May 23, 2012
Channel Islands Harbor – Join in the excitement as the 1st Ever Channel Islands Harbor
Marinafest takes place at one of the most spectacular Harbors along the California
coast, June 16th-17th, 2012.
This fun-filled event will be located on the beautiful west side of the Harbor, minute's
away from Hollywood Beach. The event will showcase in-water boats, kayaks, stand up
paddleboards, marine products and services and boating organizations. The Marinafest
is a fantastic event for families, locals and visitors. "I've participated in many boating and
community events and I'm especially proud to be a part of Channel Islands Harbor
Marinafest. There will be beautiful boats on display, great food and fun on-the-water
activities for the whole family all in support of our new Channel Islands Boating Center.
We're thrilled to bring this event to our community and look forward to meeting new
friends and celebrating our beautiful waters." - Bob Nahm, General Manager of Catalina
Yacht Anchorage, co-producer. Admission is free and donations will be taken at the gate
to benefit the Channel Islands Boating Center.
Attendees can browse different types of sail, power and electric boats from Valkyrie
Yacht Sales, Catalina Yacht Anchorage, Central Coast Electric Boats, Corinthian Yacht
and Ship Brokers and many more! There will be fun activities for the entire family such
as water tours with SailTime Channel Islands, and electronics training with Tom
Peterson of Valkyrie Yacht Sales. There will be a range of delicious and savory foods
including Top Dog's hotdogs, Sweet Arleen's award-winning cupcakes and bread
puddings and Mister Frostee's mobile ice cream parlor. There will be more great
activities on Sunday such as the Father's Day Car Show and the Farmers' Market. "We
are very excited to be part of this innovative team for the 1st ever Channel Islands
Harbor Marinafest. Though we've enjoyed hosting the Ventura County Boat Show for the
past 16 years, we felt it was time to move forward and create a brand-new event that has
a greater community and boater focus. We look forward to sharing the joy our Harbor
brings and this important sport and past-time with the entire community." - Brian Dunn,
General Manager of Vintage Marina Partners, co-producer.
The 1st Channel Islands Harbor Marinafest will be located on the beautiful west side of
the Harbor at the Channel Islands Marina, within a minute's walk of Hollywood Beach.
Bring your friends and family for a fun weekend event! Check-out new and used boats,
watercraft and marine companies, enjoy savory food and dessert, sailing tours and
experience all the Harbor has to offer!
Dates: June 16th-17th
Time: Saturday-10AM-6PM, Sunday-10AM-4PM
Admission: Free Admission, all donations support the Channel Islands Boating Center
Food: Gourmet hot dogs, specialty desert cupcakes, bread pudding and ice cream.
Located at: Channel Islands Marina, 3850 South Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
For more information, please visit www.cihmarinafest.com or call: (805) 984-3366
This event is produced by: Vintage Marina Partners and Catalina Yacht Anchorage,
Marketed by: Red Willow Group, and Sponsored by: The County of Ventura and Channel
Islands Harbor Department