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Stuart Marine's End-of-the-Season Special

Nathan Bayreuther - 8/18/2014

Dave Whittier and Stuart Marine, the manufacturer of the Mariner sailboat for over 30 years, are offering a "Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver" special package pricing available from September 2014 through May 2015. The special package pricing is available now at $695.00, which includes the annual fall pick-up, winter storage, and spring delivery. Dave writes the following:

Dear Friends,

We hope you are enjoying every sail during the busy summer season, which will end too soon. Then the planning for proper, reliable, and valuable annual services becomes stressful for some Rhodes 19 and Mariner owners. Fortunately, Stuart Marine's factory direct Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver services address the usual end-of-season, off-season, and start-of-season details. You simply pick the date; and we schedule the truck, trailer, and crew to begin our reliable Boat Transport & Storage jobs including:

fall hauling, decommissioning, transporting, power washing, detailing, sail service, motor service, bottom painting, winter storage, covering, recommissioning, and spring launching            

And while your boat is stored with Stuart Marine, you can also plan for our experienced factory Boat Repairs including:
timbers & frames, keel or centerboard, rubrail & deck joint, mast & rigging, rudder & tiller, fiberglass & finishes, woodwork & finishes, and factory upgrades

Thank you for your continued support of Stuart Marine.  We appreciate your business and working with you during all the seasons.

Sincerely, Dave Whittier

207-594-5515 shop 

2014 Rendezvous A Great Success!

Nathan Bayreuther - 8/8/2014

 2014 RendezvousThis past weekend's Rendezvous was another great success despite light winds on Friday, rain on Saturday morning, and light winds again on Sunday. 17 boats participated in a group sail to Mystic Seaport and back, and everyone had a wonderful time.

Of the 17 boats, three had solo sailors, three brought friends as crew, and 11 sailed with family members, some with as many as four and even five aboard. Be sure to check out pictures in the Photo Gallery posted by various attendees, and take a look at James Hollister's video taken on Saturday afternoon (found in the Videos section). Many more pictures will be available soon.
A re-cap of the whole event with a few pictures was written by Nate Bayreuther, the event organizer.

50% BoatUS Discount for Association Members

The Mariner Class Association is a BoatUS Cooperating Group, and therefore, anyone who is a member of the Mariner Class Association is eligible to receive BoatUS membership at half price! Check out to see all they offer and to sign up.
Mention the group number shown in this link to receive the discount!

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The Mariner is a 19 foot laminated fiberglass sloop first manufactured by George O'Day in 1963, and currently produced by Stuart Marine. Over 4,000 boats have been constructed. The US Mariner Class Association was founded in 1966 to:

                              * Keep the boat safe.
                              * Encourage its use as a family boat
                              * Maintain the Mariner as an economical one design Class.

     The Association remains very active with 8 Fleet Captains. Local sailing activities are coordinated by the Fleet Captains and include cruising and racing. Additionally we have 6 geographic area contacts that are committed to growing their fleets. The National Championship Regatta is held annually and provides an opportunity for members to test their racing skills and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Mariner sailors.

New members are always welcome.

      The association publishes a newsletter, appropriately named Notice To Mariners, which is the official publication of the association. Through the newsletter, our forums and the plethora of information on the website, members can learn from highly experienced Mariner owners about maintaining, tuning, cruising, and racing a Mariner. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our web site and that you will soon enjoy the many benefits of Membership.


Buying a Mariner ?? — Here's the help you need!

************     Why a Mariner?      ************



 * Shoal Draft (10") with Centerboard & Kick-up Rudder

 * Easy to launch & retrieve, even on shallow ramps


 * Large roomy cockpit. Great for family sailing


 * Wide beam  and fractional rig make it very stable


 * Dry, overnight sleeping accommodations in enclosed cabin


 * Active racing class and support organization (Mariner Class Association)

 * Low initial cost and easy to maintain

 * Can be trailered with a medium size tow vehicle

 * A great boat for both novices and experienced sailors