Markos Cutter – Grand Banks Classic

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39′ / Markos Cutter / 1981 / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge Island / Agent-Dave Carleson

36′ / Grand Banks Classic / 1973 / 2xdiesel / Bellingham / Agent-Gretchen Miles

When construction of the Markos Cutter and the Grand Banks Classic listings 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 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 / Boatshedcan do for you! We will view your boat, take up to 80 interior and exterior photos. Plus build an 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. Our crew strives to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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Helmsman Trawlers Building First 31 Sedan with John Deere Engine

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Waterline Boats received an order for a Helmsman Trawlers from a Canadian customer to build a 31 Sedan that will be the first to use a John Deere engine. 
This customer is an exceptionally knowledgeable boater, with many boats under his current and prior ownership, and prefers to operate at displacement speeds with a lower RPM engine. Consequently we’re installing a 4045TFM85 engine rated at 125 horsepower at 2500 rpm. This will provide reliable and long-lived propulsion with a top speed in the range of 9 knots and a cruising speed of 7 to 8 knots. The 31 Sedan, based upon the well-known and capable Camano 31 hull, is designed to operate well at higher semi-displacement speeds but its hull is very well-suited to displacement operation also. It has a substantial long keel with skeg-hung rudder, a low center of gravity, high freeboard, tough construction, and a slightly rounded transom to enhance tracking in following seas. This will be an interesting power combination and will appeal to others who want a compact, reliable yacht-quality trawler that is NOT a planing boat in disguise.

Talk with us about our range of propulsion options for the 31 Sedan and look for further information as this boat is delivered and tested. 

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Waterline Boats Renews Boatshed License

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Waterline Boats joined the Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage group in 2008 and has renewed its license for five years. The Boatshed group is headquartered in England and is one of the largest yacht brokerages in the world, with 63 locations world-wide, 700,000 + registered customers, 21,000 boats sold, and over 260,000 website visitors monthly.

“Boatshed is a friendly, collaborative network of boat sales professionals, and a highly-sophisticated and innovative internet marketing platform” says Scott Helker, president of Waterline Boats. “It was easy for us to make the decision to continue our relationship. Boatshed’s systems are simply better for those who list their boat for sale with Waterline Boats, and better for our buyers. Which means more business for us! The Boatshed team is remarkably driven to lead the industry by putting innovative marketing and sales technology into the hands of all the brokers in its member offices. A recent example is 360 Virtual Tours on the Boatshed platform — another method for presenting boats that is helpful to buyers as they research their choices online”.

Pictured above is the Waterline Boats crew, with Neil Chapman (back row center), founder and Managing Director of Boatshed.

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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Randy Hacker

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Born in Indiana and raised in Texas, Randy Hacker got his love of boating from his family. Specifically his father, who loved to fish, and who often took Randy with him. While Randy doesn’t consider himself the most avid of fishermen, his memory of being on boats as a child influenced his decision to get into the boating business later in life. Randy bought his first boat, a 14’ runabout, at the age of 17.

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“When you’re at that age the first things you want are a boat and a car. We primarily water-skied and we did a little bit of over night camping, which was a lot of fun. That’s what got me into the brokerage business – the great memories that come from boating with the family.”

Before becoming a broker Randy had a long career in the consumer electronics industry. This career eventually brought him to Seattle. Randy loved Seattle because it was (and still is) a city that embraces and is embraced by boaters. After decades in the corporate world Randy was ready for a change.

“I just wanted to do something that was more fun and that gave me the ability to help people enjoy the boating experience — because this the BEST area to enjoy boating.”

Randy started his brokerage career in Seattle in 1999. He jumped right in, working with a company that builds large boats (65’-82’) and visiting their factory in Taiwan many times. Randy found that he enjoyed the boat business.

In 2011, the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association referred Randy to Scott and Lisa Helker of Waterline Boats. Randy admired their business values, how they treated their customers and employees, and what they were doing with the new Helmsman Trawlers line. He has worked for Waterline Boats ever since.

Currently Randy owns a small sailboat and enjoys whatever time he can spend on his boat.

“That’s probably one of the most therapeutic things you can do. Boats always love and reciprocate your attention. Some people like to fly planes, some people like to fish, some people like to hang around the bar. I like hanging around boats.”

If you’re thinking you could use a little boat therapy talk with Randy. You can contact him at:

mobile – (206) 713-5820
randy@waterlineboats.com
randy@boatshedseattle.com

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Spencer Pilothouse – Vantare Aft Cabin

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53′ / Spencer Pilothouse / 1978 / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge Island / Agent-Dave Carleson

52′ / Vantare Aft Cabin / 1988 / 2xdiesel / Seattle / Agent-Gary Buck

When construction of the Spencer Pilothouse and the Vantare Aft Cabin listings 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 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 / Boatshedcan do for you! We will view your boat, take up to 80 interior and exterior photos. Plus build an 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. Our crew strives to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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Seattle Lake Union Moorage Available

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Waterline Boats has been busy selling boats in its brokerage inventory and currently has fresh water moorage available at its Westlake Ave N docks — for a mutually-agreeable short term, or month-to-month. Up to 70’. Call Scott at 206-282-0110.

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Is your boat for sale?
A special deal on our display moorage may be available with your listing. Check out the benefits of lising with Waterline Boats / Boatshed here: Why List With Us?

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New to the Helmsman Trawlers Family!

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Michael and Cindi Valliere are shown aboard their new 2016 Helmsman Trawlers® 38 Pilothouse. Their boating experience was gained years ago aboard a smaller boat, but they’ve quickly become adept at operating this pilothouse flybridge trawler. When not cruising the magnificent waters of the Pacific Northwest they will moor their new Helmsman — SOUND VENTURE — in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island, WA.

Welcome Aboard Michael and Cindi!

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You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

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Looking for a bigger boat? Waterline Boats can help you with a great selection of pre-owned boats through its Boatshed brokerage services. Or new boats — with Helmsman Trawlers, Krogen Express and Bracewell Yachts as its quality brands.

This clever mooring buoy was spotted in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island.
Kudos to its owner for his or her “jaws” dropping wit!

 

Waterline Boats Brokerage – Powered by Boatshed

With offices from Seattle to Athens to Phuket. Boatshed presentations include full specifications in detail, up to 80 interior and exterior photos, video tours, & recently added 360 virtual tours. Our Waterline Boats Crew strives to make the entire buying process fun & enjoyable for both the buyer and the seller.

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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Roger Drill

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For Roger Drill, the boat business is a life-long calling. His father got into the boating business in Duluth, Minnesota the year Roger was born. Small boats, row boats, and outboards were a daily part of his childhood as he grew up on Lake Superior. He bought his first boat at just 12 years old and by 14 he was hooked on racing sailboats. The passion for racing continued throughout his life.

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“Racing’s a different world. It’s concentration. It’s decision making. A little bit of danger possibly.”

After many years working with his father, he continued to work and build his reputation as one of the premiere boat dealers of the Midwest. Roger then moved to Colorado to get involved in the mortgage banking business., and raced sailboats both in the lakes of Colorado and in races all over the country. After nine years in Colorado Roger knew that he needed to get back to big water. After spending some exploratory time in sailing around Washington he moved to Seattle.

Once he was in Washington Roger made the shift from selling to building boats – Nordic Tugs and later Pacific Trawlers. Later he moved into selling imported trawlers. Among his first customers for one of these boats were Scott and Lisa Helker who would themselves get involved in the boat sales and importing business as Waterline Boats, and now Roger works for them as a broker.

Today Roger sails an Ericson 29 and lives aboard a power cruiser. He’s planning trips to New Zealand, Thailand, and Croatia. For now, Roger’s happy with local destinations.

“I enjoy short sails into the islands around the area. Going to Poulsbo and crabbing. Just going out on Lake Union or Lake Washington and sailing. Being on board. Sometimes just sitting at the dock is good.”

A lifetime in the boat business in service, sales and construction make Roger tremendously knowledgeable. If you want to know the history of the boat business, the mechanics of a sound boat, or if you want to see a good sailboat race on a Tuesday evening, Roger’s the man to see. And if you’re looking to sell or buy a boat Roger can definitely help with that too.

mobile – 360 333 1719
roger@waterlineboats.com
roger@boatshedseattle.com

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Vantare Pilothouse

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53′ /Vantare Pilothouse / 1988 / power / 2xdiesel / Sitka, AK / Agent-Scott Helker

When construction of this 1988 Vantare Pilothouse listing is complete it will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page. You will find a photo and link to its 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 build an 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. Our crew strives to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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