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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 ~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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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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First Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse – Delivered

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The first Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Pilothouse has been delivered to California!

Below are a few photo images of the California delivered Helmsman Trawlers 38E. Hull number two of the 38E will be arriving to the Pacific Northwest in the coming month.

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You just might want to learn more about Helmsman Trawlers® and the 38E Pilothouse – go to helmsmantrawlers.com Or give us a call – 206-282-0110 to view the models at our Seattle Docks. We have a new 2017 43 Pilothouse, a 2016 38 Pilothouse and a new 2016 31 Sedan.

Are you curious about the 37 Sedan? Just let us know in advance so we can make arrangements for you to get aboard.

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Waterline Boats at Bay Bridge TrawlerFest!

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Waterline Boats will be participating in the 2016 Bay Bridge TrawlerFest sponsored by PassageMaker — with a like brand new 2015 Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan on display!

We are excited about the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan participating in the 2016 Bay Bridge TrawlerFest. As well as 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 exterior 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.

This 2015 Helmsman 31 Sedan has a custom interior. Thus, without the traditional built-in settee but instead with two small and comfy barrel chairs with a movable multi-function high/low dining/side table.
To preview this boat before the show click2015 Helmsman Trawlers® 31 Sedan


There’s so much more to see… At Bay Bridge TrawlerFest 2016

Agent Paul Burbach is equipped with information, brochures and handouts on all of our Helmsman Trawlers® models.
43 Pilothouse – 38 Pilothouse – 37 Sedan – 31 Sedan

TrawlerFest In Water Show Dates & Times
Sep 27 – Oct 1
THU – SAT 10am – 5pm

Location
Bay Bridge Marina
357 Pier 1 Rd
Stevensville MD 21666

Can’t make it to TrawlerFest and want to see this bantam trawler? No problem! Just give our agent Paul a call. 240-508-8779

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

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First New Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Unveiled & Offloaded

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Ta da! The first new Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Pilothouse has been offloaded and unveiled in Long Beach CA and will soon be underway to its homeport in San Diego.

The Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse has several modifications to the deck design. extended cockpit cover – improved rain drip control – modified forward window line – overall appearance

Can you see any of these changes in the teaser photos?

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Stay tuned…
for more updates and photos following the arrival of the 38E to its San Diego homeport.

In the meantime…
view model renditions and more information on the 38E click> 38E Pilothouse

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First New Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Pilothouse

Helmsman Trawlers 38E PilothouseWaterline Boats is happy to share that the first NEW Helmsman Trawlers® 38E is completed and wrapped for shipment – to be unveiled soon!

Helmsman Trawlers® has revised the 38 Pilothouse model, with the new designation of 38E Pilothouse. Modifications to the deck design add an extended cockpit cover, improve rain drip control around the pilothouse roof, and modify the forward window shape and the vessel’s overall appearance. In addition, the 38E now includes even better engine noise control.

To view model renditions and for more information on the 38E click> 38E Pilothouse

Stay tuned…
for more updates and photos following the unveiling of the 38E!

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Waterline Boats at Boats Afloat 2016!

Boats-Afloat-2016Waterline Boats will have two NEW Helmsman Trawlers® on display at the South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show!

A NEW 2017 43 Pilothouse and a NEW 2016 31 Sedan. Information on other Helmsman Trawlers® models will also be available.
Check out the 43 – 38 – 37 – 31 before the show…at helmsmantrawlers.com

Waterline Boats also represents Krogen Express Yachts and Bracewell Yachts.
We will have updates & information for the Krogen Express 52 – Bracewell 54 – Bracewell 41 Trawler – Bracewell Commander 34 at the show.
For more information on each of these builders and models, go to our waterlineboats.com site, click on New Yachts in the menu bar, or the builders icon on the sidebar.

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Waterline Boats Brokerage – Powered by Boatshed – will have a 2006 Camano 41 Trawler in the show along with a presentation of our entire brokerage inventory.

Boatshed Seattle | Boatshed Tacoma | Boatshed Everett

Show details:
Boats Afloat Runs Sep 14 – 18

Show Hours:
Wed-Fri 11AM – 6PM
Sat-Sun 10AM – 6PM
Click for show information> Boats Afloat 2016

We can’t wait to see you there!

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