Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza – Largest Exhibit of Small Craft in North America

Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza

Saturday, July 29, 2023 – 10am to 5pm – Northwest Maritime Center Commons & Beach

Mark your calendar for the free July 29th Pocket Yacht Palooza in Port Townsend, Washington. Fifty+ small, trailerable boats will be exhibited including sail & oar, small motor cruisers, kayaks, rowing craft, and more.

The free event is sponsored by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and hosted at Northwest Maritime Center on Saturday, July 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and located at the First Fed Waterfront Commons area of the Northwest Maritime Center (map), 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, Washington, with more boats on the beach and anchored close by.

There will be many traditional looking wood boats as well as fiberglass, inflatables, electric and solar-powered boats, cloth on frame – virtually anything a boat can be made of will likely be featured. There is some emphasis on vessels suitable for camp cruising but all interesting designs are welcome and equally appreciated. As a general guiding principle, pocket yachts are relatively small (under 20’ +/-) and trailerable with an emphasis on camp cruising and small boat adventures.

Many of the exhibitors, and others, will also participate in the 2023 Pocket Yacht Crooza, a three-day group cruise to Puget Sound locations beginning on Sunday, July 30th.

Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza

Would You Like To Show Your Boat?

If you would like to register your boat there is no fee. Most trailer boats will need to be in place by Friday evening, July 28th.

Please fill out the registration form below. You can also snail mail your boat details to the address below.

Register Your Boat Below

To register please email Lee Bjorklund at with all of your boat details, your name, and phone number.

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