seattle boat show seminar line-up

Hone your skills, learn about your dream cruising destinations or simply get inspired!

What: Seminars at the 64th Annual Seattle Boat Show


When: Friday, January 21 – Sunday, January 30, 2009


Seminars: There are more than 200 FREE seminars during the 10 days of the show. No other show in North America matches the Seattle seminar schedule in terms of the quality, variety and volume of seminars offered. Some of the world’s top experts are presenters.


Some of the new topics for 2011 include:


Perennial favorites who always pack the house and are back by popular demand include: Lee Chesneau; Carol Hasse, John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal; Brion Toss; Linda Lewis; Margo Wood; Jenifer & James Hamilton; Larry Brandt; Andy Turpin; and Nigel Calder


Seminar topics include:

View the complete seminar schedule at:


Boat Show University

The experts are returning for the 2011 Seattle Boat Show University, with a program of 20 advanced training classes. The popular Boat Show U. program features well known nautical experts such as Nigel Calder, Lee Chesneau, Bruce Hedrick, Linda Lewis and others who annually present extended three hour nautical training seminars. The three hour programs are priced at $39 each with a special package including four courses, boat show admission and parking for $149. New this year are all day expert training sessions on topics such as Offshore Cruising, Marine Weather and Cruising in the Northwest and others for $195. All courses are available for advanced registration on the boat show web site. Register now as many classes have filled to capacity in prior years.



Online is the place for the latest information, updates about the show and special offers:

800 Occidental Ave South
901 Fairview Ave North
Hours: Weekdays: 11 am to 8 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Weekdays: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Due to weather and visibility issues, the outdoors Afloat portion of the show at South Lake Union closes at 5pm every day.
  Free shuttle running continuously between both locations
Tickets: ADULTS: $12
YOUTH (11-17): $5
KIDS 10 and under: Free
Special 5-DAY BIG show pass: $24
Official hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel and Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium both offer boat show attendees special prices.
Produced by: Northwest Marine Trade Association ( and the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (
Sponsors: The Seattle Boat Show is presented by ACE Recreational Marine Insurance, in partnership with the Washington State Parks Boating Safety Program.


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