We are thinking of everyone in Hurricane Irma's path. Prepare now and stay safe! Please don't try to ride this one out and listen to your local officials for evacuation orders.
We viewed recent videos created by NOAA Hurricane Hunters flying through Irma and it is scary! It's hard to believe the pilots can maneuver through these powerful storms! We wish the pilots safety and thank them for their insights!
Learn about NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft here.
We are thinking of all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In a small effort to help, we intend to donate to All Hands Volunteers for each transaction we process over the next month (likely to be extended) due to the dire need.
Please consider donating to a reputable organization to help others through their challenging time.
Please consider attending the Kent Island, MD benefit concert this Thursday, August 17th for recent tornado victims! The park concert will be held at Hemingways at 7pm. It's such a beautiful setting for the event! Come out and watch the sunset!!
Congratulations to all the sailors especially our friends with Team Celerity that have crossed the finish line in the Annapolis to Newport race 2017!
The teams faced rough weather conditions especially over the last day near Block Island!
We are proud of everyone!! Below are some photos of the hospitality tent at the Newport Yacthing Center and Team Celerity!
Racing enthusiasts! The Louis Vuitton 35th America’s Cup qualifying races begin today, Saturday, May 27th in Bermuda! Weather conditions delayed the start of the event. But, today offers favorable conditions and everyone is looking forward to the action!
The race is the oldest and widely respected international sporting trophy in the yacht racing world!
The viewing guide for the race is available at https://www.americascup.com/en/where-to-watch.html
Offshore sailors/racers, in five days, start #1 of the Annapolis to Newport blue water race begins! We have several friends that are participating in the race this year!
We look forward to tracking the race live and monitoring progress! We can't wait to meet our friends for the post race celebration and events in Newport, RI.
For more details about the historic race, click on the link below to read about the details on the official race site.
U.S. Coast Guard Documented vessel owners:
Don't forget to check your Certificate of Documentation expiration date & renew within 30 days to avoid additional fees! Contact us if we can be of any assistance with the renewal process, re-documentation or any other services!
This is a great time of year to start planning for the upcoming boating season! Whether you are a sailor or a power boater in the Chesapeake Bay area, here are 25 nice areas to add to your list.
I know Smith Island is on my list so we can try some delicious Smith Island cake!! Start planning!!
We are excited to share that the Recreational Boating and Leadership Council New Market Task Force (of which we are members) continues to make strides with promoting boating to new segments across the U.S.
In 2016, a subgroup of the task force worked on an educational training module. The module was first presented in November at the Marine Marketers of America luncheon during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The module was also presented at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo during the State of the Industry luncheon.
Boating Industry will be hosting a webinar, "Proven Strategies for Engaging New Markets," at 2 p.m. EST on Jan. 5, delivered by NMMA President Thom Dammrich, which will cover all of the statistics and best practices outlined in the training module. An archive of the webinar will be available on the Boating Industry and RBLC websites. The module will also be presented at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference on Jan. 25 at a combined keynote and conference session.
Please click on the link to learn more!!
Middle River lighted boat parade 2016!
We had a fantastic time at the Middle River lighted boat parade last night! The boat parade was dedicated to the late Jack Deckelman of Deckelman Marine Group.
The boat parade is the largest privately led parade in the Mid Atlantic region! Thank you to Baltimore Boating Center (BBC) for being fabulous hosts on their boat! The photo was captured by Brenda from BBC!