Q: Does my boat need to be of show quality to attend the Rendezvous?
A: Absolutely not. All Chris Crafts, regardless of age, size or condition are invited and are more than welcome to join us. One of the best parts is discussing a project you are considering with people who have already done it.
Q: How can I volunteer my time to help with the Rendezvous?
A: You can fill that out on your registration form or contact Mike Monda at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: When will the event registration form be on your website?
A: The registration form is usually posted in April.
Q: Is there a special moorage rate for the Marina at Port Orchard?
A: The Rendezvous registration fee does not include moorage. All attendees are responsible for paying the Port of Bremerton Marina at Port Orchard for their moorage and power when they arrive. You will find moorage fees to be very reasonable, and the Port always provides a nice package of information outlining local events happening during the Rendezvous.
Q: Do people register through you or directly with the Marina?
A: The Pacific NW Chris Craft Rendezvous has reserved the entire marina at Port Orchard for this event, so it is not necessary to reserve a spot there. You will need only to send in the registration form and payment to reserve a spot at the event.
Q: Do I need to purchase Saturday night dinner tickets to attend the awards dinner?
A: You do not need to purchase dinner tickets just to attend the awards celebration (only if you want to eat there). All participants are encouraged to attend, as there is plenty of seating, and the presentations and other activities are a lot of fun.
Q: Can boats other than Chris Crafts attend the event?
A: We reserve the entire marina at Port Orchard for Chris Crafts for this event, and generally, we fill it up. We will allow other boats to be moored at the end of the north breakwater only if room is available. If you or your friends would like to attend on vessels other than Chris Crafts, please contact the Port of Bremerton and reserve moorage at their other facility across the bay (downtown Bremerton). There is a foot ferry that is a great way to get back and forth between the two facilities. http://www.kitsaptransit.org/FootFerryHome.html
Q: Is this event for cruisers only or can small Chris Crafts attend?
A: While we certainly get more cruisers attending this event, any Chris Craft is welcome to come. You will see more Chris Crafts at this Rendezvous than anywhere else in the world. Variety is one of the things that make this a great event, as we have boats representing many different years, models, sizes, and hull materials. Please go to our past event photos and take a look.
Q: More Chris Crafts at this event then anywhere else in the world? Really?
A: If you know of a bigger assembly of Chris Crafts, let us know, because we have not found it. Because the weather is mild and there is an abundance of covered moorage, there are a great many Chris Crafts in the Salish Sea area. Although the Rendezvous is typically attended by 60 to 80 boats, that is only a small part of the local population.
Q: Why Port Orchard?
A: Tradition is important to our group of Chris Craft owners. The event happened to start there and Port Orchard has been very supportive of the event over all these years. Frankly it is also one of the few places that can handle an event this large.
Q: Is there a launch ramp that is close to the event for those who may be trailering a boat to the event?
A: Yes, there is a launch ramp facility within walking distance from the main marina. While they do not have a wash facility to rinse off your boat, there is a car wash that is close by for those who need it.
Q. Can people who do not arrive by boat or who do not own a Chris Craft attend?
A: Yes, this is an open event, and better than that, it’s free to the public. Please feel free to walk the dock and view these loved Chris Crafts. You will find owners quite willing to talk about their boats and to share their stories with you.
Q: I would like to fly in from out of state to attend the event. What is the closest airport?
A: SeaTac (SEA) is the closest large commercial airport. In our resources section, we have links for public transportation that can help you to navigate your way to our event. We recommend that you make room reservations early if you require a hotel.