ATHENS, NY Snow may be drifting around the Elco Motor Yachts factory in Athens but on the wet coast, boating enthusiasts are gearing up for the traditional kickoff of a new boating season, the annual Seattle Boat Show.
Set for January 21-30, the West Coast’s largest boat show will be held in two locations, inside the mammoth Qwest Field Event Center and “On the Water” at South Lake Union, with a free shuttle running between the two locations every half hour.
A featured attraction at the latter site will be the Hunter 27e with electric propulsion by Elco Motor Yachts, the nation’s oldest supplier of electrical power systems. (Also on display Hunter 15, 18, 22, 33, 39, 41DS & 45DS) The Elco electric motor powers the new 27e along at 5 kts with up to 6 hrs of run time. The optional “power package” provides a wind generator and solar panels atop a stainless steel arch for extended run time. Coupled with the new electric motor technology is the ever-popular Glen Henderson designed Hunter 27 hull, an easy to sail value-packed boat with plenty performance. The Hunter 27e is an exceptional weekend cruiser. Her interior incorporates a large salon and 6’2″ headroom. Other highlights include almond wood cabinets, teak trimmed bulkheads, an L-shaped galley, private aft cabin, plus a fully enclosed head. The versatile sail plan options allow you to maximize your own performance requirements.
1000 recreational watercraft will be on display and a broad spectrum of seminars and accessory demonstrations available to show patrons, boating enthusiasts traditionally flock to the Seattle Boat Show. And with the strong Northwest tradition of self sufficiency and emphasis on “green” energy, the Hunter 27e is sure to be among the most popular attractions at the year’s first major west coast exposition. The Hunter 27e, powered by an Elco Electric Drive was recently nominated by Cruising World Magazine for Boat of the Year honors in the “Small Cruisers 30 Feet and Under” class, and winner of Sail Magazine’s “Green” Award.
Show hours and other pertinent information can be found on-line at www.seattleboatshow.com