It started in 1947 as an idea by a group of marine businessmen looking for a way to promote boating and make a buck during the post-World War II economic slump. In March that year, the first Seattle Boat Show was held under a tent across from Bryant’s Marina on Lake Union. Sixty-five years later, [...]
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Four Washington boatyards recently became the first to be certified under a new program that aims to help protect Puget Sound from water-borne pollutants. Cap Sante Marine in Anacortes, Seaview and Canal boatyards in Seattle and Swantown Marina and Boatworks in Olympia were certified as “clean” under the new Certified Boatyard Program, run by the [...]
The three stories below are among entries we received for our Seattle Boat Show Story Contest. All of them are cautionary tales of sorts. Joe Grande’s tale reminds us to proceed carefully and slowly on the water. Jerry McRorie’s story tells of two brushes with death in a single day, while Mark Breslich’s amusing account [...]
If you’re looking for moorage deals during the Seattle Boat Show, the Port of Seattle has some worth checking out. In honor of Shilshole Bay Marina’s 50th anniversary this year, the Port is offering a first month of moorage for 50 cents to boaters who sign up for six months at either Shilshole Bay Marina or [...]
Words can’t quite describe how excited I was when I walked out of the Seattle Boat Show earlier today and looked across Occidental Street. There, just steps away, was the beautiful sight of the gleaming black El Camión truck — the source of some of the freshest, most authentic and delectable Mexican food in Seattle. If you’re familiar [...]
Think you recognize the creature in this photo? Look a little closer. It’s not an orca — it’s an orca boat. The Seabreacher Y is definitely the most unusual boat at the Seattle Boat Show, which opened today and runs through Feb. 5. The boat is on display in the North Hall at CenturyLink [...]