West Marine, Beneteau America, and Earle Yachts sign on as Salty Dawg Rally sponsors
The Salty Dawg Rally
May 21, 2013
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – Three well-known names in the recreational boating world have signed on as sponsors of the Salty Dawg Rally, according to BillKnowles, rally co-founder. West Marine, the nation’s largest boating supplyretailer, premium yacht builder BENETEAU America, and Florida’s Earle Yachts, a major brokerage firm, have all joined in support of the Salty Dawg Rally (SDR), the U.S. East Coast’s most popular annual cruising rally for sailing yachts heading south to the Caribbean in the winter. “We’re delighted to have our new sponsors aboard,” Knowles said, “Our valued sponsors bring a great deal of benefit and support to our cruising members who make the passage south, andthen back north again every year. Now there’s no reason not to be a Dawg!” Bill and Linda Knowles, co-founders of the rally.
West Marine, headquartered in Watsonville, California, is well known as the nation’s largest supplier of boating-related products and services. BENETEAU America, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is the U.S. division of one of the world’s finest yacht crafters. Founded in Croix-de-Vie in Vendée in France more than a century ago, BENETEAU has launched more than 42,000 yachts that have sailed the seas of the world. Earle Yachts, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a family owned company founded on principals of integrity, cooperation and hard work, a brokerage firm that specializes in working with clients throughout the buying or selling process and advising current and future owners.
These firms join a long list of SDR sponsors that include nv-charts, Blue Water Sailing magazine, the Bitter End Yacht Club, JeanneauNorth America, Hylas Yachts, and many others.