FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2014
Contact: Roger Bloom, 714-943-3310, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory: Press representatives are invited to accompany the parade on a Duffy boat. Contact Roger Bloom at 714-943-3310.
‘FLIGHT OF THE DUFFYS’ TO CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT DUFFY DUFFIELD
To celebrate Duffy Duffield’s 45 years of contributions to the city and his campaign for City Council, boaters and friends are invited to join a Flight of the Duffys on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Anyone who owns a Duffy boat – or can beg, borrow or steal one – is invited to gather at the Newport Harbor Turning Basin at noon for a parade around the Harbor that will last until about 1:30 p.m.
“Forty-five years ago, as a teenager, I invented the Duffy Boat,” Duffy says. ”It has been a great adventure for Terry and I. We’ve sold over 14,000 Duffys around the world, and we are the largest manufacturers of electric boats in the world.
“I owe much of my success to our spectacular Harbor and the Newporters who have supported me. I invite you to bring your Duffy or a friend’s and meet in the turning Basin for a good ol’ fashioned boat parade.”
The parade of Duffy boats from all corners of Newport Harbor will be followed by a post-Flight VIP BBQ at the Duffy Boat Rental facility at 2001 W. Coast Highway, next to the Sea Scout Base. A donation of $250 per person for the Duffy for Newport campaign is requested to attend the barbecue. There is no cost to participate in the boat parade.
For more information on the Flight of the Duffys and the Duffy for Newport campaign, visit DuffyForNewport..com.
Marshall Duffield, known universally as Duffy, is the inventor of the Duffy electric boat and founder and owner of the company that makes them. He is the largest manufacturer of electric boats in the world, with 14,000 Duffys on the lakes and harbors of all continents. He served on the Newport Beach Harbor Commission for 10 years. A frequent visitor to Newport Beach as a young child, he and his family moved here permanently in 1958. He is a graduate of Newport Harbor High School and a member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.