Metal Boat Society 

   32nd Annual Metal Boat Festival

August 9-11, 2019 
   Anacortes, Washington  

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 9 -11, 2019 the 32nd 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 Curt Eckley (425-223-6256) and .  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 a sunset sail around the bay.  Saturday night join us for an event to be announced about May 2019

Free Moorage is provided at the Cap Sante Marina for metal boats owned by festival participants for the nights of August 8, 9 and 10.   After registering for the Festival, contact our Dockmaster, Lance Ekhart at 360-429-9183 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.

Registration  for the 2019 Festival is available now.  A schedule will be available about June 1st and uodated as needed. 

The Festival Registration Fees for the three day-event are:

  • $95 USD; MBS member full registration for singles, couple, & family
  • $125 USD; non-member full registration for singles, couple, & family (includes one-year membership in the Metal Boat Society)
While the barbeque on the docks is included in the registration fee, there will be a small additional charge for the Saturday night event.
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