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Newport Boat Show: CruiserPort University doubles down on VIP seminar discounts

vip_newportCruiserPort University at the Newport International Boat Show offers eight seminars as a VIP package deal for $375, a savings of about a hundred bucks. Now we’ve decided to let ticket holders share their VIP pass with another person. The way this works is that you designate your seminar partner and let us know which of the following eight seminars each of you will be attending.



Get inside some engine rooms at CruiserPort

nt54_enginerm_img“On the Docks: A Close Inspection of Yacht Systems, Featuring Cruising Powerboats” is a seminar at the Newport International Boat Show for people interested in learning about systems and machinery on three well-known but distinctively different brands of cruising boat–Kadey Krogen, Nordic Tug and Sabre.



Furuno joins radar seminar

Eric Kunz, one of today’s most knowledgeable and articulate marine electronics professionals, joins the CruiserPort University team at the Newport International Boat Show in presenting “Getting the Most from Your Radar.” The senior product manager from Furuno USA will bring the company’s latest solid-state radar as a teaching aid.



Is ‘renewable diesel’ an alternative to fossil fuel?

dieselAs an ocean research scientist, Bruce Appelgate thought it best to start going green at home, on one of Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s research vessels. Appelgate, the San Diego institution’s associate director, decided to run the 125-foot Robert Gordon Sproul on 100 percent “renewable diesel” fuel from September 2014 to December 2015, a period when the Sproul undertook 39 research and educational missions, put in 89 operational days at sea and covered 14,400 miles.



Don’t be them: attend ‘Navigation for Husbands & Wives’ in Newport

aground0727CruiserPort University brings a popular couples’ seminar called “Navigation for Husbands & Wives” to the Newport International Boat Show. The two-hour class, held at the Newport Blues Cafe, is designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork.



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