South Lake Union in Seattle at 901 Fairview Ave. North (Lake Union Piers) is home to the largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest. Produced by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), you will find over a 100 boats to choose from at this annual four-day event.

Are you dreaming about joining the boating lifestyle, or perhaps downsizing or upsizing from your existing vessel? There’s a boat for every purposed boating style at this exciting show – fast, slow, large and small; power, sail, or sport. You will find both new and previously owned vessels, with a variety of brands, including Aspen, Beneteau, Cobalt, Fleming, Hampton, Jeanneau, Ocean Alexander, Ranger Tug, and Tiara among others.

Exhibitors will be there to answer many of your questions regarding marine loans and insurance, along with parts and services. You can even shop for the latest gear too! Kids will have fun building their own toy boat, and adults can take an introductory sailing course, with pre-registration online. Live music and cooking demos round out the activities.

Tickets are available online with an electronic version you can access from your mobile device for expedited entry at the show. Tickets are $16 for adults, $5 for teens, and $30 per adult for all 4 days. Show hours are 11am to 6pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 6pm Saturday; and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. For a list of boats and exhibitors, go to www.boatsafloatshow.com

Photo: NYBA Boats Afloat