Between a shortage of inventory among new and brokerage boats affecting the marine industry as a whole, and rising concerns about the delta variant while in an indoor space, the Trawlerfest events team has made the difficult decision to postpone Trawlerfest Newport, rather than forge ahead with an event that does not meet the high standards attendees have come to expect from the Trawlerfest series.
The series will now move forward at full steam with the next scheduled Trawlerfest in Baltimore (September 29 - October 3) as an ALL-OUTDOORS event, including all seminars and social gatherings.
“We feel that this will ensure both confidence and comfort at this time by providing the safest environment possible for all attendees, vendors and presenters,” said Julie Jarvie, AIM Marine Group vice president of marketing and events. “We are excited to report firm commitments already of over 25 boats to attend Trawlerfest Baltimore, and we expect that number to grow dramatically in the coming weeks.”
Those who already purchased tickets may transfer them to either of the Baltimore or Stuart shows this fall, or get a full refund instead.
A date for the 2022 Trawlerfest Newport has yet to be determined.