TrawlerFest, PassageMaker's stand-alone event series, will see the rebirth of its New England edition with a stop in Essex, Connecticut, in the summer of 2015.
Located in a picturesque New England town on the Connecticut River, TrawlerFest-Essex will open its doors Tuesday June 2, offering a wide selection of educational seminars taught by industry leaders and continue through Sunday, June 7.
The event will also feature a shoreside expo, featuring the latest and greatest from your favorite marine vendors, and a power-cruiser centric boat and brokerage show opening Thursday June 4, and running to the end of the show.
Recently purchased by Brewer Yacht Yards, the 13-acre island offers 125 slips located just five miles from the mouth of the Connecticut River. The island marina is connected to downtown Essex via a small ferry that runs patrons back and forth across a small channel and provide easy access to shops, restaurants and other attractions.
Marina visitors have access to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, picnic area, and plenty of family recreation areas, including: volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, badminton, ping pong, bocce, and more. There is also a small restaurant on island.