Mystic Seaport - MJM Rendezvous - August 18-19, 2017

Hosted by Mystic Seaport, Sponsored by MJM and Gowrie Group

Dear MJM Owner,

We are looking forward to hosting a very special MJM Rendezvous on August 18-19, 2017. We hope you'll join us!

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum with a 17-acre historic waterfront and an unrivaled collection of American maritime fine art, artifacts, and watercraft. The Museum’s collection includes more than 500 vessels from small craft to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including America’s oldest commercial vessel and sole remaining wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan, launched in 1841.

In partnership with MJM and with support from Gowrie Group, a premier corporate partner of Mystic Seaport and the corporate sponsor for the MJM Rendezvous, participants in the MJM Rendezvous will receive admission to the Museum, lunch on Friday, and exclusive behind-the- scenes tours of the Museum’s Collections Research Center where you will be able to explore some of the world’s finest collections of scrimshaw, nautical photography, maritime fine art and artifacts. In addition, attendees may join in a Friday evening cocktail party, along with a complimentary breakfast on Saturday morning for those staying over on Friday evening.



MJM Yachts: Built in America and made without compromise. MJM Yachts incorporate a number of modern technologies that make the boats easier to handle, more fuel-efficient, safer, longer lasting and more seaworthy. MJM Yachts, founded in 2002 by Bob Johnstone, who 25 years earlier had co-founded J Boats, Inc. are built on the mantra of "Twice the fun, half the fuel!"

Gowrie Group is a premier corporate partner of Mystic Seaport and the corporate sponsor for the 2017 MJM Rendezvous. Gowrie Group, one of the nation's Top-50 independent insurance agencies with a portfolio of insurance offerings that includes commercial, home/auto, equine, and yacht insurance, as well as employee benefits solutions and safety


Background and FAQs. Boaters who have spent a night at Mystic Seaport’s docks know that the evening and morning hours at the Museum are magical. In the words of one: “To wake up at Mystic Seaport among the historic vessels and seaport village is to imagine yourself as the boy or girl you would have been 150 years ago.” With this in mind, we have launched a Mystic Seaport Affinity Program (MAP) and the MJM Rendezvous is part of this program.

Who will participate in the Rendezvous? The MJM Rendezvous is open to all MJM owners. While we expect that most attendees will come by water, we will also welcome MJM owners coming by car as general admission visitors to Mystic Seaport.

What is the cost to participate?MJM boat owners coming by boat for Friday-only will pay a $75 registration fee. MJM owners staying overnight will register for dockage at our membership rate of $3.25 a foot per night. The fee will cover the cost of general admission for those aboard, lunch, the behind-the-scenes tours, the cocktail party, and complimentary breakfast on Saturday morning for those staying over Friday evening. MJM owners coming by land/car should register by emailing John Urban at and purchase General Admission tickets at the gate.

When will the Rendezvous take place? The program aspects of the MJM Rendezvous will commence at 12 noon on Friday, August 18, 2017. Attendees arriving by land early are free to experience the Museum throughout the day. Boaters should plan to arrive for an 11:40am Mystic River Highway Bridge opening. The formal program is as follows:

Friday, August 18, 2017:
12:00 Noon: Welcome/Greeting
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Behind the Scenes Tours Begin
  ⇒ Art and artifacts
  ⇒ Vessels and watercraft
4:00 PM: Tour of two in-water vessels/Option of free time
6-7:30 PM: Cocktail Party
8:00 PM: Dinner on your own
Saturday, August 19, 2017:
8:30 AM: Complimentary breakfast
9:00 AM: Discussion with Nicholas Bell, Senior Curator
10:00 AM: Boat Parade


How do I register? Please register by August 1, 2017 to reserve dock space. Registration will be on a space available basis after this date. To make your overnight dock reservation, please go online via Dockwa at and enter “Member” as the coupon code to gain the special MJM Rendezvous dock rate. For those coming by boat for Friday-only, or arriving by car, or for any general questions, please email or call John Urban ( or #860-572-0711 x 5052).

For those wanting to dine on land, the Museum's Latitude 41 restaurant will be happy to make a reservation for you, please call ☎860.572.5303