Anacortes Gets Ready For a New Boat Show

Norris Comer Boating News

Thanks to a new collaboration of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), local boaters have yet another boat show in Anacortes to look forward to this year. The dates of the inaugural Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show have been announced for May 17 to 20, 2018. Details are still emerging at the time of this writing, but an announcement in a newsletter from the President of the NMTA, George Harris, teased the following:

“Our vision is to create a complete destination show from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in-between… We plan to have in-water display space for new and brokerage boats, a shoreside tent for accessory displays, and shoreside space for trailerable boats, and are working on plans to include the new and brokerage boats on display at the dry storage facilities just south of the marina. We have space to display 300 plus boats, which will draw serious boat buyers from across the region.”

Stay tuned, for more information is likely to be announced in the coming weeks and months. The NMTA’s website,, is a useful source of scuttlebutt.

Norris Comer

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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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