We’re down to the final weekend of the Seattle Boat Show! We thought we’d give you a little taste of the things you can find at the show this weekend (at our booth and beyond).
First up – our 12′ SCAMP is showing off its new bimini! The sides are individually removable so you can use it for an overhead sunshade with the sides off, or you can fully enclose the cockpit for all-weather protection from the elements. This frees you up for some serious boat camping! Numerous fabric colors and styles are available.
Don’t miss the chance to TGIF with the annual Sails & Ales beer tasting event. A Sails & Ales ticket gets you a souvenir glass and the opportunity to sample some great craft beers throughout the show from 5-9 PM.
Of course the kids need their entertainment too, so bring them with you and they can have some fun in the Kids Aqua Zone! Right next to the kids paddleboat pool you’ll see our friends at the Center for Wooden Boats – where the kids can build and decorate their own toy wood boat.
Nearby you can also find some information about youth sailing programs at the Northwest Youth Sailing desk – always great to help get kids involved, teaching them how to safely explore the water and learn the sailing skills they need to handle our boats. (For some serious adult safety programs, maybe you’ll want to check out the Northwest Maritime Academy‘s materials over at the Gig Harbor Marina booth.)
It’s always fun for us to explore the show, catch up with our friends and see what they’re up to. We were chatting with the folks over at Fisheries Supply and they always have new stuff we didn’t know we needed… like unbreakable glassware. (Who me? Accident prone? Naaaaahhhh….)
And of course, we make new friends at the show, too. Lots of folks come by to see our boats and they often have really interesting stories. Take the group of ladies from Team KrakenUp who were spying on our boats to scope out some ideas for their upcoming rowing race to Alaska… we ended up having a great talk and we’re going to be helping them prepare their boat for the long journey! Much like what happened with the guys at Oar Northwest after we met them at the boat show 10 years ago, which launched us into designing the sliding ocean rowing seats that got them safely across the Atlantic, and becoming great friends. Crazy is as crazy does…