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Duck Dodge Celebrates Seattle Summers, Boaters, and Ducks!


A true sign of summer in Seattle – Duck Dodge is a frenzy of a sailboat race.

While others rely on groundhogs to tell when winter mercifully ends, Seattle boaters know that summer is finally here when a sailboat apologizes to a duck. Every Tuesday Seattle sailers decorate their sailboats and dress in costumes according to a weekly theme. Racers head to Lake Union to compete for a coveted duck-shaped decal. The goal: bragging rights and a lot of fun.

Duck Dodge is as much a party as it is a race. It’s an annual Seattle tradition with more than four decades of history. The rules for the racers are simple: “Never make a duck change its course” and “No hitting each other”.

The Race Committee, all passionate volunteers, organize the event. They run 4 starts for “Fast Boats”, “Half-fast Boats”, “Slow Cruising Boats”, and “Dinghy (small) Boats”. The racers zigzag around marks on Lake Union vying for Gold, Silver, or Bronze Duck award decals. Those who win affix the trophy decals on their sailboat mast or boom for some serious sea cred. The race is a spectacle that’s a blast to both see and be a part of.

Following the race, boats gather and tie up alongside each other to enjoy the company, greet newcomers, and relax under summer evening sunshine.

More than anything else, Duck Dodge is a fun, welcoming, and close-knit community of local boat nuts. Every week they leave their stress at the docks and celebrate beautiful Seattle summer evenings with friends and fellow boaters.

Duck Dodge runs May through September, with a Tuesday always just around the corner… So, get in your boat, out on Lake Union and remember to respect the ducks!

Don’t have a boat? Waterline Boats can help with that.
Call to set up an appointment with one of our specialist brokers. 206 282 0110
Or send us an email boats@waterlineboats.com

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Mainship Pilot Express 34 –


ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

34 / Mainship Pilot Express / 2002 / 2xdiesel / Everett / Agent-Dave Carleson

When construction of the Mainship Pilot Express listing is complete it will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page with a photo and link to its complete specifications, up to 80 large format photos, videos and 360 Virtual Tours!

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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Paul Burbach – Boatshed USA | Boatshed Annapolis Broker

Paul Burbach - Boatshed Annapolis Agent | Boatshed USA
Paul Burbach, broker for Boatshed Annapolis and our latest addition to the Boatshed USA expansion, has 20 years of experience in the boat brokerage business.

Paul was born in Ohio just north of Youngstown into a family of non-boaters, so his passion for boats developed later in life. He worked in the retail business and later the wholesale electronics business which brought him to Washington DC. Paul was introduced to boating on the Potomac River.

Once retired, he moved to the Chesapeake Bay, a beautiful area with a large boating community. It was on the Chesapeake in 1978 where his boating career began – delivering boats up and down the coast.

While some boaters only know sail or power, Paul has owned and cruised both. His first boat was a 21’ sailboat. He’d owned sailboats (increasingly bigger) for years. Then an interest in fishing and getting “further out” on the weekends moved him to owning powerboats.

Paul became a boat broker in 1997. He’s worked with Scott and Lisa Helker of Waterline Boats for several years as an East Coast representative for their Helmsman Trawlers line. His experience in boating and local knowledge of the East Coast boating community and destinations has earned Paul a solid reputation among East Coast buyers and sellers.

Paul enjoys boating with friends and exploring the Chesapeake Bay. According to him, weekends at anchor in the remote locations around Annapolis are among the best ways to enjoy the area. Today, he is happy cruising and helping others find their favorite boating experiences.

So if you’re seeking to find your own favorite boating experience give Paul a call. He’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect boat for you, whether it be power or sail!

Call – 240 508 8779
Email – Paul Burbach
Check out – BoatshedAnnapolis.com

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NEW Bracewell 41 Coming To Our Waterline Boats Docks!

NEW Bracewell 41 Coming to Our Waterline Boats Docks!The NEW Bracewell 41 Trawler has departed Shanghai, is enroute to The Port of Seattle, its final destination – Waterline Boats Docks!

That’s right! In a few short weeks the first Bracewell 41 built by Bracewell Shanghai Yachts will be on display on Lake Union in Seattle.

NEW 2017 Bracewell 41
ONLY $499,388USD
– Cummins QSB 6.7 480hp
– Onan Generator
– Two Staterooms
– Much More!

Because this sedan-style performance trawler is based on the original Camano 41 keelform hull design it’s a desired, proven, seaworthy fast trawler. The near 360 unobstructed window line provides excellent visibility and tons of natural light creating a bright, open sleek interior.

We’re quite sure that you will want to see for yourselves…that this is A LOT of boat for the money! So, give us call – +1 206 282 0110 or send us an email for more information.> WLB-Info

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Taswell 43 – Bluewater 40 Trawler

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

43 / Taswell / 1988 / 1xdiesel / Seattle-At Our Docks! / Agent-Roger Drill

40 / Bluewater Trawler / 1980 / 2xdiesel / Olympia / Agent-Dave Carleson

When construction of the Taswell and the Bluewater Trawler 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, videos and 360 Virtual Tours!

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 / 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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Opening Day – Seattle’s Official First Day of Boating!

Opening Day – an event unique to Seattle is the official kick-off of Seattle’s boating season!

For many in the Pacific Northwest Opening Day means the end of a rainy Washington winter and the beginning of sunshiny days. It’s the nation’s largest regional celebration of water, spring, and the beginning of the best season for boaters.

The event starts the first Saturday in May. This year will be May 6th with “Emerald City Aahs” the theme. The celebration begins with the blast of a cannon at noon and the Grand Opening Day Boat Parade. Seattle boaters decorate their boats and participate in morning crew and sailboat races. The annual event stretches back nearly a century. Every year, thousands of boaters and boat enthusiasts head to Lake Union and Lake Washington to take part.

With the Waterline Boats Lake Union location it’s hard not getting swept up in all the activity and buzz of Opening Day. In fact, owners Scott and Lisa Helker as well as several of the Waterline Boats brokers will be out on their boats enjoying the Opening Day festivities and weekend.

Some of our buyers and sellers have purchased and sold boats with Opening Day in mind. It’s not only a fun event for boat lovers but just day one of Seattle’s official 2017 boating season.

*Are you ready for the 2017 boating season? Looking to sell your boat to upgrade or downsize? Call 206-282-0110 or email US – ask us how we get more boats sold faster!

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Camano 31 Trawler

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

31 / Camano 31 Trawler / 2005 / 1xdiesel / Seattle – Arriving to Our Docks! / Agent-Scott Helker

When construction of this Camano 31 Trawler listing is complete it will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page with a photo and link to its complete specifications, up to 80 large format photos, videos and 360 Virtual Tours!

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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Ponderosa 42 – Bayliner 32

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

42 / Ponderosa 42 Sundeck / 1984 / 2xdiesel / Seattle / Agent-Roger Drill

32 / Bayliner / 1992 / 2xdiesel / Everett / Agent-Gretchen Miles

When construction of the Ponderosa 42 Sundeck and the Bayliner 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, videos and 360 Virtual Tours!

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 / 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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Boatshed Founder Neil Chapman Visits Waterline Boats


The crew of Waterline Boats recently welcomed Boatshed Founder and Managing Director Neil Chapman for a visit. He traveled from the UK to share upcoming features and tools designed to make buying and selling boats faster.

Boatshed is the leading innovator in yacht brokerage systems worldwide. Prominent in England and Europe, they’re expanding across the U.S. with new locations in Chicago, Texas, and Annapolis. Everyday, more brokers and customers see the value of the Boatshed system.

Waterline Boats joined with Boatshed eight years ago for its brokerage operation. We recognized that Boatshed provided a globally competitive and successful platform that was more effective than other brokerages could provide. We quickly sold more boats faster. And together we’re constantly looking for ways to improve the buying and selling experience for everyone.

Always at the leading edge of innovation with Boatshed – Neil’s recent visit to Seattle was a great chance to talk about what comes next.

Some examples –
• Boatshed’s Back Catalog. Making our extensive documentation about boats we’ve listed or sold available for information. Boat lovers love boat information!
360 Virtual Tours
Machine learning that helps identify boats that are well suited to buyers.

If you’re as excited as we are about what comes next then stay tuned! We’ll be announcing new features and tools in the coming weeks and months. Until then, we’re pleased to offer the Boatshed yacht brokerage advantages to buyers and sellers alike.

*Thinking of selling your boat? 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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76′ Classic Motoryacht – 36′ Nova Sunquest – 33′ Gemini Catamaran


76′ Classic Motoryacht – 36′ Nova Sunquest – 33′ Gemini Catamaran
ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

76 / Classic Motoryacht / 1932 / 2xdiesel / LaConner / Agent-Dave Carleson

36 / Nova Sunquest / 1996 / 1xdiesel / Everett / Agent-Gretchen Miles

33/ Gemini 105mc Catamaran / 2008 / 1xdiesel / At Our Docks! / Agent-Randy Hacker

When construction of the Classic Motoryacht (previously John Wayne’s yacht), Nova Sunquest and the Gemini Catamaran 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, videos and 360 Virtual Tours!

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 / 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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