New location is a success for Trawler Fest

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PassageMaker's Trawler Fest concluded its 2010 series with its largest Mid-Atlantic event to date, organizers said.

More than 2,100 attendees and nearly 100 in-water and land exhibitors participated in the three-day event, which was held Sept. 24-26 at Baltimore's Inner Harbor Marine Center. PassageMaker University, a two-day event offering in-depth educational courses, preceded the boat show.

Organizers said show attendance was up more than 20 percent from last year, when the event was held in Solomons, Md.

"As first-time exhibitors at Trawler Fest, Mid Atlantic Marine Group was impressed with the consistent traffic throughout the weekend show," said Wendy Ladas, vice president of Mid Atlantic Marine Group, in a statement. "Baltimore provided a great venue for the event, offering show attendees easy access to the show from out of town and provided us with a greater opportunity to present our products to attendees. The location change from Solomons to Baltimore was a major factor in our decision to participate in this year's Trawler Fest."

Highlights included a live auction that raised $12,000 for the Children's Guild of Baltimore.

The PassageMaker People's Choice Award was presented to the Krogen 55 Expedition. The boat features an open saloon and galley arrangement, complete with a Viking range, Jenn-Air refrigerator and Miele dishwasher.

The next Trawler Fest will take place Jan. 27-29, 2011, at Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale. PassageMaker University will precede the show Jan. 25-26.

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