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Seattle Boat Show @ Lake Union

Submitted onFebruary 23, 2010 No comments yet, share your thoughts

YHD visited the The Seattle Boat Show last month. With two locations – at Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union – it is the West Coast’s largest boat show. Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union had cabin cruisers, sailboats, trawlers, and even a couple of mega yachts floating on display while the convention center was packed with accessories, electronics and boating gear.

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The show is geared toward Northwest boaters, a rugged lot with a rich history of sea fairing,  and includes free seminars on a verity of topics presented by Some of the world’s top experts. There was no time but Braving the Inside Passage or Mastering Storm Avoidance and Survival Tactics sounded promising. Did anyone attend a seminar? Share your experiance below.

At the Lake Union show the vibe was less of the glitzy Millionaire Row one may feel at the Miami Show, and more like a humming expedition port ready to set sail at any moment. From day cruises to expeditions this area offers a plethora of destinations for boaters. The way i see it your cruising needs will should dictate the style of boat you have, and in Seattle it is evident. Favorite cruising destinations are remote and sea conditions are often challenging, thus a vessel that is seaworthy and has excellent range. Needless to say most boats on display were Trawlers and sailboats, or a variation on this style of boating. A year into the current recession it appears that recent boating trends have always been the norm around here. Boaters worldwide want their boat to be a comfortable, efficient, and sea going work horse.

Enjoy the video, and if you attended the show please let us know how was your experiance?

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