The East Coast Camano Owners (ECCO) association was formed in 2001. The first official ECCO meeting was held in September 2002 at the rendezvous at Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven, NC. As of May 2017, our membership represents 60 current and former boat owners as well as one "Guest Membership." While many ECCO members live and cruise along the U.S. Eastern seaboard, members extend throughout the United States, Australia and Canada.
U.S. States represented include Alabama, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington.
ECCO leadership includes President-Pat Hunt of Myrtle Beach, SC; Vice President-Milton Paul of Annapolis, MD; Treasurer-Lea Anne Werder of Oak Island, NC; Website Manager-Tom Surles of St. Leonard, MD; and Bulletin Board Manager-Lewis Hunt of Myrtle Beach, SC.
WHAT WE OFFER
A web site with information and news about the Camano.
50% discount on BoatUS 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 Owner 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 Running Gear; and The ECCO Membership Directory.
An annual (post-pandemic) Camano rendezvous. Nineteen have been held to date with the 2019 Rendezvous held on Tilghman Island, MD May 29-31. There are no plans for a 2021 rendezvous. We are hoping the pandemic will soon be behind us and we can plan the ECCO 20th Anniversary Rondy in the near future.
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.
An ECCO Burgee for a reasonable fee.
ECCO welcomes all Camano owners, previous owners, and those interested in Camanos regardless of location. Annual dues are $25 per boat. To join, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a Membership Form which you can return 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 periodic news updates and instructions on contacting the Message Board manager via email to set up your Message Board account and password. WELCOME!