Seattle Boat Show organizers have once again decided to pay homage to the home team by ending the show one day early so that exhibitors, event staff and show goers can watch the broadcast juggernaut. The Seattle Boat Show opened on January 23.
The show will close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 31 instead of the originally planned conclusion of February 1. That still gives boating visitors nine days to visit the show, with two locations, at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union.
In further celebration of the team, Seattle Boat Show and BoatUS are giving one boater a pair of 2015 Seahawks season tickets. Guests attending the event are eligible to enter to win two 2015 Seahawks season tickets with the option to purchase playoff tickets following the 2015 season. The winner will also have an option to be entered in the drawing for Super Bowl 50 tickets. One entry is allowed per guest per day. The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 31.
Other Seattle Boat Show Attractions
The show features 1,000 boats and yachts indoors and on the water, more than three acres of accessories, electronics and boating gear, 225 free seminars and advanced training classes for a fee.
Pairing one of Seattle's most popular water sports with a medieval pastime, competitors in outrageous costumes will jab, poke, bump and shove each other and attempt to outwit their opponents and knock them off their stand up paddle boards and into the water in the jousting pool. Competitors can sign up in advance for a spot (www.seattleboatshow.com/sup-jousting) or try their luck during Open Jousting times throughout the show. The champion will be crowned on SUPer Joust Saturday, January 31 and will win an adventure cruise for two in Mexico's Sea of Cortés.
Another attraction is the show's largest and most expensive model in the event's 68-year history. Built in Westport Washington, the ‘Evviva' is 164 feet of luxury for $25 million. She features six luxurious suites, a helicopter landing pad, elevator, hot tub, gourmet galley, marble and granite heated floors, spa tub for two in the master suite and a yacht garage housing a 23-foot ski and dive boat. Evviva and other vessels can be toured at South Lake Union.
Over at the Kids Zone there's plenty of fun for young ones too. Kids can enjoy time on the water using the Aqua Paddler boats, build a wooden toy boat with help from the Center for Wooden Boats and learn some fundamentals of boating while having fun with Plankton Races, Tug o' War and the Rain Gutter Regatta.
The show's Women's Day takes place on Monday, January 26. Ladies can download a special Women's Day pass (www.seattleboatshow.com/Womens-Day.html) allowing them to attend the show for free that day and enjoy a slate of seminars designed specifically for them, by women boaters. Starting at 5 p.m., women can enjoy also complimentary libations, live music and tons of great giveaways in the Boater's Lounge.