slideshow1Seattle Boat Show Jan & Feb. 2017, Chandler’s Cove South Lake Union

Seattle Boat Show Jan. 27 – Feb. 4, 2017, CenturyLink and South Lake Union, West Coast Biggest Boat Show: Join the fun at Seattle’s Winter Boat Show. What size of boat are you looking to get into this year by summer, visit the Boat Show to see what vessel works for your family and friends, make your boating dreams come true in 2017. Shuttles between CenturyLink and South Lake Union are easy to touch and go at both show locations.

Seattle Boat Show Shuttle Schedule:

From CenturyLink Field
Board the shuttle TO Lake Union from the North Entrance of the Show on Occidental Avenue.

From South Lake Union
Board the shuttle TO CenturyLink Field at the tent located in the parking lot East of Daniel’s Broiler

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, Is Always at the end of each summer: In Seattle WA on South Lake Union at Chandler’s Cove – Seattle’s 38th Annual Boats Afloat Show gets underway in September 2017. This exciting show brings you all the best of boating in one place. Tour new and used boats in every size and price, as well as boating equipment of all kinds.

Brands on display include Ocean Alexander, Sea Ray, Selene, Marlow, Westport, Ranger Tug, Jeanneau, Beneteau, Cobalt, Maritimo, Coastal CraftBayliner, Mastercraft, Kadey-Krogen, Grand Banks, Nordhavn, Tolly Craft, Hampton, Sea Ray, DeFever, Navigator, Meridian, Regal, Hunter, Horizon, Riviera and more.

Every year, the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show offers lessons, seminars, trainings, and other  activities to enlighten and encourage you and your family to get out there and make the most of being on the water!

GalleryLarge11Boats Afloat is Fun for the Whole Family!

Sail Sandpoint Sailing School will be conducting free sailing lessons on 13’ Hobie Cat Waves at the Boats Afloat Show. The Hobie Wave is a single-handed catamaran that can hold up to 4 people and is a great cruising boat for all ages and ability levels. There will be 4 Hobie Waves at the show and will take out 12-16 kids at a time. Bring your kids, get them out on the water and go cruise the show at your leisure while they are being introduced to the thrill of small boat sailing! These skills last a lifetime.

To sign up for free lessons in advance, email

Sail Sand Point is a Seattle community small boat program dedicated to youth and access for all. They accomplish their mission by nurturing self confidence, leadership, and an appreciation of the marine environment.

bildeToy Boat Building for Kids Sponsored by the Center for Wooden Boats of Seattle

Join The Center for Wooden Boats for hands-on toy boat building. Use traditional tools to build and decorate your own wooden boat. Fun for all ages!

Saturday, Sept. 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, Sept. 10 AM – 6 PM

The Center for Wooden Boats celebrates our rich, vital and varied small craft heritage by preserving and sharing both the artifacts and the time-tested maritime skills of sailing, paddling, boatbuilding and boat maintenance.

Women’s Docking Seminar and Live Demonstration Skill Training
Free Courtesy of Hampton Yacht Group

Docking can be nerve wracking — especially in tight spaces, unfamiliar marinas or when the wind or current kicks up. The ability to confidently and competently maneuver a boat in close quarters is the hallmark of a competent skipper and requires a set of skills that usually takes years to perfect and lots of trial and error. It’s inevitable that when conditions are at their worst, you’ll have an audience. Prior planning and practice will not only keep you and your passengers safe but also protect your boat. Docking is a challenge but you can learn to do it!

  • Docking Examples – basic docking, docking in tight quarters, docking in wind, undocking
  • Steering – turning and swinging, contrary motion and propulsion, pivoting and walking
  • Hull Effects – wind, current, momentum
  • Human Factors – Take your time, don’t panic, communicate, skippers’ perspective
  • How to use lines and fenders

TBA: for 2017

25 minutes classroom training, 20 minutes in-water demonstration. Instructors: Ben Johnson & Dave Kane.

slideshow7Getting to the Boats Afloat Show

Take the Mercer Street exit
Merge right onto Fairview Ave North
Chandler’s Cove is on the left

Take the Mercer Street exit
Merge right onto Fairview Ave North
Chandler’s Cove is on the left

Exit southbound 99 by turning right onto Roy St.
Turn left onto Taylor Ave. N
Turn left onto Mercer St.
Turn left onto Fairview Ave. N
Boat Show will be on the left

Exit northbound 99 by turning right onto Republican St.
Turn left onto Westlake Ave. N
Turn right onto Valley St.
Turn left onto Fairview Ave. N
Boat Show will be on the left


Parking near the Lake Union Show

1. 670 TERRY AVENUE N (Westlake and Mercer)
200 stalls available evenings and weekends

2. 625 BOREN AVENUE N (Terry and Mercer)
200 stalls available evenings and weekends

3. 613 FAIRVIEW AVENUE (Castle lot)
100 slots available evening and weekends

We’ll See You At Boats Afloat!
South Lake Union at Chandler’s Cove
901 Fairview Ave North
Seattle, Washington

Brought to you by:  Salty Dog Maritime Marketing