Some 72 boats, and 200 owners, guests and sponsors turned out for the Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association rendezvous at Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands, one of the most successful events the organization has ever held. This year the rendezvous had a Jimmy Buffett theme, and during the course of the rendezvous most people managed to tackle a margarita or two and enjoy a Cheeseburger in Paradise lunch.
Almost everyone attended the workshops, seminars, dinners, dances and cooking demos. Even an early-morning BOGA (boat yoga) session was popular. The weather was great, and the Grand Banks owners enjoyed talking with each other, comparing notes on their boats and on cruising in the San Juans and the Pacific Northwest. George Sass, Jr., the global director of marketing for Grand Banks Yachts, gave an update on the company, which is enjoying strong growth under its CEO, Mark Richards. For more: