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Bracewell 54 – Former Pacesetter 540

The Bracewell 54 – formerly known and marketed as the Pacesetter 540 has experienced more than just a name change.

Previously built in Richmond, BC by the Bracewell Marine Group, the Bracewell 54 is one of many models now being built by the Bracewell Shanghai Yacht Company, Ltd. – a Chinese-Canadian business venture located in the new shipyard Shanghai region of China. Other Bracewell models include the Bracewell 41 Trawler, the new and redesigned Commander 34 (both currently under construction), and the Commander 26.

The updated Bracewell 54 is an extraordinary yacht built to the highest yacht standards, with the promise of quality and exceptional and proven performance. It is customizable to a two or three stateroom layout with comfort and luxury that is not just confined to the owners cabin, but through ought the entire interior.

Check out the progress photos of the first Bracewell 54 well under construction and due to launch late summer / early fall!

Bracewell 54 Specifications
LOA 54′
Beam 16′
Displacement 55,600 lbs
Fuel Tank 600 US gal
Water Tank 200 US gal
Holding Tank 100 US gal
Engine 2 x QSB6.7-550 Cummins
Drive Shaft & Prop
Cruising Speed 17 Knots
Max Speed 24 Knots

The Standard Equipment list is long!
Hard Top on Bridge, 1500 LB Davit, Onan Gen Set, Granite Countertops, Wood Floors in the Saloon and Galley, to name just a few. Go to our Waterline Boats website for the full Standard Equipment list, Layouts, Features, Specifications and Pricing.
Bracewell 54

Be sure to stay tuned to our Waterline Boats blog for photo updates and arrival information of the first Bracewell 54 to the US.


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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.


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.


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!


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.


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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Opening Day – the official start of Seattle’s Boating Season!

Opening-Day-2015It is a Seattle tradition to celebrate Opening Day the first Saturday in May… this Saturday, May 2nd 2015! This year’s theme is Myths & Monsters and it’s no myth that Opening Day in Seattle has become the nation’s monstrous regional celebration of the water and the joy of boating.

Whether you are taking in Opening Day festivities from the shoreline or by boat while tied to the infamous log boom there is much to see. Exciting rowing and paddling races of course. And a wide array of yachts decorated in the Myths & Monsters theme will parade through Montlake Cut. Many of those on the shore will be dreaming of the day they own boats of their own. And those on the log boom will experience the unique satisfaction of boat ownership.

It’s too late to buy a boat for this year’s Opening Day Festivities. Start your search now for 2016!
Click the image to find your 2016 Opening Day Yacht.

Learn more about Myths & Monsters Opening Day Events > 2015 Opening Day Information

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We’re all about the boats, ’bout the boats, no trailers…

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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We’re Movin’ Our Display to The Boats Afloat Show!

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 –

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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Pacesetter 540 – Recently Reduced!

Pacesetter-540-Reduced-TagsThe Bracewell Pacesetter 540 is a spacious, comfortable three stateroom yacht. It’s a design that exhibits an excellent use of space and provides more liveable volume than most 58 – 60 foot vessels. When operated in trawler-like fashion (10 knots) it performs extremely economically. But it can get up and go when needed — 21 knots or more.

An elegant, spacious, comfortable, economical yacht that’s bigger than its LOA implies…what more could you ask for? How about a price reduction!!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle has two Bracewell Pacesetter 540 models in inventory and both have been recently-reduced in price! There’s so much to brag about with the Canadian-built Pacesetter 540 that you really need to click on the links to see the complete specifications, large format photos and videos of each.

If after reviewing these links you wish to see these lovelies for yourself, give Scott a call to set up a viewing. 206 915 0276

2008 Bracewell Pacesetter 540
2002 Bracewell Pacesetter 540

2008 Pacesetter 540
2002 Pacesetter 540

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Waterline Boats – At The Seattle Boat Show!

We’re on the lake! Visit Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle at the Seattle Boat Show!
January 27 – February 5     2012

Waterline Boats is displaying a new Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse on the water. Step aboard to see the quality and design features of the Helmsman Trawlers line — you’ll understand why we are so excited about these boats!

You will also find us in the display tent at the Lake Union venue where we have a booth with display models of the entire Helmsman Trawlers line —we’ll be pleased to explain the features of all the models. We are also featuring all of our Boatshed Seattle brokerage listings (100 in all) in this display. Our booth will be staffed with experienced Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle agents eager to talk about boating and happy to assist you in finding the vessel that’s right for you.

View the map below to locate our venues.
We look forward to your visit.
For further information on the show, click here!

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Featured Boat – 1996 Camano 31!

The Camano 31 Trawler (Trolls and Gnomes) are well-regarded boats for many reasons.

  • Quality Canadian craftsmanship
  • Stable, efficient Keelform hull design
  • Stout, sturdy, capable construction
  • 360 degree visibility from helm
  • Easy-to-maintain inside and out
  • They usually survey very well due to design and construction
  • They hold their value well
  • the list goes on and on…..

This 1996 Camano 31 is unbelievably clean and shows as nearly new. Which is a tribute not only to the previous owners, but to the quality of construction of these popular Pacific Northwest Trawlers. This particular model has many system and interior upgrades which make an already desirable boat even more appealing!

View 68 photos and full specifications of this 1996 Camano 31 Trawler – CLICK HERE!

We have more of these practical, efficient and comfortable cruising Camano Trawlers! Just click on the links below.

1995 Camano 31 Troll
1999 Camano 31 Troll
2002 Camano 31 Troll
2003 Camano 31 Gnome
2005 Camano 31 Troll

Buying / Selling – New / Used – 31 / 41 – Blogs / Events
We are the “go to” guys for Camano Trawlers!

Call us! 206.282.0110

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Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle at the 2011 Boats Afloat Show!

We’re There! On the water at the Seattle Boats Afloat Show!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle will be displaying six boats at the show, 14-18 September 2011. Our line-up includes a Bracewell Pacesetter 540, two Bracewell 41’s, a Mariner 42 Classic Trawler, a recently-arrived 2012 37 Pilothouse Trawler and a beautiful pre-owned Eclipse 40 Sportfish Yacht.

Be sure to stop by our Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle location where we’ll present many more of our new and brokerage boats for sale.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For information about the Seattle Boats Afloat Show, click here!
View our website Waterline Boats

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