Alameda’s Boat Fest to Open Feb. 18

The second annual Northern California Boat Fest opens tomorrow, February 18, at the Marina Village Yacht Harbor.

It’s a great opportunity for Alamedans to learn more about the sailing programs and boating organizations in and around the Island — for free!

The event is open from 12 to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to enjoying music and food, visitors can check out used boats from Bay Area dealers and brokers, and new boats from Beneteau, Sabre, Hunter, Ocean Alexander, Catalina, Grand Banks, Island Packet, Riviera, Jeanneau, J-Boats, Alerion Express, SeaRay, Meridian, Mainship and other boatmakers.

On Saturday, Scott Koehler of Swendson’s Boatyard will discuss prevention and maintenance issues at noon.

These groups will have booths at the show:

American Battery
Ballena Bay Yachts
Boat Guys
Chris Cox Boat Lettering
Club Nautique
Cruising Yachts, Inc.
D’Anna Yacht Center
Dimen Marine
Encinal Yacht Club
Farallone Yachts
Latitude 38
Marina Village Yacht Harbor
Mariner’s Choice
McGinnis Insurance Services, Inc.
Michael Wiest Yacht Sales
Newcoast Financial
NorCal Mastercraft
Oakland Yacht Club
Orange Coast Yachts
Passage Yachts, Inc.
Phelay Agency – Allstate Insurance
Richard Boland Yachts
Sail California
Seacoast Marine Finance
Swedish Marine
Tradewinds Sailing School and Club
Trident Funding Corp. and
West Marine Rigging.