Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fireworks Guide For East End Boaters

Fireworks to commemorate the fourth of July are as much a part of the American landscape as barbeques and red white and blue flags fluttering in celebration.

And on Long Island, there are many firework displays that can be appreciated from the water. So load up your boat, invite a few friends, and watch the night sky come alive with the strobe-like precision of an orchestrated display!

Here are a few displays in our neck of the woods: 

Stars Over Montauk
Montauk Beaches
Montauk, NY 11954
Friday, July 4th at 9 PM (rain date is July 5th)

Asharoken Fireworks
Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken, NY 11768
Friday, July 4th at 9:20 PM

Annual Carnival & Fireworks Show 
Greenport Fire Department,
236 3rd St., Greenport, 11954
Fireworks 7/4 and 7/5 at 10 PM

Cross Sound Ferry Annual Fireworks Cruise
Cross Sound Ferry
41270 Main Rd., Orient, NY 11957
Fireworks July 12th at 7:00 PM

Southampton 27th Annual American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Southampton Fresh Air Home
36 Barkers Island Road, Southampton 11968
Friday, July 4th at 7:00 PM

Go 4th On The Bay
Great South Bay
1000’ East of the Snapper Inn, Oakdale 11769
Thursday, July 3rd

The Westhampton Beach Country Club 
Grucci fireworks show at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4th
Rain date will be July 5th

Sag Harbor Yacht Club 
Saturday, July 5th at about 9:30 p.m
Good views:  Marine Park, Haven's Beach, or Sag Harbor's Long Wharf 

Gurney's Resort, Montauk
Friday, July 4 - fireworks show on the beach at 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Launch and Learn Program From Modern Yachts

Our customers tell us one of the most important services we offer is our “Launch and Learn” program, which enables a new boater to learn the ropes from an experienced, licensed captain.

Modern Yachts helps new boaters learn to navigate Long Island waterways
through the "Launch And Learn" program.  
Exclusive to Modern Yachts, Launch and Learn is complimentary on-water training provided to customers who purchase a new or used boat from Modern Yachts.

The program focuses on:
  • basic boat operation, controls at the helm, and rules of the “road”. 
  • destination training to all east end and offshore ports. These may include Block island, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Newport, Shelter Island, Greenport, or Nantucket - to name a few. 
  • Shinnecock locks safety training, which provides an overview of lock operation and suggests best practices for navigation through the locks. 
  • safe boating courses. Modern Yachts conducts NYS safe boating courses at our Westhampton location and encourages new boater participation. 
  • mooring/anchoring/tie up training and service. This invaluable component prepares new captains for the basics of maneuvering a boat during mooring and anchoring.  
The Launch and Learn program is a great opportunity for new captains to navigate local waters in the recently-purchased boat. The session will will be conducted with a single participant for individualized attention.

At the conclusion of Launch and Learn, new captains will be more educated on the operation of the individual vessel, will develop skill in boat-specific maneuvers, and will have a fuller understanding of local waterways.

Boaters seeking more in-depth training may contact Modern Yachts for information on advanced training sessions.

Modern Yachts is pleased to offer the Launch and Learn program so that boaters can operate their boats safely, comfortably, and with confidence, in waters surrounding Long Island.