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Seattle Boat Show Opening Weekend Review: ‘Awesome’

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard’s Assistant Marketing Director Chance Busey took the first watch in covering the Seattle Boat Show on opening weekend, Jan. 26-28. It was easy duty for this avid boater, who shares his observations and videos below:

Chance’s Notes & Video Blogs:

— The Seattle Boat Show 2018 is awesome and has something for everybody! Kids can enjoy the Aqua Zone, Charlie the Sheriff Boat, and the domino artist, who is working on a 25,000-piece display that will be toppled on the last day of the show, Feb. 3.

— Bell Harbor is a new addition to the Boats Afloat portion and it does not disappoint! Lots of cool things, including Point Ruston, a Beneteau catamaran, and a 100-foot Ocean Alexander. Opening weekend also had free grilled cheese sandwiches from Seattle Sourdough Baking Company, which were awesome!

— South Lake Union has many more shiny things to look at, including Jeanneaus and an Ocean Alexander 90. I ran into a handful of people that I knew, which made the experience even better.

— The Chowder Chomp cook-off was amazing as well! My top three chowders were Doc’s Marina Grill, Pike Place Chowder and Seattle Fish Company.

— Go out and have fun checking out boats — there is a ton to see!

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is in the East Hall in Aisle 700, space 721 to be exact. Swing by our booth and see everything the boatyard has to offer, from quality marine service and repair to top-shelf hospitality features. Join The Club @ the Boatyard — for only $1 — and enter your chance to win a staycation @ the boatyard!

The 2018 Seattle Boat Show – Indoors + Afloat runs through Feb. 3. Click here for Boat Show Information and get all the details on tickets, parking, free shuttle rides between the three venues, daily special attractions and more.

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