Seattle Boat Show Continues Through February 5, 2012

One-Night-Only Big Deal Friday (February 3) Features Fabulous Prizes Including Grand Prize of a $5,000 Seattle Boat Show Shopping Spree

SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2012 -- Northwest boaters are a very fortunate lot. The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia are home to some of the best and most varied  boating in the world and the largest boat show on the West Coast, lasting 10 days. This means two full weekends to take it all in. And what a lot there is. More than 1,000 boats and yachts, indoors and afloat–from kayaks to mega yachts and everything in between – more than three acres of accessories, electronics and boating gear and 200 free seminars.


If you missed opening weekend, or just can’t get enough and plan to go back to see more,  be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, February 3rd, the inaugural, one-night-only, Big Deal Giveaway. Starting at 5:00 pm and continuing until just after 8:00 pm, prizes will be given away every hour at CenturyLink Field ranging from $500 in value to the grand prize of a $5,000 boat show shopping spree.  Prizes include:  a Majestic 22” LED boat TV courtesy of Northwest Yachting Magazine; a complete men’s and women’s sailing outfit from Helly Hansen; and a $2,500 gift card from Outdoor Emporium/ Sportco.  All prize winners will also receive a complimentary one-year BoatU.S. membership with unlimited on-water towing service. For complete Big Deal Friday details please visit


Also on Friday February 3rd and bound to be an inspiration to all, don’t miss an evening with Ronnie Simpson, wounded Iraq War veteran turned solo ocean-racer, sponsored by Quantum Sail Design Group. What compels a person to attempt a solo round the world voyage, ride a bicycle 9,000 miles across Asia and Europe, and then sail a 2,120 mile Singlehanded Transpac race to Hawaii?  And want to do it again?  Come meet Ronnie Simpson; hear his inspirational and interesting life story of war, heartbreak, survival and how the accidental discovery of sailing and adventure helped him to reinvent himself. Experience one man’s life journey that almost killed him twice, but in the end saved him.  Ronnie will also discuss the upcoming 2012 Singlehanded Transpac Race, his future goals, current race preparations and the life of a solo ocean racer.  Ronnie will be speaking in the Boat Show U seminar room located on the Concourse Level at 6 pm.



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


Show dates: Friday January 27 – Sunday February 5, 2012
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 5th.
  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.
Both offer boat show attendees special prices.
Produced by: Northwest Marine Trade Association ( and the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (

Big Deal Friday is presented by BoatU.S., Northwest Yachting, Helly Hansen, and The Outdoor Line.


The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is presented in partnership with the Washington State Parks Boating Safety Program.


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