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Ongoing COVID-19 restrictions are preventing the Seattle Boat Show from being held in person, but the show will go on—in a digital format. The digital show will take place Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 31, 2021.

The Seattle Boat Show is famous for its wide selection of boats, marine accessories and services and its extensive seminar line up. The digital show will be no different, including the ability to “walk” the iconic red carpet using 3-D technology and take advantage of discounts and show specials that would have been offered at the in-person show.

Unlike many virtual boat shows that are simply a static listing of boats, the Seattle show will have a number of digital features that will allow attendees to connect with exhibitors in a variety of ways, including an appointment-setting tool that allows them to schedule in-person, Zoom, FaceTime or phone meetings and boat and product tours as well as live text chat.

“Interest and demand for boats and accessories are at an all-time high right now, and many industry experts are predicting an even bigger year in 2021. If people wait until next spring to go boat shopping it may be too late,” said George Harris, president of the Northwest Marine Trade Association. “That’s why we’re so pleased to be able to produce a rich digital experience that will allow boaters to easily shop, tour and compare boats and accessories all in one place and make a plan for 2021.”

There will be more than 100 hours of original boating, fishing, boating lifestyle and Boat Show University seminars as well as a live video stream during show hours that will feature interviews with special guests, seminar presenters, exhibitors and sponsors.

For more information visit seattleboatshow.com.

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