The Seattle Boat Show 2017, 70th Annual , Indoors + Afloat opens on Friday Jan. 27th to Saturday Feb. 4, 2017 at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union, with a complimentary shuttle running continuously between both locations. The Seattle Boat Show is the West Coast’s largest boat show and it features over 1,000 boats and yachts, more than 3 acres of accessories, boating gear, marine supplies and electronics, 400 plus exhibitors, 200 plus free seminars, a marine industry PNW career fair put on by the NMTA and advanced training classes for a fee. Live your boating dreams this year!
Northwest Marine Trade Association – NMTA -Pacific Northwest Maritime Industry, Announces Marine Career Fair at Seattle Boat Show, January 30, 2017 – CenturyLink Field Event Center
400+ Open Positions in Booming Recreational Marine Industry – The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is organizing a career fair at the Seattle Boat Show featuring 30+ local marine-related businesses with ~400 full-time positions plus many seasonal ones. Attendees at the Career Fair will be given free admittance to the Boat Show for further networking opportunities.
The Pacific Northwest recreational marine industry is experiencing great growth. Other affiliated businesses – local boat builders, yacht outfitters, boat yards and more – are experiencing similar growth, creating many job opportunities. The immediate openings are for all facets of business such as sales, customer service, administration, some seasonal, but most of the need and open positions are for skilled marine technicians, experienced mechanics and skilled laborers, such as fiberglass work and repair, welding, glazing, rigging and marine painting.
Date & Time: Monday Jan. 30, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Attendees will be given free admittance to the Boat Show for Monday Jan. 30so that they may explore the show, talk to exhibitors and learn more about the boating business and lifestyle. The show opens at the conclusion of the career fair at 11 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m.
Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave, Seattle, WA 98134
To enter the building Job Fair participants will go up the stairs located between the CenturyLink Event Center and CenturyLink Field.
About NMTA: The NMTA is the nation’s oldest and largest regional marine association, representing more than 700 companies – from stand up paddle board dealers, boat builders, yacht brokers to superyacht builders and everything in between. Members include boat dealers, boat brokers, marinas, boatyards, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of boating accessories and services.
Yacht Club Members in the Pacific Northwest, Enter the Yacht Club Challenge: Open to all Yacht Clubs. The Yacht Club that brings the most members from their yacht club to any day of the Seattle Boat Show WINS!
Yacht Club Members ‘Check-In’ to the Information Booth – West Hall # 56 at CenturyLink any day of the show. Once your group photo is taken you are officially entered to win. The winning group receives 3 cases of ‘Papa’s Pilar Rum’ – a grand prize trophy and $ 500!
Seattle Boat Show Attendees Perks: “One of the best values at the Seattle Boat Show are the free fishing seminars, featuring fishing gurus from the Pacific Northwest sharing their knowledge on tuna and salmon fishing, along with crabbing and shrimping in Puget Sound waters” says Tony Floor, director of fishing affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association. “I can’t think of a better opportunity to improve anglers’ skills anywhere for saltwater fishing, crabbing and shrimping than attending these outstanding seminars.”
West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series: While at the show, stop by to view the grand prize for next year’s West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series – a 22-foot welded aluminum Hewescraft Ocean Pro, powered with Honda 250 and 9.9 horsepower outboards on an EZ Loader galvanized tandem axel trailer, fully outfitted with Scotty downriggers, Raymarine electronics and a Dual Stereo system – an $85,000 value. When an angler purchases a derby ticket to any of the 16 derbies prior to the Everett Coho Derby, they are automatically entered the drawing for the grand prize boat, which will take place at the conclusion of the Everett Coho Derby Sept. 23-24, 2017.
Everett Coho Derby participants are also entered the drawing. If an angler enters all 16 derbies, the angler’s name will be entered 16 times into the drawing for the Grand Prize Boat. Purchase of a derby ticket is not required to win this boat and you do not need to catch a fish to be entered the drawing. The 2017 West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series kicks off with the sold-out Roche Harbor Salmon Classic, Jan. 19-21, 2017 and concludes with Friday Harbor Salmon Classic, Dec. 1-3, 2017.
New Brands and Exhibitors Include: Princess 52 Flybridge: Not only is this the West Coast debut for this model, but it is the first new Princess Yacht to be displayed in the Pacific Northwest in over 10 years. Built in England, Princess Yachts are known as the Bentley of the yacht industry. (Exhibitor: Silver Seas Yachts. On display at South Lake Union) Back after a hiatus of more than a decade, Elan Yachts – builders of some of the some of the most competitive sailing yachts available today – are now represented by Seattle Yachts who will have the Elan E4 and Impression 40 on display. (Exhibitor: Seattle Yachts. On display at South Lake Union) Making a first-time appearance is Bavaria Motorboats. JK3 yachts recently became the exclusive West Coast dealer, and they will be showing the Bavaria Sport 400 and Virtess 420 Fly. (Exhibitor: JK3. On display at South Lake Union) Homer, Alaska-based Solas Boats, arguably the first American manufacturer of rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIBs), will be exhibiting for the first time at the show. On display will be a small 14-foot model suitable for ship to shore duties, and a mid-size 18 foot model suitable for family fun on Puget Sound. (Exhibitor: Solas Boats. On display at CenturyLink Field Event Center.) Another first-time exhibitor to the show is Port-Townsend-based ACI Aluminum Boats. They will be introducing a new line of fast, stable, trailerable, aluminum catamarans. Their new 28 foot Lumacat comes configured with a center house with a walk-around cabin and/or a full width house with galley, marine head and berthing for four. (Exhibitor: ACI Aluminum Boats. On display at CenturyLink Field Event Center.)