2010

First Mate Yacht Care Boat Show Calender! by admin

Just in case you need a detailer, want  free t-shirt, or want  a job, here is our tentative boat show schedule for the '10-'11 boat show season! Newport Boat Show - September 16-19, 2010

Cedar Point Boat Show (tentative) - September 15-19, 2010

Norwalk Boat Show - September 23-26, 2010

Passagemaker Baltimore Trawlerfest - September 14-26, 2010

United States Sailboat Show (Annapolis) - October 7-11, 2010

United State Powerboat Show (Annapolis) - October 14-17, 2010

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - October 28-November 1, 2010

Miami International Boat Show - February 17-21, 2011

Palm Beach International Boat Show - March 24-27, 2011

Palm Beach International Boat Show! by admin

While it is warming up slightly around Michigan, and launch day is nearing, we are headed to Florida for one more boat show this winter. The Palm Beach International Boat Show is March 25-28, and you can find more information about it here. As always we are open to suggestions for what to keep our eyes open for. Email us at info@firstmateyachtcare or follow our updates live at the show on Twitter @FirstMateYC. We are looking forward to a great show and plan to cover more press events like the Sea Ray and Costco announcement.

Scout Introduces New Products by admin

From MIBS 2010

Scout started off the Miami Boat Show by introducing 5 of their 9 new models. The main focus was on their new 34' center counsel.

From MIBS 2010

In short the highlights include:

- A well thought out transom, with "fly by wire" steering, so no need for cumbersome and space consuming steering mechanisms. Allows easy access to and from port and startboard.

- A power t-top which slides back to provide additional shade. Multiple safeguards have been put in place to prevent accidental activation while rods are in the way.

- A roomy cabin with a fair amount of headroom. We could stand up without feeling like we are going to hit our head on everything.

From MIBS 2010

- LED lights (minimize energy use) built into the hull.

Overall Scout has created a great boat which will be great for fishing, which can also multi task for family outings.