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Nine Stuart Seminars That Might Lower Your Insurance


Nine technical seminars at TrawlerFest-Stuart provide attendees with certificates of completion. Our insurance partners say that, depending on one's insurer, these certificates can help lower your rates.

The seminars are: "Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Engines," "Choosing, Maintaining & Troubleshooting Outboard Motors & Dinghies," "Boat Handling Theory," "Boat Handling on The Water," "Weather for Cruisers" (at top), "The Haulout! Maintaining a Cruising Powerboat," Troubleshooting Marine Electronics," "Anchoring for Couples" and "Getting the Most out of Your Radar."

 "Boat Handling On the Water:" Backing into a slip.

"Boat Handling On the Water:" Backing into a slip.

TrawlerFest-Stuart is at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Resort & Marina, Feb. 28-March 4. The lone exception is the Diesel seminar, which is presented at Whiticar Boat Works's Shearwater Marine facility a few miles away.

The most cost effective way to attend the largest number of certificate courses is to purchase our five-day VIP Page, which costs $499 but can amount to a value of more than $1,100. Here’s what it includes:

  • General Admission to all threedays of TrawlerFest’s In-Water Boat Show
  • Unlimited access to seminars (Tuesday-Saturday) (Diesel Engine course and Boat Handling Hands On is NOT available as part of the VIP package)
  • Entry for one to Thursday’s Dinner and entertainment.
  • Entry for one to Friday’s Docktail Party

There is also a three-day VIP package for $399, which provides similar value for Thursday through Saturday seminars.

Most PassageMaker fans know that TrawlerFest is more than a seminar series. The event’s in-water boat show, runs Thursday, March 2-4. Dozens of power cruisers will be open for inspection on the docks and vendors will be on hand to demonstrate products and services.

For more information, visit and navigate to TrawlerFest>Bay Bridge, or call 443-745-7785.