Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show open

Published May 17, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce have co-produced the new Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show at the Port of Anacortes’ Cap Sante Marina, May 16-19. The show offers in-water display space for new and brokerage boats, a shoreside tent for accessory displays, shoreside space for trailerable boats and more space for boats at the dry storage facilities just south of the marina. In all, there are several hundred boats on display. “Anacortes may be considered a small town by some,” states an event promotional, “but it has grown into a major West Coast boating center with approximately 2,500 boats moored in five marinas plus another 1,000 boats stored on dry land. Anacortes supports five year-around boatyards with haul-out facilities capable of lifting yachts up to 400,000 pounds. There are more than 40 marine businesses in Anacortes, providing everything from anchors to zincs, boat sales to insurance, boating schools to bareboat charters, canvas to electronics, and every service known to the marine trades.”

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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