October 5th through October 9th: Passage Maker Trawlerfest, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland
Our banner arrived showing our partnership with Endeavour and SeaSense. We were also able to debut our new logo! During this time Patty and Carol from SeaSense completed a tour of the Grampstr’s Endeavour and came away favorably impressed.
During this show, we had over 100 people per day pass through the boat, which means we gave out many brochures and spoke to many trawler enthusiasts! Like us, some of these people expressed that buying a boat was in their 5 year plan, which that was an obvious and instant connection for us. I was able to speak with them about my plan to buy this boat and how I successfully did so. However, the beauty of the situation was simple: Grampstr’s Endeavour could offer people with 5 year plans an opportunity to charter a boat they planned to buy in the future. This would give them the chance to get a feel for the boat, how to manage it and experience the luxury of it all. It is sort of an incentive for them to continue to work hard and plan smartly so they can purchase one in the future.
October 10th and October 11th: A Little Downtime
Before the Annapolis boat show, the Grampstr spent a couple of days in the Bay Bridge Marina, where she got another wash, wax and clean so she would sparkle and shine at the next boat show.
October 12th through October 16th: Annapolis Boat Show
The Annapolis Boat Show started off a little rocky – literally. The first couple of days were filled with wind and rain; this made for crazy experiences being docked in the temporary floating piers. Because of that we only had about 50 brave souls come through each day. However, the clouds parted and the sun peeked through for the weekend. It must have been the beautiful weather that brought a ton of people to the show because we averaged about 300 people per day from Friday to Sunday. It was so much fun talking and meeting with people. In fact, we ran out of brochures, but we made up for it in verbal communication. It was exciting talking with all of the great folks at the Annapolis show. We left having a lot of prospective interest and new friends.
October 17th through November 3rd: The Journey to Florida
The Grampstr’s Endeavour headed back to her winter home in St. Petersburg, Florida under the helm of Bob and Alice Vincent! Our only regret is that we could not join them.
November 11th through November 13th: Housekeeping
Jennifer flew down to St. Petersburg to spend a few days aboard the Grampstr. During that time she replaced the bedding, sheets and pillows so the boat could be charted with fresh and clean amenities.
Currently we look forward to partnering with a St. Petersburg, Florida hotel to do day charters.
If you're interested in a week long captained charter, please contact us. The Grampstr's Endeavour is available for charter 52 weeks a year, with a professional captain ready to help you enjoy the experience and learn the ropes.