New Direction for California Boat Show

Published on September 1st, 2016

The Strictly Sail Pacific has changed its name to the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show. Planned for April 6-9, 2017, the show will be held at Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA.

For over 20 years, this event has drawn sailors and maritime enthusiasts to the San Francisco Bay to see the latest sailboats and equipment, and take part in seminars and on-water activities. In response to the growing base of visitors with interest in different facets of marine recreation, the show will widen its mission in 2017, and will welcome cruising powerboats, along with exhibitors featuring kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards. The show’s seminar series and hands-on demonstrations will also expand to include these new market segments.

“We are excited to be able to provide greater opportunities for our consumers, and offer our exhibitors a larger market in which to promote their products and services”, reports Scot West, President of Sail America. “It’s our intent to make this event a destination for anyone with a passion for being on the water.”

The Craneway Pavilion is a 45,000 square-foot facility in an award-winning, architecturally significant Ford Assembly Plant building dating back to 1931. Its newly renovated 40,000 square-foot conference center is ideally suited for the show’s seminar series. Marina Bay Yacht Harbor is located in Richmond’s protected Inner Harbor, adjacent to the Craneway property. The deep-draft facility accommodates vessels up to 120 feet and offers the ideal setting for both exhibitors and show visitors.

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