The 38th annual Seattle Boats Afloat Show on South Lake Union is the place to find the boat of your dreams. Hundreds of new and used boats from ski and wake boats, pontoons, trawlers, sail, cruisers and mega yachts will all be on display. As well as all the latest in gadgets, services and gear. The West Coast’s largest floating show, presented by Global Marine Insurance, gets underway at 11 am on Wednesday Sept. 14th and continues through 6 pm on Sunday 18th, 2016.
Boats of Note: Power
The 35’ Regal Sport Coupe has all of the amenities of a 50-foot yacht in a 35-foot package. She features an unobstructed view through glass without taking away the option to enjoy those sunny days with a convertible top that retracts at the push of a button.
The newest Tiara Yachts dayboat is the Tiara 39’ Coupe with twin Volvo Penta IPS drives, joystick controls and glass cockpit instrumentation. The deck features a large cockpit with seating that includes helm seat (with wet bar and prep center behind), portside curved companion lounge and aft-facing lounge seat.
The 72’ Pilothouse Motoryacht from Ocean Alexander offers more beam, more living options and a more modern hull that gives you better speed with less fuel burn. Options in the master stateroom, include a private staircase entry, or a massive shower room or large whirlpool tub.
New to the Northwest is Sea Ray’s L-590, a member of the L-Class family. One of many standard features is the sophisticated joystick propulsion system that provides fingertip control. The joystick means tight fairways and docks are a breeze, with easy movement in any direction. Sea Ray’s new 450 Sundancer, also a Northwest debut, has an open floorplan with panoramic windows and generous, interconnected social zones. As for performance, the 450 Sundancer comes standard with Axius® or optional Zeus® propulsion system to ensure confidence in docking and overall operation.
The 2009 65’ Outer Reef ‘GINGER’, has been maintained with an open checkbook and has undergone substantial upgrades since her original construction. The owners of GINGER have vast cruising experience and have outfitted her for true long range and live-aboard cruising in the Pacific Northwest.
Premiere Yachts will be debuting two new 2017 Regency P Series Motor Yachts: a P63 Open Bridge and a P65 Hardtop Motor Yacht.
Cutwater Boats will be introducing the first two models of its brand new Cutwater Sport series. The Cutwater 24 Sport has an open design with sunroofs and an open aft bulkhead with removable enclosure. The Cutwater 30 Sport is a serious fishing or cruising boat powered with twin Yamaha 250 HP motors. Optional downrigger plugs and pads or outriggers to make it the ultimate fishing machine. Ranger Tugs will have its full lineup in the water including the new uber-popular R-23. It’s powered with a 200 HP Yamaha outboard and cruises at 25 mph.
The Nimbus 365 Coupe is a modern, Euro styled cruiser with a unique, asymmetrical “side-walk” deck layout. The extra wide deck is situated along the starboard side giving convenience and generous freedom of movement. Nimbus Coupes are available in three other models and come completely outfitted and ready to cruise.
Making a Seattle debut are Qwest Pontoons, the leaders in in electric powered pontoon boats. They are stable, roomy, comfortable, economical, low maintenance and offer an environmentally friendly way to be on the water without on-going fuel costs. Solar recharging adds convenience and green/free-energy. Perfect for small lake boating.
Developed in utmost secrecy, Malibu’s new M235 was designed to be nothing less than the world’s most ultra-premium performance towboat. This extra-deep, 23-foot-5-inch machine has every single one of Malibu’s unique, revolutionary innovations, including the Integrated Surf Platform and the most luxurious interior and advanced helm in the industry.
All you need to know
What: South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
When: Wednesday September 14th – Sunday September 18h, 2016
Hours: Weekdays 11am – 6pm
Weekends 10am – 6pm
Where: Chandler’s Cove, South Lake Union
901 Fairview Av N, Seattle, WA 98133
Tickets: Buy your tickets online at www.boatsafloatshow.com
$12 for adults / $5 for kids 12-17 (kids under 11 are free).
$18 for a multi-day pass.
Weekdays 5-6 pm: $6
Adult sailing lesson package: $50 Intro-to-Sailing ticket includes 2-day admission, and a three hour on-water sailing lesson.
Buy your tickets online and receive a one-year subscription to 425 Magazine, $10 gift card to Chandler’s Crabhouse and a free one-hour paddleboard or kayak rental from Mt. to Sound Outfitters.
Social: Facebook: www.facebook.com/BoatsAfloatShow
There: Parking lots are limited near the show. For convenience park downtown and take the Seattle Street Car directly to the show on South Lake Union. Check out www.BoatsAfloatShow.com for parking maps, discounts and directions.