Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Winter Boat Show 2018 Calendar!

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By Stuart Johnstone

(Newport, RI)- With old man winter rearing his ugly head after the holidays, the USA/Canada and Europe are beset by a series of ferocious winter storms.  It’s a great time to dive indoors to a large, warm, exhibition hall and visit J/Boats dealers participating in winter 2018 boat shows to get the latest information and scoop on the newest offerings from J/Boats.  Here is a list of them to add to your future travel plans!

January 10 to 14- London EXCEL Boat Show
For next week, take the opportunity to swing by the London Boat Show at the EXCEL Center and get a chance to speak to J/UK representatives about the exciting new, revolutionary J/121 Offshore Speedster.  And, get the inside story on the evolution of the new “E” series of sport cruisers- the J/97E, J/112E, and J/122E.  J/UK team members were on the winning J/112E DAVANTI TYRES in the Hamble Winter Series- also crowned the “Yacht of the Series”.  Also, on display will be the world famous J/70 one-design speedster (http://www.jboats.com/j70).  The show takes place from 10th to 14th January 2018 (the J/Owners party is Thursday, 11th January).  For an appointment, please contact Paul Heys at mobile# +44 7802 264141 or email- paul@keyyachting.com  J/UK & Key Yachting will have their display at Stand LD100 at the EXCEL LONDON Pavilion.  For more show information- https://www.londonboatshow.com/exhibitors/key-yachting

January 10 to 14- Chicago Sailboat Show
From January 10th to 14th, Chicago and Midwest J/dealer Richie Stearns from Stearns Boating will be on-site in Booth S2021 to talk about 2018 summer sailing season plans on Lake Michigan.  Chat with him about prospects for the J/121 offshore speedster on the Great Lakes and the development of several one-design classes locally- like the J/70, J/88 and J/111.  For an appointment, contact Richie at ph# (312) 994-9153 or email- rich@stearnsboating.com.  For more Chicago Boat Show information- http://www.chicagoboatshow.com/

January 20th to 28th- boot Dusseldorf Boat Show
On Display are J/97E, J/112E, and New J/121
With over 300 sailboat related exhibitors, there is no question the world’s largest sailboat show in the heart of Europe is an exciting place to visit.  Das boot, the boat show in Dusseldorf, Germany, takes place from January 20th to 28th, 2018.

On display in Hall 15/ Booth B21 will be three choices for J/Tribe aficionados.  For those into performance, the new J/121 Offshore Speedster will be making her European boat show debut; learn why she was chosen SAIL Best Boat- Performance Over 30 feet Award and SAILING WORLD’s Boat of the Year- Best Crossover Award.

And, check out those new fast, comfortable sport cruisers- the J/97E and the J/112E. The next-generation sport-cruisers, the “E” series of the J/97E and J/112E, are proving to be quite popular in Europe.  At the Paris Boat Show, the J/112E had an enthusiastic reception with sailing families seeking to combine the “joy of sailing” with lots of expansive comfort on deck and down below in the sunny interior.   For more Boot Dusseldorf show information.

January 26th to February 3rd- Seattle Boat Show
For a week, you get a chance to escape the lovely grey, drizzly weather in the Pacific Northwest and pretend it is always sunny, warm, and pleasant by going inside the pavilion at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Visit Booth WEST 4 to see the easy-to-sail 31 foot sport cruiser that has been taking the European offshore buoy events by storm- the lovely and incredibly roomy J/97E.  On hand to help you chat about the 97E and the latest in the J/Boats range (like the new J/121 Offshore Speedster) will be the team from SAIL Northwest. For an appointment, please call Bob Ross at SAIL NORTHWEST- ph (206) 286-1004 or email- bob@sailnorthwest.com.  For more Seattle Boat Show information Add to Flipboard Magazine.