VIDEO: 2017 Seattle Boat Show – 70th annual

VIDEO: 2017 Seattle Boat Show – 70th annual Dec 8, 2016

The 70th Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat drops anchor on Jan. 27, 2017. It’s the largest boat show on the West Coast and the third largest show in North America.  In past years, the 9 -day show attracted visitors from as far away as Australia, Finland, Sweden, Great Britain and the United Arab Emirates, as well as 36 US states and eight Canadian provinces. Many show attendees have been faithfully attending for decades and now bring their kids or grandkids as part of the tradition. As well as they feel they know the show, they might be surprised by some of the fun facts and trivia about the show and boating in the Northwest.

Seattle Boat Show by the Numbers— Did You Know?

$636,992,969      Total value of all boats sold in Washington for 2015 calendar year

$21.5M                 Most expensive boat ever in the show

317,624            Square feet of on-the-water space to explore at South Lake Union portion of the show

52,427                   Attendance at 2016 Seattle Boat Show

44,000                   Amount (in dollars) of the most expensive boat ever given away at the show, a 2007 Chris Craft Speedster

30,000                   Distance (in feet) if all boats in the show were lined up end to end.

Also the commonly used cruising altitude for airlines.

 14,121                   Average value (in dollars) of a boat sold in Washington in 2015

12,000                   Number of free samples of chowder served at the 2016 Chowder Chomp at South Lake Union

 7,428                     Miles travelled by attendee who came from Dubai

3,600                     Linear feet of red carpet used at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The equivalent of the Space Needle stacked on top of itself 6 times!

1947                       The year the first Seattle Boat Show was held

 450                         Number of exhibitors at the show in 2016

225                         Number of hours of free seminars at the show

164                         Largest boat ever in the show (measured in feet).

 37                           Number of new seminars at the 2017 show

 26                           Percentage of households in Washington state that own a boat

9                              Length (in days) of the show.

8                              Smallest boat in the show (stuffs into a back pack)

5                              Number of shuttles running continuously between venues

3                              Number of acres of technology and accessory displays

The Non Trivia Stuff: Know Before You Go
When: Friday, January 27 – Sunday, February 4, 2017

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


CenturyLink Field Event Center

South Lake Union

Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 8 pm

Weekdays: 11 a.m. – 5 pm

Fridays: 11 am – 9 pm                                            

Weekends: 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm     


Tickets:               Adults: $14

Youth (11-17): $5

5-Day BIG Pass $28

Monday – Thursday after 5pm: $8 (And $5 parking after 5pm)
Kids 10 & under: Free

For a variety of special ticket packages with free parking and other bonuses please visit

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