“In Person” – welcome words for boaters planning to attend the annual Seattle Boat Show. Come join your fellow boaters at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle, February 4 through February 12, and help celebrate the world of boating – view various boat brands, shop for equipment, purchase the latest guidebooks, and attend seminars. There are 240 Exhibitors ready to welcome you and share the latest innovations. We at Waggoner are looking forward to chatting with you and sharing what’s new in the 2022 Waggoner Cruising Guide and what to expect in the 2022 boating season.

If you want a really sweet deal, purchase the Boat Show Seminar Package ticket for $99 and receive a copy of the Waggoner ($39.95 value), and a BoatUS Basic Membership ($25 value), and unlimited on-demand viewing of all boating and fishing seminars. Tickets are sent digitally to mobile devices on demand, and new self-service pedestal ticket scanners will be at all entry points.

Free one-hour seminars are offered in person on a first-come basis until seating is full; no worries, the seminars are recorded and can be watched on demand via the Show’s online seminar library, accessed with the Seminar Package ticket. The 2-hour Boat Show University classes are offered as online webinars and are available to watch live online as scheduled, or watch on-demand until May 15 with a Seminar Package ticket. Seminars include boat maintenance, boat handling, marine electronics, trailerable boating, weather, cruising Southeast Alaska, and much more. Get all of your questions answered, including how boating has changed.

And you won’t want to miss the Special Events at the Show, including the Wine Uncorked event February 4, opening night; Dogs on Deck, with free lifejackets for the first 50 dogs on February 10; and Sails & Ales on February 11th. Be sure to check out the classic runabouts on display in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Boat Show.

Covid protocols will be in place for the 2022 Seattle Boat Show – attendees age 12 and over are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to your event attendance. In accordance with Washington State and King County, all attendees and staff are required to wear masks, except when eating or drinking.

For a schedule of seminars, events, and to purchase Boat Show tickets, go to www.seattleboatshow.com. Boats for sale will be on display at both Lumen Field and afloat at Bell Harbor Marina on Seattle’s waterfront. A free shuttle will run between both locations during the Seattle Boat Show.