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Trawlerfests feature an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, first-class education and demonstrations, the latest in marine products & services, and opportunities to share cruising adventures with fellow cruisers, industry experts and your favorite Passagemaker editors.

Trawlerfest is more than a boat show; it’s where industry, education, and community come together in a relaxed, rendezvous-type atmosphere. Trawlerfest is an experience you simply won’t want to miss! Join us May 17-21 for Seminars & May 19-21 for In-Water Show Portion of Trawlerfest in conjuction with The Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show in Anacortes, Washington, for the second Trawlerfest stop of 2022 as we head to the Pacific Northwest!

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Boat Show Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10am-6pm
General Admission: $12 per day- Unlimited pass: $18 all 3 days.  
Discounted Military Ticket ($8) available on-site only.
17 & Under: Free

Click here to view the boat list 

Beer or wine included with the purchase of an adult E-ticket at Rockfish Brewery in downtown Anacortes. Redeem your admission ticket at the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show box office before visiting Rockfish (320 Commercial Ave)

Entrance to the in-water show is at the main entrance to Cap Sante Marina, adjacent to the Harbor Office, 11th Street.

NOTE: Purchase of a seminar ticket includes general admission to boat show on the day of seminar.

5 Day VIP Package 

$549.00 includes:

  • General Admission to all Three (3) days of In-Water Boat Show: 10am -6 pm daily.
  • Unlimited access to seminars ( Thursday - Saturday) (Diesel Engine Course Safe Radar Navigation in Bad Weather, Marine Apps for Route Planning & Remote Anchor Watch is NOT included as part of the VIP Package. Must purchase separately.
  • Entry for one (1) to Thursday's Cocktail Cruise
  • Entry for one (1) to Friday's Trawlers at Twilight
    Value: $1,100 - You save $600 with the 5 Day VIP Pass.

VIP Seminar Selection Forms will be emailed after ticket purchase. We appreciate your patience as it is not an automated email.

3 Day VIP Package

$449.00 includes:

  • General Admission to all Three (3) days of In-Water Boat Show: 10am -6 pm daily.
  • Unlimited access to seminars ( Thursday - Saturday) (Diesel Engine Course Safe Radar Navigation in Bad Weather, Marine Apps for Route Planning & Remote Anchor Watch is NOT included as part of the VIP Package. Must purchase separately.
  • Entry for one (1) to Thursday's Cocktail Cruise
  • Entry for one (1) to Friday's Trawlers at Twilight
  • Value: $680.00 - You save $280.00 with the 3 Day VIP Pass.
  • VIP Seminar Selection Forms will be emailed after ticket purchase. We appreciate your patience as it is not an automated email.
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Seminars May 17-21

FULL DAY DIESEL COURSE SATURDAY, MAY 21st

SOLD OUT 

Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Engines- Hands On Seminar

With Mike Beemer & Matt Mardesich
Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $200
Held at the SVC Marine Technology Center *
*NOT included in VIP PASS*

This an all day course about your diesel propulsion engine. Having your Diesel engine fail while underway can ruin your day. Worse, it could put you and your crew in a dangerous position. In general, marine diesel engines are incredibly reliable. They just to need, air, fuel, and water for cooling. You could add electrical power for starting, and you have covered the range of needs for a diesel engine. Most engine problems are due to fuel issues or keeping the engine cool. Using the Marine Tech Centers diesel engine lab, we will work with live diesel engines running where you can walk around the engine and see the different systems. You can look at the injectors and even learn to bleed the engine before starting.

  • Sample of topics covered:
    • Annual and Regular Maintenance:
    • Changing the oil and oil filters
    • Changing Fuel filters
    • Overheating can kill a diesel engine. Make sure your cooling system is maintained regular to avoid overheating and costly repairs.
    • There is no warning for salt water incursion in your transmission cooling system.
    • Gear coolers should be inspected it annually and replace or cleaned every 5 years
    • Impellers should be inspected annually and replaced every 1-2 years depending on use
  • Replacing hoses and belts every five years
    Learn how to troubleshoot:
  • Electrical systems on your engine for starting or charging.
  • Vacuum gauge installation in your fuel system after the primary fuel filter to tell you if the system has a blockage or if the primary filter is dirty from bad fuel or a problem in the tank.
    This is one of our most popular courses... and will sell out.  After this one day course you will have a good understanding of how your diesel engine works and the basic areas for good maintenance and troubleshooting.

May 17, Tuesday Seminars 

Dialing-In-Your-Trawler With Jeff Merrill, CPYB
9am - 11am  |  $65

There is a lot to keep track of when you own and manage your trawler. Record keeping can be done in a variety of ways, from homemade spread sheets to purchased programs. The important point is to keep track of the details to help you better enjoy your trawler. Yacht broker Jeff Merrill has amassed a collection of good ideas that will help take some of the guesswork out of tracking various systems and equipment onboard your trawler. Knowing what to monitor, determining what is normal and identifying an issue early on are all important factors to help you enjoy cruising. Being observant and using quick reference reminders will improve your awareness. Merrill has spent over thirty years working with cruising clients and through his experiences on hundreds of trawlers he has cataloged a huge collection of simple tips; like marking lines on your engine mounts, arrows for tracking needles on analog gauges, color coding your anchor chain and many other common-sense tips make this an engaging and informative session.

Use Marine Apps for Route Planning and Remote Anchor Watch with Modern Internet Connection with Furono by Eric Kunz  9am - 11 am  |  $75 NOT INCLUDED IN VIP PASS
Presented by Eric Kunz from FURUNO

SOLD OUT 

Use your iPad, iPhone or Android device to learn route planning and provide “Peace of Mind” Anchor Watch functionality to while you r are cruising anywhere in the world. Understand the integrated relationship between modern MFDs and your own personal connected devices. Experience how easy it is to safely create journeys and plans that are automatically safely saved in your own personal “Internet Cloud” web site. Then see how this safely saved information automatically transfers between your vessel’s MFDs and your own devices. Use live modern MFDs to save pictures, route plans, and places of interest then transfer them between your own devices in the class. Use your own device with exactly the same charts to understand how easy it is to have the same information you create at your home automatically appear on your vessel’s navigation display when you embark on new journey whether it is a plan for a day trip or a month or a year! Watch the information save automatically to your MFD or from your MFD to your device using these amazing free apps. Modern connected MFDs leverage simple Internet Cloud integration so you never have to fear about losing critical navigation information again. (Limited Attendance with six displays and 2 people per display)

What To Look For Before You Call a Surveyor with Jim Merrick 
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  |  $65

So, you want to buy a boat? We explain what you should look for before making an offer and hiring a marine surveyor. A dream of the perfect cruising boat can be crushed when its surveyed, but some of those deal-killers could have been detected early were it not for the fact that buying a boat is rarely a rational decision; we are often lead by our hearts.  Buyers can slow down and take a look at the boat with the rose-colored glasses off. We will cover how to inspect hoses, valves, wiring mistakes, and signs of structural damage. There will be many photos of examples of what to look for. 

Weather Decision Making on the Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska, and vicinity
With Chris Parker
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  |  $65

You will learn all the basic concepts of weather in the Pacific NW, including: How to read a weather map,

Synoptic features (high and low pressure systems, ridges, troughs, fronts), and Why each is important.

Brief discussion of how wind drives seas, and the importance of arriving at a wind forecast before considering forecast for seas (we will devote two hours to discussing seas / waves and their impact on your vessel in the Weather Seminar Wednesday, May 18, at 9am).

You'll learn about the 3 types of wind; Understanding seabreeze / landbreeze cycles; Catabatic winds and other Coastal effects; Understanding weather from a perspective of energy transfer; Concept of convergence and divergence, and how these drive your weather; and How to gauge forecast confidence.

Chris will present vital information about Weather Models and their limitations, including: Global versus mesoscale models; Temporal and spatial resolution of models; Model grid boxes; and Why models can not resolve weather phenomena in much of the interior Pacific NW.

And Chris offers real solutions you can use including: Tips for accessing real time Buoy information and CMC and NOAA text forecasts; How to use Buoys and the knowledge you gain in this Seminar to better interpret computer model forecasts, and CMC and NOAA text forecasts, so you know what's really going to happen in your location. 

Understanding Marine Systems: Propane/Fire Suppression/Water-makers
With Mike Beemer
3pm - 5pm  |  $65

Most modern cruising vessels will have many systems aboard requiring inspection, care, and maintenance. Spend some time with ABYC Master Technician and systems instructor Michael Beemer who isn’t selling anything and will answer your questions from his 25+ years cruising in our area. Whether you are upgrading or wanting to inspect and test your existing systems, this course will allow you to understand industry best practices and ABYC standards to make sure that your vessel is safe and reliable. Water-making systems are becoming very popular on modern cruising vessel, so we’ll spend some time understanding the theory, operation, considerations, options, and installations for these systems.


May 18th, Wednesday Seminars 

What's New in Electronics 
With Bob Sweet
9am - 11 am  |  $65

Electronics have become an essential part of boating. We’d literally almost be lost without a chartplotter. The manufacturers try to match each other as new gear comes out. Much of it is very important to have. Some is nice to have, and there are a number of gadgets that might be more for bragging rights. Come find out what’s new and how you might want to install and use it on your boat. We’ll explain what it is, how much it will likely set you back, and how you might use it to stay safe or further you onboard experience. We’ll also explore what is coming as some things might be better to wait for.

Waves / Sea, and How they Impact Your Vessel
With Chris Parker
9am - 11am  |  $65

Everything you really need to know about seas, and how to interpret seastate forecasts. Topics include: Define wave height and interval (period); Explore the concept of "apparent wave interval"; Why waves develop; Discuss the importance of an accurate wind forecast; How waves dissipate energy; How fast waves propagate.

We will also explore: Multiple wave trains and their interaction (phasing of wave trains); How waves impact your vessel, and why different types of vessels respond differently to waves.

You will also learn: How waves are influenced by currents, landmasses, shoaling and fetch, including handy, free online tool which will help you understand and calculate how waves respond to changes in wind speed, weather depth, and fetch.

Chris will share his unique rule of thumb so you can create your own accurate forecast for wind-chop (wind driven waves). And he will finish by looking at a few examples of wave forecasts, and offer tips on how to interpret them so you make better decisions with respect to seas.

Safe Radar Navigation in Bad Weather with Furuno Electronics
With Eric Kunz from Furuno
11:30am-1:30 pm  |  $75 NOT INCLUDED IN VIP PASS

This seminar is designed to show you how to become proficient at electronic navigation--six working MFDs, 12 students with two per screen. Our instructor has spent an entire career developing marine electronics for Furuno. This seminar is Furuno based but not all about one brand; it is also about what all brands share in common, which is a lot. It’s an open secret that when one manufacturer introduces an innovative feature, that idea finds its way into the competition’s products pretty quickly, however different the interpretation may be.

The Virtues of Simplicity in a Cruising Boat
With Capt. John Clayman
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  |  $65

Everyone touts the virtues of simplicity, but nowadays this idea is rarely achieved. A veteran cruiser under both sail and power with countless sea miles, John Clayman brings decades of experience in the design, construction, and marketing of cruising boats to Seaton Yachts. As president at Seaton, Clayman wrestles with the conundrum of complexity versus simplicity on a regular basis. This talk follows the debate down through the decades from Beebe’s design of the original PassageMaker to the trawlers of today. If you are considering buying a new boat or refitting your old one, this is the seminar to develop a healthy mindset and maybe even save a few bucks.

Managing Power
With Mike Beemer
3pm - 5pm  |  $65

There are many new choices for generating and managing power on your boat – solar cells, fuel cells, high-output alternators and of course – a genset. Did you know a genset on your boat is the most expensive power you can buy?

Our needs for power on our boats have became higher. Computers, tablets and iPhone chargers, microwave ovens, music systems and even the Instant Pot may be expected to run off a modern boat’s electrical system and many vessels don’t have a “balanced electrical system” that performs properly, has reliability, and is designed to last. This course is designed to help you understand how to design, check, maintain, and upgrade your electrical system to match the power requirements on your boat.
First, we will take a look at the typical power demands a modern electrical system supports.

Do you know how much your microwave draws from your inverter and storage system? We will total up the electrical draw different systems require. Next, we will cover the size of your power storage system, and how to monitor and keep it charged. We then will wrap up the seminar by providing other ways to produce energy and their cost: high-output alternators & battery chargers, solar options & controllers, new fuel cells, and even wind energy. After taking this course, you will become the ‘master’ of the energy equation onboard your cruising vessel.

Advanced Anchoring
With Bob Sweet
3pm - 5pm  |  $65

Anchoring may be considered more of an art than a science. You may never fully understand anchoring, just get better at it. At the heart of anchoring is the anchor itself. Some work well in certain sea beds only to fail in others. We’ll explore which anchors you should carry and how to deploy them based on your type of boating. The anchor is just part of a system where the weakest link is what does you in. We’ll talk about that. And, we’ll talk about techniques, choosing your place for anchoring, and setting the anchor. Then, we’ll talk about getting your anchor back as they do cost a lot.

There are times that challenge your anchoring and conditions that favor deploying two anchors. We’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of several approaches to multiple anchors. Storm conditions challenge the anchors, boat and crew so we’ll talk about controlling the anchor and dealing with shocks caused by waves.

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May 19th, Thursday Seminars 

Basic Boat Handling
With Bob Sweet
8:30 am - 10:30 am  |  $65

Ever wonder how many people out there on the water have had any formal boat handling training? Actually, very few. Most boaters have learned to handle their boats by trial and error until they find something that works for them. This seminar addresses the boat, how it behaves, and how it responds to what you do. Understanding the boat enables you to better control it and get it to do what you want it to do. Whether you are relatively new to boating or an old hand, you will benefit from learning more about your boat’s way of thinking. We’ll talk about close quarters maneuvering which is one of the primary stressors for most boaters. That includes departing, docking, and turning and coming close to other boats and fixed objects. We’ll also talk a bit about operating in open water.

The seminar is presented by the person who wrote the book on boat handling, Powerboat Handling Illustrated, which is used by many organizations in their boat handing courses.

Mexico’s “Little Loop” Cruising Circuit 
With Capt. Pat Rains
8:30 am - 10:30 am  |  $65

After 15 years of exploring and charting Mexico, I suggest for my trawler friends this “Little Loop.” My easy 1,500 n.m. itinerary leads you to and through the absolute BEST cruising grounds in Pacific Mexico, all within the warm and friendly waters of the southern Sea of Cortez.

The “Little Loop” strikes a perfect balance; in between 12 full-service marinas, you can swing free in 19 different anchorage areas - ranging from ‘popular’ and ‘pristine’ to down-right ‘remote.’ Snorkel right off the boat or dinghy through butterfly tunnels in a mangrove forest. When visiting a variety of six sweet little resort ports, you can easily reprovision your galley and fly guests in or out. Adventures off the boat? Let’s hike to see Cochime cave-paintings, photograph baby Frigates and Blue Footed Boobies, or hop aboard the Copper Canyon train excursion. More than a dozen boat yards are available if you need them. But mostly the “Little Loop” is about enjoying your boat amid spectacular Sea of Cortez scenery.

Best times for Mexico’s “Little Loop” are between November 1 and June 1.

Trawler Buying Tips
With a Team of Experts
11 am - 2 pm  |  $75

Even when it goes well, buying a boat can be a stressful process. The idea behind this three-hour seminar is to arm buyers with the information they need to minimize frustration and unnecessary expense. Five “team teach” instructors look at the challenges of boat buying from unique perspectives. This seminar has saved untold thousands of dollars for participants who avoided making costly mistakes over the past five years.

The theme of the first buying tip is “physics & psychology,” leading off with the first decision a prospective buyer of a cruising boat must make, with Jeff Merrill, CYBA renown Trawler Specialist. Then we explore what kind of cruiser you plan to be and therefore what kind of hull design. Enter veteran boatbuilders Sam Devlin of Devlin Boat Design to explain boat construction and how to discern between different materials.  

Jim Merrick, Surveyor with Merrick Marine discusses how to choose the right surveyor.

Max Salvatter from Sterling Associates and John Pose from Total Dollar will provide professional advise on finances and marine insurance and the elements of a good cruising policy.

Women’s RoundTable: A Judgement-Free Q&A
With Capt Pat Rains
11 am- 1 pm  |  $30

Kim Russo, Joan Kessler and Pat Rains all have cruised widely but with distinctly different experiences. Discussion leader Pat Rains, a captain, is a leading expert on cruising in Mexico. This seminar is for women who think they may want to go cruising or who have only recently entered into the cruising lifestyle and have a wide range of questions best answered by other women, and, alas, without any men in the room.

What's Up With Radar and AIS
With Bob Sweet
11 am - 1 pm  |  $65

AIS is relatively new and radar has come a long way. We’ll talk about both. They truly complement each other and work well together.

The digital world has totally changed radar. All new radar scanners are a magnitude better than their old CRT cousins. The digital processors enhance the resolution of targets and vesting reduce unwanted clutter.

A game changer is solid-state radar. Instead of using a vacuum tube to emit high-power short-pulses, these radars use long, complex pulses or continuous transmission at low power to place the same energy on the target.

The stability afforded by the solid state, and very sophisticated processing allows these new radar scanners to determine who is getting closer and highlight just those, called Doppler processing.

If you are adding radar or planning to upgrade, you’ll benefit from know what to look for. If you have one, understanding how they “think” will help you interpret what they are telling you. Conventional digital pulse radar scanners are still a valid solution, especially for really distant targets. We’ll explore what to look for and how to use them.

AIS is rapidly becoming an essential tool to have on your boat. You should have at least an AIS receiver, if not a transponder. The transponder tells others of your presence, but there are some issues. New Class B transponders are much better and you might want to consider an upgrade. We’ll explain why.

Using Radar and AIS together, and with your Chartplotter, is an ultimate safety tool and we’ll explain how best to use them.

The Great Loop: How To Prepare, What To Expect
With Kim Russo
2 pm - 5 pm  |  $65

Counterintuitively, attendees at our Pacific Northwest events have shown a strong sense of bi-coastal curiosity. They talk a lot about wanting to do the “Great Loop.” Well folks, here’s your chance to find out more about it. As you know, boaters who circumnavigate the East Coast of U.S., using the Hudson River, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway are called “Loopers” for having completed “The Great Loop.” Kim Russo, executive director of the America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association, will give a detailed briefing with plenty of time to answer questions. She will also address which boats are most suitable and how to budget.


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May 20th, Friday Seminars 

Advanced Boat Handling
With Bob Sweet
9am - 11am  |  $65

Okay, you know the basics but boating involves lots of variables. Varying wind, current, and sea conditions mean you must adapt on the fly. There are an infinite number of combinations, so you need to know the principles, not just some canned solutions.
Docking is then more of a challenge and the proper use of engines and lines makes all the difference. As a cruising boater, you will experience all sorts of harbors and docking configurations and must be able to master the situation in front of you. Many boaters have twin engines. Handling in close quarters is different from those with a single engine. Instead of the wheel, you will make extensive use of the engines to steer the boat. Extensive use of lines makes the difference in many situations. And, who should be handling the lines and who should be at the helm? This is a team effort.

Operating in open water is driven by sea conditions and you need to know what to do and when to be comfortable and safe in your journey. As the seas build, you need to know which way to go and how to maintain control of your boat.

We’ll explore all of these topics together and provide you with the boat’s perspective to help you deal with challenges that might arise.

The seminar is presented by the person who wrote the book on boat handling, Powerboat Handling Illustrated, which is used by many organizations in their boat handing courses.

Going Offshore
With Jeff Merrill, CPYB
9am - 11am  |  $65

Unless you are going to stay tied up at your home marina, you will eventually want to cruise aboard your trawler offshore. There are a lot of details to consider in your preparation and this course will help you learn what to expect, and/or remind you what it is like. Jeff Merrill is in his twentieth year as a TrawlerFest presenter and as a veteran trawler yacht broker, he has enjoyed spending time with many of his customers after the purchase and, as a result, has amassed an informative and entertaining collection of photos, ideas, lessons and stories to share involving going offshore. Merrill will touch on safety, planning, weather, navigation, pilothouse operations, engine room checks and more.

Space and the future of Satellite Communications – How to stay connected when cruising
11:30am - 1:30 pm  |  $65

This session overviews the many satellites up in orbit around our Earth. What functions do they serve for the trawler yacht owners? What manufacturers use specific satellites for communications?

Learn how knowing the function and location of satellites can help you in your day-to-day Zoom meetings and connecting the wide array of marine electronic equipment that relies on satellites to function properly.

Solar Electric Passagemaking with Sam Devlin
11:30am - 1:30pm  |  $65

With what energy is costing ...more and more are going natural with solar and electric!

Cruising the Inside Passage and SouthEast Alaska with Karl Kruger from Seattle Yachts
2pm - 4pm  |  $65

SYNOPSIS: Explore the best routes, hidden gems and secret hideaways of British Colombia's Inside Passage and South East Alaska with Karl Kruger. Karl is an experienced PNW cruiser and captain and has cruised these waters for over 20 years. You will get the insider's knowledge and, if you're lucky, a few secret places to catch that prize winning fish.

BIO: Karl is a Charter Captain, Boat Broker and Flotilla Leader at Seattle Yachts. He holds a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master’s License with Sail and Tow endorsements. For the last 20 years, he has cruised extensively in the San Juan Islands, Canadian Gulf Islands, the Canadian Coast, and Alaska.
Karl holds a B.S. in Environmental Science/ Toxicology and an A.A.S. in Ecology and Environmental Technology. He also holds current certifications for CPR and Outdoor Emergency Care.
In the 2017 Race to Alaska, Karl became the first person to paddle the 750 mile race course on a Stand Up Paddleboard, completing the race in under two weeks. In 2022 he will paddle non-assisted 2,000 miles of the Northwest Passage. 

A-Z with Maritime Attorney Fred Robinson on How to Maximize Your Asset                                                                     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                               $65                                                                                                                                                                                      Agenda/Discussing:

• Use of LLC’s for sales/use tax planning and increased personal liability safeguards;

• Cruising in WA: non-resident tax exemptions;

• Cruising in BC: non-resident tax exemptions and border check in; and

• Why the recent change in Washington use tax applicable to non-resident owned yachts used in part for charter will revolutionize the activity in the Pacific Northwest and result in more yachts in the 75’ to 200’ range visiting here.

Maintaining your Outboard Powered Boat or Dinghy 2:30 pm - 4:30  pm | $65

Nearly every cruising boat has an outboard-powered dinghy, and these motors are very dependable, if they are maintained properly on a regular basis. This course will cover the basics for all outboard engines, with an emphasis on routine maintenance protocol to ensure you get a long and reliable service life from your outboard.
A sample of topics covered:

  • Cooling system service and water pump impeller replacement
  • Fuel system maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting
  • Engine and gear oil changes
  • Ignition system testing
  • Routine maintenance points and engine tune-up
  • Winterization and spring commissioning

Matt Mardesich is the primary marine mechanical instructor at Skagit Valley College. He has lived, worked, and played around the water all his life and still does some commercial fishing in Alaska when not teaching at the technical school. Matt is an ABYC certified Master Technician and holds a USCG 100-ton Near Coastal Master’s License.

Maintaining Your Electrical Systems
With Mike Beemer
2:30pm - 5:30pm  |  $75

This course will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing improvements themselves, paying a professional for upgrades, or simply trying to understand the system on your boat and “Keep it Alive”.
Sample list of topics covered:

  • How a balanced electrical system should work
  • How to monitor electrical systems
  • Early warning signs of trouble
  • Sizing and care of battery banks
  • Proper wire selection, termination, and tools
  • Alternative energy such as solar and wind generation
  • Generator integration
  • How to make repairs to this critical system on almost every cruising vessel

Cruisers Perspective: A Town Hall Meeting
4:30pm - 6:00pm  |  $65

With Bruce Kessler, Sam Devlin. Moderated by Jeff Merrill, CPYB
In this “town hall” event, our panel of veteran cruisers will field audience questions on a wide-range of topics, sea stories always resulting. Circumnavigator Bruce Kessler can discuss what it’s like to spend months and months treading blue water. Sam Devlin will discuss epoxy-wood boatbuilding for passagemaker boats. The moderator is Jeff Merrill, a certified professional yacht broker, author and trawler specialist with thousands of cruising miles with clients.


May 21, Saturday Seminars 

Cruising the Pacific side of Central America, Mexico to Panama Canal
With Capt Pat Rains
9am - 11am |  $65

West Coast boaters hoping to transit the Panama Canal usually don’t know enough about all those “scary” little Central American countries they’ll have to cruise right through in order to reach the canal. In this new seminar, former delivery skipper Pat Rains (38 transits of the Panama Canal) shares facts, charts, photos & contact details about the 10 best cruising stops in these 5 CentAm countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Pacific Panama). Marinas, anchorages, fuel availability, boat yards, fishing, diving, exploring ashore. Plus, what’s to be avoided & what’s not to be missed along this 1,500 n.m. Pacific coastline before transiting to the Caribbean. 

FREE SATURDAY SEMINARS AT THE BOAT SHOW 

FINANCING AND INSURING YOUR DREAM BOAT

WITH MAX SALVATER: STERLING ASSOCIATES & JOHN POSEY: TOTAL DOLLAR INSURANCE

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

  C Dock at the Boat Show 

What you need to know about financing and insuring your boat. The requirements lenders will have, for insurance and financing. What you want to have to protect yourself on insurance and financing. Finance programs that fit your needs.

STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES WITH BUDDY MORGAN FROM CMC MARINE

12-12:45 p.m. C Dock at the Boat Show 

Review of the different technologies used in yacht stabilization

Sponsor Presentations 

Sponsor Presentations 


Demos

We are happy to offer FREE demos on Saturday May 21 on C Dock at the Boat Show from our sponsors. Make sure you don’t miss them!

Driving Directions

Located on Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is conveniently situated halfway between Seattle and Vancouver BC. Seattle – Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is just an hour and a half away!

  • From I-5, take Exit #230 (Hwy 20 West)
  • Continue Hwy 20 West, proceed straight through Hwy 20 Spur light (sign “Anacortes – San Juan Ferry”) (12.0 miles)
  • Turn right at light onto R Avenue (2.7 miles)
  • Continue around curves (street becomes Q Avenue )
  • Cross the light at 17th Street
  • Cap Sante Marina is on the right.

Slip/Hotel

ATTENDEES COMING BY BOAT:Please contact the Cap Sante Marina directly for slip reservations: (360) 293-0694 (8am - 4pm) 

Hotel Options

Majestic Inn & Spa: (360) 299-1400 419 Commerical Ave Anacortes, WA 98221

Sunrise Inn Villas & Suites: (360) 293-8833 905 20th St. Anacortes, WA 98221

Marina Inn: (360) 293-3545 3300 Commercial Ave Anacortes, WA 98221

Ship Harbor Inn: 360.293.5177 5316 Ferry Terminal Rd Anacortes, WA 98221

Anacortes Inn: (360) 293-3153 3006 Commerical Ave Anacortes, WA 98221

Anaco Bay Inn: (360) 299-3320 916 33rd St. Anacortes, WA 98221

Fidalgo Country Inn: (360) 293-3494 7645 WA-20 Anacortes, WA 98221

San Juan Motel: (360) 293-5105 1103 6th St. Anacortes, WA 98221

Islands Inn: (360) 293-4644 3401 Commerical Ave Anacortes, WA 98221

Cap Sante Inn: (360) 293-0602 906 9th St. Anacortes, WA 98221

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