Seattle Boat Show returns to Shilshole Bay

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina was relaunched last week by the Northwest Marine Trade Association after a four-year hiatus.

The event, which ran Aug. 6-9, drew an estimated 7,000 people, according to an article on the Three Sheets Northwest Web site.

"We haven't had a boat show like this in a long time," said Bob Pound, manager of Sundance Yacht Sales & Moorage's Lake Union location. "We weren't sure about it on Wednesday, but now we are smiling."

During the course of the four-day sales event, Sundance landed about 20 deals, mostly for powerboats in the 33-foot to 62-foot range, Pound said.

The Shilshole boat show featured about 180 new and used boats, ranging from 14 to 74 feet, organizers said.

The annual floating boat show was displaced during Shilshole Bay Marina's lengthy renovation. In the interim, the NMTA merged its August show with the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association's Boats Afloat show, held on Lake Union each September.

In response to demand from NMTA members, the association decided to return the August show to Shilshole.

Click here for the full article.

Related

A Win for Gulf Reef Fish

The newly authorized DESCEND Act requires anglers to use descending gear when releasing catches in federal Gulf of Mexico waters.

Coast Guard Foundation Names Chairman

Thomas A. Allegretti will lead the non-profit’s board of directors.

In-Person Charleston Show Opens Friday

Under Covid-19 guidelines, the South Carolina boat show has a modified format for the safety of attendees and exhibitors.

Polaris Sees Q4 Surge

The powersports manufacturer had solid gains in every segment, with boat sales up 20 percent.

ABYC Updates Board

The group added a new member and elected several officers, including Nancy Cueroni as chairman.

Quick Hits: January 27, 2021

ICOMIA release its latest state of the industry report; one of the country’s largest waterjet cutting machines goes online at Maine’s Front Street Shipyard; and T-H Marine Supplies names a new national sales and marketing manager.

Q&A with Martin Bjuve

Volvo Penta of the Americas president and lifelong boater Martin Bjuve.

Changing Currents

E-mobility efforts remain centered outside of the U.S.

The Evolving Retail Culture

Finding new ways to connect with boaters.