TrawlerFest, presented by PassageMaker, returned once again to the picturesque port town of Anacortes, Washington, May 13–15. In its seventh year at Anacortes, nearly 70 new and pre-owned cruising powerboats stood tall on display (some pictured above), while approximately 40 land exhibitors impressed attendees with a wide variety of marine products and services to enhance their boating lifestyle and experience.
The two-day educational segment, TrawlerFest University, saw several sold-out classes offering students invaluable boating knowledge on subjects ranging from diesel engine dissection to long-range cruising. The 90-minute boating seminars held during the morning and afternoon hours of the show also saw record turnouts. Attendees chose from a wealth of topics, from purchasing a trawler, to marine weather, and cruising the Great Loop.
TrawlerFest Anacortes attendees enjoyed picture-perfect weather this year, and were treated to many new activities, from music and drinks at The Tipsy Seagull Lounge, to Casablanca at the outdoor “Dinner and a Movie” night, and live music by local favorite Fidalgo Swing at the Trawlers at Twilight "'docktail' party."
Attendees traveled far and wide to attend TrawlerFest Anacortes—from states up and down the East and West Coasts and several in between. Exhibitors met with many first-time attendees as well as couples making the transition to the cruising-under-power lifestyle. There were also many repeat attendees to the annual event.
Next up, the TrawlerFest experience moves eastward to Baltimore, MD, with TrawlerFest Baltimore held September 25–27, 2014. VIP packages, a variety of all-new University and seminar topics, and general admission tickets are available for sale. Register today at www.TrawlerFest.comor call 954-761-8843.
PassageMaker wishes to thank the following for sponsoring TrawlerFest Anacortes 2014:
ACE Recreational Marine Insurance, American Diesel, Avenue Catering, Beneteau USA, Corvette Marine, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Cutwater Boats, Fleming Yachts, Hampton Yacht Group, Intellian Technologies, John Deere, Kadey-Krogen Yachts, Marinalife, Nordhavn Yachts, Ocean Navigator, Outer Reef Yachts, Pacific Party Canopies, Pacific Yachting, Port of Anacortes, Quickline USA, Ranger Tugs, SEA Magazine, Seakeeper’s Society, The Boat Guy, United Yacht Transport and Yachtworld.com.