The world's largest boat show opened in Stamford, Connecticut, at the beginning of last week (7 October).
GV AERIAL VIEW "In-water" boat show
GV Boats moored
GV PAN Yachts on trailers
SV People cleaning boats (2 shots)
GV 'Sunfish' (2 shots)
GV Racing sailboats on dry land
GV Boats moored
SV "Hatterer 64"
GV's & SV's INT Boat (3 shots)
SV & CU Helm and engine areas (3 shots)
"In spite of gloomy economic predictions Americans are deeper into recreational boating than ever before -- and the North Atlantic show has something for every turn of mind and condition of wallet.
"The little 'Sunfish', with a brightly-coloured sail, is just as important to a new skipper as the latest edition to the 'Chris-Craft' flotilla ... the 73-footer.
"The racing sailboats appear beautifully lean and free of frills. But if creature comfort takes you down to the sea, the new 'Hatterer 64' may be just the thing.
"A saloon with ankle-deep carpets, a galley with every conceivable convenience, washer and dryer, dishwasher, dispose-all, trash compactor ... even built-in blender.
"We didn't discuss the price after we'd learned from the skipper that the monstrous pair of V-12 engines burn up to fifty gallons of fuel an hour, turning fast enough to tow a water skier. As long as it's a dream, why be modest?"
Initials BB/2355 NC/MC/BB/0017
This film includes a full commentary by TVN's Andy Macmillan. An alternative introduction and a transcript (for guidance only) is provided overleaf.
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Background: The world's largest boat show opened in Stamford, Connecticut, at the beginning of last week (7 October).
Most of the boats are displayed in the water in a large marina.
The craft on display range from they sailboats to a 73-foot cabin cruiser and a luxurious monster whose twin V-12 engines burn 50 gallons of fuel an hour.
SYNOPSIS: The largest boat show in the world opened in Connecticut on America's Atlantic coast last week. Boats to suit every taste are on display -- most in the water where they'll show to best advantage. Television News Incorporated reporter Andy Macmillan visited the show: