Thousands of boating enthusiasts and community members attended the 2018 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show over four days, April 19 -22, celebrating sailing, boating, and the marine sport lifestyle at the Richmond waterfront’s Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor.
“We welcomed a truly dedicated maritime crowd, including our passionate exhibitors and in-water boat display participants,“ commented Katie Kelly, Sail America Association Manager. “We are fortunate to have so many people involved who make the show a success. We are already looking forward to next year, when the new ferry service to the Craneway Pavilion, currently in process, will make it easy and fun for people to visit the show.”
In its third year in Richmond, this year’s show filled the 45,000 sf exhibit space, created an in-water boat showcase and featured additional global participants. Show management also reported that attendance had increased over the previous year. The 2018 Best of Show winner is Jeanneau America. The Best in Show Water Display award went to Silver Seas Yachts. The Best in Show Booth Display – 200 sf and Under was awarded to 727 Sailbags and the Best in Show Booth Display – Over 200 sf was given to Helly Hansen.
Boat show visitors crowded around the new sail and power boats and shopped for exciting and new marine products and gear. “ We had lots of quality inquiries about our products,” said exhibitor Sean Svendsen of Svendsen’s Marine & Industrial Supply. Shoppers took advanta