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FEATURED – “Rockin’ the Boat”
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- SAVE THE DATE Rum Runner 2013
- Navigation Through The Ages
- Check It Out!!
- Model Anchor Society
- National Safe Boating Week
- Summer Camps
- Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Boats and Boating: Our Economic Engine
The Maritime and Classic Boat Museum tells the fascinating tale of the development of the first outboard motor by Ole Evinrude and the more powerful motor developed by his son Ralph, a resident of Jensen Beach. It all started with ice cream, by the way. Visit the Museum for the real story.
Motors on boats added a whole new dimension to boating for fishing and for fun. The Whiticar Boat Yard was one of the first to build boats in the area to meet the passion that was growing for sports fishing in deep water. Down the road, Rybovich and Sons was developing ever better boats for sports fisherman and more effective fishing platforms. The first “fighting chair” for sports fishermen was developed by John Rybovich, Jr.
The marine industry – building boats, supplying their components, restoring boats, selling them and restoring them – is a major industry for the Treasure Coast. According to the Marine Industries Association, Florida is the number one state in the nation for boat registrations. Boating represents 220,000 jobs in Florida and $18.4 million annually.
The Maritime and Classic Boat Museum was established in 1993 as a non-profit community organization and opened its doors to the public in 1995. It is devoted to the collection, preservation, restoration and interpretation of the maritime and boating history on the Treasure Coast.
MARITIME & CLASSIC
1707 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
PO Box 275
Jensen Beach, FL 34958
Email: [email protected]