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Southbounders/Mid Atlantic Rendezvous


Marine Trawler Owners Association

Announce the

Third Annual

Southbounder’s Rendezvous

October 23 – 26, 2018

New Bern Grand Marina

Hosted by

MTOA North Carolina Cruisers Regional Group

MTOA Mid-Atlantic Operations
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The New Bern Yacht Club


Curtis Stokes and Associates, Inc

The Eastern Carolina Yacht Club

The Chelsea Restaurant



Call the New Bern Grand Marina

(252) 638 – 0318 for slip reservations. 

Make sure you tell them it is for the

MTOA Southbounders Rendezvous

If coming by car make reservations at the hotel through the Marina for the best discount available

The perfect place to prepare for your

“Migration South”


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (or any time before)

Arrival and Welcome at the New Bern Grand Marina.

           5:00pm BYOB Docktails and pitch in hors d ’Oeuvres on “G” Dock

                       Dinner on your own at an outstanding restaurant in town


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

           9:00am, Registration and check-in at the Chelsea Restaurant

                    Beverage Station: Coffee, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks, and Water

           9:30am, Welcome aboard by Mayor of New Bern (or rep)

10:00am, Welcome aboard by the NEW Harbormaster, Jeremy McConnell.  He is a retired Master Chief with the USCG and has lived through, seen, and learned from a number of career experiences that might surprise or help us understand some of the challenges and highlights of his career with the United States Coast Guard. 


11:00am, Sabrina Bengel, Alderman for Ward 1 (Downtown).  She can tell us about all the many things the city of New Bern is doing to make sure New Bern is "alive & attractive.”  She embraces New Bern in such a positive way, and has secured the Pepsi Building for our Thursday evening.


           12:00 noon, Catered luncheon by the famous Chelsea Restaurant

Choice of Entrée  


Chicken Bruschetta

Sautéed chicken breast topped with tomato, basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan over rice pilaf with sautéed house vegetables.


Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp sautéed with scallions, tomatoes, mushrooms and smoked sausage, over creamy stone ground grits with cheddar-jack cheese.


Grilled Chicken Apollonian Salad

Toasted pita bread with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta and grilled chicken. Served with a side of cucumber dressing.


Salmon Salad

Grilled salmon over mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, croutons and choice of dressing.


Chocolate Tuxedo Cake


1:00pm, Curtis Stokes, Welcoming address and a presentation on yacht sales, use and property taxes, registration versus documentation and update on the yacht market


1:45pm, New Bern Yacht Club Welcoming address

2:00pm, Eastern Carolina Yacht Club Welcoming address

2:15pm, Barbara and Buzz Savage, “The Albemarle Loop”


5:00 pm, BYOB Docktails and hors d ‘Oeuvres on “G” dock
With the New Bern Yacht Club and Eastern Carolina Yacht Club


6:00pm, Wednesday Wings at the Prohibition Restaurant


Thursday, October 25, 2017

10:00am, Coffee social somewhere ‘round the marina (transients walking around the dock with a cup of coffee looking for someone to talk or lie to)


          New Bern on your own

New Bern Yacht Club is offering transportation to local grocery stores and the local West Marine


5:00pm. Cocktails at the Pepsi Building

New Bern Yacht Club and Eastern Carolina Yacht Club

Wine and hors d ‘Oeuvres provided by

Curtis Stokes

The MTOA North Carolina Cruisers Regional Group

The MTOA Mid Atlantic Operations


Friday, October 26, 2018

10:00am. New Bern Yacht Club Small Boat cruise.  The scenery is spectacular on the Neuse and Trent rivers.  The thought here is to end the trip at the NBYC for a barbeque and then return to the NB Grand Marina.  More details as we get closer to the date.


Saturday, October 27,

All day, New Bern famous Farmers Market



Registration – about $30.00/person

Slip fee at the New Bern Grand Marina - $1.00/foot/night

Additional information:

Barbara & Buzz Savage,

Talley & Jim Powell,

Millissa True,