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TrawlerFest Lake Park 2014

Feb 27th 2014 - Mar 1st 2014

Trawler Fest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows designed for cruising enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, Trawler Fests feature an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, the latest in marine gear and services, first-class education & demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities to connect with serious, qualified buyers. Trawler Fest is more than a boat show; it’s where industry, education and community come together in an intimate, rendezvous atmosphere. Trawler Fest is an experience you simply won’t want to miss!

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TrawlerFest Anacortes 2014

May 15th 2014 - May 17th 2014

Trawler Fest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, Trawler Fests feature an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, first-class education and demonstrations, the latest in marine products & services, and opportunities to share cruising adventures with fellow cruisers.

CruiserPort Fort Lauderdale 2014

Oct 30th 2014 - Nov 2nd 2014

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CruiserPort is your Portal to the Cruising-Under-Power Lifestyle

CruiserPort is PassageMaker Magazine’s designated area within the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, promoting the cruising-under-power lifestyle. CruiserPort offers free boating seminars taught by renowned marine industry professionals.

CruiserPort provides attendees with a taste of the TrawlerFest experience, as well as special deals on TrawlerFest tickets just for stopping by the CruiserPort Seminar Pavilion.

Location:
Bahia Mar Yachting Center

801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
B dock, slip 209
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Thursday, October 30 – Free Seminars

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12:00 – 1:00pm
Topic: Navigation – Quick and Easy Presented by: Bob Sweet, author of The Weekend Navigator and GPS for Mariners, and consultant for OceanGrafix
Learn how modern tools, up-to-date information, simple skills and basic knowledge will get you there safely every time.
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1:30 – 2:30pm
Topic: The Costs of Cruising Presented by: Capts. Chris & Alyse Caldwell
What does it really cost to own a cruising boat? From deciding what style of boat will accomplish your goals to budget considerations, Captains Chris and Alyse Caldwell will guide you through this new adventure. These seasoned cruisers will share their personal experiences as owner/operators and offer you options in your cruising future that won’t break the bank.
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3:00 – 4:00pm
Topic: The Latest in Navigational Charting and Live Updates
Presented by: Paul Michele, Navionics
How to update your navigation chart to the most recent information. Choosing the right chart for your travels. The latest technology on updating charts with community sourced data and even live instant charting. Current ICW updates for navigation and how you, the boater, can help.
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4:30 – 6:30pm
Happy Hour Sponsored by: SIMRAD
Join us for beer & cocktails at the CruiserPort Seminar Pavilion (B dock, slip 209) from 4:30 – 6:30pm, compliments of SIMRAD.
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Friday, October 31 – Free Seminars

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10:00am – 11:00am
Topic: Satellites: TV and Communication -
How to Get Both Onboard
Presented by: Paul Comyns, Intellian Technologies
SatCom and Sat TV. What is available, how they work in layman’s terms, what to expect and how to ask for the right things.
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11:30am – 12:30pm
Topic: A Comparison of Trawler Types Presented by: Larry Polster, Kadey-Krogen Yachts
Looking for that perfect vessel to fulfill your cruising dreams? Understanding the different living and operating characteristics of each of the four major categories of trawlers (i.e. Full Displacement, Semi-Displacement, Planing and Catamaran) will help you choose the right vessel for you.
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1:00 – 2:00pm
Topic: Bahamas Bound Presented by: Capts. Chris & Alyse Caldwell
Learn easy cruising plans for the Bahamas, just 54 miles from Palm Beach, Florida. Capts. Chris and Alyse Caldwell will help you stage your boat in Palm Beach before crossing the Gulf Stream to Grand Bahamas and on to the Abacos and Marsh Harbor. Plan to stay for a few weeks or the entire season. They will discuss U.S. and Bahamian Customs information, where to go, and what to do while relaxing in the island paradise. Don’t forget your Q Flag and Bahamian Courtesy Flag.
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2:30 – 3:30pm
Topic: Cruising America’s Great Loop Presented by: Justin Joyner, Capts. Chris & Alyse Caldwell
Learn more about the adventure of a lifetime aboard a Beneteau Swift Trawler 34. The Great Loop is a 7000 mile year long journey cruising around the waterways of eastern North America and the Beneteau Swift Trawler is the perfect boat to meet all the height and depth restrictions without missing all the fun! Attend this seminar and receive a complimentary one year membership to the America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA), courtesy of Captains Chris & Alyse Caldwell.
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4:00 – 5:00pm
Topic: TBA Presented by: TBA
Free seminar description forthcoming …
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Saturday, November 1 – Free Seminars

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11:30am – 12:30pm
Topic: Cruising Under Power Preparation Presented by: Jeff Merrill, CPYB
Heading out to sea requires planning and preparation. Trawler specialist Jeff Merrill has over twenty years experience training clients to safely travel offshore. Learn about your boats key boat systems and performance curve before you depart. Jeff will discuss what to look for while on watch and during engine room checks while underway.
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1:00 – 2:00pm
Topic: Cruising the Florida Keys Presented by: Capts. Chris & Alyse Caldwell
The Keys are the place to go where you can find clear water, tropical climate and an “island” attitude. Captains Chris & Alyse can help you plot your course for these far away islands that are really just next door. It’s an easy place for friends to visit without a passport.
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2:30 – 3:30pm
Topic: Insider Trips and Tricks For Purchasing a Long Range Motor Yacht Presented by: Michael Schlichtig, Outer Reef Yachts
You’ve downsized your home to something modest, sold off additional cars, and now dream of life on the water while on bucket list trips on your yacht. Before you depart for the gin-clear waters of the Caribbean, you have one last thing to do: purchase and build your dream Long Range Motoryacht. Outer Reef Yachts, a leading long range motoryacht manufacturer, has gleaned important feedback from our owners over the years regarding ‘must have’ features that ensure a more enjoyable, efficient and safe long range cruising experience. Join us for a free-form conversation with our Sales Expert about these important considerations, so that you can make an informed decision when purchasing your next boat.
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4:00 – 5:00pm
Topic: TBA Presented by: TBA

Sunday, November 2 – Free Seminars

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12:00pm – 1:00pm
Topic: Diesel Engine Q&A with Bob Smith
Presented by: Bob Smith, American Diesel
Whether you have a Lehman Ford, Perkins, John Deere, Cummins, or Yanmar engine, your boat’s power supply is the most critical piece of onboard equipment. If you have questions about parts, service, maintenance, or why your engine makes a certain sound, Bob Smith, developer of the Lehman Ford, can help. Bob will share his years of hands-on experience and expertise at this fun, relaxed, conversational presentation. This is a practical session, so bring your questions and get detailed answers.
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1:30 – 2:30pm
Topic: Simple Tips for Improving Your Boat Handling Presented by: Bob Sweet, author of The Weekend Navigator and GPS for Mariners, and consultant for OceanGrafix
Learn how your boat behaves and how to get it to do what you want it to do.
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3:00 – 4:00pm
Topic: PassageMaker Cruising Club benefits
Presented by: Marinalife
The PassageMaker Cruising Club is a new boating club full of benefits that make your time on the water easy, convenient and more affordable. Learn more about the tools and resources available to make your next cruise, whether a weekend getaway or an extended cruise, hassle free. 
Joy Koch McPeters is the President/CEO of Marinalife, LLC a Baltimore-based company founded in 2000, providing the boating community with a comprehensive resource for  on-the-water services including marina reservations, trip planning, and a membership program for boaters covering the United States, Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Central America.
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