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

Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza

Saturday, July 23, 2022 – 10am to 5pm – Northwest Maritime Center Commons & Beach

Mark your calendar for the free July 23rd 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 23rd 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.

Added features for 2022 will include:

  • Displays and explanations of various types of sailing rigs.
  • Opportunity to see a variety of beach anchoring techniques.
  • Demonstrations of different cooking methods and favorite recipes
  • Examples of boats fully equipped for camp cruising and sleeping.
  • Information on camp cruising safety.
  • Info on electric/solar powered boats

Many of the exhibitors, and others, will also participate in the 2022 Pocket Yacht Crooza, a three-day group cruise to Puget Sound locations beginning on Sunday, July 24th.

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 22th.

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

Lee Bjorklund
9023 Mary Avenue NW #403
Seattle, WA 98117



After filling out the registration below, please also email Lee a picture of your boat.

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