The largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest returns to Seattle this weekend

Like an open house, attendees will be able to hop from boat to boat.

SEATTLE — If you want to take advantage of Seattle’s last weekend of summer, Floating boat exhibition Return to Lake Union to enjoy food, entertainment and more than 170 boats for days.

“This is the most boats we have had in the last five years,” said Karli Houlé, Executive Director of the show.

Houlé said the boasting industry is still in the recovery phase after production slowed and demand for the outdoors skyrocketed during the pandemic.

“This is like normal and really exciting,” Houlé added.

Like an open house, attendees will be able to hop from boat to boat while going inside, talking to the owners and getting a unique perspective usually only seen from the outside .

“It’s amazing how spacious these boats are, which is a lot of fun,” said Ray Prokorym of Worth Avenue Yachts, who was showing off the $2.5 million, 76-foot four-cabin yacht. and happy when families come on board.”

While the boats are the main attraction, the show will feature live performances, food vendors and arts and crafts alongside at the Wooden Boat Center.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to help Seattle area veterans simply by showing up. This year, organizers have partnered with Salmon For Soldiers to create fishing opportunities for veterans.

“When we started, we realized that fishing and being on the water was so calming that it had an impact on their mental health,” said Kevin Oakley of Salmon For Soldiers.

Tickets to the Boats Afloat Show are available for $20 online and are free for children 12 and under. It starts on Thursday and lasts until Sunday.

The Floating Boat Show is the largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest and has been visiting Seattle since 1978.

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