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Elea Acheson, carrying daughter LiLi, greets dock captain Ned Kohlhauff on the gangway. Acheson recognizes the sacrifices of living on a boat. For instance, late in her pregnancy, she could not use the boat’s small shower. But she loves the community and the lifestyle. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

‘Can people actually live cheaper aboard a boat?’

We recently came across this interesting article in the Seattle Times about live-aboard life in Seattle. With the city’s ever-climbing housing prices, boats are a more viable option than ever. From a boater’s perspective, though, “can people actually live cheaper aboard a boat?” Wannabe boat dwellers are waiting up to three years for a spot in […]

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NMTA & Anacortes Chamber of Commerce join forces for new Anacortes boat show

In the midst of the Seattle Boat Show comes news about another popular show in the Pacific Northwest: The Anacortes Boat Show. The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce have announced that they will co-produce the new “Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show” at Cap Sante Marina on May 17-20, 2018. The show will have […]

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Lend a hand, take the Washington Sea Grant Pumpout survey

In partnership with the Washington State Parks Clean Vessel Act program, Washington Sea Grant manages the popular Pumpout Washington program to increase awareness and use of marine sewage pumpout stations in Washington. In the past year, they pumped out 10.6 million gallons of sewage for boaters, gave away over 11,000 pumpout adapters and put in 65 new pumpout stations state […]

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Deadline looming for NMTA Grow Boating Grant applications

Every year the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) hands out funds to local organizations that are working to get more people on the water in the Pacific Northwest.   The grants are awarded through the NMTA’s Grow Boating program, whose mission is to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to boat more often. Since 2003, the organization […]

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