(PRWEB) February 01, 2012
Northwest boaters are a very fortunate lot. The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia are home to some of the best and most varied boating in the world and the largest boat show on the West Coast, the Seattle Boat Show, lasting 10 days through Sunday February 5. This means two full weekends to take it all in. And what a lot there is. More than 1,000 boats and yachts, indoors and afloat–from kayaks to mega yachts and everything in between – more than three acres of accessories, electronics and boating gear and 200 free seminars.
If you missed opening weekend, or just can’t get enough and plan to go back to see more, be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, February 3rd, the inaugural, one-night-only, Big Deal Giveaway. Starting at 5:00 pm and continuing until just after 8:00 pm, prizes will be given away every hour at CenturyLink Field ranging from $500 in value to the grand prize of a $5,000 boat show shopping spree. Prizes include: a Majestic 22” LED boat TV courtesy of Northwest Yachting Magazine; a complete men’s and women’s sailing outfit from Helly Hansen; and a $2,500 gift card from Outdoor Emporium/ Sportco. All prize winners will also receive a complimentary one-year BoatU.S. membership with unlimited on-water towing service. For complete Big Deal Friday details please visit Seattle Boat Show Big Deal Friday.
Also on Friday February 3rd and bound to be an inspiration to all, don’t miss an evening with Ronnie Simpson, wounded Iraq War veteran turned solo ocean-racer, sponsored by Quantum Sail Design Group. What compels a person to attempt a solo round the world voyage, ride a bicycle 9,000 miles across Asia and Europe, and then sail a 2,120 mile Singlehanded Transpac race to Hawaii? And want to do it again? Come meet Ronnie Simpson; hear his inspirational and interesting life story of war, heartbreak, survival and how the accidental discovery of sailing and adventure helped him to reinvent himself. Experience one man’s life journey that almost killed him twice, but in the end saved him. Ronnie will also discuss the upcoming 2012 Singlehanded Transpac Race, his future goals, current race preparations and the life of a solo ocean racer. Ronnie will be speaking in the Boat Show U seminar room located on the Concourse Level at 6 pm.
Know Before You Go
Online is the place for the latest information, updates about the show and special offers:
•The show website (http://www.seattleboatshow.com) is being updated daily as new information becomes available about exhibitors, brands, seminars and promotions.
•Purchase tickets online and receive $20 off at Fred Meyer, a free cup of clam chowder at FX McRory’s and a free one-year boating magazine subscription.
Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center
800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle
South Lake Union
901 Fairview Avenue N, Seattle
Free shuttle running continuously between both locations
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 pm
Fridays: 11 am - 9 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 8 pm
Sundays: 10 am - 6 pm*
South Lake Union:
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm*
- The show will close at 4pm on Sunday, February 5th
Tickets: Purchase tickets online at http://www.seattleboatshow.com
5-DAY PASS: $24
YOUTH (11-17): $5
KIDS 10 and under: Free
Big Deal Friday is presented by BoatU.S., Northwest Yachting, Helly Hansen, and The Outdoor Line.
The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is presented in partnership with the Washington State Parks Boating Safety Program.