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Thousands came out for Opening Day, the official opening of Seattle’s boating season sponsored by the Seattle Yacht Club. The festivities included a morning of crew races, a sailboat race, and the grand Opening Day boat parade. May 3rd 2014. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Seattle is one of the best cities for boaters



Toying with the idea of taking the boat out for one last weekend this Labor Day? Maybe this will push you over the edge: Seattle just made Redfin's list of Top 10 Best Cities for Boaters.


Even though we just barely made it on the list (#9 out of 10 total), Seattle is there nonetheless based on criteria like: the number of waterfront properties for sale, the longest boating seasons, the most boat vendors and the largest boating communities.


We got beat out by a bunch of cities in the eastern part of the country, but Seattle is the only West Coast city on the list (everyone else is east of Austin). Take that California!