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Boatyard Rockfish Tournament (& Dick about town!)

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One down and three to go--- the Boatyard outdoor charity events that is. Our Opening Day Spring Fishing Tournament (Catch and Release) was held on Sat April 21. It benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association MD and the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp. It was a tough day for the large number of boats (131!) fishing wise (why? water too cold? fish still up the Bay and rivers spawning? Every fisherperson has a strongly felt opinion!). So, cool this year that second place was won by a woman (Sara Brown) and third place was won by a youth (Will Muscatello). First place was Rich Vigue at 42.25 inches caught jigging at the Power Plant. The awards party was huge and fun and the tough day fishing was quickly forgotten. Over 1,000 here at the Boatyard eating Chefs George’s great food, music by the Jess McQuay Band and a more than a few adult beverages. Thanks to Anglers Sports Center (Charlie and Jane Ebersberger), our presenting sponsor for all 17 years of the tournament and all of the other sponsors, captains and crews, our volunteers from CBF and my Boatyard team that does a remarkable job. 17 years-- Yikes!!!  Click here for tournament results and photos, and click here for FishTalk party coverage.

                                      Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 presenting sponsors Charlie and Jane Ebersberger         Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 party 

                                          Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 1st place winner   Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 2nd place winner  Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 3rd place winner                                          Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 Ladies winner   Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 Youth winner  Boatyard Rockfish Tournament 2018 CCA winner  

Deer in our yard in Eastport.  We assumed they swam over from Bay Ridge and were tired so just laid there resting and eating all our spring plants.

 Dick Franyo and deer freinds

 

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Boatyard Full Worm Moon Party April 5

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Another Boatyard Full Worm Moon Party, April 5, 2018 - some new ways to howl!

Our esteemed full moon expert explained that there are 2 months this year with 2 full moons each (an occurence also known as a blue moon).  Apparently, when there are 2, they're both named the same and hence, we have another Worm Moon!   As long as it's Spring, bring it on.

Timmie Metz Band featuring Tambo premiers at this full moon party! 

Drink specials, dancing and howling encouraged - come on down!

 

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Tribute to Lefty Kreh - Boatyard Angler Night March 27

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Tribute to Lefty Kreh at the last Boatyard Angler Night March 27th

It is with a sad heart that we say farewell to a marvelous man and a dear friend - we are honored for the opportunity to celebrate his remarkable life.  Please join us at the final Angler Night to toast Lefty by sharing classic movie clips, a moving Tom Brokaw tribute and an episode or two of Buccaneers & Bones. 

Join us in Lefty's salute, presented by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and CCA MD at the Boatyard.

Happy Hour 5:00-7:00pm
Buck-A-Shuck Oysters
1/2 price bottled wine with an entree
Chef George's Every Tuesday's Chicken Pot Pie Special

Film at 7:00pm

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MRE at the Boatyard - Up the Republic Night!

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The MRE at the Boatyard - Up the Republic Night!  Celebrate all things Eastport and Irish.

The Honorable John P. Barry, the Maritime Republic of Eastport's Ambassador to Ireland, presides over this lively evening, featuring Eastport's own Oyster Boys plus a very special musical guest line-up.  Happy Hour from 3:00-7:00pm, band begins at 7:00pm.

Eastport Oyster Boys

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Boatyard's Maguire's Irish Pub returns

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The Boatyard becomes Maguire's Irish Pub on St. Paddy's Day, March 17, 2018!

As the luck o' the Irish would have it, the legendary Jeff Maguire once again reprises his traditional role as barkeep and owner for the day from noon to 8:00pm, Chef George O'Betz transforms the daily specials to feature delicious Irish dishes and the bar pumps beer into commemorative holiday glasses while they last.  Live music with Jess McQuay band from 4-7pm.  

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Boatyard Angler Night February 27

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The Boatyard Angler Night February 27th film has been changed! 

Heads or Tails takes us along isolated beaches of Western Australia where permit do things differently!  Follow two local fly anglers as they run after schools of permit, cast to fish over shallow, wave-pounded reef flats and watch this wild fish smash floating crab-flies with reckless abandon. 

Join the Boatyard, Chesapeake Bay Magazine and CCA MD and fellow mates on this latest fish adventure.

Happy Hour 5:00-7:00pm
Buck-A-Shuck Oysters
1/2 price bottled wine with an entree
Chef George's Every Tuesday's Chicken Pot Pie Special

Film at 7:00pm

Boatyard 2nd Angler Night February 27 Heads or Tails 2

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17th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Rockfish Tournament

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The 17th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day Catch & Release Rockfish Tournament - April 21, 2018

Whether the fish are evasive or biting like mad, whether the weather is perfect or white-cap rough, anglers and guests alike agree - participating in the Boatyard's Annual Spring Tournament is really a lot of FUN, and we hope you will think so too!  Generous prizes await the lucky winners.

In line with the Boatyard's commitment to a healthy Chesapeake Bay, this is a charity event with proceeds going to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp.

 

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Boatyard Full Moon Party March 2018

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Boatyard Full Worm Moon Party

March 1, 2018 at 7pm

Live Music with D'Vibe & Conga

 

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Boatyard Full Moon Party February 2018

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Full Snow Moon party features live music with

The Shatners

Drink Specials, Dancing - come Howl!
February 1, 2018, 7:OOpm

Boatyard Happy Hour 3-7pm

Boatyard Full Moon Party

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Angler Night! An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch

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The first Angler Night returns to the Boatyard on Tuesday, January 30, featuring the amazing film An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch.

Happy Hour 5-7, film at 7:00pm
Arrive early to get a seat.

 

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 An Ocean Mystery The Missing Catch awards

With introduction by the Foundation's Executive Director Philip Renaud, and Communications Director and Producer Alison Barrat (bios below), please join the Boatyard, Chesapeake Bay Magazine and CCA-MD in welcoming the Living Oceans Foundation's new, groundbreaking film exposing the extent of the global unaccounted-for fish harvest, a co-production with the Smithsonian Channel.

It's truly astounding.

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Angler Nights return to the Boatyard - save the dates 2018

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Angler Nights return to the Boatyard in 2018

Tuesday night, once a month for 3 months, come early and join fellow fisherfolk to shoot the breeze, tell tall tails, slurp a few oysters, get a good meal, enjoy awesome happy hour - and wait for the weather to break into a warm Spring of sunny days back on the water......dream big!

Sponsored by CCA MD and Chesapeake Bay Magazine, don't let the dry titles fool you - this year's films promise to tantalize and entertain beginning at 7pm.

January 30     Buccanneers & Bones with Lefty, Season 2

February 27   Best of Catch Magazine Season 3

March 27       Fly Fishing for Permit

See all Boatyard Bar & Grill upcoming events

 

 

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Boatyard Full Moon Party January

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The Boatyard Full Moon Party returns January 11, 2018!

The January Full Wolf Moon party features live music with The Shatners.

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Boatyard Bar & Grill CRAB Regatta 2017

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The 2017 Boatyard Bar & Grill CRAB Regatta

A sunny day without much wind was not a deterrent for all those who turned out for this fun, family-friendly pursuit race to support CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating).  Upbeat Regatta participants were joined by party-goers and generous donors at the after-party featuring a live auction and music by Misspent Youth.  With proceeds raised from the event, CRAB can purchase a brand new Beneteau First 22A!    A big thanks to the event Sponsors including the Boatyard Bar & Grill for the delicious food, and Heineken and Mount Gay for refreshing rum drinks and beer!  Enjoy the photos!

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Boatyard Beach Bash 2017's all-star band

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Boatyard Beach Bash 2017 on the waterfront

A balmy night of stellar entertainment under the stars delighted the sold-out crowd.  The laid-back sounds of current members of Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefers Band Doyle Grisham and Peter Mayer, along with the amazing talent of Keith Sykes, Brendan Mayer, John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, John Patti and Aaron Scherz (and sometimes our very own Dick Franyo) filled the evening.  Annapolitans and Parrotheads turned out to benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum, sponsored by the Boatyard Bar & Grill with other generous supporters, raising $90,000.  Enjoy the photos!

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Full Moon Party October 2017

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NEXT FULL MOON PARTY October 5, 2017 with The Shatners 

Come howl!

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Full Moon Party September

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NEXT FULL MOON PARTY September 7, 2017 with Jess McQuay Band

Come howl!

 

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Bands in the Sand 2018

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Next date: TBDBITS2017 PropTalkFullSponsorAdBands in the Sand, BITS, benefit for Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Boatyard philanthropy

2018 will be our 13th Annual Bands In The Sand party at and to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.   Los Lobos was last year's headliner, joined by Mad Planet and Misspent Youth and the future musical line up promises to be just as stellar!

The Boatyard owner, Dick Franyo, a Trustee of CBF, saw the opportunity for the best beach party in the area while out at another event up on the porch at CBF almost a decade ago.  He said to himself “this is nice but CBF needs to have its largest fundraiser right on the beach by the Bay overlooking Thomas Point Lighthouse.”  Since he had already founded and produced the Annual Boatyard Spring Fishing Tournament and Annual Annapolis Maritime Museum Boatyard Beach Bash, he knew a lot about throwing outdoor “life-style events”.  It meant generators and wires for power under the sand, large professional stage, sound system, lighting and setting up a full kitchen right on the sand.  Dick says “the CBF team and my Boatyard staff have really stepped up and produced the very best party of the year in the area.”

 

The event has raised over to a million dollars for CBF.   This year our good friends at bambeco were the Title Sponsor again. “Thank you bambeco, you are truly dedicated to Saving the Bay, such a natural treasure!”

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure.  America’s largest estuary is worth more than one trillion dollars, home to 17 million people, and populated with iconic wildlife.  But despite some recent signs of improvement, the Bay is still a system dangerously out of balance.  Poor water quality is threatening our local rivers, streams, and the Bay; endangering the health of thousands of species of plants and animals; putting human health at risk; and deflating our region’s economy.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is committed to making the Bay and its rivers and streams healthy again.  And, with the help of dedicated members, we work across the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed to do just that.  Our vision is a restored Bay with healthy rivers and clean water; sustainable populations of crabs, fish, and oysters; thriving water-based and agricultural economies; and a legacy of success for our children and grandchildren.

 View the Bands in the Sand Photo Gallery

 

 

 

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Boatyard Beach Bash-2017

Boatyard Beach Bash, Annapolis Maritime museum, dick franyo, parrott head, peter mayer, jimmy buffet bandNext date:  September 16, 2017

2017 will be our 13th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash to benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum.  Boatyard owner, Dick Franyo is on the Board of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and had a vision for a fund/fun raiser with a Jimmy Buffett/Parrot Head theme. Dick is a Parrot Head and looked hard at the Jimmy Buffett's model of selling a lifestyle/entertainment/escapism venue when he started the Boatyard. He felt that this event could be different than other local musical fundraisers and that Parrot Heads would be enthusiastic supporters.

Outgrowing the Boatyard parking lot after three years, the event was moved to the newly renovated Annapolis Maritime Museum waterfront facility in Eastport. 

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