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 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.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to host safe Open House’s until we can return to regular in-person boat shows here on South Lake Union. Our mission is to connect you with a broker to find the boat of your dreams!

March 19th – 21st
Friday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

We hope that we can return to hosting regular boat shows come September 2021. In the meantime, we are hosting another Open House (March 19th -21st) where you can schedule appointments with exhibitors directly at their various locations.