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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seattle Boat Show adding a third location at Bell Harbor Marina


Seattle Boat Show adding a third location at Bell Harbor Marina

SThe Seattle Boat Show has announced its expansion to include a third venue at Bell Harbor Marina for the 2018 show (Jan. 26 – Feb. 3). 

The show, produced by the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), has traditionally displayed boats at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union and will now also include new and brokerage boats at Bell Harbor Marina.

“We’re fortunate to have this opportunity to continue to grow the Seattle Boat Show as a premier destination event by expanding to the Port of Seattle’s Bell Harbor Marina on the Seattle waterfront,” said NMTA President George Harris. “The marina is just minutes north of CenturyLink Field Event Center by bus, or an easy walk that includes the ferry terminal, Seattle Aquarium, Great Wheel and boatloads of tremendous hotels and restaurants.”

With the addition, NMTA now has the opportunity to offer more display space to its approximately 400 members that participate in the show.

“Every year we move hundreds of boats into CenturyLink Field Event Center and we continually sell out of boat display space,” said Seattle Boat Show Director Katie McPhail. “Bell Harbor Marina simply gives NMTA members another display option in close proximity to the stadium. Now with three locations, the big Seattle Boat Show is literally all over the city!”

The marina has protected, state-of-the-art moorage for up to 70 vessels from trailerable boats to superyachts, with 100 amp, 50 amp and 30 amp power on each dock. The expansion to this location also brings more parking options, with 1,500 parking spaces available for show attendees at the parking garage adjacent to the marina. Shuttles will run continuously between all three venues. 
The location also gives NMTA new opportunities for promotions and greater flexibility for food, drink, and premium amenities and features.

Exhibitor applications to display at Bell Harbor Marina and CenturyLink Field Event Center at the 2018 Seattle Boat Show are available now. Applications for the venue at South Lake Union, hosting 100+ vessels, will be available in mid-October. Tickets for the 2018 Seattle Boat Show, the largest boat show on the West Coast, go on sale Dec. 1, 2017.


About the NMTA:
With over 730 members, the NMTA is the country’s largest regional marine trade association. Members include boat dealers, boat brokers, marinas, boatyards, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of boating accessories and services. The association produces the Seattle Boat Show, the West Coast’s largest boat show and the Northwest Paddling Festival, the region’s largest and most popular paddle sports consumer event. While the NMTA is best known for the Seattle Boat Show, it is also an indispensable voice for its members in Olympia— advocating on their behalf for boating, recreational fishing, tourism and workforce issues. It also has created three non-profits: Clean Boating Foundation, Fish Northwest and the NMTA Health Trust.

Karsten McIntosh
NMTA Director of Communications
(206) 634-0911


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