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Old 09-16-2017, 06:40 PM   #1
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Newport International Boat Show

Well, it's that time of year again, another Newport boat show is happening.
This show seems smaller than past years, a trend that has been obvious for some 10-plus years now. This show is a combined sail/power show and sailboat manufacturers have really been hit hard so maybe this is what I am seeing.
We made it a point to see the American Tug, the Nordic Tugs, the Kadey Krogen trawlers and perhaps my favorite boat in the show, the Krogen Express 52. Wow, that boat is some kind of beautiful! I have decided that I prefer the older Nordic Tug 37/39 to the new 40 too. I am simply not fond of the NT 40.
I was surprised to see that there is almost no visibility to the rear from the pilothouse in the Kadey-Krogen boats too. I guess you learn to live with this but...wow!
There was a Minorca 34 that we didn't get aboard that looked nice.
As is becoming more often the case, the most interesting boats were to be found at the used boat brokerage held at Newport Shipyard. There are simply all kinds of boats to be found there and it is fun to look.
My favorite from the used boat show was a Hinckley/Alden custom 60' that is simply unbelievable. This 1997 sailboat has been in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and has had lots of real cruising miles under her keel but she simply looks new. I have never seen anything like it!
Boat shows are fun!
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:04 PM   #2
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QUOTE]almost no visibility to the rear from the pilothouse in the Kadey-Krogen boats too. I guess you learn to live with this but...wow![/QUOTE]

yep, 1-3 cameras, they can be wide angle or infrared- better than my aged eyes.

or as the Italian in the movie Gumball Rally said, when he tore the rear view mirror out of the Ferrari, "whatsa behinda you is not important". Well it was a movie.
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I am sure that cameras provide great information.
We have all adapted to backup cameras in autos.
Mirrors are great though and I still use mine.
It was simply interesting to see the differences in the various boats.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:46 AM   #4
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Went there..... show was smaller although boat prices higher. New 38' anythings were posted at $500K+. That is what decent homes in my area sell for and a 40' anything priced out about the same as a home with a maid's quarter.
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