CruiserPort is PassageMaker Magazine’s designated area within the Palm Beach 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.
CruiserPort presentations are free but space is limited so we encourage you to register in advance to ensure a spot! Please send an email toTrawerFest@PassageMaker.com with the presentation or presentations you’d like to attend.
CRUISERPORT, PALM BEACH SEMINAR SCHEDULE
11:30 - 12:15 - Great Stops on the Great Loop PART I
Presented by Capts George & Pat Hospodar Seasoned Great Loop veterans and authors, Capts George and Pat Hospodar, will share photos and experiences from some of the most interesting sights and stops along America's iconic "Great Loop"
1:30 - 2:15 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Yacht Insurance Policy But Didn't Know Who To Ask
Presented by Pantaenius America Ltd.
This presentation provides an overview of what yacht insurance is for, the different types of policies that are available, and how yacht policies can differ overall. Topics to be covered included:
- Implication of secret implied warranties.
- Review of clauses found in most yacht insurance policies.
- How to negotiate with your insurance company for better terms.
- An Open Forum. Ask ANYTHING about marine insurance and marine law.
2:30 - 3:15 - Great Stops on the Great Loop PART II
Presented by Capts George & Pat Hospodar
Seasoned Great Loop veterans and authors, Capts George and Pat Hospodar, will share photos and experiences from some of the most interesting sights and stops along America's iconic "Great Loop."
11:30 – 12:15 THE CARE AND UPKEEP OF YOUR MARINE GENERATOR SET
Presented by Northern Lights, Inc.
Your boat’s generator set does a lot on board; but how well do you understand it? Northern Lights Vice President Brian Vesely will present a forty-five minute seminar to show you the ins and outs of generator set service and maintenance. From the basics of properly sizing your genset to the right coolant and oil, and the options that maximize your enjoyment on board, Brian’s course will cover the essential facts of power production every recreational boater should know.
1:30 – 2:15 KEEP YOUR COOL: SIZING, SERVICE AND UPKEEP OF YOUR VESSEL’S AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
Presented by Technicold Marine HVAC
No system is as critical for on-board comfort as your HVAC system. But how much do you really know about how to select and service it? Technicold Global Sales Director Shaun Hall will present a forty-five minute seminar describing the basics of how to properly size an HVAC system, the basic operation of an HVAC system and how to keep your AC running properly and effectively.
2:30pm - 3:15pm - Stop Dreaming and Start Cruising; Financing & Insuring Your Vessel for the Great Loop, Bermuda and beyond!
Presented by Sterling Associates & Total Dollar Insurance
The ins and outs of insurance and financing your dream vessel and options to consider based on your cruising goals.