convertible top. Hot summer days forcing you in the cabin? The 35′s cockpit AC helps you keep your cool. With all the amenities of a 50 foot yacht in a 36-foot package ~ Check & Mate.

Back Cove 37 Hardtop Express: One of the most popular Back Cove models to date includes the same practical features, usability and low maintenance, which have built the popularity of the Back Cove brand since its inception. Its master stateroom features an island berth for ease of egress, and many lockers and drawers are provided for gear. To starboard aft of the master is a full guest cabin with double berth and plenty of storage capacity. Opposite and to port is a large head unit with separate stall shower. Between the lower and salon sole levels, there is a mid-galley fully-equipped with a refrigerator, a freezer , microwave and deep stainless steel sink, as well as many drawers and lockers for galley storage.

Edgewater 280CX: Its 4 AM, you break out the rods and reels, and set a course with friends for that secret fishing spot offshore. The next morning, the dog waits patiently next to the boat gear for a day on a secluded beach, chasing a Frisbee with the kids as you prepare the water tube for rides. As the day concludes and the blue sky gives way to a brilliant orange sunset, the memories of the weekend and the comfort and versatility of the 280CX draws a deep sigh of enjoyment from the family, and your four legged mate. Built with an unsinkable deep-V design and using EdgeWater’s proprietary SPI (single Piece Infusion) process, and powered with Yamaha’s reliability and fuel efficiency, the 280CX makes it possible to escape and create memories every day. Within the 280CX’s clean lines conceals outstanding seating and storage.

To learn more about Petzold’s Marine Center, visit www.petzolds.com.

Contact: Ken Petzold, 860-342-1196, ken@petzolds.com or Diana McCabe, 203-838-4523, diana@petzolds.com
Address: 37 Indian Hill Avenue, Portland, CT 06480 and 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT 06855
Click here to schedule a sea trial. http://greenwichboatshow.com/bookseatrials.html