Powerboats set to show off in Annapolis


October 07, 1990|By Peter Baker

Close on the heels of the United States Sailboat Show, the United States Power Boat Show comes to the Annapolis City Docks and Harbor Friday through Sunday.

More than 600 boats are expected to be on display. Of those, 350 sport boats, cruisers, sportfishermen, trawlers and motor yachts will be displayed in the water.

In addition to the boats on display, five large tents and more than 100 smaller tents will house some 300 exhibits of nautical accessories, equipment and services.

At the Annapolis show, similar boats are displayed in the same area of the show so that comparison shopping is as easy as possible.

The largest boat in the show will be the 84-foot Altech motor yacht from the Vista Yacht Company of Bellport, N.Y.

The top yacht companies -- including Bertram, Hatteras, Grand Banks and Chris Craft -- will have several yachts on display.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

For boat show information, call (301) 268-8828.

* No official announcement has been made by race organizers, but it appears that the U.S. stopover for the next Whitbread Round the World Race will not be in Baltimore. Instead, sources close to the situation said, the 1993-94 race stopover apparently will be in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

* Bruce Farr and Associates, the firm of naval architects based in Annapolis, continues to rack up impressive victories in yacht racing.

The 1990 Sardinia Cup sailed at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda was won by a trio of Farr yachts sailing for the Italian A team. Mandrake, Larouge and Brava finished 45 points ahead of the second-place team.

Farr designs also took first, second and third place in the Offshore Maxi Merit Cup at Costa Smeralda. Logobarda 92 (ex-Fisher & Paykel) finished first in four of five races for first place, followed by Merit and Safilo (ex-Steinlager 2). The three boats also competed in the last Whitbread Round the World Race.

* The Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual banquet fund-raiser at the Cross Keys Inn on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. The fund-raiser is expected to contribute to an accelerated effort to restore a wild trout population in the Gunpowder River and toward the purchase of a hydrolab to monitor pH fluctuations.

Tickets to the program, which includes a sit-down dinner, raffles, auctions and door prizes, may be obtained from sales manager Alan Dale III at (301) 653-2917.

* Bob Dobart of Baltimore placed 16th in the $175,000 Bassmaster New York Invitational on the St. Lawrence River. Dobart caught his daily limit all three days, totaling 33 pounds, 12 ounces.

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