Helmsman Trawlers

proof-is-in-the-puddingWaterline Boats…..As the Camano Go-To Guys we are so successful at marketing and selling the Camano 31 Trawlers that we have nearly depleted our inventory! We’ve sold six Camano Trawlers in as many months!

We know and love these marvelously capable bantam trawlers, and are the exclusive Northwest dealer for the new Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano!

If you are looking to sell your Camano give us a call to learn what we can do to achieve its sale. 206.282.0110

If you want to own a Camano click on the link> 1993 Camano 31
We’re not just “pudding” you on!

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43-Interior-photo-blogWe were pleased to introduce the new Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse at the Seattle Boat Show and we received an excellent response. People remarked at how much bigger than the 38 Pilothouse the boat is in all dimensions, and (especially) at the stunning main salon. The 43 Pilothouse has a second stateroom, more headroom throughout, more window area, an extended pilothouse dash providing panoramic forward views, a larger salon with even more comfortable seating, a larger cockpit, more storage space, and a bigger boat deck. But there’s so much more! “Pictures are worth a thousand words” so view the interior photoshoot by photographer Neil Rabinowitz.

43-Interior-photo-salon43-Interior-photo-pilothouse43-Interior-photo-masterTo see all interior photos of the Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse click on the Photo Gallery link provided. 43 Pilothouse Photo Gallery

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ON-DECK-GraphicON DECK at Waterline Boats!

42′ / Kadey Krogen / 1985 / power / 1xdiesel  / Bremerton / Agent-Gary Buck
38′ / Helmsman Trawlers® 38 Pilothouse / 2007 / power / 1xdiesel  / Edmonds / 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 this listing goes live to learn more or to make an appointment for your personal preview.

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Seattle-Boat-Show-2015Cuz we’re in the water at the Seattle Boat Show!

See us at the Seattle Boat Show through January 31.

We’re in the water at Lake Union with a new Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse and three pre-owned boats — a Camano 31, a Kelly Peterson 46 Offshore Cutter, and a Jeanneau 45DS. And we have a shoreside display including ALL of our Boatshed brokerage boats, and also featuring Krogen Express Yachts, Bracewell Yachts and Helmsman Trawlers.

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ON-DECK-GraphicThe following vessels are ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

39′ / Bavaria / 1994 / sail / 1xdiesel  / Everett / Agent-Tom Youngs

38′ / Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse / 2009 / power / 1xdiesel  / Arriving to Our Seattle Docks / Agent-Scott Helker

37′ / Puget Trawler / 1978 / power / 1xdiesel / Arriving to Our Seattle Docks / Agent-Gary Buck

32′ / Bayliner 325 Sunbridge Express / 2007 / power / 2xgas  / Seattle / Agent-Randy Hacker

24′ / Seasport 2400 Explorer / 2003 / power / 1xgas  / Auburn / Agent-Gary Buck

When construction of each 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 these listings go live to learn more or to make an appointment for your personal preview.

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43-Pilothouse-4K-Video-IconThis is the first video preview of the Helmsman Trawlers® 43 Pilothouse upon arrival. Professional photos and video are yet to come…but we just couldn’t wait to share this new model with you! Have a look. The 43 is really a MUST SEE! Click on the video Play Button above to watch the preview video.

See the 43 Pilothouse for yourself. Call Waterline Boats – 206 282 0110

 

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New Model Has Arrived!

November 26, 2014

43-Pilothouse-Arrives-to-Seattle- The Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse!

 Call Waterline Boats – 206 282 0110

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43-Arriving-Nov-BlogWe are looking forward to the arrival of our Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse Trawler, built for a Seattle-area couple. The 43 PH maintains the many quality construction features and winning design concepts of the Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse but includes two staterooms, an even larger salon, a larger cockpit, greater headroom, and an extended boat deck with full-length cockpit cover….all built upon a new larger and deeper hull.

The photos are from a recent factory visit where the boat was also sea-trialed with excellent results. Keep watching our blog for the announcement of the arrival of the 43 – arriving in Seattle in November.

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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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