Waterline Boats at 2016 TrawlerFest!

2016-TrawlerFestWaterline Boats will be participating in the 2016 Anacortes TrawlerFest sponsored by PassageMaker — and we’ll have a new Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano on display!

We are excited about the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano debuting in its first TrawlerFest and enthused to present all the updates and enhancements to a well-known design. The original Camano was highly regarded for its outstanding hull, sea-keeping abilities and economy at a range of speeds. Helmsman Trawlers has updated the lines, thoughtfully redesigned the interior, and developed a true bantam trawler yacht at a remarkable price!

Some distinctive features include a beautiful and luxurious master suite with generous (and separate!) head and shower compartments, sizable galley with plentiful storage, large fridge/freezer, bountiful lighting and visibility, and gorgeous interior craftsmanship. This is truly a yacht-quality small trawler. And there’s so much more to see … At Anacortes TrawlerFest 2016.

TrawlerFest In Water Show Dates & Times
May 19 – May 21
THU – SAT 10am – 5pm

Can’t make it to TrawlerFest and want to see this bantam trawler? No problem! The Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano is at our Waterline Boats docks. Just give us a call and one of our agents will show you aboard.

For more Helmsman Trawlers models and information> Helmsman Trawlers
For more information on TrawlerFest> 2016 TrawlerFest

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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Gretchen Miles

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Like so many native Washingtonians, Gretchen Miles is a lover of the outdoors. Early on it was the mountains, not the water that had her attention. Climbing and hiking are passions of hers. However, while boating may have started out on the periphery of Gretchen’s life it didn’t stay there.

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A life-changing love of boating began when Gretchen and her husband Ron Miles chartered a Bayliner for their honeymoon. To new-to-cruising newlyweds the work was a little more than they bargained for.

“We sort of bit off a big chunk. I call it ignorance is bliss. We just did it. Didn’t even think about it. It wasn’t a working honeymoon like chartering a sailboat would have been, but it was still a working honeymoon.”

The trip turned out to be a labor of love and they really enjoyed the experience.

A few years later, Gretchen and Ron bought their first boat, a Bayliner 2858. A few years later, like so many boaters, they were ready for a larger boat and wanted a trawler. They purchased and loved their Mainship 390. A little while after that, they were enticed by the idea of life as liveaboards. Being raised in the country, Gretchen wanted a home that offered both friendly neighbors and privacy.

“We really didn’t have much of a community in my neighborhood. That’s what I was looking for. I was looking for that community.”

One day, they were on their dinghy circling around a boat they admired and were spotted by the boat’s owners, Scott and Lisa Helker (now owners of Waterline Boats). An awkward exchange turned into a years’ long friendship and the two couples helped each other as they looked for their respective liveaboard vessels.

Gretchen found her boat-buying experience to be positive and enjoyable, and she was inspired. She loved learning about different vessels. But she’d also heard so many horror stories that differed from the wonderful time she’d enjoyed. She thought she could use her knowledge and experience to help others by becoming a yacht broker.

For Gretchen, being a yacht broker is a chance to serve, to learn, and to ensure that sellers and buyers would have as good a time finding or selling their boat as she did.

“I love looking and learning about boats. I had a really good experience (especially with Scott and Lisa) looking for my boat… I want people to enjoy their experience, I want them to feel like somebody’s got their back both as a seller and as a buyer…I want them to know I’m really working on their behalf.”

Gretchen, Ron, and their Portuguese Water Dog Gracie now live aboard a DeFever 49. They found her in Alaska and had a six-week adventure bringing her home. Once merely on the periphery, boating is now a big and wonderful part of Gretchen’s life.

“We love to go out and anchor. One of our favorite islands is Sucia Island. We love Desolation Sound. Kayaking to an island, hiking the island, that’s our favorite way to relax.”

The dream is to take another trip to Alaska, a 3-month adventure. Until then she’s helping other boaters get a little closer to their boating dreams.

Would you like help in buying a boat, or do you have a boat to sell?
Contact Gretchen –
mobile – 425 231 0344
gretchen@waterlineboats.com
gretchen@boatshedseattle.com

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Chris Craft 52 – Tollycraft 44 CPMY

ON-DECK-Graphic52 foot Chris-Craft and Tollycraft 44 CPMY ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

52′ / Chris-Craft / 1967 / 2xdiesel / Seattle / Agent-Gary Buck

44′ / Tollycraft 44 CPMY / 1988 / 2xdiesel / Everett / Agent-Gretchen Miles

When construction of this classic beauty Chris-Craft 52 and desirable Tollycraft 44 are complete they will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page with a photo and link to their complete specifications, up to 80 large format photos and video tour!

Beat the rush! Call 206-282-0110 before these listing go live to learn more or to make an appointment for your personal preview.

**Interested in selling your boat? Then speak to one of our specialist brokers about what Waterline Boats / Boatshed can do for you! We will view your boat, take up to 80 interior and exterior photos, plus inventory and list the boat’s full specifications in detail. It will then go live on boatshedseattle.com and across all Boatshed offices world wide with offices from Seattle to Athens to Phuket. We also advertise on Yachtworld.com, Boattrader.com, and many other boat-specific websites as well as print media. We handle the whole sale including viewings, negotiations, contracts and post sale services and strive to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD RACE DEPARTS SEATTLE THURSDAY 28 APRIL

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The 10th edition of the Clipper Round the World Race, with twelve 70’ one-design monohull sailboats competing, is departing for leg 7 from Seattle to New York on Thursday 28 April. Waterline Boats encourages all Seattle-area boaters to be afloat to cheer the fleet on Elliott Bay during the Parade of Sail from 1500 to 1700.

Here’s a link to information about the race, the boats and crews, and their visit to Seattle: https://clipperroundtheworld.com/race/port/west-coast-usa-2015-16

The boats called on Seattle for about a week after a non-stop Pacific crossing from Qingdao, China. The winning boat completed the crossing in 25 days. The next leg, to New York City via the Panama Canal will have the crews at sea for over 50 days.

Scott Helker of Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle enjoyed a visit and a brief sail aboard the boat PSP LOGISTICS and came away thoroughly impressed by the determination, sense of adventure and hardiness of the crew. This race is truly a skills and endurance test and is everything but a yachty round-the-world cruise. Accommodations are spartan, the work is hard, and the conditions can be exceptionally challenging. Skipper Max Stunell leads a cheerful and dedicated team who are to be thanked — their kindness and patience in hosting Scott and many other Seattle gawkers and dreamers after barely a moment’s rest following a difficult crossing of the Pacific was greatly appreciated.

Crew members join the race for single or for multiple legs as their time and money allow, and undergo intensive training prior to boarding their boats. Featured in these photos is Sue Ball, from the UK, crewing aboard PSP LOGISTICS for the entire circumnavigation.

GOOD LUCK and SAFE VOYAGE to the boats and their crews as they continue racing toward completion of their circumnavigation with a return to London in July.

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Waterline Boats at Annapolis-Bay Bridge Boat Show!

Bay-Bridge-BS-2016Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is participating in the Annapolis 2016 Bay Bridge Boat Show…

..with a 2008 Mariner 37 Seville Pilothouse.

You’ll find us on Dock C where we are displaying this beautiful blue hulled, with white topsides and shiny stainless rails vessel. This well-outfitted low hours trawler appears in excellent condition on its exterior as well as its interior and is a MUST SEE!

Once you step aboard you will see that the roomy interior design gives the feeling of being on a much larger boat than what the model number implies. The warmth and elegance of the teak and holly and the quality and craftsmanship of the joinery are sure to impress.

Our agents will be happy to point out the many unique features of the pilothouse design. The hide-away storage, great visibility from the pilothouse helm and throughout, the day head off the salon and the separate head and shower in the master stateroom just to name a few.

This boat was originally imported and sold as a Mariner Yachts International 37 Seville Pilothouse, the predecessor to the current Helmsman Trawlers® 38 Pilothouse. Our Waterline Boats agents are prepared to supply information on all the Helmsman Trawlers Models – 43 Pilothouse – 38 Pilothouse – 37 Sedan – 31 Camano.

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To preview (full specs and 112 photos), the 2008 Mariner 37 click> 2008 Pilothouse

Compare this boat to a Nordic Tug 37 or 39, or to an American Tug 34, 365 or 395. You’ll find that the Helmsman Trawlers is roomier, has a more finely-crafted interior, and is built to an impressive standard.

For more information on the Helmsman Trawlers line click> Helmsman Trawlers

The Bay Bridge Show show takes place at the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, Maryland.

Dates – Friday, April 15, 2016 – Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Times – Friday and Saturday are from 10:00 am – 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm.

For more information on the Annapolis Bay Bridge Show click> Bay Bridge Show

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Pacific Trawlers 40 Pilothouse – Ponderosa 42 Sundeck

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Two more boats ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

40′ / Pacific Trawlers / 1999 / 1xdiesel / Arriving to Our Seattle Docks / Agent-Roger Drill

42′ / Ponderosa 42 Sundeck / 1984 / 2xdiesel / Seattle / Agent-Roger Drill

When construction of the Pacific Trawlers and the Ponderosa Sundeck listings are complete they will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page with a photo and link to the complete specifications, up to 80 large format photos and a video tour!

Beat the rush! Call 206-282-0110 before Pacific Trawlers 40 Pilothouse and the Ponderosa 42 Sundeck listings go live to learn more or to make an appointment for your personal preview.

**Interested in selling your boat? Then speak to one of our specialist brokers about what Waterline Boats / Boatshed can do for you! We will view your boat, take up to 80 interior and exterior photos, plus inventory and list the boat’s full specifications in detail. It will then go live on boatshedseattle.com and across all Boatshed offices world wide with offices from Seattle to Athens to Phuket. We also advertise on Yachtworld.com, Boattrader.com, and many other boat-specific websites as well as print media. We handle the whole sale including viewings, negotiations, contracts and post sale services and strive to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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Waterline Boats Newest Crew Member…

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Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is pleased to welcome the newest member of our crew, Amber Candelaria.

Amber has more than a decade of customer service under her belt. She’s handled the marketing and management of a couple of businesses here in Seattle and looks forward to putting her experience and her degree in Mass Communications to work here at Waterline Boats / Boatshed.

A true Jill-of-all-trades, Amber is doing a little bit of everything and anything for us here in the office. She’ll be marketing our Brokerage services to boat owners, helping sellers through our listing process and helping potential customers find their “Dream Boat”.

Stop by or call and she’ll be the first friendly face and voice you see and hear.

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Steel 100′ Coastal Tug – Ta Chia CT 48 – Nordic Tug 32

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Three more boats ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

100′ / Steel Coastal Tug / 1944 / power / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge / Agent-Dave Carleson

48′ / Ta Chiao CT 48 Ketch / 1977 / sail / 1xdiesel / Astoria / Agent-Dave Carleson

32′ / Nordic Tug / 1986 / power / 1xdiesel / Port Townsend / Agent-Dave Carleson

When construction of the 100 foot Steel Coastal Tug, the Ta Chiao 48 Ketch and the Nordic Tugs 32 listings are complete they will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page with a photo and link to the complete specifications, up to 80 large format photos and a video tour!

One of these vessels caught your eye? Beat the rush! Call 206-282-0110 before these listings go live to learn more or to make an appointment for your personal preview.

**Interested in selling your boat? Then speak to one of our specialist brokers about what Waterline Boats / Boatshed can do for you! We will view your boat, take up to 80 interior and exterior photos, plus inventory and list the boat’s full specifications in detail. It will then go live on boatshedseattle.com and across all Boatshed offices world wide with offices from Seattle to Athens to Phuket. We also advertise on Yachtworld.com, Boattrader.com, and many other boat-specific websites as well as print media. We handle the whole sale including viewings, negotiations, contracts and post sale services and strive to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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Helmsman 31 Camano Featured in Waggoner Cruising News!

Waggoners-31-ArticleThe Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano Review – Appearing in “Inboxes” Now!

Last November Waggoner Cruising Guide changed its format from the monthly online e-magazine to a twice monthly e-newsletter format that delivers fresh articles and information direct to your email inbox. We are proud to say that this week the newsletter features the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano!

Editor & Publisher, Mark Bunzel reviewed the Helmsman Trawlers 31 and authored the article entitled – The New Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano: An Impressive Redesign.

Can’t find the newsletter in YOUR inbox?
Just click the link to take you to the Waggoner Cruising Guide article.
Waggoner / Helmsman 31 Article

Looking to learn more?
View – Features / Specifications, Interior / Exterior Photos, Pricing / Options by clicking > Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano

Have you thinking you just gotta see? (You really do!)
Then come to our Waterline Boats – Seattle Docks and step aboard our demo Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano. It is impressive!
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**In the event the Waggoner Cruising link has expired by the time you read this, go to the SHOWS & ARTICLES page on the Helmsman Trawlers site to download a pdf of the article. Or simply Click> Helmsman Trawlers Shows & Articles

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Performance Trawler 41 – Tiara 270 – Osprey 24 Fisherman

ON-DECK-GraphicON DECK at Waterline Boats –Performance Trawler 41 – Tiara 270 – Osprey 24 Fisherman!

41′ / Performance Trawler 41 / 1981 / power / 2xdiesel  / Arriving – To Our Docks / Agent-Gary Buck
27′ / Tiara 270 / 1991 / power / 2xdiesel  / Arriving – To Our Docks / Agent-Randy Hacker
24′ / Osprey 24 Fisherman / 2001 / power / 1xdiesel  / Everett / Agent-Gretchen Miles

When construction of these listings are complete they will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page with a photo and link to the complete specifications, up to 80 large format photos and video tour!

Beat the rush!  Call 206-282-0110 before these listings go live to learn more or to make an appointment for your personal preview.

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