2016 Pocket Yacht Palooza!


Review: The

Fifth Annual


The fifth annual Pocket Yacht Palooza was held Saturday, June 11 at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, and featured more than 60 small boats on the Commons, along the adjoining beach and next door at Point Hudson Marina.

The Palooza is a celebration of small-boat design, showcasing the widest variety of watercraft--wood, fiberglass, rowing, paddling, sailing and even a few small, traditional motorboats. There is some emphasis on boats suitable for camp cruising, but all interesting designs are welcome and equally appreciated.

Besides the boats and endless boat talk, we shared a potluck on the edge of the beach Saturday, including burgers and hot dogs grilled by Kirk Gresham.

Following the potluck, those who were planning to take part in the ensuing Palooza Crooza (which started the following morning) gathered in the big upstairs Maritime Meeting Room for a skippers meeting.

Attached, at right, are some photos from the 2016 Pocket Yacht Palooza. We’ll post more shots soon.

Details on the 2017 Pocket Yacht Palooza will be announced here by September...stay tuned!