Boats of Note Afloat on South Lake Union At 63rd Annual Seattle Boat Show

More than 150 boats in their native habitat on South Lake Union

SEATTLE - January 15, 2010 – A key component of the 63rd Annual Seattle Boat Show, January 29 - February 6, is the opportunity to experience more than 150 world-class yachts in their native habitat, afloat on South Lake Union. Ranging in size from 23 feet to 143 feet, there are cabin cruisers, sailboats, trawlers and mega yachts for boating enthusiasts of all persuasions to choose from. Whether you’re an experienced boater or just getting your feet wet, climb aboard, kick some anchors and check out the variety that the Lake Union portion of the show has to offer.

 

In addition to the floating portion of the show, there are 1,000 recreational watercraft, 200+ seminars and the latest innovations in accessories indoors at the Qwest Field Event Center. Taking it all in has never been easier. A free shuttle runs continuously between both locations (Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union). Buy your tickets online (www.seattleboatshow.com) and parking at Qwest Field is free.

 

BOATS OF NOTE — POWER (Photos available upon request)

 

DEVOTION
At 143 feet she is the largest boat in the show. The Devotion is set up to accommodate 12 guests and eight crew.  The brand new interior reflects European styling. Exquisite Brazilian hardwoods and Italian marble surfaces abound complemented by designer fabrics. The master stateroom comes with its own Jacuzzi tub.

 

Diesel Duck 462
Built by Sea Horse Marine in China these small sturdy ships are made to travel anywhere in the world. They have the range and are very capable of world passage and have done such. One recently traveled from the Sea Horse yard in China to San Francisco without any additional fuel being needed. The many watertight bulkheads with water tight doors and other safety items let these trips take place with a high degree of safety.

 

Sabre 40 Sedan
This is a West Coast debut from the renowned Maine yacht builder. Not only is this motor yacht a new model from Sabre, the technology is what really sets it apart. Using the Cummins Zeus Drive system, this boat achieves performance, 20% better fuel economy, and features like “Sky Hook” positioning which traditional boats cannot offer.

 

Selene 66

The 66’ Selene is currently the flagship for the Selene family.  This particular 66’ represent’s both the owner’s creativity and the shipyard’s know-how.  She is powered with a pair of John Deere 6081 375hp engines for efficient and effortless cruising.  Her wall-to-wall teak interior is finished off in a traditional satin finish with exquisite joinery work throughout typical of Selene. The layout features three staterooms forward with a full beam master plus an optional crew quarters aft.

 

BOATS OF NOTE — SAIL

 

Bavaria 38
The Bavaria Cruiser 38 is the result of small incremental changes over the years by J&J design. With guaranteed humidity and temperature control the hull quality is unprecedented. All furniture parts are produced to exact specifications by CNC systems. The 40hp Volvo diesel with Saildrive pushes her to about 7.8 knots and she cruises comfortably at 6.5. Large berths fore and aft have generous standing room and the salon permits seating for up to eight. The electrical panel is of the new generation touch-pad where as the switches silently light up when depressed.  

 

Beneteau 31
The Beneteau 31 is a Berret/Raccoupeau design with interior styling by Nauta Design of
Italy and built by Beneteau USA in Marion, South Carolina. This beautiful 31 footer feature two private staterooms and sleeps up to six. Yanmar Diesel power and a classic rig make for fun while coastal cruising. The Beneteau 31 was elected European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruiser class, by a jury of journalists from 10 specialized European magazines.

 

Hunter 41
The Hunter 41 is a Deck Salon model with a raised cabin top for a huge and brightly lit main cabin living area. This is a wonderful boat for Pacific Northwest cruising as you have a terrific view in the islands. The Hunter 41 is easy to sail with its B & R rig, furling mainsail and genoa. According to Cruising World editor Nim Marsh, “I stepped off this Hunter impressed. The 41 DS seems to cover many bases and includes many details in an attractive package that really works.”

 

Oyster 54
The new Oyster 54, designed for comfort and performance, lived up to her pedigree with a convincing overall win at Oyster’s recent Antigua Regatta and is making her US premiere at the Seattle Boat Show. The Oyster 54 carries more sail on a longer waterline than her predecessor the 53, and is somewhat lighter thanks to the use of a cored hull above the waterline and advanced composite engineering. Other significant improvements include a cockpit that is around 25% longer and substantially wider than that of the 53.

 

Boater’s Happy Hour At South Lake Union
While at the lake, enjoy a special Boater’s Happy Hour all day, every day of the Seattle Boat Show. Receive a free appetizer when you show your admission wristband or hand-stamp (one appetizer per table) from the following Lake Union restaurants: Chandler’s Crabhouse, Daniel’s Broiler and Joey’s.

 

About the Seattle Boat Show
The 63rd Annual Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, Friday January 29 – Saturday, February 6, features 1,000 boats – including fishing boats, inboard cruisers, runabouts, kayaks, sailboats and inflatables – hundreds of accessories, the latest high-tech innovations, and hundreds of hours of seminars at Qwest Field Event Center, plus world-class boats and yachts in their natural habitat at South Lake Union. A free shuttle runs continuously between both locations. Ace Recreational Marine Insurance and Northwest Buick-GMC Dealers are the official sponsors of the show.

Locations: QWEST EVENT CENTER
800 Occidental Ave South
SOUTH LAKE UNION
901 Fairview Ave North
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 am to 8 pm
Fridays: 11 am to 9 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Mon-Thurs: 11 am to 5 pm
Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
  Free shuttle running continuously between both locations

Tickets

ADULTS: $12
YOUTH (11-17): $5
KIDS 10 and Under: Free
5-Day BIG Show Pass! $24 (NEW FOR 2010)
Weeknights after 5pm: $8

 

Purchase tickets online at www.seattleboatshow.com and receive free parking at the show, a free cup of clam chowder at FX McRory’s and a free boating magazine one-year subscription. Choose from: Yachting, Field and Stream, Islands and Sailing World.

 

Dinner and a Show: For 2010 there will be a special weeknight package: purchase a $20 online ticket and you gain entrance to the show plus a fish and chips dinner and beverage at FX McRory’s in Pioneer Square. Make a night of it!

 

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