LaserPerformance Open’s its Doors to the Public for the First Time.


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LaserPerformance Open’s its Doors to the Public for the First Time.

LaserPerformance (formerly Vanguard Sailboats), long time builder of the Laser, Sunfish, V15, Club 420 and other popular sailboats is holding a nine day open house and factory sale from November 8-16th at the Portsmouth, RI factory location.

LaserPerformance will be opening up the factory to the public during the weekdays of the week of November 10th and is making the following available:

• Bring your LaserPerformance boat in for a free Spiff & Buff during the week of Nov 10th. We have set up a dedicated area in our factory to get your boat spiffed up by the same skilled craftsmen who build them! These folks are the pros at boat building, let them spiff up your boat by fixing minor cracks, dings, and finish off with a shiny buff! By appointment only, call: 401-683-0400
• Tour the factory where we hand craft the Sunfish, Laser, V15 and Club 420!
• Attend free seminars on boat repair and tuning and be entered into a raffle to win a new Bug Sailboat!

Additionally, LaserPerformance will be holding a nine day sale beginning Saturday November 8th with 40% off all items. They will be increasing the discount up to 80% on all remaining items by Sunday November 16th. Boat pricing is discounted on a by boat basis.

LaserPerformance is opening doors early to institutions, sailing clubs and organizations, schools, and all others in the marine industry for a VIP day November 7th from 9am-6pm. The discount will be 60% off retail on all items. Boat pricing is discounted on a by boat basis. Individuals just need a current business card and photo ID to attend VIP day.

A warehouse full of Magic Marine Gear, new boats such as the Nomad & RS Feva, event & factory reconditioned: Laser’s, V15’s, Zuma’s, Club 420’s and Sunfish, a variety of test boats such as the RS Vision, Funboat and RS 500, and hundreds of parts and accessories for any and all sailboats will be available.

Where: LaserPerformance Factory @ 200 Highpoint Ave, Portsmouth, RI 02871

When: November 8 – 16th Weekends 8am-5pm Weekdays 12pm-8pm
VIP Day November 7th 9am-6pm

Individuals looking to schedule a time to drop off their boat for the Spiff & Buff or who have any questions please call our retail store: 401-683-0400


For further information on LaserPerformance or this press release, please contact:

David Mesicek
North American Marketing Manager
+1 401 683 0960 x252
LaserPerformance in Rhode Island is also running basic repair how-to seminars on both weekends of the event, Sat and Sunday 9-11AM and 1-3PM.

Items that they will cover include Leak Testing, Hole repair, Gelcoat repair, plus a "few other things", acording the the guy that I talked to.
They're running their 50% off (70% on Friday and 80% on Sunday) sale in a storefront a couple of doors down from the main store. There's a lot of Magic marine stuff, lifejackets, wetsuits, etc, plus a small supply of parts for each of the boats they sell. Their yard has about 20 boats in various stages of the free spiff and buff. The finished boats look really nice.

Sunfish parts on sale are pretty sparse. They've got a few cleats and eye straps, and a couple of tiller extensions. I saw some spars behind the sales counter, but I couldn't identify which boats they were for. The biggest deals there is the racing sails from the 2008 World's which are going for $170 each (They've got about 5 left, down from a dozen on Tuesday), and the 2007 and 2008 World's boats going for $2700 or so.

I snagged a sail while the getting was good.

B-L Bandit

Leeward Bound and Down
I've been to the factory numerous times for work but I'm going up with a couple buddies this Saturday. Do i need to call ahead? are the tours running all day? what else is going on?
From what they told me today, they are running tours on the hour through Sunday. The How-to classes are 9am and 1pm Saturday and Sunday, and last about 2 hours.

If you dropped your boat off for a spiff and buff, you might want to call before you drive down to pick it up, because the response was so good that they are starting to fall behind