The East Coast Camano Owners (ECCO) association was formed in 2001. The first official ECCO meeting was held in Sepember 2002 at the rendezvous at Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven, NC. As of summer 2014, our membership represents more than 60 current and former boat owners. While many ECCO members live and cruise along the U.S. Eastern seaboard, members extend thoughout the United States, Canada and even Sweden.
States represented include Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
ECCO leadership includes President-Pat Hunt of Myrtle Beach, SC; Vice President-John Lloyd of Burgaw, NC; Treasurer-Lou Black of Annandale, VA; Website Manager-Kevin Koehl of St. Johns, FL; and Bulletin Board Manager-Lewis Hunt of Myrtle Beach, SC.
WHAT WE OFFER
A web site with information and news about Camanos.
50% discount on BoatU.S. membership for ECCO members.
A password-protected bulletin board with archives containing owner questions and answers about a wide variety of Camano systems. The bulletin board includes:
An updated Owners' Handbook, maintenance tips and detailed, illustrated instructions for key maintenance items.
Discussion on Electronics/Electrical; Engines; Help and Advice; Hull and Exterior Items; Interior; Systems; Marina and Cruise Info; Parts, Spares and Service; and Running Gear.
An annual Camano rendezvous. Fourteen have been held to date. The 2015 rendezvous is planned for Myrtle Beach, SC in May.
2014-Palm Coast, FL
2012-New Bern, NC
2011 & 2010-Portsmouth, VA
2007-Smithfield Station, VA
2004 -Belhaven, NC & Stuart, FL
2002- Belhaven, NC
A regularly updated emailed membership list containing boat name, hull number, and owner contact information.
A free "For Sale" public web site listing for Camanos owned by ECCO members.
ECCO welcomes all Camano owners and previous owners of Camanos regardless of location. Annual dues are $25 per boat. To join, click on the membership form above, print it, and fill it out. You may also receive a form via email by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the completed form, along with a $25 check made out to ECCO, to ECCO, 567 Wildflower Trail, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Once your membership is registered, you will receive via email a membership directory, periodic news updates, and instructions on contacting the Message Board manager via email to set up your Message Board account and password.