2010 Seattle Floating Homes Tour Info Just Released!

Funky and Fabulous!

Ready to go see some great Seattle houseboats?

This year’s Floating Homes Tour is moving ahead at full steam with at least 12 homes on the tour.  Tickets go on sale Friday!!!

If you are interested in Volunteering for the tour, please contact me.  courtney@seattleafloat.com

This is a great opportunity to see a wide array of Seattle’s floating homes so don’t miss it!  Even if you have never thought about living on a houseboat, you should come see how amazing they are.  The tour only happens every two years and there are different Seattle houseboats each year, so it is always new and exciting.

***Update 7/16/2010** Here’s the link to get the tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/120295

From the official post on the Floating Homes Association Tour Page:


“From Funky to Fabulous – 100 Years of Houseboat Living”

Sunday, September 12
12 to 5 PM

12 Homes on East & West Lake Union
Open for Public Viewing

The Seattle Floating Homes Association is pleased to announce their biennial Floating Homes Tour in 2010, themed “From Funky to Fabulous – 100 Years of Houseboat Living,” Sunday, September 12, from 12 to 5 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 16. Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, by phone at1.800.838.3006, or in person at 220 Nickerson Street in Fremont (Open 9 AM – 5 PM Mon-Fri, and 8 AM – 4 PM Sat-Sun).  Tickets sell for $25 each (plus handling fee).  Capacity is limited, so advance purchase is recommended.  If there are tickets remaining, they will be available for sale the day of the tour, starting at 11 AM on East Lake Union, at the tour staging area at the foot of East Newton Street at Fairview Avenue East.”

Opening Day 2010 Festivities For Seattle’s Boat Season

Seattle, It’s Opening Day for the Boat Season. The Seattle Yacht Club has been putting on exceptional opening days of boat season for Seattle since even before the official 1920 date. This year promises to be no exception to the memorable events of the day. I am however a bit worried about the weather. So what’s the difference? It is Seattle anyway – we are used to getting four seasons each day lately! I do hear 30% rain tomorrow so bundle up and wear those rubber boots to take in the show!

Seattle Land traveling… Remember to plan your traveling around Seattle with extra time… The Montlake Bridge in particular will be closed for quite some time.

Here is the official 2010 Opening Day schedule from the Seattle Yacht Club (SYC) site:

8:00 a.m. Official Parade Boats start to assemble in Portage Bay
8:45 a.m. U.S. Navy Band Concert, SYC Lawn
8:50 a.m. Commissioning Ceremony, SYC Lawn
9:40 a.m. Parade Course Closed to ALL Boat Traffic
9:50 a.m. Official VIP Boats parade to moorage
10:05 a.m. Dragon Boat Exhibition Race
10:20 a.m. First Crew Race starts
11:30 a.m. Last Crew Race starts
11:45 a.m. All Crew Shells parade back through parade course
12:00 p.m. Official Parade begins
2:30 p.m. End of Official Parade (approximately)
3:00 p.m. Parade Course open to marine traffic (approximately)
3:15 p.m. Montlake Bridge resumes normal operations
4:30 p.m. Army Drill Platoon, SYC Lawn
6:00 p.m. Trophy presentations, SYC Lawn
6:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Lowering of Colors

Want to take in the show from your own Seattle houseboat? How about checking out the current offering of Seattle houseboats for sale? Seattle floating homes start at less than $350,000 right now for a great Westlake houseboat. The prices go up from there, but Seattle houseboats are the ultimate in Seattle waterfront living and there are some really nice ones for sale right now. Many offer great moorage, too, if you are a boat lover.

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