Chesapeake Bay

K.T. Nesbitt (Photo: AYS)

Annapolis Yacht Sales Welcomes Nesbitt

Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) has announced another addition to the Kent Island Sales Department. K.T. Nesbitt joins the AYS sales staff with over twenty years of sales and marketing experience and comes to AYS from Johnson Automotive- DBA Porsche of Annapolis, where he excelled in the sales of high-end performance vehicles.Nesbitt is a husband and father of seven children who has always been an avid boater; spending as much time as possible on the water.Nesbitt will be selling new Edgewater, Steiger, Four Winns and Cruisers as well as brokerage boats.

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Watch Elf Classic Yacht Race Aboard Winnie Estelle

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a special cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle to watch the 8th annual Elf Classic Yacht Race, taking place on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The annual race is sponsored by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Elf Classic Yacht Race spectator cruise will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. so that passengers can view the beginning of the race. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

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Annapolis Yacht Sales Enhances Organizational Structure

In order to keep up with demand generated through rapid infrastructure growth and expansion, Annapolis Yacht Sales (AYS) is excited to introduce a new director-facing model of operations; driven by inside personnel promotions and a reimagined organizational structure. Chris Humphreys, Rob Taishoff and Tim Wilbricht purchased AYS five years ago with the intention of growing the company exponentially, and the new structuring comes as a direct response to the success in meeting that goal. AYS' new Virginia Beach location is the most recent result of this expansion effort.

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Nine Logs Identified for Edna E. Lockwood Restoration

Shipwrights and apprentices at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum have identified all nine of the loblolly pine logs to be used in on the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the historic 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood. “We’re very excited to have the final logs selected for this once-in-a-lifetime restoration,” said CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman. The team is restoring CBMM’s queen of the fleet and National Historic Landmark Edna E. Lockwood by replacing her nine-log hull, in adherence to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation.

Denison Yacht Sales Opens New Locations

Adding to its roster of marina office locations at popular yachting destinations, Denison Yacht Sales has announced the opening of its four newest office locations. In Annapolis, Md. at Annapolis Landing Marina, located near the Chesapeake Bay, this new Denison office is led by yacht broker, Lloyd Cooper, and is in the heart of the maritime district of Annapolis, with several major boatyards nearby. A second location has been opened in the New York/New Jersey area, located at Liberty Landing Marina, a 520 slip, full-service marina and area attraction centrally located between Jersey City, N.J.

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Beta Test for Improved Dometic Titan Chiller

Dometic Marine has  announced the release of a recent beta test for the Dometic Titan Chiller with new titanium tube condenser. The four-month test, on the 88-foot Hatteras yacht Esprit D’IV in the Chesapeake Bay, showed that the new titanium condenser stands up to frequent harsh cleaning and high water velocity far better than traditional condenser metals. Titan chiller 2Debris from invasive marine life has been increasing considerably in recent years, causing serious issues with the Hatteras’ chillers.

Several volunteers of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum gathered at a reception honoring their service and dedication. Last year, more than 275 volunteers collectively contributed 28,235 hours of service to the nonprofit, helping with all aspects of CBMM’s operations. (Photo: CBMM)

Maritime Museum Honors Volunteers’ Service

On June 18, 2015, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) recognized a team of more than 275 volunteers for their combined 28,235 hours of service toward the museum over the last year. Several volunteers were recognized by CBMM staff for their work in advancement and membership, boat restoration and maintenance, boat donations, buildings and grounds, education, finance and administration, museum store and events and volunteer programming. The reception was sponsored by Garden & Garnish of Trappe, Md.

Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master—shown here using parallel rulers to chart a course—will teach a chart navigation course at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to help boaters better understand how to plan for a cruise using navigation charts, course plotting, and navigational aids when electronics are not available.

Learn Chart Navigation in St. Michaels

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a two-day chart navigation course which begins on Saturday, February 21 from 10-noon and concludes Sunday, February 22 from 1-3 p.m. Participation is limited, with pre-registration needed. Led by Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, this course is designed to teach participants the necessary steps needed to plan a cruise using navigation charts, which includes plotting courses to safely pilot a boat from one place to another.

Yacht Harbor: Photo credit CBMM

Sailboat Fleets to Muster at CBMM's Miles River Waterfront

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) informs that the 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 2014, brings a collection of small craft to the museum’s Miles River waterfront, along with live music, scenic river cruises, food, beverages, and more. Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, prams and other one-of-a-kind boats will be in the water and on land throughout the weekend. Many will be accompanied by owners sharing their boating knowledge and experiences with festival-goers.

Tom Britton

New Yacht Broker at Pacific Boats & Yachts

As a newly appointed yacht broker at Pacific Boats & Yachts, Captain Tom Britton brings a wealth of experience to his new position, including owning a yacht dealership in Washington for ten years, selling Catalina Sailboats, Monk Trawlers and a wide variety of used sail and powerboats. Starting out in upstate New York, Tom fished and cruised in the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, before landing in Northwest Washington. When he wasn’t selling boats…

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Boat Safety Course at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels is offering five boater safety courses, with a certificate awarded after passing the test, beginning in April and continuing through August 2014. The courses will be held from 6 to 10 pm each day on CBMM’s campus and runs April 16-17, May 14-15, June 18-19, July 16-17, and August 13-14. The cost is $25 per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration required. Any Maryland boater born after July 1, 1972, is required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education in order to operate a vessel.

Grande Yachts Named Long Term Dealer for Belzona

Grande Yachts International announced they signed a long term agreement with Belzona Marine Products of Miami, Florida for the Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina Markets. Belzona Marine Products is a new, U.S. manufacturer of outboard boats offering two models in the 32’ range – a Center Console and a Walk Around. “We are very excited to partner with Belzona. They have a strong product offering that fits very well into our suite of products,” said Bryan Braley, President and Owner of Grande Yachts International. Belzona Marine Products holds a patent on an “Easy Opening Sliding Door” for both the port and starboard side…

Oxford Boatyard

Brewer Buys Two Marinas from Mitch Nathanson

Mitch Nathanson, owner of Coastal Properties Management (CPM), announced the sale of two of their marinas located in Oxford Maryland, Oxford Boatyard and Mears Yacht Haven, to the Brewer Yacht Yards group on January 3, 2014. Mitch Nathanson has been the owner of Oxford Boatyard since 1988 and Mears Yacht Haven since 1994. As one of the oldest operating boatyards in the country, Oxford Boatyard has been in operation since 1866 offering complete yacht and boat retrofits, major and minor repairs…

Getting a line on board: Photo credit USCG

Yacht Rescue Involves Cutter in Long Tow

The Coast Guard cutter 'Block Island' has completed a 150 miles tow over a 32-hour period of the disabled 54-foot yacht 'Zulu' with 3 persons on board during bad weather off the coast of North Carolina. The captain aboard the Zulu initially contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watch-standers via satellite phone to report that the sailboat was disabled and adrift with three people aboard approximately 100 miles east of Oregon Inlet, N.C. In early course the Coast Guard Cutter Block Island arrived on scene…

Overnight Sailboat Race: Coast Guard Foundation Cup

The Coast Guard Foundation is hosting an overnight sailboat race on April 27-28, 2013, the 'Coast Guard Foundation Cup'. Managed by the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC), the race will start and finish outside of Annapolis Harbor. This event marks the second Coast Guard Foundation Cup race and all sponsorship proceeds benefit the Coast Guard Foundation and its support of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. Jim Muldoon, Coast Guard Foundation director, and co-chairman of the Cup said: ”The Coast Guard Foundation Cup is sponsored by Huntington Ingalls, Inc.