Calling all Everglades owners! Are you ready for summer? Chances are - if you live anywhere north of the panhandle - you've had your fill of snow, sleet, cold temps and gray days. Beat the winter blues by giving yourself something to look forward to this summer: we have five events planned for you that you do not want to miss!
June 15th - 22nd: Abacos, Bahamas
Many of you have either suggested or asked us if we would consider holding our annual rendezvous among these beautiful islands. After all, this is what our boats are built to do, so we are ecstatic to announce we will be making the trip this year. We hope you'll join us and our cohosts from Boaters Exchange!
The 435cc Everglades "Blue Moon". Photo courtesy of Power & Motoryacht.
Our excursion will last a week, and will include several raft-ups and beach parties, along with plenty of opportunities to swim, snorkel, fish and explore. This is your chance to drink in the beauty of paradise from your very own Everglades, and meet other owners just like you. If you've never made the crossing before, don't worry! Once you complete the registration process, you will receive further information about departing locations so you can cross with a group. We will not leave anyone behind! You can also read our brief article about prepping your boat for the Bahamas, here.
Remember, March 31st is the early registration deadline; after that, hotel room blocks and slip reservations will be released, so book now!
June 28th - 30th: St. Michaels, Maryland
St. Michaels, Maryland.
Annapolis Boat Sales will be your host as you experience all this picturesque harbor town has to offer! With a happy hour Friday night, a full day of boating and rafting up Saturday (plus an Eastern Shore style dinner, compliments of your hosts!) and a relaxing day at the beach on Sunday, the weekend promises to be a memorable one for you and your crew. An extra added bonus? In lieu of a registration fee, Annapolis Boat Sales will accept donations on behalf of Everglades' partner, Fishing for Muscular Dystrophy. Founder of FFMD, Captain Paul Robertson, will be in attendance for the weekend's festivities, so if you want to see the official FFMD 435cc battlewagon, here's your chance!
To RSVP for this event, click here.
June 29th: Destin, Florida
Attendees of 2018's Everglades/Legendary Rendezvous took in a performance by the Blue Angels.
Are you ready for a beach party? Our good friends from Legendary Marine will be throwing one just for you on Saturday, June 29th at Spectre Island! Last year the Legendary team co-hosted our popular Destin "Top Gun" Rendezvous - they know how to party! For more information and to register for what's sure to be a great day with sun, sand and Everglades Boats, please contact Gayle at (850) 572-8274.
July 13th (14th potential raindate): Fire Island, New York
Robert Moses State Park, Fire Island.
Looking to beat the heat in July? Island Yacht Sales would love to have you for their rendezvous event! Be their guest at the Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island for a jam-packed day, complete with a fluke tournament, clam-shucking contest, great food, live music and MORE!
For registration information and/or to RSVP for this event, contact Cathy at Island Yacht Sales by calling (631) 991-7955.
July 19th - 21st: The Florida Keys
Everglades Rendezvous in the Keys.
We are headed back to one of our favorite spots: the Florida Keys! The Yacht Works team will be our gracious hosts for a weekend full of unique activities, starting with a welcome reception and Captain's meeting Friday night. Make sure your tanks are full for Saturday, as we set out to explore the fabulous Keys. Saturday evening will be particularly special, with an Everglades-only VIP area at the Full Moon Party at Morada Bay. Sunday we will raft-up (make sure you use the hashtag #SandbarSunday in your photos on social media!) and enjoy live music, hot dogs and sodas, all courtesy of Yacht Works.
To RSVP for this event, please contact Lorraine at Yacht Works by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.