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Boats Afloat is Now

by Norris Comer

Boats Afloat Show Lake UnionThe Boats Afloat Show is on for September and we at Northwest Yachting are rightfully excited. The West Coast’s largest floating show, Boats Afloat features hundreds of new and used boats from ski and wake boats, pontoons, trawlers, sail, cruisers, megayachts, and more. Boats Afloat gets underway on September 14 and continues through September 18.

A few boats of note for 2016 include the Regal’s 35 Sport Coupe, Tiara 39’ Coupe, and 72’ Pilothouse Motoryacht by exhibitor Alexander Marine USA. The Sea Ray L-590 is new to the Pacific Northwest and is exhibited by Lake Union Sea Ray. Premiere Yachts debuts Regency’s P63 and P65 Motor Yachts, and the MY-37 Power Catamaran from Signature Yachts will grace the docks. Ranger Tugs, Outer Reef Yachts, Cutwater Boats, Qwest Pontoons, and much more define 2016 as a boat show to remember.

The show is at Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union, Seattle (901 Fairview Ave. N.). More information can be found at boatsafloatshow.com. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 to 17 (kids under 11 are free). A multi-day pass is $18 and weekday happy hour passes are $6 from 1700 hours to 1800 hours. Tickets are $10 online with free bennies. For example, a $50 package online includes two-day admission and a three-hour sailing lesson. Check out the show, it’s guaranteed to grow your wish list.

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