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14 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Top 10 Components of the "Perfect" Great Loop Boat
In this episode, veteran cruiser Chris Caswell identifies the essential components you should be considering when shopping for the "perfect" Great Loop boat.
15 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Docking Made Easy: Strategy, Tools & Techniques
Contrary to common belief, the degree of difficulty in docking does not necessarily increase with the size of the boat. In reality, handling a larger boat in close quarters is no more difficult than handling a smaller one. It's all about strategy and overcoming two particular challenges. In this episode, boat-handling expert Bob Arrington reveals his keys to stress-free docking, regardless of the size of your boat.
21 minutes | May 6, 2021
Liveaboard Reality: Rising Stars of the Small Screen
Welcome to the YouTube Liveaboard Revolution, where tech-savvy cruisers are using social media to reach hundreds of thousands of followers, foregoing their own privacy to educate and inspire the next generation of trawler nuts. Join us behind the scenes of these trawler YouTubers, as we explore why they do it, how they do it, and what’s in it for them.
30 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Trawler Transactions: Buying & Selling Tips from the Pros
Over the last decade, we’ve been witness to a variable brokerage market fluctuating between buyers and sellers. Today, many brokerage experts see the market for trawlers and long-range cruising boats shifting once again. So how can you as a buyer or seller gain an advantage? In this episode, industry experts Jeff Merrill (JMYS) and Kevin Althoff (Burr Yacht Sales) reveal how you can become more "sales" savvy and set yourself up for success when it comes to any trawler transaction.
27 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Trawler Life (Part 2) w/Bruce & Dorsey Beard
What is it like to spend extended time aboard a trawler? What do you eat, where do you go, how are the decisions made? Who maintains the boat? Who navigates? And what are some of the responsibilities, jobs and tasks associated with living aboard and cruising? In this episode, we unpack it all from the cozy confines of the American Tug 395 trawler "Esmeralde," where Bruce and Dorsey Beard have been entertaining and inspiring trawler enthusiasts worldwide through their popular Facebook group "Trawler Life."
26 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Trawler Life (Part 1)
The trawler. It’s more than a boat. It’s a lifestyle adopted by the adventurous-at-heart who enjoy long-term cruising. From Great Loopers and coastal cruisers to bonafide ocean crossers, the trawler is the vehicle that binds us, where the galley is of equal importance to the engine room, and horsepower is as essential to us as the salty air we breathe. In this episode, recorded on location at TrawlerFest, we sit down with long-time cruisers Rudy and Jill Sechez, and Capts. Chris and Alyse Caldwell, for a deep dive into what the trawler life is all about.(Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
30 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Family Ties: Long-Range Cruising with Kids
Meet Brooke and Braden Palmer, who, along with their daughter Rooney (7), son Penn (5), and the two family dogs, have been living aboard their Nordhavn 55 Mermaid Monster for a couple of years now. Like many liveaboards, they bought the boat, liquidated most of their land-based life, and then embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Join us as we dive into the triumphs and challenges of living aboard and long-range cruising with kids.(Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
21 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Talkin' Great Loop with Kim Russo
Fascinated with the Great Loop and wondering how you can make it happen? AGLCA Executive Director Kim Russo joins us to help answer some questions about the Great Loop for those who might be considering the journey—plus tips and local knowledge to prepare you for the great American waterway adventure and inspire you to get out there and make the dream a reality.Sponsored by Ranger Tugs (Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
28 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Eyes On The Skies with Chris Parker
Weather expert Chris Parker touches on some key facts about marine weather you should know but probably don’t, the best weather apps and how to use them, and man’s entanglement with hurricanes at sea. Sponsored by Outer Reef Yachts.(Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
29 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Electronics Overload? Here's What You Really Need
The tech corner of the yachting industry has taken substantial leaps forward of late. Keeping up with it all, much less trying to understand it, can be a full-time job. That’s why we love Ben Stein of Panbo.com, who breaks down the most exciting new products hitting the market and reveals the perfect electronics package for long-range cruising. Sponsored by Outer Reef Yachts.(Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
11 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Welcome to Trawler Talk. Now, What's a Trawler?
Welcome to Trawler Talk! So what exactly is a trawler anyway? And what happened to the traditional trawler? Modern iterations of long-range cruisers and fast trawlers seem a far cry from their “troller” heritage, so what's the appeal to the trawler guy? It's complicated. Let's talk about it.(Music: https://www.purple-planet.com)
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