TrawlerFest Bremerton, W - PassageMaker
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Our Pacific Northwest TrawlerFest has moved from Anacortes, WA to Bremerton, WA for the year. We are excited for this new location and hope you can join us.

SEMINARS: Tuesday, May 16 – Saturday, May 20
IN-WATER BOAT SHOW: Thursday, May 18 – Saturday, May 20
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BREMERTON MARINA
120 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337
360-373-1035

SEMINARS WILL BE HELD AT:
Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside
100 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337

QUESTIONS? Contact Megan at trawlerfest@passagemaker.com or (443) 745-7785

SATURDAY - PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ARMS FORCES DAY PARADE IS IN DOWNTOWN BREMERTON AT 10 A.M. 

SEMINARS

To view the seminar schedule, please click here

TICKETS

IN-WATER BOAT SHOW
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 16 enter for FREE! 

VIP PACKAGES

5-Day VIP Package – $499 (Tuesday- Saturday)

  • General Admission to all Three (3) days of TrawlerFest’s In-Water Boat Show (Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Unlimited access to seminars *(Tuesday-Saturday) (Diesel Engine course and Boat Handling On The Water is NOT available as part of the VIP package)
  • Entry for one (1) to Thursday’s Dinner, Raffle & Trivia Night
  • Entry for one (1) to Friday’s Trawlers At Twilight Docktail Party
    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 – $399 (Thursday – Saturday)

  • General Admission to all Three (3) days of TrawlerFest’s In-Water Boat Show (Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Unlimited access to seminars starting Thursday* (Thursday-Saturday) (Diesel Engine course and Boat Handling On The Water is NOT available as part of the VIP package)
  • Entry for one (1) to Thursday’s Dinner, Raffle & Trivia Night
  • Entry for one (1) to Friday’s Trawlers At Twilight Docktail Party
    VALUE: $680
    You save $280 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. 

EVENING EVENTS

Join us for our rendezvous style evening activities for an opportunity to connect further with other cruisers, presenters, exhibitors and PassageMaker editors!

Welcome Dinner & Boater Trivia
Thursday, May 18 5:30 p.m.
$45 per person
Location: Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside (100 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337)
*Included in VIP Package

Trawlers at Twilight Docktail Party
Friday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.
$30 per person
Location: On the Docks of Bremerton Marina
*Included in VIP Package

EXHIBITORS

WATER EXHIBITORS

Company - Make

Alexander Marine - Ocean Alexander 60

Alexander Marine - Grand Banks 47

American Tugs & Trawlers - American Tug 395

Aspen Power Catamarans - Aspen C120 Motor Yacht

Aspen Power Catamarans - Aspen C100 Escape

Benford Design Group - Florida Bay Coaster 55

Capital City Yacht Sales -  Tollycraft 48

Cardinal Yacht Sales - Coastal Craft 450

Chuck Hovey Yachts - Fleming 65

Chuck Hovey Yachts - Alaskan 53

Crow's Nest Yachts - Arcturos 50

Cutwater Boats - C-242 Coupe

Cutwater Boats - C-28

Cutwater Boats - C-30 Command Bridge

Cutwater Boats - C-302 Coupe

Denison Yacht Sales - Beneteau Swift Trawler 30

Denison Yacht Sales - Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

Denison Yacht Sales - Beneeteau Swift Trawler 44

Devlin Designing Boat Builders -  Devlin Black Crown 31

Devlin Designing Boat Builders - Devlin Surf Scooter 26

Emerald Pacific Yacht Sales - Grand Banks 46 

Fraser Yacht Sales - Delta 70

Hampton Yacht Group - Hatteras LRC 65

Hampton Yacht Group - Endurance E658-10 

Inventech Marine Solutions - Life Proof Boats Convertible 30 

Irwin Yacht Sales - Tollycraft Cockpit Motoryacht 43

Kadey-Krogen Yachts - Krogen 44AE

Kadey-Krogen Yachts - Krogen 48AE

Kadey-Krogen Yachts - Krogen 48

Nordhavn Yachts - Nordhavn 59 Coastal Pilot

Nordhavn Yachts - Nordhavn 52 

Nordic Yachts Northwest - Nordic Tug 40

Nordic Yachts Northwest - Nordic Tug 39

North Pacific Yachts - North Pacific 44 Sedan

NW Explorations - Hampton 49

NW Explorations - Grand Banks 46

NW Explorations - Kadey-Krogen 58

NW Yachtnet - Custom 40 LRC

Ocean Trawler Yachts -  Seahorse 52

Outer Reef Yachts - Outer Reef 700 Classic Series

Port Townsend Shipwrights, Inc. - Diesel Duck 49

Ranger Tugs - NEW! 2018 R-27

Ranger Tugs - R-23

Ranger Tugs - R-29 Sedan

Ranger Tugs - R-29 Command Bridge

Seattle Yachts - DeFever 52

Seattle Yachts - DeFever 49

Seattle Yachts - Nimbus 405

Selene Yachts Northwest - Selene Europa 50

Selene Yachts  Northwest - Selene Europa 42

Stan Miller Yachts  - Grand Banks 46 Europa

United Yacht Sales Pacifica  - Ocean Alexander 42 

Waterline Boats - Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse

LAND EXHIBITORS

Company - Category

DAN Boater - Insurance/Finance

Fisheries Supply - Marine Supplies

Great Harbour Trawlers - Boat Builder/Manufacturing

Greysam Robotic Systems - Submersible ROV

Intellian - Satellite Communication

Interactio - Electronics

Kato-Enterprises - Foot Ergonomics/Health/Safety

Key Bank - Insurance/ Finance 

Kooldjak Marine - Boat Builder/Manufacturing

Linssen Steel Yacht of Holland - Yacht Builder/New Yachts

North Island Marina - Boatyards/Marinas

OceanGrafix - Navigation

OCENS - Satellite Communications

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance - Insurance/Finance

Port Townsend Shipwrights, Inc. - Yacht Repair

Sea Magazine/Boating World Magazine - Marine Publications

Seaton Yachts - Yacht Sales

SiriusXM - Electronics/Weather

Smart Plug - Systems Electronics

Sterling Associates  Marine Finance - Insurance/Finance

Sterling Marine Services - Dive Services

Thomas Desalination - Watermakers

Total Dollar Insurance - Insurance/Finance

Ultra Marine West - Anchoring

Ultra-SoniTec, LLC - Electronics

United States Power Squadron - Boater Education/Safety

Washington Sea Grant - Boater Education

DEMOS

THURSDAY 5/18

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Yacht Insurance Policy – Presented by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
This presentation provides an overview of what yacht insurance is for, the different types of policies that are available, and how yacht policies can differ overall. Topics to be covered include: implication of secret implied warranties, a review of clauses found in most yacht insurance policies and, how to negotiate with your insurance company for better terms. An Open Forum, ask ANYTHING about marine insurance and marine law.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. How DAN will help you in an emergency: An Introductions to the DAN Boater Membership Association – Presented by DAN Boater
Diver's Alert Network is internationally recognized as the trusted name in diver safety. Its travel products have proven lifesaving to divers above and below the water. DAN is proud to now open this line of quality products to all boaters not just divers. The short presentation clearly outlines the health benefits of the DAN Boater Membership Association from the medical director's point of view.

FRIDAY 5/19

1:30 -2:15 p.m. Satellites; TV & Communication – How to get both aboard - Presented by Intellian
Intellian’s, Paul Comyns, a leading expert in satellite communication, will discuss the latest in satellite communication technology and options for keeping you connected wherever you cruise.

2:30 -3:15 p.m.  The Care & Upkeep Of Your Marine Generator Set – Presented by Northern Lights & Technicold
 Your boat’s generator set does a lot on board; but how well do you understand it? Northern Lights Factory Trainer Bob Senter will show you the ins and outs of generator set service and maintenance. From the basics of properly sizing your genset to the right coolant and oil, and the options that maximize your enjoyment on board, Bob’s course will cover the essential facts of power production every recreational boater should know.

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. What makes the Ultimate Cruiser? -Presented by Kooldjak Marine
Introducing a new breed of cruising powerboat built to cross oceans safely and comfortably with the utmost efficiency. Todd Rickard, Managing Director of Kooldjak (Black Swan) Marine spent eight years partnered with legendary cruiser and boat builder Steve Dashew in the design, sales, and construction of the FPB line of passage makers. Todd’s newest venture Kooldjak Marine takes his experience with the development, delivery, and support of the FPB products and brings it to this all new U.S. built venture. Todd will explain the light displacement to length (LDL) vessel concept and how having a higher length to beam ratio than is found in trawler type vessels improves handling, seakeeping and control even in extreme conditions. 

SATURDAY 5/20

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Financing and Insuring your Dream Boat – Presented by Sterling Associates & Total Dollar Insurance
This presentation will cover the basic cash flow and credit guidelines banks look for as well as what they’re looking for in the boat itself to qualify for a loan - surveys, additional equipment, age of vessel etc. It’ll also highlight some of the tax advantages, tax consequences, rates and term options to consider when shopping for your dream boat. An agent from Total Dollar will also be joining for a brief Q&A session at the end to answer all your yacht insurance questions. 

HOTELS

Rooms blocks are available at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and the Fairfield Inn & Suites Seattle Bremerton. Both are just a few blocks from the marina & conference Center

Fairfield Inn & Suites Seattle Bremerton
Phone: (360) 377-2111
239 4th Street Bremerton, WA 98337
Standard Room Rate: $119
Book rooms here

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Phone: (360) 405-0200
150 Washington Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337
Standard Room Rate: $149
Group Code: TFB
Book rooms here*A limited number of rooms are available. Wednesday is currently SOLD OUT.

DIRECTIONS, PARKING & FERRY

By Land – Driving Directions

The Bremerton Marina is located in downtown Bremerton immediately adjacent to the Washington State Ferry terminal. Centrally located on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, Bremerton is just far enough to get away from the hustle of the big city, but close enough to allow for an easy drive or ferry ride to get there.

Bremerton Marina -120 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337
Google Map driving directions

Parking

Where to Park in Downtown Bremerton

Harborside Garage234 Pacific Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337
0 – 1 Hour $4.00 1 – 4 Hours $6.00 12 Hours $9.00 24 Hours $15.00
Located near the ferry in downtown Bremerton on the corner of 2nd and Washington

By Ferry

Seattle – Bremerton Sailing Schedule

Purchase Ferry Tickets Online

By Sea – Boating Directions

The City of Bremerton, and our marina, is located west of Seattle on a body of water called Sinclair Inlet. From the south or east, Sinclair Inlet is accessed by passing through Rich Passage along the south shore of Bainbridge Island. From the north, the best route is through Agate Pass on the northwest corner of Bainbridge Island then south along the west coast of Bainbridge Island to Sinclair Inlet. The Bremerton Marina is the first marina on your right as you enter Sinclair Inlet.

SPONSORS

NATIONAL SPONSORS

BENETEAU 

Beneteau

Swift Trawler

The range that reinvents the Trawler concept. A boat with a cruising pedigree that has left tradition behind to win in speed, autonomy and intelligent design. Very seaworthy, extremely safe and comfortable, the four Beneteau Swift Trawlers are cut out for long ocean adventures. 

DAN BOATER

DAN web

The DAN Boater travel safety association provides emergency medical services & travel safety resources to recreational boaters, cruisers, and sailors.

NORTHERN LIGHTS/ TECHNICOLD

Northern Lights
Technicold


Northern Lights, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industry-best marine systems, including Northern Lights marine generator sets and Technicold air conditioning. Reliable, durable and simple to use, Northern Lights and Technicold products are designed for the unforgiving nature of the marine environment. Our systems are widely customizable to enhance the boating experience in pleasure craft, yacht and commercial marine applications. An ISO 9001 Certified company, Northern Lights is headquartered in Seattle, WA, USA, with a worldwide dealer network over 300 strong. More information is available at www.northern-lights.com or www.technicold.com. For over 50 years, the Northern Lights family of products has provided clean power, clear air and complete solutions.

PANTAENIUS

Pantaenius

The Pantaenius America Yacht policy offers the most comprehensive coverage on the market. We are licensed in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, and have five offices in the U.S. Our navigational limits are extremely broad, and we welcome not only the coastal enthusiast, but also the circumnavigator. At Pantaenius, you speak to insurance experts who understand your needs. Many of our team members are avid power boaters and sailors who share the same passions you do. "Always at Your Side" is more than our company slogan; it's our commitment to you. When you have an emergency, you can contact our claims experts 24/7 and speak to a live person (no call centers) when you need them most. In fact, Pantaenius has a claims network of 35,000 contacts worldwide, and we will take immediate action to help minimize damage to your yacht. We also provide you with a plethora of tips on damage prevention, safety, and much more. For a quote, visit www.pantaenius.com.

STERLING ASSOCIATES/TOTAL DOLLAR

Sterling Associates
Total Dollar Insurance

Need a boat loan? Talk to the Pros. Sterling Associates offers boat and yacht loans at the lowest possible rates while providing the professional, personalized financial service you deserve.

Whether you enjoy day trips or seasonal cruises up and down the coasts, Total Dollar has the right policy for you. For 25 years Total Dollar has built a first rate reputation, providing expertise that is second to none. We'll shop your boat with 12+ yacht insurers for the best possible deal!

SIRIUSXM MARINE

SiriusXM

Get the weather & info you need, and the entertainment you want delivered to your chartplotter with SiriusXM Marine. Designed for blue water sailing, deep sea fishing or boating, as well as boating and fishing inshore, on inland waterways and the Great Lakes, there is a subscription package that will let you boat with confidence and enhance your time on the water*.

REGIONAL SPONSORS


INTELLIAN

Intellian

Intellian is a leading global provider of stabilized satellite antenna systems. Built upon our patented RF, stabilization and tracking technologies, our products support a wide range of industries, including Commercial Maritime, Offshore Energy, Defense & Intelligence and Luxury Yachting. Our comprehensive range of antenna systems includes Satellite TV, VSAT, Global Xpress and FleetBroadband solutions.

KOOLDJAK

Kooldjak BW

Introducing a new breed of cruising powerboat built to cross oceans safely and comfortably with the utmost efficiency. Kooldjak’s Low Displacement to Length (LDL) passage makers provide sea keeping abilities unlike other trawlers and cruisers. Visit us in the tent on the dock in Bremerton or attend our seminar “The ultimate cruiser” to find out why we really mean it when we say Kooldjak is “Crafted for the Sea.” 

MEDIA SPONSORS & PARTNERS

CPYB/YBAA

CPYB
YBAA

CRUISING OUTPOST

CO Logo-2016 Lavender

HARBORS

Harbors

MARINALIFE

Marinalife

OCEAN NAVIGATOR

Ocean Navigator

PACIFIC YACHTING

Pacific Yachting

SEA MAGAZINE

SEA Magazine

YACHTWORLD

Yachtworld

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Seven Seas Cruising Association

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