Shilshole Splash September 2017

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Welcome to the Shilshole Bay Marina newsletter, a community resource covering marina news and tips as well as Port of Seattle opportunities.

What's ahead

Permit application is in for the new restroom/laundry facilities

The Port of Seattle’s project team has applied to the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections for building permits for the new restroom/laundry facilities.  

Staff expect the approval to take approximately four months.

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Seasonal dry moorage now available

New location and new guidelines for 2017-18

Pulling your boat out of the water for the off-season?

Seasonal dry moorage is now available for trailered boats up to 33 feet through May 31, 2018. The seasonal dry moorage area is fully fenced and 24/7 security/staff is onsite at the marina. The rate is $6.00 per foot per month plus 12.84% leasehold tax.

All customers, please be advised the Seasonal Dry Moorage yard is being installed further south this year to a section of the parking lot near the M2 restrooms.

Review the new Seasonal Dry Moorage guidelines

Safety focus: bike shares at the marina

Great resource and keep those walkways clear

Bike share parking guide
Spin's bike parking guide - click for further details.

What's the deal with all those orange, yellow, and green bikes?

The City of Seattle has started a bike share pilot program. Three bike share companies have launched - Spin (orange), Ofo (yellow), and LimeBike (green) and another is on the way. They're a great resource for getting around the city!

The trick to being a good neighbor when using bike shares is to park the bikes in a fashion that doesn't block pathways or access points. See Spin's parking guide above.

We would like to ask that bike share bikes be parked at bike racks or off to the side on the central plaza. Thank you so much for your assistance!

Have fun in Ballard this fall

Ballard Night Out
Ballard Night Out at Push/Pull

There is always something fun to do in Ballard! Great resources for finding all this fun are:

This autumn, enjoy the following special events:

Calendar: fun and reminders

Boat Show Afloat
The Seattle Boat Show is coming to our sister facility Bell Harbor Marina in 2018!
  • Port 2 Port through December 31 - Stay at both Bell Harbor Marina and Shilshole Bay Marina in 2017 and receive a five-piece boater gift set and your choice of baseball hat or burgee! Groups and clubs welcome.
  • Dock Captain meeting - The remaining 2017 Dock Captain Meeting will take place from 6pm to 8pm on September 12 at Corinthian Yacht Club, Shilshole Bay Marina, V Dock.
  • Deck the Hulls on December 8 - Celebrate the holidays and the end of a great year with us! Details will be available later this fall.
  • Seattle Boat Show January 26 through February 3 - Visit the Port of Seattle recreational marinas at the Seattle Boat Show! New this year: our sister facility Bell Harbor Marina will be home to a new afloat location for the show. Stay tuned for details!
  • Races & regattas
  • American Spirit cruise schedule

Proof of sewage compliance due September 30 & December 31 - Liveaboards can submit compliance reports via fax at 206-787-3391, by email at, or at the marina office. (There is a drop box located to the left of the office door, across from the restrooms.) If you have questions, call the office at 206-787-3006.

    News from around the Port: Strawless in Seattle

    Strawless In Seattle
    Click here to watch a video that highlights the need to go strawless. Commissioner Felleman is featured!

    The Port of Seattle is going strawless for September!

    Why are we strawless? Plastic straws end up in our ocean. We use 500 million plastic straws everyday in the U.S. alone. Many plastic straws are not recyclable and end up in our ocean, polluting the water and harming sea life. If we don’t act now, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our ocean.

    Over 25 Port of Seattle airport and maritime tenants have joined the Lonely Whale Foundation’s Strawless in Seattle Campaign, only offering a marine degradable (paper) alternative on demand.

    Jibe Espresso Bar here at Shilshole Bay Marina is participating as well as Chinook’s and Highliner Public House at Fisherman’s Terminal, the World Trade Center and Bell Harbor Conference Center, Clipper Café at Pier 69, and Anthony’s Pier 66 adjacent to Bell Harbor Marina.

    Learn more

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