Mark your calendar for the free July 29th Pocket Yacht Palooza in Port Townsend, Washington.

Fifty+ small, trailerable boats will be exhibited including sail & oar, small motor cruisers, kayaks, rowing craft, and more. It’s the largest boat show celebrating small craft in North America.

The free event is sponsored by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters on Saturday, July 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the waterfront First Fed Commons area of the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street in Port Townsend, WA.

There will be many traditional looking wood boats as well as fiberglass, inflatable, electric and solar-powered boats, cloth on frame and virtually anything a boat can be made of will likely be featured. There is some emphasis on vessels suitable for camp cruising but all interesting designs are welcome and equally appreciated. As a general guiding principle, pocket yachts are relatively small (about 20’ +/-) and trailerable with an emphasis on camp cruising and small boat adventures.

Added features for 2023 will include:

  • Displays and explanations of various types of sailing rigs.
  • Opportunity to see a variety of beach anchoring techniques.
  • Examples of boats fully equipped for camp cruising and sleeping.
  • Information on camp cruising safety.
  • Options for popular home-built and kit boat ideas.
  • Free skippered boat rides as available

Many of the exhibitors, and others, will also participate in the 2023 Pocket Yacht Crooza, a three-day group cruise to Puget Sound locations beginning on Sunday, July 30th. If you would like to register your boat for the Palooza or Crooza, there is no fee. Contact for registration and additional information. Most Palooza trailer boats will need to be in place at the Northwest Maritime Center by Friday evening, July 28.

For questions and more information, contact Lee Bjorklund, phone 206-523-4518 or mail