Monday, February 5, 2018

City of Prince Rupert shares the word of Cow Bay Marina at Seattle Boat Show

One of the most popular of the winter boat shows of the North American circuit takes place each year in Seattle and once again the the City of Prince Rupert has sent a representative to the annual show to help keep the profile of the Cow Bay Marina on the minds of boaters up and down the Pacific Coast.

The seven day festival of all things nautical which started on January 26th wrapped up on Saturday and the accounts from Robin Beattie, the Cow Bay Marina Manager who was hosting the Prince Rupert booth at the Seattle Boat Show indicate that there was some good interest from those stopping by the Rupert display in learning more about what the North Coast has to offer.

Along the way, also Beattie reports that those that have visited Prince Rupert have offered up some flattering comments about the facility and the community from their travels to and from the region.

CowBay Marina Manager Robin Beattie shared
the word about the City of Prince Rupert facility at the
Seattle Boat Show which ended on Saturday

Prince Rupert had a section of the Waggoner Cruising Guide booth at the show, putting it in a good lane for pedestrian traffic from those in attendance at the event, which not only featured a range of exhibits, but also free seminars and paid courses taking place at a section of the show known as Boat Show University.

City Council recently heard a review of some the stats from the 2017 cruise season, as well as to make some subtle changes to the current fees and charges that the Cow Bay Marina charges to those who transit into Prince Rupert.

During the course of her January 17th review for Council, Corinne Bomben, the City's Chief Financial Officer observed that since it began operations the Cow Bay Marina has brought an estimated 2.5 million dollars in economic spin off benefits to Prince Rupert from 2016 and 2017.

You can review the Revenues and Expenditures for the Marina facility from pages 56 and 57 of the the City's 2016 Annual Report which was released in May of last year.

You can review some of the notes from the Seattle stop from the Cow Bay Marina Facebook page.

More items of interest about the Cow Bay Marina can be reviewed on our archive page.

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