Blessing of the Fleet is an ancient maritime tradition, dating back to the mediterranean fishing fleets. The thought is that if your vessel received a blessing, your season would be bountiful and you stood a better than average chance of not drowning at sea! Sounds like a win to us.Continue Reading

It’s been a nasty cold winter, but after a few false starts, it looks like spring is finally upon us. Engines are starting up, marinas are starting to get busy, and we are starting to see more boat traffic on the river. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock forContinue Reading

Not ready to call the season over yet? Looking for something to do next weekend? We’ve got just the thing for you! The Boater’s Olympics is an annual event held at The Harbour Grille. Each year teams of boaters compete in this massive multi-game olympiad, for prizes and just toContinue Reading

This year the Annapolis Powerboat Show is definitely happening. You’ll recall that the Annapolis City Council decided to close the show last year amid COVID-19 concerns, but what a difference a year makes! This is usually a pretty big show, where you can see boats of all sizes, from 10-footersContinue Reading

In case you missed it, on August 11 BRP/Sea-Doo went live on Facebook to announce their new product line. One of the more eye-opening products they introduced was the Sea-Doo Switch – a highly reconfigurable tri-hull jet powered pontoon boat in the 13-21 foot class. The interior seating layout isContinue Reading

UPDATE: This event has been moved to Sunday, August 8 due to rain. On the middle Potomac, near the entrance to Occoquan Bay, there’s a tiny little island that barely shows up on your GPS charts. That will be Holiday Island (AKA Rock Island), which will be the scene ofContinue Reading

This report comes in from Chris Rock, a long time boater on the Potomac River: While the Potomac River in DC is known for its great fireworks display, it is also viewed by many as the most dangerous time of the year to operate a boat. Many avoid the areaContinue Reading