The Show

The Boats Afloat Show is presented by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association and recognized as the largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest.

This must-attend show offers a wide variety of boats in one exquisite location – powerboats, sailboats, day boats, long range cruising yachts – and much more! Guests also enjoy a full line-up of curated events while charting their next adventure: live music, delicious beverages and fun activities for the whole family.

Organized by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association since 1978, you’ll discover a world-class fleet of boats and experience the latest innovations in boating technology with industry professionals who are ready to help you create your next adventure.

The Boats Afloat Show Returns, September 12th – 15th, 2024!


The Pacific Northwest’s largest floating boat show first landed in Seattle in 1978. Since then, guests have come to expect a world-class fleet of power and sailing yachts thoughtfully selected for all budgets and visions.

The fleet is presented by yacht brokers and dealers from the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada, and features a wide assortment of marine products and services to help first-time and veteran boaters enjoy the water. The Boats Afloat Show is a long-standing favorite among boaters across the U.S. and Canada.

For decades, the NYBA produced two leading boat shows during the year- a 10-day show and a four-day show. Beginning in 2022, the NYBA has changed course and now offers two four-day shows in April and September.

Proceeds from NYBA-produced boat shows go back to the boating industry in Washington State through NYBA programs. Whether exhibiting or attending a Boats Afloat Show, your support of these shows helps make boating better in the Pacific Northwest.