The 4th annual Northern California Boat Fest is in full activity through March 4 at Marina Village Yacht Harbor. The festival is open on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For boat lovers and those looking into boating as a new sport or hobby, touring new and older boats for sale is a real treat. The docks and many boats are open, so visitors can tour the vessels and ask questions about their features.
The free event also includes displays with more than 100 sailboats and powerboats, as well as seminars, boat rides, music, food and product demonstrations. Guests can enjoy sailboat rides and pick up details on local sailing clubs and charter programs.
Today, the featured seminars include:
– 12:30 p.m., a talk on boat refrigeration and air-conditioning with Alan McDonnell;
– 2:00 p.m., a discussion on alternative boat ownership with Phil Albury of NauticShare; and
– 3:00 p.m., a presentation on sailing the coast of California and Mexico with Pat & Carole McIntosh.