During all of these shows we are happy to extend our ‘Boat Show Special’ to anyone who cannot get there.
Please contact John for your quote.

2018 Boat Shows


Dusseldorf, Germany – Boot Dusseldorf

January 20 to 28, 2018

Halle 11, Stand E33

See Hydrovane on display with our German Dealer Tom Logisch


Vancouver, Canada – Vancouver International Boat Show 

January 17 to 21, 2018.

Virtual ‘Boat Show Special’. Contact John.

We do not exhibit at Vancouver – Vancouverites or visitors to Vancouver can always see us at our West Vancouver offices … or enjoy a trip to Seattle to find us there.


Seattle, USA – Seattle International Boat Show

January 26 to February 3, 2018

Upper concourse – Booth Upper Concourse 2409

See John and Karen, Sarah and Will. See show schedule for our seminar times.


Amsterdam, Netherlands – HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show

March 7 to 11 2018

See Rob Wink of RobWink Serious Seatools.


Richmond, CA, USA – Pacific Sail and Power Show 

April 19 to 22, 2018

Booth E15 in the Craneway Pavilion

See Will, Sarah, John & Karen. See show schedule for our seminar times.


Les Sables D’Olonne, France – Golden Globe Race 2018 Race Village, 

June 16 – July 1, 2018

See a Hydrovane demo unit set up in the Race Village

See Will & Sarah as of June 23rd in the Race Village. Email us to set up a time if you have specific questions.


Southampton, England – Southampton International Boat Show

September 14 to 23, 2018

Stand J327 in Ocean Hall

See Will, Sarah, John & Karen.


Annapolis, USA – United States Sailboat Show 

October 4 to 8, 2018

Booth A21

See Will & Sarah


Paris, France – Salon Nautique International de Paris

December 8 to 16, 2018

Hall 2.1, Stand D67

See Will & Sarah

Sarah & Will's Seminars

The South Pacific ‘Coconut’ Milk Run

At various shows: Toronto, Seattle, Richmond

The dream of sailing to the South Pacific is a powerful one… This is our story of how we made our dream a reality: One year to buy and prepare our boat, SV Hydroquest, a Beneteau First 405, for offshore, and one year to sail her across the Pacific Ocean.

Our route is one you may be planning to follow: the South Pacific ‘Coconut’ Milk Run, sailing westward with the tradewinds. We’ll take you through our adventure with photos, video, and stories that range from embarrassing to inspiring! Along the way we’ll answer questions such as: What’s it really like to be at sea for nineteen days (our longest leg)? How difficult is navigating atoll passes in the Tuamotus (Dangerous Archipelago)? What happens when you sail into a bank of lightning? And… Is two years enough time?



Windvane Self-Steering: Your Best Crew Member

At various shows: Toronto, Seattle, Richmond

How about a crew member who spends endless hours on the wheel, doesn’t eat or sleep, and never complains? A self steering system can steer your boat for short distances or ocean crossings with absolutely no fuel consumption. Will provides an overview of the different systems, how they work and what they can do for you. Sarah provides the woman’s viewpoint – insight on offshore cruising and how important self steering can be. Together they provide a fun presentation filled with stories, some laughs and thoughts on the serious business of sea passages.



NEW! Offshore Cruising Forum

2017: Toronto, Seattle, Richmond

Panel includes John & Amanda Neal of Mahina Expeditions!

Join us at the Offshore Cruising Forum, for an engaging panel discussion with active sailors/adventurers. The panel will draw on years and miles of experience to answer host Sarah Curry’s questions.

What should you prioritize when choosing and outfitting an offshore boat? How can you best prepare yourself for the cruising lifestyle and situations you may encounter – from picking crew to heavy weather? Learn from our mistakes too!

Benefit from expert tips for a safe passages to tropical destinations beyond – the freedom to explore the world in this amazing way is yours to realize.