Sneak Peek of the 65th Annual Seattle Boat Show, January 25 – February 3, 2013


SEATTLE, Nov. 14, 2012 – Start dreaming and get your shopping lists ready! The Big Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is just around the corner. The largest show on the West Coast, it opens on Friday, January 25th, 2013 and continues through Sunday February 3rd. It's the place to find everything for the boat you own, plan your year's boating activities or find the boat of your dreams.


As of press time some of the boats and exhibits of note at CenturyLink Field include:



Seminars galore:
The seminars are always a huge attraction at the show and 2013 is no different. No other show in North America matches the Seattle seminar schedule in terms of the quality, variety and volume of seminars offered. There are more than 200 free seminars during the course of the show and advanced seminars through Boat Show University for a nominal fee. Many presenters are returning and there are dozens of new seminars. Visit for a complete listing of all seminars.

New seminars in 2012 include:
• 22 Feet to Alaska
• A Clear and Plastic Danger: Plastic in the Marine Environment
• A First Offshore Voyage, Power or Sail
• A Photo Journey with Commentary from Seattle to Sea of Cortez via Desolation Sound
• Bareboat Chartering in Exotic Destinations
• Bareboat Chartering in Exotic Destinations
• Cruising Alaska: Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Travelling the Inside Passage
• Cruising Lake Washington: Navigating the locks, where to dock, anchor, dine, party, what to see
• Cruising the Virgin Islands or Cruising the Canals of France
• Life Raft Deployment Demonstration
• Managing Tidal Rapids Near Stuart Island
• Mayday Mayday Mayday: The Emergency is at Hand. Thoughts on How to Proceed and What to Anticipate
• Pontoon Boats in the PNW: The pros and cons vs. traditional design
• Put your experience to work: What it takes to earn your captain's license (two sessions)
• Sailing Made Easy
• Seafair Lake Washington and the 4th of July Lake Union: Navigating, anchoring, boating regulations
• The Evolution of Charting
• The Marine Parks of the San Juan Islands
• Top 10 Destinations of the Waggoner Cruising Guide for 2013
• Using the iPad Onboard
• Cruising the Canals of France
• Toward Marine Weather Self Reliance
• Visiting Haida Gwaii


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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