2Trawler Fest, Cap Sante Marina Anacortes

TrawlerFest in Anacortes – May 19 – 21,  At Cap Sante Marina is part of  PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, TrawlerFests feature an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, yachts, first-class education and demonstrations, the latest in marine products & services, and opportunities to share cruising adventures with fellow cruisers, industry experts and the editors of PassageMaker.

IMG_4914TrawlerFest Anacortes In-water Selection Cruising Powerboats & Yachts

Below is to give a nugget of what happened last year 2015:

Join this year’s Trawler Fest for more: Education and Rendezvous!

TrawlerFest Two-Day Seminars

$450.00 (or $540 day of) Includes lunch and a graduation ceremony.
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 – 13, 8:30am – 5:30pm (Both Days)
Presented by: Nigel Calder, Steve Zimmerman and Engine Manufacturers

Lead presenters are the dream team of Nigel Calder, , and Steve Zimmerman, owner of four boatyards and with four decades of experience in marine engines and systems. The first day begins with basic theory, troubleshooting and maintenance in the morning. In the afternoon the class breaks into groups and rotates between three engine stations for hands-on work. Day two will continue with hands-on training and then focus on common engine problems seen in the boatyard, repowering, powertrain issues (from couplings to propellers), more hands-on with a session on electrical system troubleshooting with multi-meters, and generator installations, including critical safety issues related to AC systems. A factory rep will explain what government emissions regs mean for the consumer. There will be a session on modern software-based maintenance. The class ends with all the presenters on stage for panel discussion and audience Q&A. Class size limited to 36.

Thursday & Friday, May 14 – 15, 8:30am – 12:30pm (Both Mornings)
Presented by: Brian Krantz, Steve Zimmerman and John Clayman

Never before at TrawlerFest-Anacortes has there been a course for consumers that addresses so many facets of boat-buying, beginning literally from the bottom up. The day begins with a discussion of why hull form matters with long-time area yacht broker Brian Krantz. PassageMaker Troubleshooter columnist and boatyard guru Steve Zimmerman talks about composite construction. John Clayman of Seaton Yachts briefs the audience on the merits of steel, and the morning ends with a discussion of epoxy/wood boat building with Sam Devlin. The next day Krantz and Clayman will discuss brokers and surveyors and how to choose the right one. Following that, our insurance expert will give a revealing talk about his world. Then Clayman will speak about the KIS principle—keep it simple—and how the failure to do so can throw a boat deal off the rails. The seminar ends with all instructors on a panel engaging the audience in a Q&A format. Taken together, the advice from these experts could save you thousands of dollars.

IMG_4799 Get a Handle on Your Boat at TrawlerFest

Saturday & Sunday, May 16 – 17, 8:30am – 12:30pm (Both Mornings)
Presented by: Bob Sweet

On the first morning Bob Sweet, author of Powerboat Handling Illustrated takes attendees through the theory of close-quarters maneuvering, docking and other piloting techniques. On the second morning the class breaks into four groups of five. Two groups will board two different boats for on-the-water training with instructor-captains, the other two will receive on the dock instruction from Sweet in knot work and line-handling. Half way through the morning the groups on the water will switch with their counterparts on the docks. Class size limited to 20.

IMG_4886Boat Tours Abound at TrawlerFest

TrawlerFest 4-Hour Seminars

Friday, May 15, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Presented by: Denny Emory

An emergency situation at sea is most often read about in the press; or, watched on theTV in the comfort of one’s home. Voyager and safety expert Denny Emory will address what determines a true emergency situation; how to react onboard; and, what to anticipate. Planning and preparation come into play in the event of a emergency situation and how to summon help. He will present an overview of the safety gear now available on the market and how to decide what you need, including whether you should carry a liferaft. He will show you a typical “ditch bag.” Using personal experiences and reports of actual events, Emory brings this important topic to life in a way that may save yours.

IMG_4895 Cruise in to Anacortes for the full TrawlerFest Experience!

TrawlerFest is more than a boat show; it’s where industry, education, and community come together in a relaxed, rendezvous-type atmosphere. TrawlerFest is an experience you simply won’t want to miss!

Join United Yacht & TrawlerFest May 12 – 17 in Anacortes, Washington, for the second TrawlerFest stop of 2015 as the heads to the Pacific Northwest!

TrawlerFest Dates: May 12 – 17, 2015

In-Water Show Dates: May 14-17, 2015


Port of Anacortes

1019 Q Ave #C

Anacortes, WA 98221

Registration: Registration for TrawlerFest Anacortes is not yet open.

Ticket Information:

General Admission: $15 in advance, $18 on site

Seminars(2 hour): $50 in advance, $60 on site

NOTE: Purchase of a seminar ticket includes general admission to boat show for day of seminar.

The highly popular VIP PACKAGE includes:

  • General Admission to all four (4) days of TrawlerFest’s in-water boat show
  • Unlimited access to seminars (Diesel Engine course is NOT available as part of the VIP package)
  • Entry for one (1) to Thursday’s night event
  • Entry for one (1) to Friday’s night event
  • Retail: $600

*Discounted Price: $375 (you save nearly 40%) On site VIP tickets are $425

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IMG_4891Meet New Friends & Colleagues at TrawlerFest Anacortes!