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A Day at the Seattle Boat Show

A Day at the Seattle Boat Show

Yesterday we checked out the Seattle Boat Show compliments of the Seattle Boat Company, who generously provided us with two tickets. We started at CenturyLink Field Event Center and the indoor portion of the show. This is where Seattle Boat Co. had their booth and so many neat boats to check out. We loved this 40 foot Cobalt A40 Coupe with all the amenities of home, including a built in barbecue. We could totally live on something like this!

40 ft Cobalt Cruiser

We also looked at a cool 44 ft Nordic Tug that was absolutely gorgeous. My brother and his wife talk about retiring on a boat like this and I have to commend their taste!


From there we headed over to Chandler’s Cove on Lake Union for the outdoor portion of the show. This was the most exciting for us because this is where all the sailboats were. There were also quite a few trawlers and other neat large power boats that we enjoyed looking through. That’s the beauty of the boat show: you can look at these crazy, huge, fancy boats and dream of a completely different lifestyle. This 2012 Tayana 48, for instance. What a gorgeous boat! And so big and roomy and full of storage! We fell in love instantly!

sailboat salon

large sailboat aft cabin

While it was fun for us to dream, we concluded by the end of the day that we wouldn’t be happier on any of the boats we’d seen that we are on Willow. She’s our boat, our home and we love her. No amount of spiff and shine will replace her. At least for now.

If you’re still contemplating going to the show, it runs until February 4th, so get out there and check it out!

And if you just want our take on it, check out our video and don’t forget to subscribe to our youtube channel!