2020 Pacific Northwest Boat Show Guide

November 26, 2019
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It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest is one of the world’s most diverse boating playgrounds. Passion, tradition, and adventure run deep in this corner of North America, and there’s no better place to soak in the atmosphere than at the famed annual crop of boat shows. The Sundance family always looks forward to seafaring passion, deep connection with the community, and all-around exciting atmosphere that’s found at the exhibitions in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. In addition to browsing, viewing, and shopping an extraordinary selection of boats, these cities are all beautiful destinations, full of unique charms and surprises. We’ve put together a series of boat show guides so that you can take advantage of the unforgettable experiences that await and enjoy your stay to the fullest.

Portland Boat Show

Portland Boat Show

The 2020 edition of the Portland Boat Show is set to take place from January 8 – 12. his annual exhibition is held at the Portland Expo Center and remains the largest boat show in Oregon. Thousands of marine enthusiasts come together to browse, shop and learn all under one roof. From the latest yachts and luxury cruisers to fishing boats, personal watercraft and marine accessories, this exciting 5-day event is truly a celebration of all-things boating within the Pacific Northwest.

Checkout our Portland Boat Show Guide here.

Boats in The Show
Seattle Boat Show

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 Boats 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 9-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 watercrafts from the water!

Check out our Seattle Boat Show Guide here.

Boats in The Show
Vancouver Boat Show

Vancouver Boat Show

The 2020 edition of the Vancouver Boat Show is set to take place from February 5 – 9. This year marks the 58th edition of the famed annual event.  It will showcase the latest in all-things boating, including yachts, luxury cruisers, fishing boats, personal watercrafts, marine technology, accessories, and more. This 5-day event is a celebration of all-things boating in the Pacific Northwest, where you can browse, view, and shop as much as your heart desires.

The outstanding selection of boats is coupled with several family-friendly, entertaining, and educational attractions. In addition to viewing and browsing, you can also participate in one or more of the 125 free seminars and workshops set to take place at the 2020 Vancouver Boat Show. These events showcase the deep ties of the local community, where passionate attendees come together to share, inspire, and educate one another. The scheduled programs at the 2020 exhibition range from environmental challenges and trendy trip destinations to learning essential new skills, such as anchoring, salmon fishing, and winterizing your boat.

Most of the exhibition will be held indoors at BC Place, complemented by a marvelous floating display on the nearby Granville Island. Home to several maritime businesses and traditions, the vibrant community Granville Island makes for a fun added dimension to the boats on display. In between browsing, you can engage with the small artisan shops, independent galleries, and thriving public markets of one of Vancouver’s most charming districts. 

Check out our Vancouver Boat Show Guide here.

Sundance Yachts

What to See

Feel free to stop by our locations to browse our selection of yachts, take-guided tours, or simply say hello! Our well-informed staff is eager to answer any questions you may have, exchange knowledge, and share stories. This year we’ll be showing off our selection of family-friendly boats that are ideal for cruising the Pacific Northwest.

With an overall emphasis on comfort, fresh styling, and smart design layouts, Jeanneau yachts are perfect for family weekends on the water, overnight trips with the kids, or day trips with friends. Among the standouts is the Jeanneau NC 895. This 28.7ft vessel offers an incomparably bright interior thanks to its full windows. The contemporary furnishings were crafted with comfort in mind, allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy those special moments on board. In addition to the innovative design solutions, the NC 895 is adapted for fuel-efficient cruising with an outboard engine and two independent cabins.

Among our most popular cruisers, Prestige boats are comparable to a second home on the water with its contemporary styling, luxurious amenities, and spacious interiors. Defined by a well-balanced exterior look, the Prestige 630 epitomizes this to the fullest. The luxury cruiser is highlighted by a beautiful flybridge and bright interior layout with generous living spaces, making it perfect for entertaining and socializing with friends and family. The 62.5ft (19m) vessel boasts a beautiful selection of materials, color harmonies, and a level of equipment usually reserved for large superyachts. The three cabins can comfortably accommodate six overnights guests.

Designed and manufactured right here in the Pacific Northwest, these trawler boats are often compared to a swiss army knife on the water due to the unmatched versatility. Perfect for enjoying the diverse landscapes of this beautiful region, the Cutwater 30 Command Bridge is the convertible vessel that’s able to adapt to any number of situations. From fishing to watersports and everything in between, the ingenious boat can adapt to many activities. The reliable performance of a 435 HP Volvo inboard engine is excellent for long-distance travel, and it’s also trailer able for easy reach to distant locations.