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2018 0514 boat show

The Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show, which promises to be the largest boat show ever held here, opens Thursday and runs through the weekend at Cap Sante Marina.

The show will have in-water display space for new and brokerage boats, a shoreside tent for accessory displays, shoreside space for trailerable boats and more space for boats at the the dry storage facilities just south of the marina. In all there will be space to display 300 plus boats, which will make it the largest boat show ever held in Anacortes, and will draw serious boat buyers from across the region and British Columbia. Anacortes is one of the boating capitals of the Northwest.

“The Anacortes waterfront and community are a perfect venue to showcase recreational boating and fishing outside of the hustle and bustle of Seattle,” said George Harris, President, NMTA. “Anacortes is one of my favorite places in the Northwest and where I keep my own boat. It’s only 90 minutes from Seattle and looks, smells and feels like boating from the minute you arrive. The NMTA Board, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, Port of Anacortes, local businesses and I are all excited about creating the next great boat show in the Northwest for our members.”

Anacortes may be considered a small town by some people, however it has grown into a major West Coast boating center with approximately 2,500 boats moored in five marinas plus another 1,000 boats stored on dry land. Anacortes supports five year-around boat yards with haul-out facilities capable of lifting yachts up to 400,000 pounds.

With over 40 marine businesses in Anacortes, providing everything from anchors to zincs, boat sales to insurance, boating schools to bareboat charters, canvas to electronics, and every service know to the marine trades. One town shopping will satisfy every boater’s needs!

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