On August 17th - 19th, 2012, the 25th annual Metal Boat Festival will be held on the waterfront in Anacortes, Washington. The festival includes seminars with speakers covering various boat-related topics, which will be held at the Marine Technology Building starting at 8:00am Friday morning and concluding mid-afternoon on Sunday. This is an opportunity for people interested in metal boats to see both homebuilt and professionally built boats, power and sail, and talk to the owners. There will also be metal boat designers as well as professional boat builders there for you to meet with. At the end of each speaking session there is a Q&A time. On Sunday there will be a Designers and Builders Forum where attendees can ask a panel of designers and builders any boat-related questions. Two festival highlights are the Women’s Forum, and the annual Friday evening dinner with keynote speaker Yacht Designer Ted Brewer.