2017 PACIFIC SAIL & POWER BOAT SHOW SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES SECOND SHOW
AT RICHMOND, CALIF. LOCATION
More Exhibitors, More in-water Boats, New Motor Yachts Showcase and More
Richmond, Calif. (April 12, 2017) – Thousands of boating enthusiasts visited the 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor on the waterfront in Richmond, Calif., from Thursday, April 6 through Sunday, April 9. Despite the challenging weather, Northern California’s largest boat show enjoyed a seven percent increase in attendance. A storm hit the area Thursday evening, causing damage to a portion of the in-water boats and displays.
“Thankfully, exhibitors and show management worked together to overcome the storm damage and open the show by 11 a.m. that morning so we were able to continue the show throughout the weekend,” said Sail America President Jim Abel. “We are grateful for everyone’s efforts.”
The four-day event featured an expanded in-water display with a new Motor Yacht Showcase as well as dozens more exhibitors inside the Craneway Pavilion and in a new Exhibitor Tent at the marina. The 100-plus seminars, both free and paid, were well attended with more than 2,000 attendees participating this year.
“As expected, the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show delivered an awesome venue and a dedicated crowd,” said Mantus Anchors CEO Gregory Kutsen. “We are very glad we came and certainly plan to return to the show in 2018.”
The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show will return next year Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15 at Craneway Pavilion located at 1414 Harbour Way S., and the nearby Marina Bay Yacht Harbor 1340 Marina Way S., in Richmond, California. For more information visit www.pacificboatshow.com.
About Sail America:
The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is produced by Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry dedicated to promoting the health and growth of sailing. Established in 1990, Sail America now has more than 200 members representing all segments of the sailing market. For more information, visit www.sailamerica.com,
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