Helmsman Trawlers

Boats-Afloat-2014Visit Waterline Boats ~ Your BEST Choice For Making Your Boating Dreams Come True!

We are displaying a 2000 Nordic Tugs Trawler, a 2005 Camano 31 Trawler, and a NEW Helmsman Trawlers® 37 Sedan.
Preview the boats in our floating display -
Camano 31 Trawler
Nordic Tugs 32 Trawler
Helmsman Trawlers® 37 Sedan Trawler

Our courtesy float will have models and information on our New boat lines -
Krogen Express Yachts | Bering Yachts | Helmsman Trawlers.®
And our Brokerage display featuring our large selection of Powerboats – Sailboats – Trawlers – Yachts.
View our complete inventory -
Waterline Boats Inventory

Of Course Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle / Boatshed Tacoma is in the 2014 Boats Afloat Show. Calibri-Italic-smile
The weather looks promising and the show even more promising! Stop by ~ Let us make your dreams come true!
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Tickets are on sale now at – www.boatsafloatshow.com

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Making the Decision

April 8, 2014

Fred-&-Stephanie-BlogIt’s always interesting to peek into the decision-making process behind a boat purchase. Different buyers have different criteria, which explains the wide variety of boats for sale. Seldom have we seen a selection made with such thought and deliberate care as that made by Fred and Stephanie Kaufhold. Fred retired as an officer in the US Navy, and then his time on the water began in earnest. Fred and Stephanie purchased a world-cruising sailboat in England and then sailed and lived aboard for 25 years, finally arriving in the Pacific Northwest. Enroute they’ve worked as delivery captain and crew for countless yachts of all types up and down the US east coast. So it can fairly be said that they know their way around boats.

In thinking about their desire to continue boating as they age Fred and Stephanie defined their ideal “Geriatric Trawler”. It would be:

  • 34-38 foot sedan or pilothouse trawler because they wanted to downsize from their large sailboat and because they wanted big windows and a relatively shallow draft
  • Less than 10 years old for less major maintenance and to have more recent electronics
  • If a pilothouse (with its primary advantage of access doors port and starboard) then full walk-around decks and all around visibility from the pilothouse were important
  • If a sedan (with its primary advantage of full walk-around decks, high bulwarks and covered side decks) then easy access from the dock would be important
  • If there were a flybridge (optional) it would have to be accessed safely — no vertical ladder. And it would not have a full enclosure to reduce windage and maintenance
  • Single stateroom to provide more room in a smaller boat
  • No exterior brightwork for less maintenance
  • Ample swim step for easy access and dinghy deployment
  • Single engine propulsion (with bow thruster for maneuverability) to provide a protective keel and skeg mounted rudder and to provide ample room in the engineroom for all-around engine access
  • Ample handholds on deck and in the cabin for safety
  • Economical cruising speed of 8 knots, but with a top speed of 15 knots.

A long list of “musts” and “wants”. They found only four models that could respond to these criteria and settled on a Helmsman Trawlers 37 Sedan in its single stateroom version. But — alas and with some despair — no used models were available on the west coast. So Waterline Boats helped them purchase one in Annapolis and they shipped it to Seattle!

Needless to say Fred and Stephanie are excited about their new boat after planning and searching for so long, and they look forward to many happy years of cruising ahead. Having searched with such well-defined criteria this pre-owned Helmsman Trawlers® fits them perfectly!

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Camano Joins Helmsman Line…

February 21, 2014

HLMN-31-Camano-WLBThe highly-regarded Camano 31 has joined the Helmsman Trawlers® line and is now available for order. 270 of these popular boats have been built by prior manufacturers, and with this thorough revamp of the Camano design they offer more than ever before.

Camanos have been known for their spacious interior, exceptional all-around visibility, large flybridge, and sturdy, purposeful construction. And a unique hull shape provided efficient performance at any speed up to 18 knots with remarkable stability underway. Owners of earlier Camanos rave about performance and capability that exceeds anything else of this size and type.

Helmsman Trawlers® has acquired the Camano name and all the tooling which has been moved to the Helmsman Trawlers® yard. While the venerable hullform will remain the same, the Camano design has been extensively updated with a new galley-up interior, including a pedestal berth forward, a separate shower compartment, a U-shaped dinette, and greater headroom in the salon. Exterior features include contemporary lines for the windows and handrails, the addition of a radar arch, choice of colors, and an optional fiberglass cockpit cover. System changes include a larger holding tank and a Hyundai SeasAll engine — a smooth-running, efficient V6 250 hp powerplant.

Helmsman Trawlers® has gathered experience and feedback from past and present owners in making its changes. These fine boats will be built with the same high level of craftsmanship and excellent materials and equipment that distinguish the other Helmsman Trawler models.

Contact us for layout drawings, pricing, delivery, or for information on other Helmsman Trawlers® models.

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Don’t Miss Our Boats….

January 29, 2014

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or our Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle / Boatshed Tacoma / Boatshed Anacortes display at the 2014 Seattle Boat Show! We’re on the water at the Lake Union venue — front and center at the entrance to the show. Browse our many listings, view our boats in the water, and learn about new Krogen Express Yachts, Bering Yachts and Helmsman Trawlers®. Or speak with Rachel about listing your boat for sale with the innovative Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage System.

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There’s only one day left to Boats Afloat 2013! That’s where Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle has a 2008 (never been sold) Bracewell Pacesetter 540, a 2005 Camano 31 Trawler, and a new Helmsman Trawlers 37 Sedan in the show. We also have a courtesy float with information on Krogen Express Yachts, Bering Yachts, Helmsman Trawlers® and all of our Boatshed Seattle brokerage listings.  We’ll be watching for you!

More show info -  www.boatsafloatshow.com

Download Boats Afloat Show map to locate our Waterline Boats display location – Boats Afloat Map

 

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Well, not everything… But Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle will have a 2008 (never been sold) Bracewell Pacesetter 540, a 2005 Camano 31 Trawler, and a new Helmsman Trawlers® 37 Sedan in the show. And we’ll have a courtesy float with information on Krogen Express Yachts, Bering Yachts, Helmsman Trawlers® and all of our Boatshed Seattle brokerage listings. This promises to be a great show — with a good weather forecast and more boats on display than we’ve seen for years. Now is the time to buy. Looking is good too!

Tickets on sale now at -  www.boatsafloatshow.com

Download Boats Afloat Show map to locate our Waterline Boats display location – Boats Afloat Map

Preview boats in our floating display -
Helmsman Trawlers® 37 Sedan  
Bracewell Pacesetter 540

Camano 31 Trawler

View our complete inventory -
Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle Inventory

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Digital magazine Pacific Nor’West Boating celebrated its first year with their March 2013 issue. Congratulations PACNWBOAT.com!

Pacific Nor’west Boating begins their second year of on-line publishing by featuring the Helmsman Trawlers® 38 Pilothouse in the April 2013 issue. Click on the link and turn to page 6 to read the feature article. Helmsman 38 Pilothouse Well-configured for Pacific NW Cruising.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle has a pre-owned 2008 38 Pilothouse for sale and available for viewing at our Seattle docks. Click for full specs, photos and video. 2008 38 Pilothouse And we have two other pre-owned models in our inventory. 2007 38 Pilothouse   2009 38 Pilothouse

Waterline Boats also has a Helmsman Trawlers® 37 Sedan at our Seattle docks. This 37 Sedan two stateroom model is featured in the July/August 2012 issue of PACNWBOAT – Helmsman 37 Sedan A New Approach to a Proven Concept

Have the articles and pictures piqued your interest? Want to see any of these models for yourself? Give us a call to arrange a viewing. 206.282.0110

 

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And here’s your opportunity to choose just which wheel fits you best…….

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle have several Helmsman Trawlers in inventory.
Click on the links below to view full specs and up to 80 large format photos — most links also include a video.

Arrange a personal viewing to see if the wheel fits by calling Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle at 206 282 0110. Or by calling the Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle agent shown in the listing.

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Waterline Boats On The MoveWaterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle / Helmsman Trawlers have moved North. 700 feet north that is! We’re still in Seattle and still on Lake Union we simply moved from 2046 Westlake Avenue north to 2400 Westlake Avenue North. This landmark yacht sales location gives us room to expand – with more office space, prime display moorage and better parking. Stop in and see us….the coffee is on!

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You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!

Waterline Boats has two Helmsman Trawlers® afloat – the 38 Pilothouse and the Two Stateroom 37 Sedan. Step aboard and see two great examples of our practically sized, efficient, built-to-last Helmsman Trawlers®.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle can also be found in the display tent on the dock at South Lake Union. We’ll have Helmsman Trawlers® & Bracewell Yachts models and information on display. AND a Boatshed Seattle display including all of our brokerage listings.

It’s More Than a Boat Thing….
Our booth will be staffed with experienced, enthusiastic agents happy to talk boats!
We are prepared to help you with your boat search – and can find the vessel that’s right for you. Or let us explain the benefits of listing your boat with Boatshed – the progressive, professional, and proactive yacht marketing system.

South Lake Union:
WEEKDAYS:
11AM – 5PM
WEEKENDS: 10AM – 5PM (4PM on Sunday 3 February)

Click for further information on the show: Seattle Boat Show

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