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Cruising Conversations Episode 4 – Bill Parlatore – PassageMaker Magazine


Bill and Laurene Parlatore have made significant contributions to the Trawler Lifestyle. This began with the creation of PassageMaker magazine, grew through the TrawlerFest events and has expanded on Bill’s blog, Following Seas.

Jeff Merrill has known Bill and Laurene since the late 1990’s and they have remained good friends for many years. When Jeff worked for PAE/Nordhavn, he and Bill spent a couple of days together doing a cover story about the Nordhavn 35. Nothing like being ship mates to get better acquainted.

Jeff was in Baltimore, MD for TrawlerFest and invited Bill (Laurene could not make it) to drive up from Annapolis for a casual discussion about trawlers which resulted in this #CruisingConversation. The interview was recorded aboard the Nordhavn 50 Ophelia (thank you Charlie and Missy Hodge).

Jeff and Bill had fun sitting in the saloon talking trawlers. Part two of this interview was conducted in the pilothouse, but the video footage did not come out right, so we plan to release that session as a Podcast sometime in 2020.

Thanks for watching Episode 4. We welcome your comments and hope you will come back and stay tuned as we have more #CruisingConversations in the works.

Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc.