SEMINARS: Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 6-10
IN-WATER BOAT SHOW: Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 8-10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

40 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202

Trawlerfest may be postponed or canceled based on current events, such as a statewide or national emergency or a severe weather event. Organizers may cancel certain or all seminars if state or federal authorities impose seating limits or other restrictions. Trawlerfest will notify all participants as soon as decisions regarding postponement or cancellation is made. Full refunds will be given at any time should your plans change up until 7 days prior to the start of Trawlerfest. 

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General Admission: $15 in advance, $18 onsite
Available for Thursday – Saturday, valid one day only
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kids up to age 14 enter for FREE!
Seminar participants enter in-water boat show free on day of seminar

VIP Packages Available:
5 Day VIP - $449
The 5 Day VIP PACKAGE includes:
• General Admission to all Three (3) days of TrawlerFest’s In-Water Boat Show
• Unlimited access to seminars (Tuesday-Saturday)
• Value: $1005, 55% savings
• Diesel Engine course, Multi-Function Displays, and Boat Handling On The Water are NOT part of the VIP package 

3 Day VIP - $349
The 3 Day VIP PACKAGE includes:
• General Admission to all Three (3) days of TrawlerFest’s In-Water Boat Show
• Unlimited access to seminars during show days, Thursday - Saturday
• Value: $515, 45% savings
• Diesel Engine course, Multi-Function Displays, and Boat Handling On The Water are NOT part of the VIP package

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Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Engines                                                        With Nigel Calder, Steve Zimmerman                                                                                8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. .                                                                                                              $495 (Limit: 36. Not included in VIP Pass) (Day 1 of 2, continues Wednesday)

This is not the only diesel engine course for boaters, but it is the only diesel engine course for boaters taught by renown author/researcher Nigel Calder and veteran boatbuilder and yard operator Steve Zimmerman. Calder is PassageMaker magazine’s technical editor, while Zimmerman writes a regular column called “Troubleshooter.” It is also worthy of note that unlike most other engine instructors both Calder and Zimmerman are real-deal cruisers, who bring this perspective to the curriculum. This two-day session combines classroom time with hands-on engine time in the shop. It also combines theory and practical troubleshooting instruction, and it does so with a touch of humor to keep things lively.
LUNCH: Attendees will be provided box lunches both days.
PARTY/CEREMONY: Attendees and spouses are welcome to a “graduation” party after Wednesday’s session, during which certificates of completion will be awarded, and a good time will be had. In some cases, the certificate of completion may help attendees save money on their boat insurance.

DownEast Loop
With Steve Zimmerman
8:30-10:30 a.m.
While lesser known than the Great Loop, the Down East Circle offers spectacular scenery and a full range of waterways. The trip begins in the Hudson River, into the Erie canal, out the Oswego and into Lake Ontario and the beautiful Thousand Islands region. Following the St. Lawrence brings you to the French speaking cities of Montreal and Quebec. After exploring the breathtaking Saquennay Fjord you leave the St. Lawrence River as it widens into a Gulf. Prince Edward Island, the Magdalen Islands, and Cape Breton offer spectacular cruising grounds including the famous Lake Bras D’Or. The eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia provides a wide range of anchorages and history, including Halifax and Lunenburg. Veteran boatbuilder and cruiser Steve Zimmerman will share his itinerary, recommendations, and lessons learned, along with jaw dropping photographs.

Cruising Success Formula: Feel the Love, Feed the Stomach                                        With Chris and Alyse Caldwell                                                                                          8:30-10:30 a.m                                                                                                                   $65 

Chris and Alyse Caldwell, longtime liveaboards and professional trainers, will give advice on how to maintain domestic tranquility and eat well, while noting the connections between the two. They will address issues that arise from spending long periods in a small boat–and even 60-footers can seem small—and advise on how to find your comfort zones and work out your individual roles.

Composting Toilets: Their Time Has Come                                                                           With Nature's Head and Ken Fickett                                                                                10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                                                        $65


Cover Your Assets: Due Diligence in Yacht Buying                                                              With Attorney Todd Lochner                                                                                                     1:30-3:30 p.m.                                                                                                                    $65

One of the greatest disconnects about buying a boat is that it is an emotional decision but nonetheless steeped in legalities. Fail to pay close attention to the latter and the joy of ownership can descend quickly into frustration and anger. Todd Lochner is an admiralty lawyer from Annapolis, Maryland, who has been practicing maritime law for more than 20 years. He will take his audience through the common elements of due diligence in yacht buying, whether the purchase is being made from and individual or corporation. Attendees will learn how to conduct U.S. Coast Guard abstract and state title searches. Does a creditor have an interest in the boat? If the seller is a corporation, does the person or corporation even have the authority to sell the boat? Lochner will answer these questions and reserve plenty of time for audience Q&A on this complex subject.

The Great Loop
With Kim Russo & Loop veterans
1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

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. For more information and a Loop photo gallery, click here. Attendees will receive a complementary one-year membership to the American Great Loop Cruising Association.

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Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Engines                                                        With Nigel Calder & Steve Zimmerman                                                                            8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                                                                  (Day 2, continued from Tuesday, Oct 6th)

Boat Handling Illustrated
With Bob Arrington
8:30 a.m.-noon
Prerequisite for Boat Handling on the Water

The Boat Handling classroom session, combined with “Boat Handling on the Water,” will help you develop skills in close quarters maneuvering and docking. Taught by one of the best instructors in the business, Bob Arrington holds a USCG 100-Ton Masters License with more than 40 years of practical experience at the helm. He enjoys sharing his passion for the water with new boaters, having taught boat handling skills in multiple venues for the past 25 years. Arrington also writes seamanship and navigation columns for Passagemaker and Power & Motoryacht magazines. The Wednesday morning session is all class time followed by six on-the-water sessions on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Here is an example of Arrington’s training: Wednesday morning is all class time followed by six on-the-water sessions in the afternoon and on Thursday and Friday. (SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED). The certificate of completion awarded to attendees may help save some money on their boat insurance.

Cruising the Chesapeake 

With Ann Eichenmuller                                                                                                      8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                         $65

The Chesapeake Bay is our nation’s largest estuary, stretching 200 miles from Havre de Grace, Maryland to Virginia Beach, Virginia. Together with its tidal tributaries, the Bay boasts 11,684 miles of shoreline—more than the entire U.S. Pacific Coast. No wonder it is considered one of the finest cruising grounds in the world. But navigating a surface area of nearly 4,480 square miles is not without its challenges. Where should you go in all that water? Veteran boater and marine journalist Ann Eichenmuller will help you make the most of your Bay experience with a look at the unique history, ecosystem, communities, and cruising conditions of the Chesapeake. Get the rundown on weather and tides, little-known anchorages, and easily accessible provisioning stops. Eichenmuller’s seminar will cover flexible routes to accommodate all interests, with local insights into popular destinations, seasonal festivals, and some special small towns worth a detour upriver. Whether you are a first-timer or a veteran Bay cruiser, you will discover something new about this unique body of water.

Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway
With captains Chris and Alyse Caldwell
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Heading south for the winter? This seminar will get you where you want to go. Captains Chris & Alyse Caldwell can help you plot your course along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from the Chesapeake Bay through mile marker zero in Norfolk, Va., all the way to the Florida Keys. Learn a few tips to keep you in the deeper channel and off the sandbars from experienced cruisers who traveled the route in many different size trawlers- with as deep as a seven-foot draft. There are details to explore such as tide, currents and drawbridges that are specific to cruising the Atlantic coast. Here’s a peek at where you may travel when it’s your turn to live the dream.

Weather Tips: 20 Facts About Marine Weather You Should Know But Probably Don’t
With Chris Parker
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Veteran marine forecaster Chris Parker learned these 20 tips through decades of observation, much of it while cruising. These tips include how to observe the texture of clouds to gauge whether a thunderstorm is developing, understanding how wind parallels coastline, understanding why wind generally weakens as its direction “backs,” and what it means when it strengthens instead. (Hint: Bad things can happen.)

Women's Roundtable: A Judgement-Free Q&A.                                                                    All-women panel takes questions fro all-female audience with Ann Eichenmuller, Alyse Caldwell, Becky Fickett.                                                                                              1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                                                                                                             $65

Each of our panelists have extensive cruising experience, but with distinctly different experiences. This free-flowing town hall meeting 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.

Boat Handling on the Water, Session 1                                                                                         1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                  $130   (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Boat Handling Illustrated.  Class limit: 4 persons)

Boat Handling on the Water, Session 2
3:30-5:30 p.m.
$130 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Boat Handling Illustrated. Class limit: 4 persons)

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Boat Handling on the Water, Session 3
8-10 a.m.
$130 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Boat Handling Illustrated. Class limit: 4 persons)

Boat Buyer's Survival Guide (Part 1)
With Steve Zimmerman, on hull design , Ken Fickett on fiberglass, John Clayman on steel and Karen Alt on choosing the right surveyor                                                          8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                                                                        $260                                                                                                                                      (Day 1 of 2, continues Friday)

Even when it goes well, buying a boat can be a stressful process. The idea behind this eight-hour seminar is to arm buyers with the information they need to minimize frustration and unnecessary expense. There are six “team teach” instructors, with individual presentations and a group panel session at the end of each morning. On Day One, the seminar leads off with the first decision a prospective buyer of a cruising boat must make. That is, what kind of cruiser you plan to be and therefore which hull design, because, as boatbuilder Steve Zimmerman will argue, hull form matters. Then boatbuilder Ken Fickett will explain fiberglass boat construction, coring and how to discern between good and bad. Metal boat builders John Clayman of Seaton Yachts and Ron Cleringa of the Burger Boat Company explain metal boat construction and its advantages and disadvantages, and address custom boat building in general. 

Sources for Forecasts and Weather Information Resources
With Chris Parker
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Learn the best weather apps and how to access them from a variety of devices. Veteran weather router Chris Parker details which weather products (and which parameters) are essential and how to access them via computer, mobile devices and other hardware. You’ll get a look at these apps and websites in real-time so you can compare options. Certificate of completion.

Engine Monitoring Today: NMEA 2000 
With Eric Kunz
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First of all, we said “electronics” not “electrical.” This new seminar will prove that when marine electronics fail there are remedies available to a boater other than surrender and a telephone call to the technician. Eric Kunz, senior product manager for Furuno, takes a non-partisan look at how to troubleshoot hardware, systems and NMEA 0183 and 2000 networks using a meter and common sense. As a teaching aid Kunz will bring to class a networked system in miniature to play with. This is one of those seminars that can end up saving you more than the price of admission.

Great Loop Boats, Great for Bluewater, Too
With Capt. John Clayman
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Would-be cruisers often ask, “What do I need to look for in a boat for The Great Loop,” as if maybe they didn’t intent to cruise anywhere else. And maybe some do not. The Loop is a magnificent adventure, usually with land to starboard and port, but there are plenty of boats that do a great job on inland waters that can also go offshore and even cross an ocean. The Great Loop is a magnificent adventure in and of itself, but there are affordable boats that can do both the Erie Canal and the Atlantic Ocean in comfort and safety. John Clayman, president of Seaton Yachts with tens of thousands of ocean miles under his belt, will review the particular requirements for Great Looping and for more strenuous cruising. He will provide examples of dual-purpose vessels for every budget. Donning his yacht broker cap, Clayman will also discuss how to find and purchase the best boat for your needs. There will be ample time to respond to questions about design, construction, surveys and the purchase process.

Anchor as if Your Life Depended on it                                                                                     With Rudy & Jill Sechez                                                                                                   10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                                                       $65

Anchoring sounds easy: Stop forward motion, lower the anchor, back off, set the anchor, let out enough scope, then belay the rode and maybe attach a snubber, too. But, if this is all there is to anchoring, why do so many crews have trouble setting their anchors and why do so many boats drag or break free? As liveaboards, cruisers, and delivery crew for 20-plus years, Rudy and Jill Sechez have gained wide-ranging experience, including anchoring through numerous storms and hurricanes. This course is a distillation of these experiences as presented in their book “Anchoring: A Ground Tackler’s Apprentice.” By the time you’ve sat through this seminar, you’ll probably be seriously thinking about upsizing your gear. Certificate of completion. Read about your teachers.

Full Displacement: The Serious Choice for Comfortable Cruising
With Larry Polster
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Full-displacement, semi-displacement, planing or multi-hull—with four main hull forms and so many different trawler-style boats available today, boat buyers need clarity. Larry Polster, vice-president of Kadey-Krogen Yachts, explains the advantages of a full-displacement vessel and argues that this hull is the best option for comfortable cruising. Whether you plan to do the Great Loop, cruise the Bahamas, Caribbean or the world, this seminar is for you. A lifelong boater with more than 45 years on the water in a variety of vessels, Polster will share his personal experiences on vessels from 30 to 60 feet, including his recent experience on his new Krogen 50 Open.

Losing Power in a Seaway: What Happens Then?                                                               With Larry Friedman                                                                                                            1:00 -3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                    $65

Travel with the presenter as he describes an overnight run in his Krogen 39 from Port Washington, New York to the C&D Canal. Approximately 10 hours after departing the vessel began experiencing irregular RPM’s. Follow the skipper as he takes steps to diagnose the problem and the decision process as he worked through the issue and successfully completed the cruise. Larry Friedman will also take you through the process for inspecting and cleaning the fuel tanks and fuel lines. Friedman is an attorney recognized around the world as a consumer finance expert. From 2002-2005 Larry served the Bush 43 administration as Director of the Executive Office for US Trustees overseeing the bankruptcy system throughout the United States. His first love though is boating and after cruising his Krogen some 15,000 miles he joined Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales in order to serve East Coast Trawler enthusiasts.

Boat Handling on the Water, Session 4.
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
$130 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Boat Handling Illustrated. Class limit: 4 persons)



Boat Handling on the Water, Session 5.
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
$130 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Boat Handling Illustrated. Class limit: 4 persons)

Boat Buyers Survival Guide (Part 2)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(Day 2, continued from Thursday.)

Right of Way Doesn’t Mean What You Think                                                                         With Attorney Todd Lochner                                                                                           8:30-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                   $65

If you think having “right of way” on the water frees you from liability in an accident, think again. Right-of-way is a multi-layered concept with a pecking order, depending on vessel type and what it is doing, that determines the proper course of action when a collision might be imminent. And then there are “affirmative responsibilities” that don’t necessarily shield someone higher on the pecking order from legal liability. Todd Lochner, a maritime lawyer for more than 20 years, will illustrate these concepts with examples from actual investigations and court cases. Then Lochner will provide an overview about Admiralty Law in general and what its precepts mean for recreational boaters on America’s waterways.

Care Maintenance of the Cruising Powerboat
With Steve Zimmerman
8:30 a.m.-noon.

From keel to cabin top and seacocks to sealants, this class will provide in depth instruction on how to maintain your boat. This seminar will cover hauling, bottom paints, blister repairs, inspecting and maintaining underwater hardware, preventing damage to cored hulls and decks, gelcoat maintenance, installing and re-bedding deck hardware, coating options for exterior wood, teak deck maintenance and annual maintenance tasks.

Hands On MFD (Option One of Two)
With Eric Kunz
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This seminar (and another on Saturday) is designed to show you how to become proficient at electronic navigation--six working MFDs, 18 students with three per screen. Our instructor has spent an entire career developing marine electronics for Furuno. But this seminar is not about one brand; it’s 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. Certificate of completion.

Cruisers Perspectives: A Town Hall Meeting                                                                         With Bruce Kessler, Steve Zimmerman, Eric Kunz, Chris Parker, John Clayman, Ken Fickett, Rudy Sechez, Chris Parker, Dylan Bailey and Karen Alt. Moderated by Jeff Merrill, CPYB                                                                                                                        2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                                                                                                            $65

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. Rudy Sechez built is own “sail assisted troller” and co-authored an anchoring guide. Jeff Merrill, the moderator, is a yacht broker, author and trawler specialist with thousands of cruising miles with clients. Surveyor Karen Wiley Alt is a veteran cruiser who learned to be a surveyor from her father at his boatyard. Ken Fickett has been building boats since the 1970s—more than 1,200 of them—and been all over the place in them. John Clayman is a prominent East Coast yacht broker, cruiser, racer and all around boat guy. Steve Zimmerman can discuss repairs and boatyards from the point of view of both a cruiser and boatyard owner. Chris Parker, a veteran marine weather router, spent more than 20 years cruising the East Coast and the islands.

Boat Handling on the Water, Session 6.                                                                                 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.                                                                                                         $130 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Boat Handling Illustrated. Class limit: 4 persons)


Survival at Sea
With Capt. Bob Arrington
8:30 a.m.- noon                                                                                                                  $130

When all of your boating goes according to plan, your flares and life jackets are of no use to you, your EPIRB and life raft just take up space aboard the boat. But life and our pursuits within it have a way of diverting from the plan, so experience tells us the emergency equipment we keep on our boats is worth carrying. Yet when most boaters free their lines and head for open water, they do so in a mild state of denial, an innocent but dangerous unwillingness to admit something could go wrong. Capt. Bob Arrington is a veteran cruiser and long-time TrawlerFest instructor, and he says that surviving an emergency aboard your boat is more than just having the latest safety equipment, it is a state of mind, a willingness to plan for “what if”, and an unwillingness to become a statistic. Join Arrington and our emergency equipment specialists as we review the latest in safety equipment and how to use it correctly.

SAS Takeaways:

  • Most effective methods of communication in rescue situations.
  • Differences in units of latitude & longitude, and how to communicate them accurately.
  • Understanding the differences in signal flares (SOLAS - Safety of Life at Sea).
  • Complete understanding of electronic rescue signal devices like EPIRB, PLB’s, personal AIS transmitters and satellite devices.
  • Differences in and use of storm drogues and sea anchors.
  • Ditch bag set up.
  • Description and use of emergency dewatering pumps.
  • Life raft styles, placement and use

What To Look For Before You Call a Surveyor
With Karen Wiley Alt
8:30-10:30 a.m.

So, you want to buy a boat? Former criminal investigator, cruiser and ace-surveyor Karen Alt explains 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. Alt explains the ways in which buyers can slow down and take a look at the boat with the rose-colored glasses off. She 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. Attendees will be given a check list to follow for their inspection.

Dial-In Your Trawler
With Jeff Merrill, CPYB
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Over the years and through his experiences on hundreds of trawlers, yacht broker Jeff Merrill has amassed a collection of “good ideas” and “best practices” that trawler owners are using to better monitor their vessels. These simple and effective techniques apply to most power cruising boats. Tricks of the trade and helpful reminders will help take some of the guesswork out of tracking various systems and equipment on board your trawler. Little details like reference marks for needles on analog gauges, a dry-erase board in your engine room, anchor chain marking and many other common-sense tips make this an engaging and informative seminar that you won’t want to miss. Merrill will share photos of these ideas and also discuss an assortment of products that you should consider using on your trawler that will not only make your life more enjoyable but may also favorably affect your eventual resale value.

Paying for the Dream: Plan To Succeed 

With Larry Friedman                                                                                                          10:45 a.m.-12:30 pm                                                                                                           $65

“You can do this,” Larry Friedman says. And he should know. A world renown consumer finance expert, attorney Friedman served the Bush 43 administration as director of the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees overseeing the bankruptcy system throughout the United States. He then served as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns and continues to consult for banks and finance companies regarding consumer debt. Understanding finances, Friedman says, are almost as important as learning how to repair and maintain a trawler’s mechanical system. “The fact is that you can live this lifestyle on nearly any budget. You simply need to understand what all the variable costs are and just how widely they vary based on the choices you make,” he says. Friedman will walk you through a financial model that allows you to explore the choices for everything from insurance to dockage to maintenance and upgrades. The model was built based on research and interviews with cruisers and liveaboards, as well as the presenters' own experiences while cruising his Krogen 39 for more than 15,000 miles. 

Hands On MFD (Option Two of Two)
With Eric Kunz
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This seminar (and another on Friday) is designed to show you how to become proficient at electronic navigation--six working MFDs, 18 students with three per screen. Our instructor has spent an entire career developing marine electronics for Furuno. But this seminar is not about one brand; it’s 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. Certificate of completion.

First Aid and Medical Preparedness                                                                                          With Ned Ross                                                                                                                             1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m                                                                                                            $65


Offshore Essentials
With Jeff Merrill, CPYB
1:00-4 p.m.

Traveling between ports requires understanding and knowledge of some fundamental skills to ensure a safe trip. This two-morning course is designed to be both an introduction and a refresher for owner operators and their crew. Yacht broker and all-around boat guy, Jeff Merrill will cover basics of weather forecasting, route planning, watch standing, engine room checks, pilothouse navigation/electronics operations, and much more. If you are interested in transiting between sea ports for overnight passages on your trawler this course will review the essential preparations required. Merrill has logged more than 14,000 miles offshore on trawlers and has spent the majority of that time training with clients on systems teaching them how to manage and operate their boats. His talk includes photos and illustrations and examples of checklists. Certificate of completion.

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