31st Annual Metal Boat Festival- August 10-12 2018
Come and join us in beautiful Anacortes, Washington for 3 days of fun and learning about designing, building, maintaining, cruising, and ownership of metal boats. Catch up with old friends and meet new boating people with similar interests!
On August 10 -12, 2018 the 31st Annual Metal Boat Festival, sponsored by the Metal Boat Society will be held in Anacortes, Washington. The Festival is open to members and interested members of the public. The Festival Chairmen are Candi Larreau (425-770-0785) and Curt Eckley (425-223-6256). For questions about mooring in Anacortes for the Festival contact Lance Ekhard (360-429-9183). Steve Gallion and others are also providing invaluable support to make this event a success.
Festival will have a number of seminar speakers who are involved in designing, building, outfitting, and cruising on metal boats. These information-packed seminars will be held at Seafarer's Memorial Building in the Port of Anacortes. Friday & Saturday the seminars and discussions begin around 8:30am and run through about 5:00pm. A free continental breakfast for participants will be available before the seminars begin. We will take a break at lunch time so everyone can enjoy the beautiful downtown of Anacortes with many restaurants. On Sunday, we will hold a panel discussion and Q&A on metal boats and metal boat issues. We will adjourn around noon on Sunday.
There will be plenty of time to get to know and interact with other metal boaters. On Friday evening, join us for metal boat tours at the Cap Sante Marina, a barbeque on the docks, and sunset sails around the bay. Saturday night join us for an event to be announced soon.
Free Moorage is provided at the Cap Sante Marina for metal boats owned by festival participants for the nights of August 9, 10, and 11. After registering for the Festival, contact our Dockmaster, Lance Ekhart at 360-305-5345 to reserve your moorage. As moorage space is limited, you will have to register for the Festival prior to arriving in Anacortes. Giving Lance at least a couple of weeks warning will make his job a lot easier.
A detailed agenda and registration link for the Festival will be available on June 1st. The Festival Registration Fees for the three day-event are: