PassageMaker January - February 2017

PassageMaker Magazine (PMM) is the market leader covering the boats, people, gear, and destinations for the trawler and cruising-under-power lifestyle. Over the years it has evolved to connect the marine industry to consumers through print, digital, online, and in-person brands (Trawler Fest, Trawler Fest University, and Trawler Port)

United States
Active Interest Media
8 期號


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parental guidance

Many a hot summer’s day were spent on these docks, polishing off varnish and lukewarm cans of seltzer with my dad as Vanquish, a Grand Banks 49 with a hull as deep blue as the water we dreamed of, listed gently against the floating docks at Brewer’s Shipyard in Essex, Connecticut. In the intervening years, those days of summer have evolved into moments of memory even for Vanquish, which has since found a new home. Yet we return to this place, the salt and air as heavy and humid as ever. Perhaps it isn’t the boat we keep, but the places. We should all be blessed with a little salt in our veins. Oh, and please pass the chamois. Boston, Massachusetts Love to shoot pictures? Want to share your adventures? Send us your…

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sea like no other

Like anywhere that has become a title card for the Vitamin D-deprived, the tip of Baja California Sur is a destination whose fame seems forever pigeonholed for its beaches, cold Mexican lagers, and the steady waft of coconut-scented lotions. Popularized as a vacation getaway by stars such as Bing Crosby, John Wayne, and Dezi Arnaz, Baja Sur is a catch-all that attracts sun worshippers from golfers to sport fishermen. Here, at the southernmost tip of the 700-mile-long gulf, is where the Pacific Ocean starts to lose its bite. After pounding the exposed western shoreline of Baja, it makes the sharp turn around El Arco, the photogenic arched rock that marks Cabo San Lucas. Within no time, the bashing of the seas against rock and severe undertow give way to the Sea…

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PassageMaker is far more than what shows up in your mailbox eight times a year, as we work to contribute new and interesting content for our readers in-between issues, as well. From our Channels Newsletter that brings you unique content twice a month, to our various social media platforms, we offer a variety of ways to stay engaged with the PassageMaker community. You’ll also find a variety of ways to contribute to the conversation across these platforms, allowing you to share your personal stories, photos, and thoughts. Crosstalk is all about our community coming together, sharing our stories, and staying involved. Make sure you join the conversation. Viewfinder #viewfinder We know that many of you are talented photographers, and Viewfinder is our way of celebrating your beautiful work. Published every issue in…

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helmsman trawlers 31 sedan

The Camano 31 is no longer, but its tradition in the cruising market lives on, to some degree, with the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan. Built on the same semi-displacement hullform, this little single-stateroom cruiser still bears plenty of resemblance, at least aesthetically, to its predecessor. But inside is where the action is. Waterline Boats, which bought the tooling for the Camano line, has made a concerted effort in the redesign to bring the new 31 up to modern-day standards of premium fit-and-finish, amenities, and performance. CONSTRUCTION When the tooling for the Camano was acquired by Waterline Boats, one of the only things that they didn’t change was the hull design. Proven and time-tested, the 31 Sedan sits on the same 1990 Bob Wurman-designed semi-displacement hull as all Camano-branded boats. “There was no…

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hyundai marine seasall 270p

Hyundai has a long history of building marine engines for the Pacific Rim and Europe, and has recently introduced their marine line of Seasall engines to the United States. This new engine is designed to meet not just Tier III EPA requirements but future Tier IV requirements as well. And this isn’t your typical marinized engine. Sure, it is built on the Hyundai graphite-infused block and pistons from their automotive line, and also uses a common-rail fuel injection system, but from there on this engine is designed specifically for the marine market. And it shows. This engine runs smoothly and quietly, even at idle where it burns less than a gallon an hour. The graphite-infused block and pistons are designed to deliver a long life for the engine, which has been…

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new january trawlerfest location

Registration is underway as TrawlerFest returns to Stuart, Florida, for the first time since 2009. The show is partnering with Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina, and the dates are February 28 to March 4. The choice of a Marriott resort will mark a huge improvement over other Florida TrawlerFest sites in the recent past, most recently Riviera Beach Municipal Marina, which was under construction during TrawlerFest this year and last. Attendee feedback, while positive about seminars and the boat show in general, lamented conditions at the venue. Hutchinson Island Marriott is the cure. Business travelers and resort-goers alike hold the Marriott chain in high regard because of its emphasis on quality and consistency throughout its properties. The Stuart resort offers large climate- and lightingcontrolled halls for seminars and modern, well…