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Aviation company ConnectJets now offers clients a frequent flyer program in Europe that comes with a whole collection of perks and Maine shipyards and marine groups invite yachtsmen to a series of events showcasing the Maine coastline.

ConnectJets Launches Loyalty Program

Business aviation company ConnectJets is launching a dedicated loyalty program for clients who are able to commit to 25 or more flight hours per year. Known as Jet Card Europe, it will provide guaranteed aircraft availability and pricing throughout Europe for regular corporate aircraft users.


ConnectJets’ Loyalty Jet Card will allow members to take advantage of discounts, upgrades and additional services at some of the most exclusive hotels, restaurants and luxury retailers upon presentation of their card. The members will also be invited to key sporting events and have access to their own dedicated account manager. Jet Card Europe holders also will receive Jet Miles, bringing a traditional benefit of commercial airline travel into the business aviation world.

Members select the desired cabin size and, after making a single upfront payment, are ensured transparent pricing with no hidden charges. Prices of the card start from $5,703 per hour for the Very Light Jet.

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Maine Yards Plan Summer Events

Maine boat yards and affiliated marine groups are producing a series of yachting events this August designed to cater to the international yachting community and encourage more boats to sail the Maine Coast. The series of regattas, rendezvous, boat shows and receptions is collectively called the Maine Escape.


The series begins with Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on August 4, and its two feeder events, the Castine Classic Yacht Race and the Camden Classic Yacht Race, August 2 and 3 respectively. During the week following, there are receptions hosted by Front Street Shipyard and Rockport Marine. The weekend of August 10-12, racers are invited to join the Shipyard Cup out of Boothbay. Landlubbers can opt for the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show in Rockland. August 13 and 14 are Open Boat Yard Days, during which dozens of yacht yards open their doors to the general public for tours and receptions.

The Maine Escape ends with the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous for powerboats and sailboats August 16-19, and the MS Regatta in Casco Bay on August 18.

Large yachts can be accommodated on docks and moorings by some of the largest yards in Maine, including Brooklin Boat Yard, Front Street Shipyard, Hodgdon Yachts, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Rockport Marine and Wayfarer Marine.

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