News Release

Boston Whaler partners with Dogfish Head’s founder for an epic journey to raise funds for The Nature Conservancy

(June 9, 2014) - On June 23, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Founder and President Sam Calagione and his teenage son, Sammy, will step aboard their Boston Whaler and embark on an epic 600-mile journey up the northeastern seaboard.

"We love our Whaler," said Sam of the 19-foot Montauk he and Sammy will be using for their trip. The original S.S. Dogfish was a 13-foot Whaler, and last year the Calagiones upgraded to the current Montauk. "It's such a well-made, smooth-running boat and a company with such an amazing heritage. It's only fitting that we'll be touching down in Boston Whaler's namesake city and wrapping up our adventure in Dogfish Head, Maine."

The trip, scheduled to be completed July 1, serves to mark the opening of the new Dogfish Inn, located in coastal Delaware, while raising money and awareness for The Nature Conservancy. At five stops along the journey-Atlantic City, Manhattan, Block Island, Boston and Portland-Sam will dock his Whaler and proceed to host multicourse beer dinners at some of his favorite restaurants. Each location participating in this "Moveable Feast" will donate $2,000 to The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving "the lands and waters on which all life depends," for a total of $10,000.

"We're thrilled to partner with Sam for his incredible trip and support each feast along the way," said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler's VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. "It's a terrific opportunity to raise money and awareness for The Nature Conservancy, and to celebrate the spirit of adventure and innovation that Sam and Boston Whaler both share."

In between feast events, the father-son duo will also make stops to hike, paddleboard and photograph some of the coastal properties The Nature Conservancy has protected. They'll see places like South Cape May Meadows, a globally renowned birding spot at the southern tip of New Jersey; and Berry Woods Preserve, home to a multi-use mosaic of conservation near Maine's Kennebec River. "Boating is how our family stays connected to nature, so cruising from one location to the next made perfect sense," said Sam. "Making the trip by Whaler was the only logical way to go."

For more information about Boston Whaler and the epic Dogfish Head Moveable Feast, please contact Traci Davis at (386) 409-6419 or by email at

About Boston Whaler: For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., the company's unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but also superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11 to 37 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend™, please visit Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world.

About Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery makes off-centered ales for off-centered people. Since 1995, Dogfish has brewed with nonstandard ingredients such as raisins, chicory, maple syrup and grapes, changing the way people think about beer. Dogfish believes beer can have as much flavor, complexity, diversity, food-compatibility and ageability as the world's finest wines.

Contact Traci Davis
Phone: 386.409.6419