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PassageMaker Trawler Fest – Solomons, MD


Trawlers, trawlers, trawlers. That’s all you could see at the Trawler Fest in Solomons last week. Our friend and cohort Rick Garton (above), Lisa and I took the Pilothouse Fathom (that’s for sale) and our flybridge Fathom (that’s not for sale) just up the creek to Calvert’s Marina for the big event. Rick and I showed off the pilothouse Fathom while Lisa sold our book When The Water Calls…We Follow from the cockpit of our boat. The show was a success in that we had three great weather days, lots of trawlers on display and the interest in boat buying has started to improve, much like the economy and stock market.


Our friends Wade and Susie from New Bern came for the show and ended up making a deal on a Marine Trader, we took a deposit on an almost new Fathom and Lisa sold some books… so it was a great three days. If you like trawlers this is the place to see them, all in one place. We  took several tours ourselves on the new 49 American Tug, 65 Queenship, 68 Nordhvn, 42 Kadey Krogan, 45 Cherubini and more.


The first night’s festivities included picking a table where these three men were seated and then the fun began. We enjoyed meeting (left to right: Ed, Tweezer and Paul. Jim is next to Rick (right), trying to get some point across.


 We had fun meeting people as they stopped by the boat including Gordon (BoatUS) and his partner Susan.


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