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Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming industry events includes news from the Seattle Boat Show and the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club.

The Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina opens Thursday and runs through the weekend.

There will be more than 150 new and used boats - ranging from 14 to 74 feet in length - plus an accessory tent full of gear and electronics.

The show also features free 90-minute sailboat rides, free stand-up paddleboard lessons and wakeboard demos from the region's top riders

Click here for information.

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The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is hosting its 21st annual seminar and golf tournament Oct. 26-27.

The golf tournament takes place Oct. 26, followed the next day by a seminar titled "Different Points of the Compass," which takes place at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort and Marina.

The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is a non-profit club dedicated to maintaining high business standards, providing a forum for the interchange of information and improving the ethics of the South Florida marine business community.

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