Ren•dez•vous a french word meaning place where people meet: a popular meeting place for people.


Beneteau Owner's Rendezvous

2010 Florida Beneteau Rendezvous
Dates: March 5-7, 2010
Where: Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club
400 Treasure Island Causeway
Treasure Island, FL 33706-1131

Friday, 5th: Check in/Regrister
Saturday, 6th: All Day Fun
Sunday, 7th: Return to your home port
Contact the Dockmaster, Les Lathrop, to reserve a slip: (727) 421-4783 cell or (727) 367-4511 ext 236 office
Pay for the first night for the slip and get the second night FREE
-$1.50 per foot per night
-$8 per night 30AMP
-$12 per night 50AMP
-2 x 30AMP = 50AMP = $12 per night

Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club

Preliminary Schedule:
Friday the 5th:
Meet, Greet & Register with Beer & Water Provided.
Pool side dinner (cash & credit cards accepted)
Saturday the 6th:
-Seminar: Jossy Longo for Cruising Couples
-Demonstration: How to prepare & tie up your boat for a storm
-Demonstration: JSI / Stand Up Paddle Board
-Contest for Best Decorated Beneteau
-Contest for Best Tennis Players/Team
-Contest for Best Cocktail (bring you mixing for your favorite beverage)
-Contest Dinghy Race
-Seminar on the advantages of Neil Pryde Sails
-Demonstration on how to fly a cruising spinnaker
-Awards Dinner (cash & credit cards accepted)
Sunday the 7th
-Coffee, orange juice & donuts provided.
-Leave for your home port after meeting a lot of new friends


Years Past Rendezvous

2009 Florida Beneteau Rendezvous Wrap Up
Perfect weather set the tone for the March 6-8 Gulf Coast Beneteau Rendezvous on Treasure Island. Dockmaster Les Lathrop was the gracious host at the Treasure Island Yacht and Tennis Club.

All Beneteau sail and power owners were invited to bring the crew and enjoy the weekend. Murray Yacht Sales, the Gulf Coast Beneteau dealer, hosted the event and was in charge of buying the free kegs and keeping them cold.
Event sponsors made sure that all participants left with plenty of goodies. In addition to meeting other Beneteau owners at a rendezvous, participants get a chance to see new boat toys. JSI sent a new Ronstan Boom Tent as a door prize for everybody to play with. Tackle Shack’s Jimmy LeVine’s business card reads “we sell FUN” and they sure do. Jimmy brought Hobie pedal kayak’s for the Beneteau owner’s to try. The inflatable version could replace the traditional dinghy and motor. See more toys on the videos links below.
Rendezvous’ are not complete without awards. Nina Japhe aboard B321 “Carried Away” won the most enthusiast tennis player award while three year old Liam Malony won the youngest sailor & his dog Bailey, best behaved pooch. The coveted Best Beneteau Award is traditionally awarded to the boat that receives the most votes following the boat visitation/cocktail party late Saturday afternoon. All of the usual bribery and underhanded behavior could not break the tie between Betty & Charlie Delano’s First 36s7 “Clair de Lune” and the Malony clan aboard B361 “Deux Monds”. Drastic measures were taken to break the tie but neither boat’s representative could actually swing the brass ring to the hook. Beneteau trivia was introduced and the Delano’s guessed the closest to the founding year of Beneteau, 1884. Congratulations to Betty & Charlie.
Save the date! Beneteau Rendezvous- March 5-7, 2010
YouTube Videos of the Rendezvous:
Rendezvous Video (click HQ before viewing):
Rapid Diver Video (click HQ before viewing):
Sponsors (alphabetically listed):
Beneteau USA (
Murray Yacht Sales (
Tackle Shack ( Hobie Kayak and Rapid Diver Demos
Cruising World Magazine (
SAIL Magazine (
Door Prizes (alphabetically listed):
AB Marine Gift Certificates
for Gori, Autoprop & Shaft Shark (
Beneteau accessories and clothes
from the Beneteau Store (
JSI Goodie Bags and Gift Certificates (
Murray Yacht Sales assorted prizes
Neil Pryde gift certificate for a sail (
Raymarine Life Tag System
Ronstan Boom Tent (