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Portland Boat Show January 12-16


The 51st Annual Portland Boat Show


is coming up! If you are looking to find the perfect boat, at the right price, and want plenty of selection, the Portland Boat Show is your next stop. This year’s show has plenty to offer boaters with every boating interest and lifestyle. Get ready for five big days of boating excitement, with longer hours, and plenty of boat lines to choose from. Hundreds of boats will be heading


to the Expo Center this year, including sailboats, wakeboard boats, an enormous houseboat and trailerable houseboat, pleasure craft and a great selection of sport boats and fishing boats inside 200,000 square feet of boat filled exhibit space!


Boaters from all over the Northwest


want to see what’s new in boat lines, technology and accessories — and the 2011 Portland Boat Show will have plenty. Each year the manufacturers and dealers bring in their latest designs for unveiling – and expect great deals as the boating industry continues to recover and move forward.


Wednesday thru Saturday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm


Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm $10 general admission, Children 12


and under are free. Discount Coupons available online at the shows’ website: www.otshows.com Parking: $8.00 at the Expo Center,


$7.00 for car pools (for three or more people). Parking is not included in admission price. Portland Expo Center, For more


information about the 2011 Portland Boat Show visit: www.otshows.com


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The BIG Seattle Boat Show January 21-30


Mark your calendars! The BIG


Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is just around the corner. Dropping anchor on Friday, January 21 and continuing through Sunday, January 30, the 64th annual show is one week earlier than usual and it’s also back to a 10-day format, providing an extra shopping day! It’s the West Coast’s largest boat show. So big it needs two locations–South Lake Union and Qwest Field Event Center, but one ticket and a free shuttle gets you access to both locations. So big, one day might not be enough to see everything, but a special five-day pass is only $24. So big there are more educational opportunities to learn about boating than at any other show in the country – 200+ free seminars over the course of the10-day show and advanced seminars through Boat Show University for a nominal fee. Without a doubt, there’s no better


place to shop for a boat, talk with a factory rep and see the latest models and brands all in one place–well, two actually, indoors and on the water! • Destinations, marinas and resorts • More than 65 electronics exhibitors • Gear galore • Engines • Trailers – come kick some tires at the five boat trailer exhibitors • Service experts


• Sailing specific exhibits • Boat insurance/Finance • Educational exhibitors No other show in North America


offers the quality, variety and volume of educational seminars from world class speakers and boating experts. In addition to the 200+ free seminars,


Boat Show University. Check back in our January issue to see the complete seminar schedule or online at www.seattleboatshow.com E-tickets for the show are on sale.


Those purchasing tickets online will receive free parking at the show, a free cup of clam chowder at FX McRory’s and a free one-year boating magazine subscription. Facebook Shopping Spree: Sign


up to follow the Seattle Boat Show: www.Facebook.com/SeattleBoatShow Each Friday beginning in December, a $500 shopping spree to the show will be given away, plus a $5,000 Grand Prize that can be used toward the purchase of a boat at the show. The Grand Prize will be awarded the day before the show opens. Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle Weekdays: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Sundays: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm South Lake Union, 901 Fairview


Avenue North, Seattle. Weekdays: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sundays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Free shuttle running continuously


between both locations. Purchase tickets online at www.seattleboatshow.com and receive free parking at Qwest Field and more! Adults: $12, Youth (11-17): $5, Kids 10 and under: Free, Special 5-DAY BIG show pass: $24 Produced by: Northwest Marine


Trade Association:www.nmta.net and Northwest Yacht Brokers Association: www.nwyachtbrokers.com


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