Something for Every Boater at 2011 Seattle Boat Show

If you wakeboard, waterski, fish, kayak, cruise or race, under power or sail, on boats small or large, or just want to hone your skills, this show’s for you.

SEATTLE – December 10, 2010 – The BIG Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is just around the corner. Opening one week earlier this year on January 21, 2011 and continuing for 10 days, means two full weekends to take it all in. And what a lot there is! Unique to the Seattle Boat Show is the large variety of boats and accessories on display. At other shows, you may find yourself in a sea of bass boats and wakeboard boats. Or find only luxury yachts on display. At the Seattle show, the boats on display are representative of the wide range of boating available in the region. So whether you choose to wakeboard, waterski, fish, kayak, cruise or race, under power or sail, on boats small or large, this show’s for you. And if you already own the boat of your dreams, come hone your skills at one of the 200+ free seminars or check out the latest gear and technologies.

 

Geek out!

New gear, gizmos and gadgets at the show this year include:

 

At press time, ‘accessories’ exhibitors included:

 

From runabouts to houseboats, fishing boats to float planes, and everything in between the 2011 show has it all! Boats of note at the show include:

 

Cutwater Boats built by Fluid Motion
The world debut of an entirely new brand Cutwater Boats built by Fluid Motion LLC, the builder of Ranger Tugs. Cutwater Boats are designed and built by Dave and John Livingston a long-time local boat-building family and built in a dedicated factory in Monroe. They will be powered by a fuel efficient Yanmar diesel engine and will feature a bow and stern thruster for easy operation. Cutwater Boats are an express style boat that will provide the flexibility of fishing, socializing and cruising. The C-26 and C-28 will be on display at Qwest Field.

 

2011 Sabre 40 Sedan
Sabre Yachts of Maine has been crafting sail and motor yachts for 35 years and has built over 2,500 hulls to date. Originally a sailboat manufacturer, today more than half of Sabre’s production is dedicated to power boats and all models are built on planing, deep-vee hulls. The 40 Sedan comes with equipped with Zeus pod drives and a joy stick making child’s play of docking. The Sabre 40 will be in the water at South Lake Union.

 

Daigle Welding – 38’ Eagle Craft Cruiser 
As local boaters know, the waters of northern Vancouver Island have a reputation for being some of the roughest waters on the West Coast. For more than two decades Daigle Welding & Marine Ltd’s EagleCraft boats have been building commercial reliable seaworthy vessels to operate year round – ferrying passengers and supplies to remote locations – in those conditions Now that same heavy-duty quality, design, construction, durability, and reliability is available in the EagleCraft range of Cruisers. Everything at Eagle Craft is done in house and onsite from their onsite marine architect to their manufacturing plant and their own custom woodworking shop. The 38’ Eagle Craft Cruiser will be in the water at South Lake Union.

 

Fathom Yachts of Bow, Washington will be exhibiting their newest model the “ELEMENT-43” indoors at Qwest Field. The ELEMENT is a different style of yacht than Fathom’s original “Expedition” series. Although the ELEMENT is similar in construction with stylish essential interior features, many of the labor intensive interior intricacies have been simplified, resulting in a much more economical yacht. The true savings comes by being able to add any preference at any time to the ‘base boat’ for little effort. All preferences are pre-wired & pre-plumbed, so adding them later is simply Plug-N-Play.

 

55’ Hampton 558 Pilothouse MY offered by Hampton Yacht Group
The Hampton 558 is a well-proven pilothouse motor yacht designed and built for safe, comfortable, and dependable cruising. Its quality and elegance compliment its long-range cruising capability, providing everything a discerning owner would want in a semi-custom yacht. DESIRE is a one owner yacht that offers three staterooms and two heads with a beautiful satin finished cherry interior. This yacht features quality top-of-the-line gear that includes: KVH Sat TV & Phone systems, SidePower Bow & Stern thrusters, Northern Lights generator, Kabola HW diesel furnace, Furuno Navnet navigation system, Wesmar stablizers and Cummins QSB 540HP diesels w/3 station electronic engine controls. On display in the water at South Lake Union.

 

Norstar Yachts is introducing its 40-ft performance cruising sailing yacht at the show. The Norstar 40 has a proven efficient shape. She has a fine entry with straight waterlines for speed on and off the wind. Her high-aspect-ratio keel and large skeg-hung rudder provides superb steering and exceptional tracking. Her firm midship bilges give her stiffness and her wide beam is carried aft to extend her useful sailing length. She is fast and sea-kindly at all points of sail. The Norstar 40 is an experienced offshore passage-maker and is ideal for weekend cruising. The Norstar 40 will be in the water at South Lake Union.

 

Online is the place for the latest information, updates about the show and special offers:

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Locations: QWEST EVENT CENTER
800 Occidental Ave South
SOUTH LAKE UNION
901 Fairview Ave North
Hours: Weekdays: 11 am to 8 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Weekdays: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Due to weather and visibility issues, the outdoors Afloat portion of the show at South Lake Union closes at 5pm every day.
  Free shuttle running continuously between both locations
Tickets: ADULTS: $12
YOUTH (11-17): $5
KIDS 10 and under: Free
Special 5-DAY BIG show pass: $24
Official hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel and Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium both offer boat show attendees special prices.
Produced by: Northwest Marine Trade Association (www.nmta.net) and the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (www.nwyachtbrokers.com.)
Sponsors: The Seattle Boat Show is presented by ACE Recreational Marine Insurance, in partnership with the Washington State Parks Boating Safety Program.

 

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