Seattle Boat Show Connected: Start Online, End Up on the Water

Tickets start at $5!!   Virtual show to feature 160+ exhibitors, 3D technology, hundreds of hours of seminars and live streaming content, everything needed to plan how to get the water and enjoy boating adventures in 2021.  Please stop by and visit the RBAW *virtual* Booth!!

Join RBAW in JANUARY and get 50% off the 2021 Waggoner Cruising Guide!!

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Please save the date to join us for our 2021 Legislative Day in Olympia.  This years event will be held virtually.  A detailed schedule will be provided shortly


The Washington Clean Vessel Act Program is Making a Big Change!

Requests for funding from the Washington Clean Vessel Act Grant Program have increased significantly over the last two years. To address the demand, they've implemented an annual competition to solicit and award grant funds. This is a new process with different parameters - Applications for the 2020-21 grant cycle are due by 5 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2021. 

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11/9/2020 Lakebay Update - Lakebay is back in play!!

Nov. 9, 2020 Statement from Bob Wise, RBAW President and President of the RBAW Marine Park Conservancy – on Lakebay Marina Being Very Much Back in Play!!

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RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy - we are a 501c3 so your donations may be tax deductible! 

We have our 501c3 status so your Conservancy donations may be tax deductible.  Please consider donating to our Save Lakebay Marina drive - go to the conservancy website or send your tax deductible donations to:

RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy

PO Box 17591

Seattle, WA 98127

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Our Friends at BoatUS advise boaters to be vigilant when renewing USCG vessel documentation

Official-Looking Vessel Documentation Renewal Notices Can Lead to Confusion and Higher Costs

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Southern Resident Orcas Return to the Salish Sea

Stay up on the latest Orca news on the Orca Network and new legislation regarding boats proximity to the Orcas.

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Save Trouble with Multi-Year Coast Guard Documentation

The US Coast Guard has announced that recreational vessel owners who wish to renew for more than one year may do so by including additional fees in the amount of $26 per extra year requested when signing in online. For more information, please see Instructions under the Instructions and Forms tab on the

US Coast Guard website.

Have a boat at the end of its useful life?

When your dreamboat becomes a nightmare, a vessel beyond repair, please don't just abandon it. Learn about the right and legal way to get rid of an old boat. 

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