Though Cigarette Racing Team’s home is in South Florida, it is anything but a regional high-performance sportboat and center console brand. Name any high-performance powerboating hotbed, take Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri as a particularly relevant example, and you’ll be almost certain to find several new and vintage offerings from the iconic boat builder.
That fact is not lost on Skip Braver, Cigarette’s chief executive officer and owner, which is one of the big reasons why the 2015 Cigarette Owners’ Rendezvous June 19-21 will be held at the Lake of the Ozarks and hosted by Performance Boat Center, a dynamic performance boat dealer, service operation and year-round storage facility that represents the Cigarette brand in the Midwest.
“We’re excited to be hosting the Cigarette Owners’ Rendezvous this year,” said Brett Manire of Performance Boat Center. “We have the perfect facility to accommodate the event, and we’re hoping our restaurant will be finished by then.”
Participants in the upcoming Cigarette Owners’ Rendezvous will have access to Performance Boat Center’s state-of-the-art facility on the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image
The rendezvous is open only to Cigarette owners and their vessels, and limited to 60 boats. The Camden At Lake Resort will be the host hotel and primary venue for off-the-water activities for the weekend, and the upscale waterfront property will feature a “VIP Lounge” with a private bartender for participants. Manire said an opening party is slated for Friday evening. A lunch/fun run is planned for Saturday, and for those who are interested there will be a raft-off party on Sunday. Manire said he is hoping the event will attract Cigarette owners from around the country. Braver will, of course, be on hand to represent the company he owns.
“We are excited to have the Cigarette guys come to our lake and see what it has to offer,” Manire said. “We’re also excited for them to see all the things we’ve done at Performance Boat Center.”
Cigarette Racing Team’s last Owners’ Rendezvous event was in Destin, Fla., three years ago.
Editor’s note: For more information on the 2015 Cigarette Owners’ Rendezvous or to RVSP for the event, email [email protected] or call 573-873-2300. (Top photo courtesy Cigarette Racing Team.)
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