Boats Afloat 2016

39th Boats Afloat Show Arrives

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Boats Afloat 2016

The 39th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show of Seattle is almost upon us, and anticipation is building for industry insiders and eager boaters alike. The four-day trade show runs from Thursday, September 14, through Sunday, September 17 and always features a staggering array of ski boats, pontoon trawlers, sailboats, cruisers, megayachts, and, of course, dozens of exhibitor booths with the latest gadgets.

The event is organized by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) and held at Chandler’s Cove in South Lake Union. A notable aspect of the upcoming 2017 show is the four-day format. Traditionally, the show operates under a five-day format, and this year marks the first four-day show.

Additionally, with the future of the area still in question due to land development plans, it’s uncertain how the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show will manifest in the coming years. This year could be the last Lake Union Boats Afloat Show as we know it.

Details are still unfolding at the time of this writing, but it’s wise to stay tuned to the website for details (boatsafloatshow.com). Hours are 11:00 to 18:00 hours on weekdays (Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept.15) and 10:00 to 18:00 hours on the weekend (Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17). We’ll see you there.

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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