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NYBA is the producer of the September Boats Afloat Show on South Lake Union and a proud partner of the Seattle Boat Show in January. Whether you're exploring boat ownership for the first time or you are a seasoned captain, our goal is to connect people with the unparalleled Pacific Northwest cruising waters. Because life is better on a boat!

NEWS & EVENTS

NMMA: New powerboat sales up 6.4% in 2014

www.boatingindustry — With Memorial Day marking the kickoff to the summer boating season, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported Wednesday healthy growth for the $35.4 billion U.S. recreational boating industry, with an estimated 171,500 new powerboats sold in 2014, an increase of 6.4 percent over 2013. Full story »

Local Cruising Guides Updated

bitterendblog.com — Salish Sea Pilot has just released its 2015 Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound cruising guides. The guides are completely rebuilt and will soon be followed by guides to Puget Sound and the Sunshine Coast. Full story »

At the Helm: Industry outreach pays dividends

boatingindustry.com — Watching what's going on with the government – especially at the Federal level – can often be an agonizingly slow affair. I've often heard comments about how our industry issues never get addressed, so why get involved in efforts like the American Boating Congress. Full story »

The unbearable loudness of boating

flotanavium.com — Springtime. When the seagulls soar overhead, eyeballing scraps from fish boats and the terns begin squawking at 6 AM like prehistoric birds--hence our gate's nickname "Jurassic Dock." It's also the time of year in our sweet little marina when we awake to the sound of bow thrusters and engines in full reverse--the morning stillness broken by shouting couples screaming directions--or arguing about directions not clearly given. Yes indeed, it is boating season. Full story »

Yacht ownership, charter operations and federal tax matters

ybaa.com — For some, the allure of tropical breezes, calm waters and retirement aboard a beautiful new yacht travelling the world seems satisfying. For others, the slow boat to nowhere may not be enough, and to offset the restless pursuit of tranquility (and, frankly, expenses), a charter strategy is introduced to yacht ownership and operations. Full story »

U.S. brokerage sales improve in February

ybaa.com — The U.S. brokerage market made a gain in February, with 1,652 boats sold, up almost 100 boats from January's slow start to the year, and a 3 percent increase over February 2014 volume. According to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in SoldBoats.com, the total value of boats sold was $209 million, a 1 percent increase compared to the previous February. Full story »


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