Category Archives: Boats

As Sportsmen’s Show Rolls On, Seattle Boat Show Kicks Off Today

(NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE)

All of the boats are in place, the gear and gadgets are polished, and the red carpet is rolled out for the opening of the largest boat show on the west coast – the Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat – January 25-February 3 at CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union.

If you have not purchased tickets to the show yet, you can buy them online at www.seattleboatshow.com/index.cfm?p=buy-tickets to receive a free boating magazine, a free cup of chowder at FX McRory’s Restaurant, and if you buy four or more adult tickets, you’ll receive a free parking pass at CenturyLink Field.

THE WEST COAST'S LARGEST BOAT SHOW - THE SEATTLE BOAT SHOW, INDOORS + AFLOAT - KICKS OFF JANUARY 25 AND RUNS THROUGH FEBRUARY 3, 2013. THE SEATTLE BOAT SHOW FEAURES 1,000 BOATS FOR EVERY BUDGET DESIGNED TO MEET EVERY RECREATIONAL NEED FEATURED AT CENTURYLINK FIELD, PLUS WORLD CLASS YACHTS, TRAWLERS AND MORE AT SOUTH LAKE UNION. THE SHOW, THE LARGEST ON THE WEST COAST, FEATURES A FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN THE TWO VENUES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.SEATTLEABOATSHOW.COM. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

This year, we’re more excited than ever to open up the Seattle Boat Show, from our Opening Night event called Uncorked which features wine tasting throughout the indoor location, to Splash – the new aerial, acrobat performance sure to provide a thrill above the boats in the West Hall. The show’s nearly 450 exhibitors are ready to share the latest innovations and technology in boating. Whether you choose to wakeboard, waterski, fish, kayak, cruise or race, under power or sail, on boats small or large, this show’s for you. And if you already own the boat of your dreams, come hone your skills at one of the 200 free seminars presented by Allstate Boat Insurance, or immerse yourself in the longer seminars offered through Boat Show University, presented by Boat Insurance Agency.

If Money Is No Object – Largest Boat in the Show
The largest in the show is 120 feet and asking price is $3,950,000 million. Tour it and a host of other luxury boats at South Lake Union and dream a little. A free shuttle runs daily between both show venues for your convenience.

Budget a Little Smaller?
Not to worry. Cruise around the show and pick from kayaks and dinghys small enough to fold and stuff into carry bags or dozens of brands of runabouts, fishing boats and inflatables that can get you boating on a budget for as low as $250 per month.

Enter to Win a Boat
Need a new boat? Enter to win one of seven boats in the Evening Magazine Boat Show Giveaway, presented by BoatU.S. Choose from runabouts, fishing boats, a pontoon boat, sailboat and more!

(SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

Build a Boat Kids Activity Center
Stop by the Build a Boat ‘Marina’ in the AquaZone presented by Larson Power Boats Northwest, located in the East Hall at CenturyLink Field, where kids can bling their own plastic boat hull and choose from buckets of accessories and craft supplies.

Kids Aqua Paddlers
Fun for the little boaters, kids attending the Seattle Boat Show can enjoy time on the water using the new Aqua Paddlers paddle boats! Life jackets will be provided. Aqua Paddlers will be available for use each day of the show in the AquaZone.

We are pleased to welcome back the Washington State Parks Boating Safety program as a sponsor of this year’s show. For all your boating safety and education needs, swing by the Boater Education Center and enter to win a new inflatable PFD from West Marine.

I hope to see you at the show!

George Harris
Seattle Boat Show
georgeh@seattleboatshow.com

New Diesel Stove/Heater, Through-hull Fittings from Wallas

(WALLAS PRESS RELEASE)

Wallas and Scan Marine announce the launch of a new diesel stove/heater, the Wallas Nordic Dt and new through-hull fittings.

The Nordic Dt replaces the venerable 85DU270 that has been a huge success for Wallas since 2006.

THE NEW NORDIC DT

New features for 2012 and the Nordic Dt:

–      Simpler internal design for greater reliability and durability

–      Ships fully assembled and factory tested as a unit for easier installation

–      Lid base deflector protects stove from spilled liquids

–      Improved start sequencing for better, cleaner starts

–      Altitude compensation for use in mountain areas

–      Thermo control capability with the new PI control panel

NEW PI CONTROL PANEL

Finally, Wallas has introduced two new through-hull fittings that are of special interest to fast-boat users.

Designed to reduce or eliminate high speed wind interference for exhaust, the new 5100 and 5200 fittings can be used for either new applications or for retrofit to earlier Wallas products.

NEW THROUGH-HULL FITTINGS FOR FAST-BOAT OWNERS.

Puget Marina, Serving South Sound Boaters Since 1965

Puget Marina is located in Olympia right on Puget Sound and has been at this same location since 1965.

We sell many different boats — fishing, skiing, and cruising. We sell some of the best boats out there like North West, Campion, Polar Kraft, Sweetwater and Aquapatio pontoon boats. If you are looking for a new or used boat come see us.

Our location is right on the water, so each boat sold gets put in the water and taken for a ride to make sure it is perfect for you. We’ll even take you out when you pick up your new boat and show you how everything works.

If you need service on your boat, we can take care of that too. We have a full-service department and can do just about anything related to your boat.

Give us a call or check out our website.

Sea-Raider: Quality And Strength By Design

The Sea-Raider 26-footer with 96-inch bottom cuddy (or 2896 model) has a ¼-inch bottom and is 96 inches wide with 38-inch high sides with an extended bottom. The Sea-Raider is a very stable, seaworthy boat for off-shore fishing for tuna, but any fisherman would be happy with the performance of the Sea-Raider.

The Sea-Raider model can be built as an open bow hardtop or as a pilot house “Cuddy” shown below.

SEA-RAIDER 26'

There are many options such as a marine head, side sleeper seats, two different cook or heating systems available in the galley with a combination dinette, ice box or fridge.

The fuel tank has been moved back and the lifting strakes have been extended forward to make the boat dryer running.

The Sea-Raider line of boats are built to withstand commercial use; they have five or seven longitudinal strings welded to the bottom then to the floor support structure is welded in; the floor support and stringers are then connected by gussets that are welded to the bottom and the floor support. There are Sea-Raider models in Alaska that have been in use for 12-plus years and have made 130 to 150 trips per year without any problems (personal use as well as guide boats).

For more, see Raiderboats.com!

Boat Review: SeaHawk Series “Offshore” by RiverHawk

As a lifelong boating enthusiast and a professional in the sport fishing industry, I have witnessed firsthand, the all new SeaHawk series “Offshore” by River Hawk Boats. With absolute confidence, this is the best offshore boat available today for Pacific Northwest marine conditions.

The boat handles like a dream, with the 84-inch reverse-chine hull offering extreme stability and a Cadillac ride in rough water conditions. The steep bow entry slices through ocean conditions for long-range fishing trips including albacore tuna, halibut, salmon and crab. This boat will withstand the test in all conditions, within the margin of safety.

The SeaHawk “Offshore” is configured with incredible storage, huge fish boxes, an overhanging roof which is wonderful in Northwest weather conditions and an efficient fishing deck for all anglers. I predict this boat will become a quick favorite for fishing guides, charter skippers and tournament anglers — not to omit the pleasure craft cruising clientele. After all, it is hard to be THE contender in the aluminum boat industry if your boat is not up to contemporary world-class standards.

From function, to form, to quality and class, the SeaHawk “OFFSHORE” series by RiverHawk Boats is the answer to serious saltwater boaters.

Tony Floor
Director of Fishing Affairs,
Northwest Marine Trade Association

Click here to see a video on the new SeaHawk Offshore.