Schedule Of Events

LNVT Rendezvous at Fairhaven, MA
27 through 30 July 2017

This year's event is hosted by John and Ellen Isaksen and their family, Neptune 37VT35

Our rendezvous will be held at Fairhaven Shipyard (South Yard) located at 50 Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA Early arrivals by both land and sea are welcome!

The quaint town of Fairhaven is a great backdrop for the gathering. Attendees can walk through town, shop and visit the nearby whaling museum during their stay. There will be folks available to provide transportation to laundromats, grocery stores, hardware stores, etc.


How do I sign up to attend the LNVT Rendezvous in Fairhaven? Cost is $50 per person for the 4-day event including three evening meals (pizza party, potluck, and catered seafood dinner) plus snacks, coffee, bottled water etc. Tours of the harbor, fishing boats, and good times with great friends included.

To register for the rendezvous, call Randi Isaksen at 774-644-0644 or Ellen Isaksen at 508-997-2230. Then send your check made out to Ellen Isaksen and mail to 9 Blossom Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Registration checks should be received no later than July 1.

Can I dock my tug at Fairhaven Shipyard? Yes! Reserve early to get a slip at the shipyard. There is a special slip fee for the rendezvous: $2 per foot per day plus $15 for 30 amp service. Total daily rate for 37 feet is $89 per day. (Note: No reservation deposit required)

To reserve your slip contact the Fairhaven Shipyard Dockmaster, Fred Stenquist by email moc.draypihsnevahriaf|derf#moc.draypihsnevahriaf|derf or by phone 774-263-3357.

Can I park my car at Fairhaven Shipyard? Parking passes are not required for those who are arriving by car. There is a gate at the entrance with a watchman after hours and during the day. If the watchman is not there during the day go to the shipyard office for access. To exit the gate opens automatically.

Please bring an item or two for the silent auction. Proceeds help us with misc costs for this event and any extra proceeds received will go to the association.

Contact Randi Isaksen (John and Ellen's daughter), 774-644-0644, ten.tsacmoc|5252lias#ten.tsacmoc|5252lias. You can also reach John at (774) 644-7457, Ellen at (774) 644-0643 or at their home (508) 997-2230.

Daily Schedule (we are still working on the final details, and will update the website as needed).

27 July Thursday

Arrivals throughout the day: Sign in at the shipyard “Screen House” to get the latest agenda, your welcome materials, and sign up sheets for special tours on Friday and Saturday, and sign up for rides to grocery store etc. Silent auction begins in the afternoon.

5:00 pm: BYOB & Hors D’oeuvre on your boats, dock or at the Screen House.

6:30 pm: Pizza Party – cooked on site at the shipyard

28 July Friday

Breakfast on your own (see list of restaurants nearby)

9am: Coffee and homemade goodies in the "Screen House"

10am: Tour of New Bedford Harbor on board the tug NEPTUNE, with a narrator providing lots of history of the harbor. Sign up in Screen House when you arrive.

Lunch: on your own (see lists of restaurants below)

Options for today: Visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum, or take a guided walk through the center of Fairhaven or quick stroll to Fort Phoenix.

5:00 pm: BYOB & Hors D’oeuvre on your boats, dock or at the Screen House.

6:30 pm Potluck Dinner in “Screen House” in addition to your own dishes we hope to have a few local favorites such as seafood chowder and other surprises.

29 July Saturday

Breakfast on your own (see list of restaurants nearby)

9:00 am: Coffee and homemade goodies in the "Screen House"

9:30 Tug Talk in the Screen House

10:30 am Tour of scallop fishing boat (Sign up in the Screen House when you arrive)

Lunch: on your own

2:00: Parade of Tugs (tentative)

5:00 pm: BYOB & Hors D’oeuvre on your boats, dock or at the Screen House.

6:00 pm: Catered Dinner at Vintage Shed buffet with many seafood specialties and a meat dish. Silent auction closes

30 July Sunday

Breakfast on your own (see list of restaurants nearby)

9am: Coffee and homemade goodies in the "Screen House"
Departures throughout the day

Restaurants Nearby

These three restaurants are great options for breakfast and lunch and are within a short walking distance from the Fairhaven Shipyard.

Margaret’s (a favorite of boaters & great seafood)
16 Main Street

1 Middle Street

23 Center Street

By car we recommend: Courtyard, 270 Huttleston Ave (Route 6)

Grocery stores: Stop & Shop in Fairhaven; Market Basket in New Bedford.


There are several hotels in the Fairhaven and New Bedford areas to choose from but be sure to BOOK EARLY! This is a very popular tourist destination.

Hampton Inn (Distance from shipyard 1.6 miles)
1 Hampton Way
Fairhaven, MA
(508) 990-8500

Sea Port Inn (Distance from shipyard 1 mile)
110 Middle Street
Fairhaven, MA
(508) 997-1281

Fairfield Inn & Suites (Distance from shipyard 2.4 miles)
185 MacArthur Drive
New Bedford

Captain Haskell's Octagon House B&B (Distance from shipyard 2.7 miles)
347 Union Street
New Bedford, MA
(508) 999-3933

Delano Homestead B&B (Distance from shipyard .5 miles)
39 Walnut Street
Fairhaven, MA
(508) 992-5552

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