A Visit to the Greenwich In-Water Boat Show

The Greenwich In-Water Boat Show was held at Beacon Point Marine in Cos Cob. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##

With the sun shining brightly following the sloppy weather of last Friday, I decided to give the summer a jumpstart with a trip to the 4th Annual Greenwich In-Water Boat Show, held at Beacon Point Marine in Cos Cob, Connecticut. The all-powerboat show comprised 9 regional dealers and the 16 boat manufacturers they represent.

While most shows in the region are held in the fall or winter, the Greenwich event hopes to capitalize on the spring-fever experienced by boat buyers at this time of year. There are no tents or booths selling electronics or fishing gear; the boats are the sole attraction. All models at the Greenwich show are in the water and available for sea-trials throughout the weekend. I know of no other show that offers this.

To read more about the show, visit Soundbounder.com

Here are some more photos from my visit on Saturday, April 2.

Chris Craft had several models on hand at the show. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
Plenty of mid-size boats were available to test. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
The sleek helm of a Chris Craft. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
The docks of Beacon Point Marine were packed with new models from over a dozen manufacturers. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
It was sunny but windy on the open water of Long Island Sound. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
A Glacier Bay powercat heads out. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
A view from the stern of a World Cat 32 during my sea trial. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
A Regulator returns to the Cos Cob docks after a sea trial. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Housekeeper, Soundbounder##
The show gave buyers a real-world feel for the boats. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##
Plenty of potential buyers brought their kids to the show. Photo by ##http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/## Matt Houskeeper, Soundbounder##

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