Mystic Seaport Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous

Magnificent antique boats will sail into Mystic Seaport, a picturesque New England town. This is a place where Hollywood producers, documentarians, photographers and more have captured the quaint town’s magic.  It’s a place where a working shipyard, historic tall ships and buildings, plus a waterfront village fill the landscape, and it begs boaters to stop and admire the scenery.

This summer, along the Mystic River, Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and The Sea is hosting it’s 37th annual Mystic Seaport Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous on July 28-29, 2012.  This two-day event will host a variety of activities, attract lovingly restored yachts, and also pay a special tribute to Huckins Yachts.  The tribute will speak to Huckins long-term commitment in restoration and maintenance of antique and classic yachts, since 1928.

The event kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. and visitors are invited to admire an array of restored antique vessels dating back to 1965 while they are being judged for an award competition recognizing excellence in restoration, authenticity and workmanship. After Saturday winds down, Sunday is sure to wake things up with a three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Whether you are traveling by land or sea, pack you bags, and join Cindy and Buddy Purcell at this year’s Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. We’d relish the opportunity share sea stories, and learn more about your yacht renovations. RSVP online: and visit for more information.