Seattle Boat Show Closes One Day Early for Seahawks Super Bowl Re-Pete

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Seattle Boat Show attractions include drawing for 2015 Seahawks season tickets

Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, kicks off Jan 23 and runs through Jan 31, 2015. It features ~1,000 boats, from stand up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between.

Upon further review, the ruling has been confirmed — it's a re-pete for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Boat Show. Seattle Boat Show organizers have once again decided to pay homage to the home team by ending the Show one day early so that exhibitors, event staff and showgoers can watch the Seahawks bring home their second Vince Lombardi trophy with friends and family. The show will close at 8pm on Saturday, Jan. 31. That still gives boating enthusiasts nine full days to visit the West Coast’s largest boat show, with two locations, at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. The Seattle Boat Show opens at 11am on Friday Jan. 23. In further celebration of the team, Seattle Boat Show and BoatUS are giving one lucky boater a pair of 2015 Seahawks Season Tickets. Tickets to the Seattle Boat Show are an auspicious $12.

Seahawks Season Tickets
Guests attending the Seattle Boat Show will be eligible to enter to win TWO 2015 Seahawks Season Tickets with the option to purchase playoff tickets following the 2015 season. The winner will also have an option to be entered in the drawing for Super Bowl 50 tickets. One entry is allowed per guest per day. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Jan. 31.

PEMCO Banner Signing
Let your 12 spirit soar by signing PEMCO Insurance’s massive 12 Banner at the Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Find it near the North Hall concession stands by booth #170 on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Join thousands of 12s in making Seahawks history as the banner flies over Glendale, Arizona, for the biggest weekend in football.

Other Seattle Boat Show Attractions
After entering the season ticket drawing there’s plenty more for 12s and boaters to see and do at the Seattle Boat Show. The show features 1,000 boats and yachts indoors and on the water, more than three acres of accessories, electronics and boating gear, 225 free seminars and advanced training classes for a fee. There are also many fun attractions including:

Inaugural Seattle Boat Show SUP-er Joust Tournament
Pairing one of Seattle’s most popular water sports with a medieval pastime, competitors in outrageous costumes will jab, poke, bump and shove each other and attempt to outwit their opponents and knock them off their stand up paddle boards and into the water in the jousting pool. Competitors can sign up in advance for a spot or try their luck during Open Jousting times throughout the show. The champion will be crowned on SUPer Joust Saturday, Jan. 31 and will win an adventure cruise for two in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés.

Biggest and Most Expensive Boat in the Show’s 68-Year History
Built locally in Westport Wash., the ‘Evviva’ is 164 feet of pure luxury for $25 million. She features: six luxurious suites; helicopter landing pad; elevator; hot tub; gourmet galley; marble and granite heated floors; spa tub for two in the master suite; and a yacht garage housing a 23’ ski and dive boat. Tour her and a host of other luxury boats at South Lake Union.

Kids Zone
There’s tons of fun for the little boaters too. Kids can enjoy time on the water using the Aqua Paddler boats, build a wooden toy boat with help from the Center for Wooden Boats and learn some fundamentals of boating while having fun with Plankton Races, Tug o’ War, the Rain Gutter Regatta and more. See http://www.seattleboatshow.com/kidszone for a schedule of activities.

Boatless in Seattle – Free admission Monday – Thursday after 5pm
Those who don’t own a boat but would like to learn more about how to get into boating shouldn’t let the ticket price get in the way of deciding whether to attend the show. They can simply show up any weeknight of the show after 5pm, announce that they are Boatless in Seattle and they will be admitted for free.

Women’s Day - Monday, Jan. 26
By http://www.seattleboatshow.com/Womens- Day.html [downloading a special Women's Day pass __title__ ], women can attend the show for free on Jan. 26th and enjoy a slate of seminars designed specifically for women, by women boaters. Starting at 5 pm, women can enjoy also complimentary libations, live music and tons of great giveaways in the Boater’s Lounge.

New for 2015 – See the floating portion of the show from the water with complimentary boat rides
The 20-minute guided tours in all electric 21' enclosed, heated Duffy boats will point out fun facts about South Lake Union and the unique qualities of the spectacular yachts in the show. It’s a great way to see the show from a new perspective. Blankets are provided for an added snuggle factor.

About Seattle Boat Show
The 68th annual Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat opens Jan. 23 and runs through Jan.31, 2015 at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union with a complimentary shuttle running continuously between both locations. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for youth (11-17). No charge for kids 10 and under. A 5-day pass is $24. There is a wide variety of special ticket packages, including evening and mid-week packages, with bonuses such as free parking and magazine subscriptions at http://www.SeattleBoatShow.com

CenturyLink Field Event Center hours:     
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 pm,
Fridays: 11 am - 9 pm, Saturdays: 10 am - 8 pm,
Sunday Jan. 25: 10 am – 6pm                

South Lake Union hours:
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 5 pm.
Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm

Editor’s note: Photos available at http://www.seattleboatshow.com/photo-gallery.html

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