Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous
Every year some of the most outstanding antique boats in the country converge at Mystic Seaport for the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. The event showcases restored antique vessels built before 1970, including cruisers, sailboats, runabouts, and launches. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels and an award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship. This year’s featured boat is ketch Belle Aventure built by William Fife in 1929.
Mid-day on Sunday the classic vessels will take part in a three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River led by the Museum’s very own steamboat Sabino. Each vessel will be announced on the shore as the spectacular boats and their costumed crews pass through Mystic’s famous bascule bridge en route to Noank, Conn.
Austin Healey Car Show
In addition to the antique boats, vintage Austin Healey vehicles will be displayed on the Village Green from 11 am-3 pm on Saturday, July 27. Examples of the entire Austin Healey line – 100s, 3000s, and Sprites – will be available to view and the car owners will be on hand to answer questions.