Seattle Boat Show to Open with a Splash

Big fun at the big show with wine and beer tastings and daily aerial acrobatic performances


SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2012 – Sure there are boats and accessories galore and all the latest technology at the Big Seattle Boat Show. That's why people travel from more than 40 states, 6 Canadian provinces and as far away as Dubai to attend the show, the largest on the West Coast. But this year's show also includes many entertainment options, bound to please showgoers and add an extra incentive for attending and lingering at the show. Events include Seattle Boat Show Uncorked on Opening Night (a selection of Northwest wines available for tasting), Sails and Ales on the second Friday (a tasting of Northwest craft beers) and "Splash", daily aerial acrobatic performances above the boats in the West Hall. The Seattle Boat Show opens on Friday, January 25th at 11am and continues for 10 days through Sunday, February 3, 2013.


Splash consists of three separate acrobatic performances high above the boats in the West Hall at CenturyLink Event Center. The daily nautical-themed performances will feature some of Seattle’s most talented aerialists and acrobats doing Cirque du Soleil-style aerial work and will be performed on a Corde Lisse (or rope) a Cloud Swing and a Triple Trapeze. There won’t be a bad seat in the house as all the boats in the West Hall will serve as viewing platforms as will the boater’s lounge on the mezzanine level. Performances are Monday –Thursday at 6:30 pm, Fridays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays and Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm. No performance will be held on Sunday, February 3rd.


Splash Lineup: The Triple Trapeze Quartet, Mermaid on Cloud Swing, Drunken Sailor



Seattle Boat Show Uncorked Opening Night, Friday January 25, 5pm – 9pm
This year the show kicks off with a festive bang. On opening night a selection of premium Northwest wineries will be on hand at CenturyLink Field Event Center showcasing their wares and answering questions. Cabernet and a cruiser or Sauvignon Blanc and a sailboat? Take your pick!  Tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass will be available for purchase at the show.


Sails and Ales – Friday February 1, 5 pm – 9pm
Showgoers will be able to cruise the indoor show at CenturyLink Field Event Center with ale in hand and enjoy the best of NW beers and boats. Tasting tickets are extra and include a souvenir beer glass to remember the evening.

For more information about specific vendors and ticket pricing please visit:


Show dates: Friday, January 25 – Sunday, February 3, 2013
800 Occidental Ave South
901 Fairview Ave North
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 am to 8 pm
Fridays: 11 am to 9 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm*
Weekdays: 11 am to 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 5 pm
  *The Indoor show will close at 4pm on Sunday, February 3rd.
  Free shuttle running continuously between both locations
Tickets: ADULTS: $12
YOUTH (11-17): $5
KIDS 10 and under: Free
Official hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium
Courtyard Marriott Pioneer Square
All offer boat show attendees special prices.
Produced by: Northwest Marine Trade Association ( and the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (



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