WheelHouse Participating in American Pilots’ Association Biennial Conference 9/30 – 10/5

The American Pilots’ Association is the national association of the piloting profession. Its membership is made up of approximately 60 groups of state-licensed pilots, representing virtually all the state pilots in the country, as well as the three groups of United States-registered pilots operating in the Great Lakes. Pilots from APA-member groups pilot over 95 percent of all ocean-going vessels moving in United States waters.

TrawlerFest Baltimore Sept. 25-29

We will be exhibiting at Trawler Fest Baltimore September 25th-29th at the new Harbor East Marina as well as participating in the TrawlerFest Seminar ” EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIESEL ENGINES”  Presented by Nigel Calder & Steve Zimmerman on September 25th & 26th.  


This two-day course is led by PassageMaker Technical Editor Nigel Calder, who wrote bible of cruising propulsion, “Marine Diesel Engines.” Partnering with Calder is Steve Zimmerman, owner of boatyards in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Topics covered will include emergency repairs, repowering, maintenance, warranty and gensets. The information imparted is not only essential for successful cruising, but will also enable attendees to make money-saving decisions.

WheelHouse to Support OHPRI Summer Party – June 28th

WheelHouse Technologies is a Mizzen T’ Gallant supporter of the Oliver Hazard Perry’s Annual Summer Party which will be on June 28th at Fort Adams in Newport, RI. The ship will be dockside and open for tours for our guests, while the evening begins with cocktails passed hors d’oeuvres, and raw bar. After spending time with friends and colleagues and viewing our silent auction, guests will be invited to be seated for a delicious dinner, dessert and then dancing. A live auction and pledge drive will raise funds for our educational programming.

Your support will help to further our mission to provide innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs that promote personal and professional growth.  For more information or to attend the event, please visit their site at https://www.ohpri.org/summer-fundraiser-2018

WheelHouse to Exhibit at the Newport Charter Show: June 18-21

Welcome To The Newport Charter Yacht Show!

Celebrating 35 years in existence, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is a showcase of luxury charter yachts alongside a display of ancillary goods and services for the charter industry. This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals; agents, owners, brokers and captains in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Charter Yacht Show is produced by Newport Shipyard, also the host to the Newport Brokerage Boat Show held concurrently with the Newport International Boat Show each September.

WheelHouse to participate in Pacific Asian Enterprises 40th Anniversary – April 27th – 29th

WheelHouse is proud to support Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., the builder of Nordhavn Yachts in celebrating their 40th anniversary.   We will be attending the anniversary gala, participating in the Nordhavn Rendezvous, as well as sponsoring a raffle to benefit Ocean Institute.  Ocean Institute is a non-profit dedicated to ocean conservancy and marine education that PAE partnered with for the event.


Beaver Island Boat Company Walkdown

We recently signed the M/V Emerald Isle and M/V Beaver Islander, of Beaver Island Boat Company as a WheelHouse customer.  BIBCO is located in the northern end of Lake Michigan and due to the ice is a seasonal business.  With the boat out of service in the winter, the only option to get to the island is by air.  After a long wait due to a low ceiling, Ian finally made it out to Beaver Island for one of our more remote vessel walkdowns in the Continental United States.  There was a story in town that reminds us of the dangers of working on the water.  There was a commercial fisherman had ran out of fuel and was stuck in the ice. We passed him on Tuesday when flying over and he was still there last night. A Coast Guard helicopter dropped them food and water Wednesday morning around 5:30 am. A Coast Guard icebreaker arrived yesterday evening from Green Bay to get the boat out.  

Northern Marine 84′ Walkdown

We recently completed a walkdown of a Northern Marine 84' as part of the implementation of WheelHouse.  This particular vessel had not been cruising in a number of years but the new owner is looking forward to getting to sea with her for some active and adventurous cruising.  On a side note, It is always great to coordinate trips to California during blizzards in the Northeast.  

Join us at TrawlerFest Stuart, FL – March 6th-11th

TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising-under-power enthusiasts.

Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, TrawlerFest showcase the nation’s best in-water display of new & pre-owned cruising powerboats, first class boating courses and demos, the latest marine products & services, and rendezvous-style parties!

TrawlerFest is more than a boat show; it’s where industry, education, and community come together in a fun, relaxed, rendezvous-type atmosphere. TrawlerFest is an experience you simply won’t want to miss!

WheelHouse will be exhibiting at the show and  will be presenting a seminar on "Understanding Your Vessels Service Requirements" as a break-out session during the two day engine class presented by Nigel Calder & Steve Zimmerman.

This is not the only diesel engine course for boaters, but it is the only diesel engine course for boaters taught by renown author/researcher Nigel Calder and veteran boatbuilder and yard operator Steve Zimmerman. Calder is PassageMaker magazine’s technical editor, while Zimmerman writes a regular column called “Troubleshooter.” Adolf Ellert is the top technician for Shearwater Marine of Stuart Florida, a division of Whiticar Boatworks and TrawlerFest partner. It is also worthy of note that unlike most other engine instructors both Calder and Zimmerman are real-deal cruisers, who bring this perspective to the curriculum. This two-day session combines classroom time with hands-on engine time in the shop. It also combines theory and practical troubleshooting instruction, and it does so with a touch of humor to keep things lively.