OnBoard Magazine - Issue XIV - 2022 Season

4 BLUEWATER Hosted in some form for many decades, the annual Bluewater Summer Cruise has become a primary draw for customers, a relaxing and fun christening event, and at times a casual VIP boat show. Whether an owner is into fishing, cruising or watersports, boating is about adventure, and the Summer Cruise is designed to appeal to a variety of interests. Bluewater General Manager Wyatt Lane says, “The point of our Summer Cruise is to support customers with adventure, camaraderie, a destination, and another opportunity to get out and enjoy their boat in a fun environment.” By all accounts, the event checks all the boxes and brings people together from around the midAtlantic for a mini-vacation. While the locations, events and boats are always evolving, it is some of the people involved that have remained the most constant. Owners and teammembers such as theHall and Black families have helped host most of the cruises, and a few customers, such as Greg and Pam Lawson have attended them all! Greg Lawson explains that he’s been close friends with Chris Hall Sr. for almost all of his life, back to racing sailboats at the age of 13 or 14 (over 50 years ago), “It’s all about the people. Great sales team, service team and they do a nice job with the cruise every year.” Thinking back many years, he reminisces about smaller gatherings, including a clambake on Solomon’s Island, but is quick to point out he has enjoyed them all for the Friendships and Fun Make the Bluewater Summer Cruise a Hit For the People Greg & Pam Lawson have attended more summer cruises than many Bluewater team members!