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Boat Show University
presented by 


Peoples Bank

BOAT SHOW UNIVERSITY

Stay tuned, the 2017 Free Seminar and Boat Show University schedules will be posted to SBS.com no later than Friday, November 18.

The Seattle Boat Show presents advanced seminars designed to expand your boating knowledge about cruising and many maintenance areas. The seminars feature nautical experts in a three-hour class format presenting their expertise on boating subjects to make your cruising more enjoyable. Select from any of the individual 3 hour courses for $39 each. Or, save and learn from four courses for $139 - and get a 5 day Seattle Boat Show pass!

Want to learn more? We have full day advanced seminar programs presenting an Introduction To Developing Self Reliance in Marine Weather & Forecasting, Electrical and Diesel Troubleshooting, Critical Systems Review, Failure Prevention and Analysis, and a special program on Woman’s Day with 101 Tips for Safe & Fun Cruising - for $100 each. We also have a two-day Comprehensive Marine Weather Training Program, on Tuesday and Wednesday, for $200. The Seattle Boat Show is THE place to learn from the Experts in 2016.

3 hour Marine Courses
Cost: $39
Weekends
(NOTE: Does not include show admission. This must be purchased separately)
Click here to register!
4 Course Package
Cost: $139
Includes 4 - $39 courses and one 5-day BIG show pass.
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  All Day Classes

Women’s Day: 101 Practical Tips for Safe & Fun Cruising
A special all-day course for women mariners.
Monday, February 1 - 9am - 4pm.
Cost: $100 Click here to register!
Comprehensive Marine Weather Training Program
with Lee Chesneau

Two-day on Tuesday, February 2nd & Wednesday, February 3rd : 9am - 4pm.
Cost: $200 Click here to register!
Understanding Boat Electrical Systems
with Nigel Calder

Friday, February 5 : 9am - 4:30pm.
Cost: $100 Click here to register!
Understanding Diesel Engines
with Nigel Calder

Saturday, February 6 : 9am - 4pm.
Cost: $100 Click here to register!

Boat Show University Locations

Courses are being held in Stage #7 and Stage #2. Stage #7 is located on the Concourse Level, on the south end of the building near the Boat Show Office. Stage #2 is located in the seminar hallway just as you enter the North Hall leaving the West Hall. All 9am and 9:30am classes are held before the Boat Show opens. Enter the building on the 2nd Floor Concourse Level entrance across from the parking garage. The 4pm and 4:30pm courses held on Sunday, February 6th concludes at 7pm, one hour after the Seattle Boat Show closes to the public. Exit after this course will only be allowed at the Concourse Doors, at the 2nd floor of the parking garage.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

Using iPads, Tablets and New Technology - Making the right choice
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 9 am – Noon

Location: Stage #7

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Keeping it Alive: Troubleshooting Marine Systems While Cruising
Instructor: Michael Beemer
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Stage #7

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Keeping it Alive: Troubleshooting Diesel Engines While Cruising
Instructor: Michael Beemer
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

Learn from an Expert What to Do When the Going Gets Tough
Instructor: Bill Baker
Time: 9 am – Noon
Location: Stage #7

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Starting the Trek North through Southern BC
Instructor: Greg and Lori Bernard
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Testing the Waters: Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the East Coast of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
Instructors: Greg and Lori Bernard
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Staying Local - Cruising Puget Sound, and the San Juan and Gulf Islands
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30
Location: Stage #2

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What to do when the Captain Drops Dead is Incapacitated
Instructors: Mark Bunzel
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #2

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Top Ten Up-grades for Your Boat
Instructors: Michael Beemer
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

How to Effectively Use Radar - for safe Navigation
Instructor: Kevin Monahan
Time: 9 am – Noon
Location: Stage #7

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Understanding the Tides & Currents for a Safe and Comfortable Passage
Instructor: Kevin Monahan
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Understanding Weather and Cruise Decision Making
Instructor: Lee Chesneau
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Cruising the Wild & Beautiful Northern BC
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: Stage #2

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Cruising and Exploring Beautiful SE Alaska
Instructors: Sam Landsman
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #2

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Docking and Anchoring - Making it easy!
Instructors: Ace Spragg
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

A Woman's Perspective: 101 Practical Tips for Safe and Fun Cruising
Instructor: Margaret Pommer
All Day Training
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Understanding Weather for Cruising
Instructor: Lee Chesneau
A 2-Day Comprehensive Marine Weather Training Program
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Understanding Weather for Cruising
Instructor: Lee Chesneau
A 2-Day Comprehensive Marine Weather Training Program
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

Click here for a course description & bio

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

No Classes Scheduled

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Troubleshooting DC Electrical Systems on Your Boat
Instructor: Nigel Calder
All Day
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Stage #7

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Troubleshooting Your Diesel Engine While Cruising
Instructor: Nigel Calder
All Day
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Using iPads, Tablets and New Technology - Making the right choice
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: Stage #2

Click here for a course description & bio

Understanding Inside Passage Weather
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Location: Stage #2

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No Class
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

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