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US Power Squadron Raft Up

TrawlerFest University Aboard a Beneteau Swift Trawler 52

Grand Banks 46 from ManO'War Bahamas to Stuart Florida

St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

Preparing to Make the Great Loop Cruise  aboard a Nordic Tug 32+2

Bahamas Bound on a Kadey Krogen 58

AGLCA Fall Rendezvous

Building Cruising Confidence

Owner Training Summaries

Confident new owners of a Kadey Krogen 44 Trawler.

Kadey Krogen 44 Trawler - New Owner Training
You may have explored a boat handling course taught at a school. Did you know you’d be on a boat with 6 people who each take a turn at the wheel? And is the boat they provide the same make, model, engine size as yours? Do the other students have the same boating experience as you? There is nothing quite as helpful as learning from a professional captain on your own boat…At a time that is convenient to you and your spouse.

Captains Chris & Alyse will help ease your learning curve

Moving up to a larger yacht? Changing from Sail to Power? Don't Have Your Boat Yet?
Captain Chris will help build your cruising confidence. Ask Captain Chris aboard your boat anywhere! He'll help ease your learning curve... Don't have a boat yet? Charter a bareboat and invite Captain Chris to guide you along the waterways.

At the FREE dock in Chesapeake City, MD

Kadey-Krogen 48 Trawler Training & Building Cruising Confidence
Vessel type/length - Kadey-Krogen Trawler 48
Engine type/horsepower - Single John Deere Diesel
Cruising speed - Economical 8 knots
Starting location - Annapolis, MD
Destination - Newport Boat Show Rhode Island

Antares at anchor in France!

Antares 13.8 meter Orientation in South Carolina
Vessel Type/Length - Antares13.8 (45ft, Flybridge sedan motor yacht)
Cruising speed - 28knots
Engine type/ Horsepower - Twin Cummins 500 hp electronic control

New boat shakedown one week cruise from Charleston to Georgetown and back to Charleston.

Starting out on the St. John River, the first night we docked at the Riverwalk. For FREE!

Preparing to Make the Great Loop Cruise aboard a Nordic Tug 32+2
Vessel Type/Length - Nordic Tug 32+2
Cruising speed - 10 knots
Engine type/Horsepower - Single Cummins, 220 HP
Starting location - Jacksonville, FL
Final destination - Texas

This is a terrific boat for doing the Great Circle as the "loopers" run up the eastern coast of the United States. Their Circle route then takes them through the Great Lakes, back down the Mighty Mississippi River before crossing the Gulf of Mexico over to the Florida coast.

Proud owner with her Kadey Krogen 48...after docking and debriefing on a different trip. This time we were in Cape May, New Jersey.

Kadey-Krogen 48 Trawler Training in the St Lucie River, Stuart FL
Vessel Type/Length - Kadey Krogen 48 Trawler
Cruising speed - 10 knots
Engine type/Horsepower - Single John Deere about 220 HP

A new trawler owner wanted more practice docking and anchoring her new boat as a single hander.

Island Gypsy in the ICW

Kong & Halverson Island Gypsy 32 with a Stern Thruster!
Vessel type/length - Island Gypsy 32 feet
Engine type/horsepower - Ford Lehman 120 HP
Cruising speed - Economical 7.5 knots
Starting point - St. Lucie River, Stuart, FL
Final destination - Jacksonville Beach, FL

This is a classic boat with the original Ford Lehman diesel and an after market hydraulic stern thruster...That's right! A stern thruster. Pretty nifty once you get a feel for it and much less intrusive to install.

CN Tower on the Toronto Skyline as seen from Lake Ontario.

Cruisers 455 Northbound to Toronto Canada
Vessel Type/Length - Cruisers 45.5 Motor Yacht
Cruising speed - 24 knots
Engine type / Horsepower - Twin Volvo D9 500 HP.
Starting location - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Final destination - Toronto, Canada

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