TrawlerFest scheduled in Annapolis this fall

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The TrawlerFest boat show and seminar series is returning to the Chesapeake Bay for six days this fall.

TrawlerFest-Bay Bridge happens Sept. 29-Oct. 4 and includes signature seminars on diesel engines, hands-on boat handling and mastering the boat-buying process.

The boat show runs Oct. 1-4 and includes booths displaying marine products and services.

Dozens of new and used cruising powerboats will be featured on the docks of the Bay Bridge Marina Yacht Club on Kent Island at the foot of Maryland’s Bay Bridge.

With 23 seminars, speakers include experts such as Nigel Calder on engines, Steve Zimmerman on systems maintenance, Chuck Neville on hull design, Ben Ellison on electronics, Bruce Kessler on long-distance cruising, Mark and Diana Doyle on the ICW and Chris Parker on weather.

This year’s destination seminars will focus on the Great Loop and its tributaries and Down East Maine. The seminars will run from Sept. 29-Oct. 4, beginning with “Everything You Need to Know About Diesel Engines.”

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