Comfortably wedged between Lake Washington and the Puget Sound, Seattle is one of North America’s pinnacle boating playgrounds. Between opening day regattas, majestic orca sightings, and secluded islets to explore, the Emerald City proudly boasts a maritime heritage that runs generations deep. These unforgettable experiences are all set to the scenic backdrop of evergreen forests, ocean waves and, of course, the looming Mt. Rainier, thrusting Seattle into the spotlight as a genuinely beautiful and limitless destination.

Seattle Boat Show

2020 Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show is the essential event circled on yachting calendars across Washington – and the 2020 edition is ready to take place from January 24 to February 1. It’s here you’ll be able to browse an enormous selection of yachts, boating products and marine accessories indoors at CenturyLink Field Event Center and afloat at the nearby South Lake Union. There will be a convenient shuttle that continuously transports guests between the two locations throughout the duration of this exciting nine-day event.

There’s far more to do at the Seattle Boat Show than browse and shop. The renowned exhibition is set to host more than 230 boating and fishing seminars taught by maritime professionals who are excited to share their expertise with passionate attendees. These free seminars are an excellent opportunity to come together with the community to explore your horizons and expand your boating knowledge. Meanwhile, various interactive events and attractions are both locations that guarantee non-stop fun and entertainment for the entire family. Don’t miss the free heated boat tours at South Lake Union, where you can enjoy the marvelous display of vessels from the water.

CenturyLink Field Event Center

Between the passion for boating, deep connection with the community, and exciting atmosphere, the Seattle Boat Show is something we at Sundance Yachts look forward to each year. Feel free to stop by both our indoor and outdoor locations to browse our selection of yachts, take guided tours, or say hello! Our friendly and well-informed staff will be eager to answer any questions you may have, exchange knowledge and even share stories!

We’re looking forward to the collection of Jeanneau boats from Sundance Yachts that will be on display at the CenturyLink Field Event Center location, including the NC 38, NC 795, NC 795 Sport, NC 895, NC 895 Sport and NC 1095. Blending comfort, fresh styling and smart design layouts, these power cruisers are perfect for family weekends on the water and day trips with loved ones. The NC 1095 embodies the core of the Jeanneau brand. The 35-foot vessel includes a handful of intelligent features, such as recessed side decks that allow for safe and secure movement while onboard. Opening sunroofs and large windows bathe the functional interiors in natural lighting and will enable you to fully enjoy life on the water.

South Lake Union

Highlighting the afloat collection at South Lake Union is Sundance’s collection of Prestige models, including the 460, 520, 590 and 630. Among the most popular cruisers, Prestige yachts are comparable to a second home on the water with its contemporary styling, luxurious amenities and spacious interiors. Exemplifying this is the Prestige 590, which effortlessly combines remarkable comfort and dynamic design. The coveted 61.4-foot yacht is highlighted by a generous flybridge and sleek radar arch, delivering unmatched onboard comfort and a commanding exterior look.

Embassy Suites

Where to Stay

The Seattle Boat Show has partnered directly with a small selection of hotels to ensure that your stay has the perfect blend of comfort, entertainment and convenience. The Embassy Suites is located in Seattle’s downtown district by Pioneer Square (the city’s original neighborhood) and lies a short 3-minute walk from CenturyLink Field Event Center. Featuring contemporary touches, panoramic views, a kitchenette and modern amenities, this suite-style hotel delivers the modern Northwestern experience in the heart of it all.

Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle is another great option that sits within a 5-minute drive to both CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union. Just two blocks away from the city’s most recognizable landmark, the hotel offers spacious rooms with fantastic conveniences like free high-speed Wi-Fi, a microwave and mini fridge. This is the perfect place to recharge your batteries with the family after a long day of exploration and adventure.

Situated right across the street from CenturyLink Field Event Center, the Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium is another fabulous downtown option. When you’re not at the show, you can feel the energy of this historic district or head for a walk along the bustling waterfront. The well-appointed suites are equipped with panoramic windows views, flat-screen HDTVs and Aveda bath products.

Take a look at our Seattle Hotel Guide for an expanded list of options across the city. 


Where to Dine

Between the fresh seafood and widespread emphasis on all-things local, Seattle is a heavenly destination for foodies. Whether you’d rather pass time at a cutting-edge fusion restaurant or a hip microbrewery, the ever-changing dining scene is so full of life and character. Lark is one of the city’s finest restaurants with a sophisticated approach to small plates and artisanal dining. The chic establishment lies on East Seneca Street in the heart of the city with a fine selection of cheese, charcuterie, vegetables, grains, fish and meat.

Offering a delicious selection of eats and a highly curated list of wines, spirits and craft beers, Bar Harbor is one of our favorites that’s conveniently located just 300 meters from South Lake Union. The restaurant takes inspiration directly from the food scene in the Atlantic Northeast with its award-winning seafood menu providing the perfect lunch break from the show. If local seafood sounds like your type of meal, then you can do no better than RockCreek Seafood and Spirits. Located in the Fremont neighborhood, RockCreek centers its menu around locally and globally-sourced seafood – from crab, oysters, and mussels, to tropical fish like Kona Kampachi or Hawaiian Ono, and East Coast staples like Striped Bass.

Be sure to check out our Seattle Restaurant Guide for the most memorable culinary experiences in town.

Seattle Waterfront

What to Do

Seattle is a diverse city that’s comprised of an eclectic handful of neighborhoods – each with their own unique character and charm. From the buzzing central waterfront to the laid-back beach vibe of West Seattle and on-trend eateries of Ballard, the Emerald City has something for just about everyone. Being in the Pacific Northwest, there’s more than enough nature and year-round outdoor activities to partake in, such as hiking trails, kayaking, cycling and whale watching. 

At the same time, downtown Seattle is a sensational urban center that’s sure to satisfy your cultural appetite with its collection of landmarks, shops and museums. From its vibrant market sign to the world-famous gum wall, Pike Place Market is a whirlwind of smells, noises and personalities. The energetic market is home to more than 225 local artisans and vendors, including the original Starbucks cafe. The Space Needle is the city’s most recognized landmark and its observation deck is certainly worth a visit. The 605-foot structure has awe-inspiring views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier.