The USA’s West Coast plays host to some of the world’s most prestigious boat shows. From the sunny harbours of the San Diego International Boat Show to the expansive Seattle Boat Show, the West Coast’s yacht shows provide an international hub of exquisite yachts, superb VIP events and exceptional networking. 

Whether you’re in the market for the latest yachting equipment, interested in getting a closer look at a variety of yachts for sale and charter or you are simply seeking the opportunity to experience an exciting boating event, take a look at our selection of must-attend West Coast boat shows 2022. 

West Coast Boat Shows 2022


San Diego Boat Show 2022 


After a year of forced closures, the San Diego Boat Show is back by popular demand. Hosted by the Sunroad Resort Marina, the four-day event will be held from the 3rd of February through to the 6th. 


Located across two superb locations, visitors will have the opportunity to walk California’s sunny boardwalks where they can meet more than 90 world-class yacht brokerages, shipyards, yacht builders and service providers. Visitors will also have the chance to view over 150 new and secondhand sailboats and motor yachts for sale and charter, including a variety of boating vendors with the latest nautical gadgets, services and free boating demonstrations. 


The San Diego Boat Show 2022 includes a wide range of informative and educational exhibits and seminars for yachting enthusiasts, including presentations on anchoring techniques, off-shore sail repairs, a guide to sailing around Mexico and boating first-aid, to name just a few.


After spending a morning viewing over 80 dazzling superyachts, attendees should look to take a pedicab or horse-drawn cart along San Diego’s waterfront for some delicious Hawaiian cuisine at notable chef Roy Yamaguchi’s high-end restaurant or stop by Island Prime for some authentic Californian dishes. 


Seattle Boat Show 2022 


The Seattle Boat Show is the largest boat show on the Northwest Coast of the U.S and it is famed for being one of the best boat events nationwide. This year’s show is promised to be the biggest event yet, with hundreds of attendees set to travel to the docks of Bell Harbour Marina on the 4th of February for the show’s 75th anniversary. 


The nine-day extravaganza offers everything yachting and water sport enthusiasts need and more. Located across two venues, both on land and water, visitors are treated to more than 800 world-class yachts for charter and sale, as well as the latest marine accessories and technology. Not forgetting to mention, the event offers more than 200 boating and fishing seminars to help attendees explore their water sport interests further and expand their skills. 


On the 7th of February, all women can attend the show for free and enjoy a plethora of seminars designed specifically for female boaters. Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show is the perfect opportunity to connect, learn and get inspired by some of the most experienced and talented female boaters around. 


Attendees can also take a break from boat or accessory shopping by putting their golf skills to the test at the Long Putt Challenge located inside the Boaters Lounge. Alternatively, bring along your furry friends for the Dogs on Deck day, where guests will have the opportunity for their dog to feature on the cover of a springtime issue of 48° North. 


One of the highlights of the annual Seattle Boat Show is the classic yacht display, courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Antique and the Classic Boat Society. 


Of course, as well as being an international hub for world-class yacht brokers and their stylish yachts, the show has long been a celebration of boating and a place for like-minded individuals to gather, share yachting memories, plan upcoming yachting trips, and admire the latest state-of-the-art equipment.


With so much to see and do, don’t forget to mark your diary this February for the Seattle Boat Show 2022 and the San Diego Boat Show 2022.