New to the Helmsman Trawlers Family!

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Lee and Sally Shobe are not new to boating having moved up from a smaller trawler to a new 2016 Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse.

Lee and Sally are mooring their new Helmsman in Edmonds, WA – a great central location whether cruising North or South Puget Sound. They are members of the Edmonds Yacht Club and have immediate plans to participate in the yacht club’s summer cruises.

Welcome Aboard Lee and Sally!

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Helmsman Trawlers 31

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ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

31′ / Helmsman Trawlers 31 / 2015 / power / 1xdiesel / Kent Island, MD / Agent-Scott Helker

When construction of this Helmsman Trawlers 31 listing is complete it 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 this listing goes 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 ~broker spotlight | Dave Carleson

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Born in Salem, Oregon, Dave Carleson has loved boats his whole life. Boating was a family thing, making family trips to the coast and renting rowboats on the Siletz River from a very young age. When Dave was older, he purchased a Gary 18 Sailboat, but his first boat was one he and his father built together when he was 4 years old.

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“We were on a farm near the Willamette River and as a child we would go to the river for picnics and drag boats on strings, pond boats we had built. So interest in the water just came with being born into this family.”

In the 70s Dave moved to Portland and began his 26-year -long teaching career. At the same time, he developed a fiberglass canoe company that, over time, built more than a thousand canoes. Later, his company built a sailboat, a Bahama 25, which sold commercially in the Bay area California and Seattle.

“I dreamed in those days of being able to not teach school anymore and have a water related business in Seattle.”

In the 80s Dave took a year off from both teaching and the canoe business. He lived aboard a Jason 35 sailboat. Once the year was up he found he didn’t want to go back and in 1989 he co-founded and owned Mahina Yachts on Bainbridge Island. For 25 years he connected buyers and sellers and loved what he did. He and few others were the first small group of Washington brokers to qualify as Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB).

In 2015 Dave was working on a co-broker deal with Scott and Lisa Helker of Waterline Boats. Dave appreciated their friendliness and professional ethics when it came to the people they worked with and for. Scott and Lisa were also impressed by Dave and offered him a job. Dave started working at Waterline Boats in May 2015.

Today, Dave lives on Bainbridge Island and owns a 38’ Sportfisher. He has cruised around a lot of Puget Sound and loves getting away and exploring.

“You get out to Neah Bay where the ocean meets the straights I would have to say that’s a big favorite of mine. Where big geographical areas converge. All of it is richer. The birds, the seaweed, the climate changes. It’s more wild.”

With so many years as a boater and a broker under his belt, Dave knows that with true boaters it’s about adventure. What boating have you done in the past? What boating adventures would you like to do? If you have an adventure in mind, Dave wants to help you make it happen.

mobile – 206 979 4433
dave@waterlineboats.com
davecarleson@boatshedseattle.com

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Nordic Tugs – Long Range Trawler – Power Cat – William Garden Ketch

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46′ / William Garden / 1971 / sail / 1xdiesel / Newport, OR / Agent-Dave Carleson

42′ / Nordic Tugs / 2004 / power / 1xdiesel / Port Orchard / Agent-Roger Drill

41′ / Custom Long Range Trawler / 1990 / power / 2xdiesel / Seattle / Agent-Dave Carleson

38′ / Aluminum Power Cat / 2008 / power / 1xdiesel / Anacortes / Agent-Gretchen

When construction of the William Garden Ketch, Nordic Tugs, Custom Long Range Trawler and the Aluminum Power Cat 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.

 

**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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Bracewell 54 – Former Pacesetter 540

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The Bracewell 54 – formerly known and marketed as the Pacesetter 540 has experienced more than just a name change.

Previously built in Richmond, BC by the Bracewell Marine Group, the Bracewell 54 is one of many models now being built by the Bracewell Shanghai Yacht Company, Ltd. – a Chinese-Canadian business venture located in the new shipyard Shanghai region of China. Other Bracewell models include the Bracewell 41 Trawler, the new and redesigned Commander 34 (both currently under construction), and the Commander 26.

The updated Bracewell 54 is an extraordinary yacht built to the highest yacht standards, with the promise of quality and exceptional and proven performance. It is customizable to a two or three stateroom layout with comfort and luxury that is not just confined to the owners cabin, but through ought the entire interior.

Check out the progress photos of the first Bracewell 54 well under construction and due to launch late summer / early fall!

Bracewell 54 Specifications
LOA 54′
Beam 16′
Displacement 55,600 lbs
Fuel Tank 600 US gal
Water Tank 200 US gal
Holding Tank 100 US gal
Engine 2 x QSB6.7-550 Cummins
Drive Shaft & Prop
Cruising Speed 17 Knots
Max Speed 24 Knots

The Standard Equipment list is long!
Hard Top on Bridge, 1500 LB Davit, Onan Gen Set, Granite Countertops, Wood Floors in the Saloon and Galley, to name just a few. Go to our Waterline Boats website for the full Standard Equipment list, Layouts, Features, Specifications and Pricing.
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Be sure to stay tuned to our Waterline Boats blog for photo updates and arrival information of the first Bracewell 54 to the US.

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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Gary Buck

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Born in Puyallup and spending 35 years of his life on Lake Tapps, Gary Buck has been on and around boats since he was very young.

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At first, it was trailerable boats. Gary learned to waterski on Puget Sound behind his wife’s Father’s boat. At 26, Gary bought his first boat, a 14’ Fiberform ski boat. A few years later, his interest in boating grew when his brother bought a sailboat. Gary’s been sailing ever since.

“I love the smell of the salt air. I love the tidal changes. It’s always made me feel like you’re close to the heartbeat of the earth. As the tide moves up and down its like the earth breathing. Ever-changing.”

Before becoming a yacht broker and a sailboat owner, Gary was a regional sales manager for 17 years. His job had him crisscrossing the country. He knew he wanted to buy a sailboat and looked at boats in marinas all over the U.S. While in San Francisco, Gary and a surveyor were walking away from an obvious “NO” when the surveyor mentioned a 37’ Hunter he’d seen the day before. Gary looked at, purchased, and currently owns that Hunter. Today he happily calls it home.

“The idea that if you wanted to you could just untie from the dock and just go away. There’s an opportunity for freedom with a boat that you don’t feel when you live in a house.”

Gary bought his Hunter in 2008. That same year another thing happened, the economy collapsed. His company let their entire sales department go and Gary was out of a job. He considered retirement. He loved his new boat and the time he was spending at marinas and on the water. However, he missed the interactions he had in a professional sales organization. When he saw an ad from Waterline Boats to become a boat broker he answered it.

“I get to meet a lot of really nice people. And I get opportunities to do things that really escape anybody else’s opportunity window.. I help people to find boats and really make friends in an industry of people who are like minded. Its those opportunities that make the job really fun.”

Gary lives aboard his sailboat. When he’s not helping other boaters find or sell their boats, he enjoys sailing his boat north to enjoy the vistas and crabbing in the summertime.

Do you dream of life on the water? Call Gary and ask him how to make that dream come true.
mobile – 253 686 9828
gary@waterlineboats.com
garybuck@boatshedseattle.com
garybuck@boatshedtacoma.com

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Colvin Pipestrelle – Hallberg Rassey – Barry Farrell Trawler

ON-DECK-GraphicA Colvin Pipestrelle, a Hallberg Rassey and a Barry Farrell Trawler ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

62′ / Colvin Pipestrelle / 1986 / sail / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge Island / Agent-Dave Carleson

42′ / Hallberg Rassey / 1982 / sail / 1xdiesel / Seattle – At Our Docks / Agent-Dave Carleson

38′ / Barry Farrell Trawler / 1974 / sail / 1xdiesel / Seattle – At Our Docks! / Agent-Roger Drill

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.

**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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Bluewater Ingrid – Bayliner 3488 – CHB 34

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38′ / Bluewater Ingrid / 1976 / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge Island / Agent-Dave Carleson

34′ / Bayliner 3488 / 2002 / 2xdiesel / Everett /Agent-Gretchen Miles

34′ / CHB 34 Tri-Cabin / 1xdiesel / Everett /Agent Gretchen Miles

When construction of the 38 foot Bluewater Ingrid, 34 foot Bayliner 3488 and 34 foot CHB 34 Tri-Cabin 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.

**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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Thirty-One-Derful Feet

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Lisa and I enjoyed the opportunity for a little Pacific Northwest cruising aboard our new Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano while taking her to PassageMaker’s TrawlerFest in Anacortes. This gem is the latest (and the most compact) addition to the line of Helmsman Trawlers. We’ve been working for several years on this project to update and substantially redesign the venerable Camano 31 and were glad for some sea time to “test cruise” the finished product.

What a fine little yacht this is.

We knew it would handle well and feel solid on the water — the original highly-regarded Camano hull is unchanged — and it pleased us with its surefootedness and performance. Whether running at 7 or 9 or 13 knots this boat was solid. The bow stayed down for great lower-helm visibility at all speeds, and she tracked and handled waves from all directions confidently.

As for living aboard we admittedly felt a bit self-satisfied with our interior redesign. The stateroom was nothing short of luxurious and spacious. The separate head and shower compartments are amenities associated with much larger yachts. The salon with its up galley and built-in helm and companion seating was wonderfully functional and comfortable, especially while underway. And as with all of our Helmsman Trawlers we admired the construction quality, the fine teak and varnish interior, and the tight craftsmanship so much in evidence.

Things that were even better than we expected?

  • Storage — the yard did such a great job fitting storage drawers, cabinets and cubbies into places we hadn’t anticipated that there will be no lack of storage for an extended cruise. The hanging locker in the master stateroom is really a “wow” for a boat this size. Usually the first thing to be jettisoned in the design of smaller boats, we’re glad to say that storage has increased signficantly with this redesign from the original Camano 31.
  • The engine — the Hyundai Seasall V-6 diesel was amazingly smooth and quiet. Operation, even at higher speeds, is truly pleasant.

Lisa and I are fortunate to spend a lot of time aboard quality yachts — mostly much larger than this Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano. We can honestly say that thanks to yacht-quality construction, time-tested hull design, a completely new interior design, and the latest in well-engineered propulsion we felt like we compromised nothing while on our short cruise. This is an incredible amount of boat in a compact size, and — let’s face it — FUN is most accessible when you’re not worrying about complex systems and costs and fuel consumption and maintenance and finding large-enough moorage and….

Scott Helker

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Helmsman 2016 38 Pilothouse Offload

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It is exciting every time to approach the massive Cosco cargo ship at the Port of Seattle and search for the location of the most important cargo on board. But this time was different – a search wasn’t necessary at all. The Waterline Boats delivery crew and new owner had no difficulty spotting the Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse grandly perched at the head of the ship.

We were all up bright and early Monday morning boarding our reliable and experienced tow boat. Not just ready, but enthusiastic to assist with the offload of another Helmsman Trawlers. Each offload experience is different from the last and this time the prestigious location dictated our special cargo to be offloaded first. Not the usual hurry up and wait scenario we’re used to…what a great start!

Lee and Sally Shobe ordered their new construction 38 Pilothouse last fall – we were happy that Lee could participate in this offload event especially on such a beautiful May morning.

It was an impressive and successful delivery – everything went smoothly. This one starting with a ship to shore offload of the 38 Pilothouse for inspection and placement of the slings under the hull. Once approved and ready the vessel was hoisted up off shore, traveled back over the cargo ship and slowly and gently lowered into Elliot Bay. Scott turned the helm over and secured a life jacket while Roger, now at the helm maneuvered the tow boat toward the harnessed vessel. Scott carefully stepped off the tow boat and boarded the Helmsman, attached a tow line and soon both he and the boat were pulled free from the slings. Once clear from the Cosco ship, ferry lanes, an incoming cruise ship and an outgoing working tug our crew pulled the 38 in toward our tow boat and tied it along side. Gear and crew were transferred to the Pilothouse, systems checked, fuel was added, the engine started and Lee gave a confirming thumbs up! Now it’s through the locks and on to our Waterline Boats docks!

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Fresh off the ship just hours earlier this new 2016 Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse is now being fully commissioned at our Waterline Boats Docks. Come on down… see a Helmsman Trawlers for yourself. Give us a call 206 282 0110

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