The show must go on!
Boat shows in 2020 are just not going to happen. After a successful March event in Stuart, FL, PassageMaker postponed the Seattle TrawlerFest and Baltimore TrawlerFest earlier this year, even suggested new dates, but alas, it just isn’t meant to be.
JMYS enjoys everything about TrawlerFest. We had a wonderful pre-pandemic event in Stuart, FL with two boats on display (a Kadey-Krogen 48 and Selene 56) and a full schedule of seminars. With all of the upheaval, this is the year that can’t end quickly enough and getting crowds of people together for an event just isn’t smart or practical. We respect and support PassageMaker’s decision to cancel Seattle and Baltimore this year.
Jeff has been presenting for nearly 20 years and looks forward to sharing his trawler knowledge AND meeting new and seasoned trawler buyers and sellers. They are low-key, fun events to attend.
It’s not all bad news, the creative team behind the scenes, decided to hold a year-end “virtual event” so in lieu of TrawlerFest Baltimore and Seattle 2020, PassageMaker magazine has created TrawlerFest LIVE, an online summit taking place November 12-14. There will not be any boats in the water to crawl around on or vendors in the tents to talk to, but the ever-popular educational seminar suite is going from in person to watch from home. A select group of trawler industry professionals will be broadcasting their seminars online, live via Zoom.
JMYS is so excited to participate that we have signed on as a sponsor.