Rendezvous Roundup

We have almost 30 boat gatherings that are sure to be a fit for boat owners all along the West Coast.

  For many boaters, one of the first events they put on their cruising calendar is a rendezvous event. Yes, they plan to visit favorite marinas, anchorages, gunkholes and fishing spots, but there is something about rendezvous that appeal to the social animal in humans. So whether it’s a brand-specific rendezvous or a more broad event that covers several brands or a specific type of boat, boat owners are going to attend. Up and down the West Coast, rendezvous fill up summer weekends with fun, education, fun and the sharing of knowledge, as like-minded folks get together. Educational seminars and informal classes — engine repair, trip planning, cleaning and maintenance, and navigation — are part of many rondy events, and they are definitely beneficial.

From May through October, the West Coast is replete with rendezvous. Check out our list below to find the right one for you.

Rendezvous by MANUFACTURER
Some events are intended to celebrate one brand of boat and are usually sponsored by a particular manufacturer, dealer or owners’ group. Boating is a common interest among attendees, yes, but they also own a specific kind of boat, which is a natural bonding agent. Owners can help other owners figure out repair tricks, storage hacks, fuel-saving techniques, winterization routines and much more.

Aspen Power Catamarans
JULY 21-AUG 4 Hosted by Aspen Power Catamarans for a two-week summer cruise from Sidney, B.C., to Desolation Sound. An optional week, with a trip to the Broughtons, is available. Contact Aspen Power Catamarans for details, (360) 668-4347; info@aspenpowercatamarans.com

Beneteau
AUG. 3-6 Hosted by South Coast Yachts; Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA; (619) 224-7784; info@scyachts.com; scyachts.com

Camano
JULY 14-16 Hosted by Camano owners; Port Browning Marina, Pender Island, B.C.; (778) 351-2507; hilary.smith@shaw.ca; camanopacific.com

Chris-Craft
JULY 13-16 Hosted by Pacific Northwest Chris-Craft Rendezvous Club; Port Orchard Marina, Port Orchard, WA; chairman@chriscraftrendezvous.com; chriscraftrendezvous.com

JULY 21-23 Canadian Chris-Craft Rendezvous; hosted by Chris-Craft B.C.; Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island, B.C.; (604) 786-5828; meetup@chriscraftbc.com; chriscraftbc.com

Cutwater
SEPT. 7-10 Hosted by Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; tugnuts.com

GlasPly
AUG. 18-20 U.S. and Canadian Rendezvous; hosted by GlasPly owners; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; (650) 269-0785; davidblakejackson@gmail.com

Grady-White
MAY 5-7 Hosted by Northwest Grady-White Club; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 953-5363; nwgwc.org

SEPT. 22-24 Hosted by Northwest Grady-White Club; Port Hudson Marina, Port Townsend, WA; (360) 356-6257; nwgwc.org

Grand Banks
MAY 10-14 Hosted by Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; gb46eg@comcast.net; psgbowners.org

Hunter Marine—Sail only
JUNE 1-4 Hosted by Specialty Yachts; Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island, B.C.; (877) 822-0359; specialtyyachts.com

Jeanneau
JUNE 16-18 Hosted by Marine Servicenter and Jeanneau; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; (206) 323-2405; marinesc.com

Kadey-Krogen
SEPT. 14-17 Pacific Northwest Krog-In; hosted by Pacific Northwest Krogen Owners Group; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; jwgoodfellow@msn.com

Monaro Marine
JULY 22-23 Hosted by Monaro Marine; Pender Island, B.C.; (604) 277-7433; monaro@telus.net; monaromarine.com

Navigator
JUNE 22-25 11th Annual Rendezvous; hosted by the Navigator Yacht Owners Rendezvous Committee; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; navyachtowners.net

Nordic Tug
JUNE 1-4 Hosted by Pacific Area Northwest Nordic Tug Owners Association; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; Peter Bolay; panntoa@gmail.com; nordictug.com

North Pacific Yachts
AUG. 23-24 Hosted by North Pacific Yachts; Genoa Bay, B.C.; (604) 377-6650; tbrice@northpacificyachts.com

Ocean Alexander
JUNE 15-18 Hosted by Alexander Marine USA; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; Ashley@alexandermarineusa.com; alexandermarineusa.com

Offshore Yachts
TBD Hosted by Offshore West; venue TBD, CA; Diane Kohlhaas; (949) 673-5401; diane@offshorewest.com

Ranger Tugs
SEPT. 7-11 Hosted by Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; tugnuts.com; (206) 491-1733

Riviera
JUNE 9-10 Hosted by Emerald Pacific Yachts & Van Isle Marina; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 587-0660; info@epyachts.com

SeaSport
Sept. 15-17 Hosted by Master Marine; Port of Sydney Marina, Vancouver Island, B.C.; (250) 655-3711; mastermarine.com

Tollycraft
JUNE 22-25 Annual Rendezvous; hosted by Tollycraft Boating Club; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; (360) 379-6498; tollyclub.com

SEPT. 14-17 Canadian Tollycruisers Rendezvous; hosted by Tollycraft Boating Club; Telegraph Harbor Marina, Thetis Island, B.C.; (360) 379-6498; tollyclub.com

Willard Boats
TBD Hosted by owners of Willard Boatworks trawlers; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; (360) 588-1284; info@willardboats.org; willardboats.org

Rendezvous EVENTS

Some events are designed to accommodate several boat brands instead of a specific builder. They can be hosted or sponsored by owners groups or a boat dealer. Owners groups tend to cluster by type of boat — trawlers, wooden, etc. — while dealers tend to organize around the brands of boats they sell. Either way, boat owners of many stripes are brought together. What follows are events that are open to more than one kind of boat.

Pacific Northwest Marine Trawler Owners Association Spring Rendezvous
MAY 18-21 Hosted by the Marine Trawler Owners Association; Port of Everett, guest dock 7; Everett, WA; mtoa.net

Hampton Yacht Group
JUNE 1-3 Presented by Hampton Yacht Group; Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 623-5200; info@hamptonyachtgroup.com

Lake Union Sea Ray
JULY 13-16 Sponsored by Lake Union Sea Ray for owners of Sea Ray and Meridian boats; Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 284-3800; kwoltman@lakeunionsearay.com

California Coast Yachts
AUG. 26 Hosted by California Coast Yachts for owners of Riva, Pershing, Ferretti, Itama and Mochi yachts; Location TBD; (949) 610-7250; californiacoastyachts.com

Stan Miller Yachts Invitational
SEPT. 8-10 Presented by Viking, Mag Bay and Hatteras; Basin Marine, Newport Beach, CA; (562) 598-9433; caprice@stanmiller.com, leslie@stanmiller.com

Baja Ha-Ha XXIV
OCT. 29-NOV. 11 Join a two-week-long cruisers’ rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico; baja-haha.com

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