The Show

About The Show

The South Lake Union Boats Afloat show is presented by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) and recognized as the largest floating boat show on the West Coast.


NYBA produces two leading boat shows during the year; one in September and historically one in January.  Worth noting, proceeds from NYBA-produced boat shows go back to the boating industry in Washington through NYBA programs. Whether exhibiting or attending, your support of these shows helps make boating better in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle’s floating boat show dates back to 1978 and brings together a world-class fleet of power and sailing yachts. The fleet is presented by yacht brokers and dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada with a wide assortment of marine products and services to help first-time and veteran boaters enjoy the water. Since 2005, the show has gained in popularity among boaters across the U.S. and Canada with attendance increasing by 40 percent.

*Beginning 2022, NYBA will be no longer be hosting an in-water winter show but instead will be producing a brand new boat show beginning Spring of 2022.*


We’re returning this September 16th – 19th, 2021. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

September 16th – 19th
Weekdays: 11:00am-6:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am-6:00pm

Stay tuned for more details!