Boaterz N’ Bikerz Hull of a Tour 3 is West Coast Bound in 2016 “Pacific Coast Rush”
Published: Thursday, February 25, 2016
After two previous successful motorcycling and boating events in 2013 and 2015, organizers of the Boaterz N’ Bikerz of America Hull of a Tour are back this summer for “Pacific Coast Rush,” a nine-day escorted motorcycle ride from Seattle to San Francisco, including a two-day swing down to Big Sur and Monterey.
This summer’s Hull of a Tour 3 event runs July 22 – 30 and is sponsored for the second year by Freedom Boat Club, along with marine media sponsor Soundings Trade Only, platinum sponsor Regal Boats, event, producer/publicist Kenton Smith Marketing, and boating host/marine retailer Alexander Marine USA, with locations in Seattle and Newport Beach, Calif.
“Pacific Coast Rush is going to be awesome, launching amid the spectacular mountains of the great Northwest, then traveling south via the most stunning coastal roads of California, with rides along the rim of Crater Lake in Oregon and winding through the majestic Redwoods, encompassing multiple beach and iconic West Coast destinations,” said Hull of a Tour Event Organizer Wanda Kenton Smith. “Our first tour traveled 3,000 miles from Destin, Fla. to San Diego, while last year’s Freedom Ride covered 2,000 miles from Sarasota, Fla. to Washington D.C. This year, our road captain Jim Krueger has planned another 2,000-mile boating and motorcycling extravaganza that covers some of the most breathtaking geography and terrain in all of North America.”
Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio is pleased to be back at the sponsorship helm for the second year.
“Last year, several of our franchise owners participated in the ride festivities and hosted great boating events for the riders at their clubs,” said Giglio. “The West Coast is one of our company’s major areas for franchise growth, so we’re especially happy to be involved and to sponsor the tour once again. This year, a handful of our franchise owners and operators are also joining the ride, and we think that’s terrific!”
As is tradition, boating activity is an integral part of the tour agenda. Previous tours have included a sunset ride aboard a 90-ft. party boat in Texas, San Diego bay cruises aboard a Beneteau sailboat and new power yacht, and most recently, a group cruise aboard a mix of fun day boats and deckboats to watch a command performance of the Blue Angels in Annapolis, Md. This year, the tour is pleased to partner with and welcome both Regal Marine and its Northwest retailer, Alexander Marine USA.
“Regal is a proud sponsor of the Pacific Coast Rush and we have several team members who have participated in the past and plan to ride again this year,” said Regal CEO Duane Kuck. “We’re especially pleased that our dealer Alexander Marine will be an integral part of the event’s boating festivities.”
The Boaterz N’ Bikerz Hull of a Tour 3 Pacific Coast Rush is designed for seasoned motorcyclists with group riding experience. The tour is restricted to those gainfully employed or retired from the boating industry, and their sponsored guests; friends are welcome to join so long as an industry rider is participating.
This year’s tour offers nationally discounted group rental rates through Eagle Rider, along with pre-negotiated round trip Florida-Seattle-San Francisco transport/courier options for motorcycle hauling.
Previous tour events have attracted national media attention with coverage in boating, motorcycling and general media, along with regional TV and local news. Kenton Smith, national marketing columnist for Soundings Trade Only since 1998, will post daily tour blogs throughout the event.
For more information about the 2016 Pacific Coast Rush, email Kenton Smith – [email protected] and/or request membership in the exclusive Hull of a Tour Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/HullofaTour/.