One Part Show, One Part School, One Part PartyDozens of cruising powercraft are en route to Baltimore for next week’s TrawlerFest, including the Northern Marine 57 (above) the new Grand Banks 60 Skylounge (below).The Skylounge 60 at cruising speed.“Throttle her two 900-horsepower Volvo Penta D13-900 diesel inboards down to just 750 revs for a smooth-water cruising speed of 9.5 knots—not bad for an ocean passage in my opinion—and you’ve got yourself a range of roughly 2,973 nautical miles, factoring in a 10 percent reserve,” writes Bill Pike in his new boat review. “That’s more than enough to travel, say, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Plymouth, England, weather permitting. Not bad for your typical passagemaker, eh? But for a 30-knot boat?”The in-water lineup at Harbor East Marina includes all the familiar brands such as Nordhavn, Nordic Tug, Ranger Tug and Krogen. TrawlerFest will also afford dreamers and buyers an opportunity to inspect newer or lesser known names such as Aquila, Henriques and Minorca. The marina itself is in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the cultural and entertainment heart of the city.Harbor East in Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor.TrawlerFest is not just a boat show and seminar series. It retains the atmosphere of an old-fashioned cruisers rendezvous with social events such a Thursday “docktail” party and a Friday harbor cruise, which also includes (you guessed it) cocktails.REGISTER FOR TRAWLERFEST-BALTIMOREHylas 44Seminars: Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 25-29.In-Water Boat Show: Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-29.Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Seminar participants enter in-water boat show free on day of seminar.)Questions? Contact Jennifer at [email protected] or (954) 761-7073.Interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor? Contact Ryan Davidson (954) 328-7573 or [email protected] IN BULK FOR BEST VALUEEvery seminar except the diesel course, “Practical Marine Weather” and “Boat Handling on the Water” are part of our VIP package. Being a four- or five-day VIP gives attendees access to their choice of 24 other seminars. The cost is $449 for a four-day VIP pass and $549 for the five-day pass. Visit our ticketing site and do some math. You’ll see how being a VIP maximizes your seminar buying power.