Boat Show Facts
History of Boat Shows in Seattle
Boat shows have a long history in Seattle dating back some 60 years. Since Seattle's first known show set sail in 1947, Seattle's boat shows have traditionally occupied some of the most prominent venues in the Emerald City including the former Seattle Center Coliseum and Kingdome, Qwest Field Convention Center, Shilshole Bay Marina and Chandler's Cove on South Lake Union.
The Lake Union Boats Afloat Show is the largest floating boat show on the west coast. Over 300 major boat shows world-wide are tracked by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.