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Get inside some engine rooms at CruiserPort

“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.

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We break the class down into small groups and rotate between a Kadey Krogen 58 EB, (“extended bridge”), a Nordic Tug 44 Flybridge and a Sabre 40 Sedan. At each boat, attendees will receive an in-depth engine room briefing from a highly knowledgeable expert with plenty of time for questions.

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The beauty of the line-up is that each hull form is represented: the full-displacement Krogen, semi-displacement Nordic Tug and planing Sabre. The Krogen is powered by a John Deere 4045AFM85 160hp; the Nordict Tug has a 510 hp Volvo D11 and the Sabre has Twin Cummins 380hp with Zeus Pod Drives.

Three different engines. Three different styles of cruising. This in-depth look at contemporary technology will prove invaluable to those looking to switch to power or to upsize their current ride. It also would make a good companion to a seminar later in the week, “The Physics and Psychology of Hull Shape” with naval architect Lou Codega.

“On the Docks” on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. is one of eight classes that can be purchased individually for $60.

OR you can buy a VIP pass, which let’s you attend all eight at a substantial savings. Two additional seminars, Nigel Calder’s “Diesel Engines: Maintenance & Troubleshooting” and “Troubleshooting Marine Electrical Systems” are eight-hour classes and are not included in the VIP pass.

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