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North Pacific Yachts Wins People's Choice Award at Trawlerfest

Trawlerfest Baltimore show-goers name the North Pacific 49 Euro as the 2021 "People's Choice."
North Pacific 49 Euro owners Rick Ginsburg and Mary Silverstein (center), and North Pacific Yachts President Trevor Brice (right), accept the 2021 Trawlerfest Baltimore People's Choice Award from Trawlerfest Event Manager Ryan Davidson. 

North Pacific 49 Euro owners Rick Ginsburg and Mary Silverstein (center), and North Pacific Yachts President Trevor Brice (right), accept the 2021 Trawlerfest Baltimore People's Choice Award from Trawlerfest Event Manager Ryan Davidson. 

At the culmination of a successful Trawlerfest Baltimore, the attendees spoke with their ballots, naming the North Pacific Yachts 49 Euro as the 2021 Baltimore "People's Choice."

As Passagemaker reported earlier this year, while the 49 Euro is in many ways a new model, the shipyard calls the "Euro" version Hull No. 11 (or 4911) in North Pacific’s 49 Pilothouse line. The semi-displacement hull remains unchanged. The departure is more contemporary design and styling. With boat-buyer demographics skewing younger, the British Columbia-based brand wanted to appeal to buyers seeking a more modern look and feel, but with the materials and quality of a traditional trawler, according to North Pacific Yachts President Trevor Brice. 

The North Pacific 49 Euro: 2021 Trawlerfest Baltimore People's Choice Award recipient

The North Pacific 49 Euro: 2021 Trawlerfest Baltimore People's Choice Award recipient

The award-winning new model from North Pacific Yachts was one of more than 20 trawlers and long-range cruisers on display at Trawlerfest Baltimore, the event series' first in-person boat show since the start of the pandemic. 

The fall weather couldn't have been more perfect for the hundreds of show-goers who perused boats along the docks at Harbor East Marina in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Boats on display represented a wide variety of trawlers and coastal cruisers from 23 to 55 feet in length. 

Twenty-nine educational seminars held on the docks held on the docks, on the water, and in various exhibition spaces in the nearby Hilton and Marriott hotels were all well-attended with strict Covid safety protocols in place.    

The Trawlerfest in-water boat show at Harbor East Marina

The Trawlerfest in-water boat show at Harbor East Marina

Diesel Engines seminar with Nigel Calder 

Diesel Engines seminar with Nigel Calder 

"It was exciting to be back on the docks at our first in-person Trawlerfest event in almost two years," said Passagemaker Editor-in-Chief Andrew Parkinson. "We were delighted to see so many smiling faces enjoying the show, from our vendors and sponsors to the show-goers themselves. Despite the hardships we've all faced over the last 18 months during the pandemic, it really felt like this was the right time and the right place to get back to a traditional in-person boat show format. We're looking forward to our next in-person show coming up in Stuart, Florida, in March 2022, so save the date."

Passagemaker editor-in-chief Andrew Parkinson

Passagemaker editor-in-chief Andrew Parkinson

Also stay tuned for upcoming announcements for the return of Trawlerfest LIVE, a digital-only Trawlerfest experience, to be held in December 2021. More details coming soon. 

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