Filed Under (Boats and Boating Gear) by Debbie on 22-11-2007

The Seattle Boat Show is the West Coast’s Largest Boat Show and without a doubt my favorite show.  They are bigger and better than ever this year and have expanded to provide room for more boats, yachts, engines, electronics and other accessories than ever before.

Seattle Boat Show

Last year they encompassed more than 700,000 square feet of space, both on land at Qwest Field and on the water at South Lake Union.  This year at Qwest Field, show organizers are rolling up the entry way doors and pushing out onto the football turf where the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks play. The football field expansion provides an additional 100,000 square feet of boat displays and show attractions.

Organizers plan to include a number of promotions on the field, including a Field Goal Kicking Contest for a chance to win a boat, a Casting Contest and a kid’s fishing pond. This is the first time in Qwest Field’s history that a consumer show has expanded onto the football field. “The Seattle Boat Show is healthy and continues to grow, which is a reflection of the strength of boating in the Northwest,” says George Harris, Vice President and Boat Show Director at the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA). “In recent years, we’ve had to get pretty creative to find more space to meet the demand of the industry. Moving onto the football field was really the only other place to go.” 

 Sailboats at Lake Union

In 2005, the show expanded onto Qwest Field’s Club Level to house a full-service restaurant and the event’s 200+ seminars.  “Boaters in the Northwest have come to know the Seattle Boat Show for not only its size, but also its variety,” says Harris. “The show features the largest marine accessories and electronics display outside of Florida and represents all the various types of boating available in the region. Moving onto the field allows us to continue to be a leader in the industry and offer something for every boater.” 

Boats Inside

The Seattle Boat Show promises to be the best yet!  This is my very favorite boat show on the west coast and I’ll guarantee you absolutely can not see it all in one day.  So make plans now to visit, you can order your tickets on line in December and doing so will give you free parking, free shuttle rides and a wonderful free cup of clam chowder, plus you’ll receive a 1-year subscription to Yachting, Motor Boating, Sailing World or Power Cruising.

If you’ve never been to a boat show and aren’t sure what to bring read more “here”.  If you’ve been to the Seattle Boat Show and would like to add your view please click on comments, we’d love to hear from you!  If you see us at the Seattle Boat Show, be sure to stop us and say hi.  Please, remember to subscribe.  You can click ‘here‘ to order your tickets on line.

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