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Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Teams Up with Trawlerfest for 2022 Event, May 19 – 21, 2022


Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Teams Up with Trawlerfest for 2022 Event,

May 19 – 21, 2022


For Immediate Release: February 18, 2022


ANACORTES, WA – The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and Anacortes Chamber of Commerce are teaming up with Trawlerfest for the 2022 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show featuring Trawlerfest, May 19 - 21, 2022 in Anacortes, Wash.

The event will feature in-water and on-land displays with hundreds of boats at Cap Sante Marina and neighboring boatyards, plus the addition of Trawlerfest’s highly regarded 20+ seminars and educational classes that will take place May 17 – 21 at nearby walkable locations. The show will also feature shoreside displays including trailerable boats, marine accessories, electronics, destinations, and service providers.

NMTA, also the producer of the Seattle Boat Show, is the nation’s oldest and largest regional marine trade association representing more than 600 companies in the recreational boating industry.

“There is great energy coming from exhibitors and boaters alike after a highly successful return to the in-person Seattle Boat Show earlier this month,” said NMTA Boat Show Director Katie McPhail. “We look forward to continuing the growth of this event with the addition of Trawlerfest.”

Trawlerfest is owned and operated by Active Interest Media, a media company that produces consumer and trade events, websites, films and TV shows, and magazines including boating publications such as Power & Motoryacht, Soundings, SAIL, Yachts International, Anglers Journal, Soundings Trade Only and Passagemaker. Trawlerfest is AIM’s stand-alone series of boat shows and educational events designed for cruising enthusiasts and has previously taken place at other locations in Washington including Bremerton and Seattle.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with the NMTA and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce to have Trawlerfest return to the premiere cruising destination of Anacortes,” said President of AIM Marine Group Gary De Sanctis. “There couldn’t be a better setting to bring our education and community together in an intimate, rendezvous atmosphere and we look forward to bringing our first-class education & demonstrations experience to this fantastic boating event.”

Since 2018, NMTA has co-produced the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show with the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, with the event being virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19 protocol.

“We’re excited to be back in beautiful Anacortes for the fifth iteration of this fantastic boating event,” said NMTA President & CEO George Harris. “Nothing beats a day on the water in Anacortes shopping for boats.”

Anacortes is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. and as close as you can get to the San Juan Islands. Known for its maritime roots, the town has 40 marine-related businesses to cover every boater’s wants and needs. In addition, its beautiful downtown streets adjacent to the show boast an incredible variety of dining, shopping, and educational opportunities.

“Our partnership with the NMTA has allowed Anacortes to host an exceptional destination boat show. The addition of Trawlerfest will allow us to bring more boaters in from out of the area and to boost the quality of the show,” said Anacortes Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Jesica Kiser.

More information will be coming soon to www.AnacortesBoatandYachtShow.com

Join us at the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show featuring Trawlerfest – Adventures Begin Here!






Hotel, Shopping and Dining

Accommodations are available for all price ranges with several offering pristine views of the surrounding waters. Details: https://anacortes.org/business-directory?cat=9.

Things to do

There are many sights to see, places to shop and restaurants from casual to fine dining. The Anacortes Farmers Market happens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors offer farmers produce, food and vibrant art plus live music. After the show, head over to Swinomish Casino & Lodge or take a hike and soak in sunset views at Mount Erie Park, the highest point on Fidalgo Island. Other activities include exploring nearby Washington Park and Deception Pass State Park; whale watching with local charter-boat businesses; having a picnic or strolling at Storvik Park or Seafarers Memorial Park; or viewing the Anacortes Mural Project on Commercial Avenue.

About the Northwest Marine Trade Association

The NMTA is the nation’s oldest and largest regional marine trade association. It represents more than 700 companies in the recreational boating industry, including boat dealers, boat brokers, marinas, boatyards, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of boating accessories and services. The NMTA’s mission is to promote the growth of recreational boating and members’ businesses. The NMTA produces the Seattle Boat Show, the West Coast’s largest boat show and the Northwest Paddling Festival. Details: http://www.nmta.net/


About the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce

The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization representing 500 businesses, community organizations and interested individuals. Its mission is to promote economic prosperity through innovative leadership, advocacy and collaborative community engagement. The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce also acts as the Destination Marketing Organization promoting to the traveling public and greeting guests to encourage them to Experience Anacortes - your island getaway. Details: https://anacortes.org/


About Trawlerfest

Trawlerfest is Passagemaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows designed for cruising enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, Trawlerfest features an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, the latest in marine gear and services, and first-class education & demonstrations. Trawlerfest is owned and operated by Active Interest Media, one of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies that produces consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films that reach millions of readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries.








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