Seattle is on Yachting Magazine's top 10 list of best towns for cruising. The city was praised for its natural beauty and year-round boating.
Anacortes and Roche Harbor were other Washington areas that made the top 50.
Others in the top 10 are New Orleans; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Jamestown, R.I.; Mackinac Island, Mich.; Montauk, N.Y., Petersburg, Alaska and Ocracoke, N.C.
As of June 19, Petersburg was out in front, with 48 percent of the vote. Seattle lagged far behind with just 8 percent.
Voting continues through Aug. 30, and the winner will be announced in a fall issue of the magazine.
Oxford, Md., and Beaufort, N.C., won the previous two contests.