Golf's most famous prize may well be the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament. First seen at Augusta in 1937, when club members were urged to wear them so visitors could easily identify a reliable source of information, the color symbolizes the green of well-kept grass.
At Newport Boats, it's the famous Red Jacket that has many customers wondering what they have to do to join our "club". Not to be flippant, but the answer is simple - buy a Sport Yacht or Yacht. However, in recent months, select repeat cruiser owners have been spotted wearing the Red Jacket.
"In an effort to provide our team with a nautical, distinctive look, we came up with the Red Jacket and Newport Boats logo stitched neatly above the breast pocket," stated Renee Ascencio, Newport Boats President. "While delivering a yacht, one of my first customers asked what it would take for him to get a matching his and hers jacket and I literally gave him the jacket off my back. Now when we go on Getaways! almost all of the customers are wearing the Red Jacket."
Renee recalls sampling 50 different jackets before settling on the quality of the jacket worn by the Newport team. "It's very gratifying to see so many of our customers wanting to know where they can get the Red Jacket."
Like the Master's Green Jacket, Newport Boats' Red Jacket is a tradition, a token of membership in one of Southern California's most elite boat "clubs." By the way, here's a bit of trivia. Who was the first winner of the Masters to be presented a Green Jacket? No, it wasn't Renee-her game is tennis. She's pretty good. The correct answer is Sam Snead in 1949.