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SCENE ON THE DOCKS: Triton shares the love on Valentineâ€™s Day
riton Publisher David Reed, below left, spent much of the afternoon yesterday delivering Valentines to yacht crew and vendors around the show. The little boxes of candied hearts â€“ you know the ones, with little sayings like â€œlove youâ€? and â€œbe mineâ€? â€“ brought smiles to men and women alike. And they reminded everyone to check out The Tritonâ€™s news from the show, every day, online. PHOTOS/TOM SERIO
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Niche products, areas drew attention PULSE, from page 1 a niche. New yachts drew attention, including the new 76-foot Hargrave, the companyâ€™s first foray into the owneroperator market in years, and the new Westport 130, which had steady interest from passersby and brokers alike. At the north end of the show, TrawlerPort Pavilion and surrounding docks around Ramp 7 looked like the place to be yesterday, consistently buzzing with people. Seminars start there today and over the next three days include such topics as heading to the Bahamas, places to see on the Great Loop, and how to avoid the most common systems failures onboard. (See a program in the front of the show program directory. Itâ€™s hosted by
PassageMaker magazine.) And the Sportfish Pavilion between ramps 3 and 4 drew attention with the first of four days of seminars on everything from the art and science of â€œluringâ€? fish to targeting sailfish and the secrets of dolphin and wahoo. Traditionally relegated to the convention center, the seminars run for four days at the pavilion and are organized by the International Game Fish Association. Megayacht captains and brokers agreed traffic near their vessels was light yesterday, but few complained. â€œItâ€™s early yet,â€? one broker said with a smile. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments: email@example.com.