The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association’s (NYBA) annual Boats Afloat Show is a September tradition. Unfortunately it’s one that can’t happen in the same way in 2020, but NYBA has come up with a fabulous event to stand in its place.

From September 18 to 20, Boats Afloat exhibitors are pivoting, offering open houses at each of their regular business locations where the public may come tour boats in person! Individual exhibitors may also be setting up virtual tour options for those who would like to explore displayed or featured boats remotely.

With more than 40 open houses taking place around the Puget Sound region, there’s something for everyone—sail and power, trailerable boats and large yachts, new and beautiful brokerage offerings!

Each exhibitor will be complying with social distancing protocols according to local, state, and CDC guidelines, and safety is a top priority. To help keep the flow of visitors within these bounds, NYBA encourages utilizing the RSVP function at the Boats Afloat website.

For attendees, exhibitors, and producers, there’s a lot of anticipation about the great experience that this year’s Boats Afloat Coordinated Open House can provide, and there’s no shortage of cool boats on display! NYBA Director of Operations, Leeann Warren, says, “As the producers of the Boats Afloat Show, we’re looking to a very successful open house weekend for our exhibitors and the boat-buying public. We’re hopeful that the event provides a safer alternative for everyone to find the boat of their dreams and get out on the water.”

For more info, to RSVP, and to explore the open house map, visit: