Trawler Fest Anacortes kicked off yesterday with sopping wet conditions in the morning. But by early afternoon, the sun was shining and out came the trawler enthusiasts. This is the largest Trawler Fest yet, surpassing Solomons Maryland in registered attendees as well as exhibitors.
There are over 80 shoreside exhibitors and more boats in the water exhibits than I can count. We have the new Northwest 50FC on display and initial reaction has been extremely popular. We were fortunate to be in the same spot this year as last; right at the bottom of the ramp when you enter the floating exhibit area.
Those of you who have been aboard a Northwest Trawler in the past may think this is the same boat. Wrong!! This is the Northwest 50FC (Fishing Cockpit) version. It just so happens that the new owners selected the same Nor’wester green color as hull 1. This boat is truly worth seeing. The interior is spectaculor. From the European appliances to the lavish tile flooring, as well as wrapped panel wall coverings and a rich dark cherry interior, nothing was spared to deliver, arguably, the nicest 50 foot trawler ever built. The electronics install team have repeatedly remarked that the navigation systems aboard this boat are more what you might expect on a boat 2 to 3 times the size.
Here is another shot taken from shore. Right behind us is the new Nordhavn Motorsailor, a fine looking vessel if you are looking for a motorsailor.
The weather is supposed to be spectaculor for the next few days so come on down to see the Northwest 50FC and say hello. Even if you are not local, just hop on a Southwest flight and come on up. All the major manufacturers are here with their latest models. You won’t be sorry.
Trawler Fest runs now through Saturday, May 9th.