A Seattle tradition returns to the city center to celebrate the region’s classic yachts and those who love them.

For anyone interested in or devoted to classic boats and yachts, the Pacific Northwest offers many options to get together, check out these amazing vessels, and to share information and enthusiasm about them. One of the central events, in both location and importance, is the local Classic Yacht Associations’s Rendezvous at the Port of Seattle’s Bell Harbor Marina. Whether you’ve been attending for years, or you might check it out for the first time, it’s a wonderful event for boat folk of every stripe. You might even find your next boat there, like the boaters in this 48° North My Boat column.

Here’s a press release from the organizers:

The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association is pleased to announce the 26th Annual Bell Harbor Rendezvous, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, 2023, at Bell Harbor Marina. The marina is located at Pier 66, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington. The show hours are 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Bell Harbor Rendezvous is sponsored by the Classic Yacht Association, a non-profit organization with more than a half-century of history that works through their members to promote, preserve, and restore vintage motor yachts and honor their maritime history and traditions while encouraging their use for recreation and education.

Show admission is free to the public and many of the boats are open for free public tours. Visitors can expect to see up to 45 vintage and classic motor yachts on display.

Diane E. Lander, Bell Harbor Rendezvous Chair, Classic Yacht Association. Contact Diane with any questions dianelander@outlook.com