Reagan Haynes,


As in-person boat shows are being cancelled around the world due to the covid-19 pandemic, a fledgling yacht and charter event in Connecticut was held on Father’s Day weekend, drawing more than 3,000 people.

Producer Showpiece Shows worked closely with the RCI Group and Steelpointe Harbor in Bridgeport, Conn., to follow a responsible plan of action, using the wide docks and expanded outdoor areas to provide plenty of room for social distancing at the show.

The Steelpointe Yacht & Charter Show had always been planned as an invitation-only to bring attention to the Bridgeport area, but the coronavirus prompted a host of safety measures, said Steelpointe Harbor Marina owner Robert Christoph Jr.