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Newsworthy – Bracewell 41

As close watchers of the Camano line will know, Camano Yachts Ltd. built seven original Camano 41s, a line extension following years of building the popular Camano 31s. Bracewell Marine Group of Richmond BC acquired the tooling when Camano Yachts Ltd. ceased operations, and then built two Bracewell 41s in Richmond. These were fundamentally the same design, with the same hull as the original Camano 41s, but with a two-stateroom configuration and a number of other layout and aesthetic changes. Over the course of several years Lance Bracewell has been working with a group to establish a new yard near Shanghai named Bracewell Shanghai Yachts Co. Ltd. This yard is also building the Bracewell 54 Motoryacht and the new line of Commanders.

The Camano 41 tooling was shipped to Shanghai and the yard recently completed the first of the new model Bracewell 41. This boat was offloaded from a container ship at the Port of Seattle a few weeks ago, started, and run on its own power to our facility on Seattle’s Lake Union. We will be preparing complete information including test data, photos and video in upcoming weeks.

The base boat is equipped with a Cummins QSB6.7 480 hp engine, and based upon experience with the prior models we expect that this boat will cruise easily up to 16 or 17 knots.

We’ve always liked this design — it feels very stable on the water and handles extremely well. The large saloon with windows all around is open, well-lit and unique. The Bob Warman keelform hull shape is as meritorious now as it was when he designed it for the Camano 31s. And Lance Bracewell has brought strong personal oversight to the project, spending a great deal of time at the yard during the construction. So we’re pleased to be able to report that this model is in production again!

And not only is it back in production…but it is at our Waterline Boats display docks! Come on by and see this outstanding performance trawler for yourself. We are here Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm or by appointment. Give us a call to make yours! 206 282 0110

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Camanotrawlers.com for Camano Lovers


We love Camano Trawlers! And we’re not the only ones. Designed by Bob Warman, these compact and versatile trawlers quickly gained popularity among savvy boaters.

Camano Trawlers are known for their roomy comfort, easy handling and maintenance and classic look. Today hundreds of these Camanos are cruising the globe with happy owners at the helm.

Camano owners are a passionate bunch. And it’s with this passion in mind that Waterline Boats and Boatshed have launched camanotrawlers.com. Waterline Boats / Boatshed represent a wide assortment of vessels and is the go-to brokerage for many brands of trawlers including the Camano line. We have a special place in our hearts for this keelform hull design. (A design that lives on in the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan and the Bracewell 41!) Now trawler fans can browse the 31 Trawler Trolls and Gnomes and 41 Performance Trawlers on a Camano specific site that covers listings across the U.S.

This site is designed for the Camano Trawler sellers, buyers and fans to easily find each other. Camano lovers near and far now have a one-stop-shop for these unique vessels. 

*Thinking of selling your boat? (Camano or not.) Call or email us at 206-282-0110 or boats@waterlineboats.com and ask how we get more boats sold faster!

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Bracewell 41 Shipping Soon!

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Bracewell Boatworks will soon be completing the first Bracewell 41 crafted in its new Shanghai factory.

This boat is shipping to Waterline Boats in Seattle and is expected to arrive by early May where it will be displayed at Waterline Boats’ Lake Union sales docks on Westlake Ave N. 

Retailing at $499,388 USD the new Bracewell 41 promises to be a lot of boat for the money! Based upon the original Camano 41 sedan-style performance trawler, and with two staterooms, Cummins QSB 6.7 480 hp propulsion, and the tremendous on-the-water stability and economy that earned the Camano 41 such high regard, this is a great choice for those looking for a yacht-quality, seaworthy fast trawler. 

Contact Waterline Boats for more information: boats@waterlineboats.com or +1 206 282 0110.

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Helmsman 31 Camano Featured in Waggoner Cruising News!

Waggoners-31-ArticleThe Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano Review – Appearing in “Inboxes” Now!

Last November Waggoner Cruising Guide changed its format from the monthly online e-magazine to a twice monthly e-newsletter format that delivers fresh articles and information direct to your email inbox. We are proud to say that this week the newsletter features the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano!

Editor & Publisher, Mark Bunzel reviewed the Helmsman Trawlers 31 and authored the article entitled – The New Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano: An Impressive Redesign.

Can’t find the newsletter in YOUR inbox?
Just click the link to take you to the Waggoner Cruising Guide article.
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Looking to learn more?
View – Features / Specifications, Interior / Exterior Photos, Pricing / Options by clicking > Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano

Have you thinking you just gotta see? (You really do!)
Then come to our Waterline Boats – Seattle Docks and step aboard our demo Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano. It is impressive!
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**In the event the Waggoner Cruising link has expired by the time you read this, go to the SHOWS & ARTICLES page on the Helmsman Trawlers site to download a pdf of the article. Or simply Click> Helmsman Trawlers Shows & Articles

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Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano – Featured in Sea Magazine

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That’s right! The Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano is featured in SEA Magazine’s March 2016 issue. If this issue is not in your inbox or your mailbox it can be found on news stands now.

Roger Mcafee performed the SEA Trial and authored the article CAMANO 31 REINCARNATION DONE WELL which begins on page 34. Read about the Camano 31 reincarnation as the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano. You’ll learn a bit of the history of the 31, things that were changed and things that were intentionally not changed, the boat’s performance underway, and the tester’s opinion.

Got you curious…just can’t wait? Then go to the SHOWS & ARTICLES page on the Helmsman Trawlers site to download the article. Or simply Click> Helmsman Trawlers Shows & Articles

To view more Features / Specifications, Interior / Exterior Photos, Pricing / Options of the 31 Camano and check out the other Helmsman models while you’re there. Click> Helmsman Trawlers

Questions…want to see the Helmsman 31 for yourself? Give us a call! A demo Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano is at our Seattle docks. 206-282-0110

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Helmsman Trawlers New 31 Camano …

PY-31-Articlefeatured in the February issue of Pacific Yachting – find it on newsstands now!

Check out the ON BOARD POWER article by Peter A. Robson, entitled Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano – The 31 Camano is back in production and better than ever. The article begins on page 78 with an interior exterior photo inset on page 80. To view more photo interiors / exteriors and specifications of the 31 Camano go to > helmsman trawlers.com

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Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano uses Hyundai SeasAll Engine

Hyundai-Engine-GuyHelmsman Trawlers is one of the first US yacht brands to use the HYUNDAI SEASALL S-Series engines. And WOW — this is an impressive engine!

This 3.0 liter V6 common-rail diesel engine was designed specifically for marine applications, and has a proven track record of reliable operation and low maintenance costs in Europe and Asia. Having recently earned US EPA Tier 3 emissions certification this beautifully-engineered engine is now available in the US.

We are impressed with its smooth, quiet operation. Especially notable is the nearly vibration-free operation at low RPM — compare this to any of the four-cylinder diesels in this horsepower or displacement range, which make a boat feel like life-sized electric football.

And we’re also wowed by its many design features including a readily-accessible raw water pump, a built-in electric oil change pump, integral water-in-fuel sensor, and comprehensive dashboard instrumentation. This compact package fits beautifully into the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano engine room, and because of its V6 configuration it allows for excellent access forward and aft of the engine.

Hyundai brags about the use of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) for the cylinder block, stating that it is lighter and quieter than conventional grey cast iron, while demonstrating much higher tensile strength, stiffness and fatigue strength than steel or aluminum. Real-world experience has proven this to to be a very long-lasting block in commercial applications, like in the iconic canal boats of Venice.

Specifically for Helmsman Trawlers Hyundai is providing a special 240 hp continuous duty version of the S270 engine — a perfectly-matched and hardy powerplant.

Dealers and service agents for this engine are rapidly increasing throughout the US under the national distributor Performance Diesel Inc.

Click here for Hyundai SeasAll’s S-Series webpage: Hyundai SeasAll

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Seattle Boat Show…South Lake Union…

Seattle-Boat-Show-2016A BIG DEAL for Waterline Boats!

What a lineup we’ll have at the 2016 South Lake Union – Seattle Boat Show! Waterline Boats will have three of the four Helmsman Trawlers models in the show. The 43 Pilothouse – 38 Pilothouse and the newest addition to the line – the 31 Camano.

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Waterline Boats will also have a display tent on South Lake Union providing information on the New Boats we represent:

  • Krogen Express
  • Helmsman Trawlers
  • Bracewell Yachts, including the new Bracwell 54, the new Bracewell 41, and the new Commander 26 and Commander 34.

We’ll also have a display of our entire inventory of Used Boats – Waterline Boats Brokerage – Powered by Boatshed. Talk with us about why Waterline Boats / Boatshed is the right choice when deciding where to list your boat for sale.

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Seattle Boat Show Runs:
JAN 29 – FEB 06

South Lake Union Hours:
Weekday : 11am – 5pm Weekends: 10am – 5pm

More Boat Show Information:
2016 Seattle Boat Show

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Waterline Boats At Boats Afloat 2015!

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Waterline Boats will have two Helmsman Trawlers® on display at Boats Afloat!
A 2015 Helmsman Trawlers® 38 Pilothouse and a NEW Helmsman Trawlers® 31 Camano.Boats-Afloat-2015-New-Boats

We’ll also have information on other Helmsman Trawlers® models as well as Krogen Express and Bracewell Yachts.

Waterline Boats Brokerage – Powered by Boatshed – will have three used vessels on display – 2000 Great Harbour GH37 – 2000 Catalina 400 MKII – 2009 Mainship 34 Sedan – as well a complete representation of our entire new and used inventory.

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Boats Afloat runs Sep 16 – 20
Weekdays: 11AM – 7PM
Weekend: 10AM – 6PM
Click for show information> Boats Afloat 2015

We look forward to seeing you there!

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