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In lieu of in-person events being postponed until 2021, Passagemaker Magazine holds a new virtual format for this year’s popular TrawlerFest event series. 

A new, online-only "TrawlerFest LIVE” took place November 12-14, 2020. Contents can be accessed through April 2021.  

TrawlerFest LIVE was a cutting-edge virtual venue where industry minds, educators and the cruising community came together over a three-day online summit. The event showcased products and boats in a format that was also conducive to attendees being able to enjoy the traditional TrawlerFest camaraderie around their shared passion for the long-range cruising lifestyle. TrawlerFest LIVE featured 12 topnotch educational seminars and online demonstrations of products, and expert troubleshooting advice and boat-handling techniques.

“I’m beyond pleased to recognize the tremendous success of TrawlerFest LIVE, which we specially curated this year to safely connect our audience of trawler enthusiasts with the long-range cruising industry in the midst of the pandemic,” said Passagemaker Editor-in-Chief Andrew Parkinson. “Our events team worked around the clock to ensure that the TrawlerFest LIVE experience was like attending a full-blown traditional TrawlerFest, but from the comfort and safety of your own home. We enjoyed embarking on this special virtual voyage together with our trawler faithful.”


By design, TrawlerFest LIVE ws far from an ordinary “digital boat show.” The event delivered a socially engaging and networking rendezvous style experience, so attendees could enjoy the closest possible experience to an in-person event.

Sponsors and exhibitors showcased their products, services and boat offerings on an interactive digital platform, interacting in real time with attendees through live demonstrations, chats, boat tours, educational seminars and more.

“While the actual TrawlerFest LIVE event ran for three days, the webinars, demos and vessel walkthroughs will now be available on the site for six months,” said AIM Marine Group Event Sales and Logistics Manager Ryan Davidson. 

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For exhibitor information or general questions, contact Ryan Davidson at

For attendee information, contact Donna Aschheim at 

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