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Robert Perry Custom Launch

28′ / Robert Perry Custom Launch / 2000 / power / 1xgas / Seattle – At Our Docks! / Agent-Dave Carleson

When construction of the Robert Perry designed Custom Launch 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 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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Symbol Pilothouse – Chris Craft Commander

ON-DECK-GraphicON DECK at Waterline Boats!

55′ / Symbol Pilothouse / 1994 / 2xdiesel / Seattle-At Our Docks! / Agent-Scott Helker

41′ / Chris Craft Commander / 1982 / 2xgas / Seattle / Agent-Dave Carleson

When construction of the Symbol Pilothouse and the Chris Craft Commander 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 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.

**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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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Randy Hacker

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Born in Indiana and raised in Texas, Randy Hacker got his love of boating from his family. Specifically his father, who loved to fish, and who often took Randy with him. While Randy doesn’t consider himself the most avid of fishermen, his memory of being on boats as a child influenced his decision to get into the boating business later in life. Randy bought his first boat, a 14’ runabout, at the age of 17.

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“When you’re at that age the first things you want are a boat and a car. We primarily water-skied and we did a little bit of over night camping, which was a lot of fun. That’s what got me into the brokerage business – the great memories that come from boating with the family.”

Before becoming a broker Randy had a long career in the consumer electronics industry. This career eventually brought him to Seattle. Randy loved Seattle because it was (and still is) a city that embraces and is embraced by boaters. After decades in the corporate world Randy was ready for a change.

“I just wanted to do something that was more fun and that gave me the ability to help people enjoy the boating experience — because this the BEST area to enjoy boating.”

Randy started his brokerage career in Seattle in 1999. He jumped right in, working with a company that builds large boats (65’-82’) and visiting their factory in Taiwan many times. Randy found that he enjoyed the boat business.

In 2011, the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association referred Randy to Scott and Lisa Helker of Waterline Boats. Randy admired their business values, how they treated their customers and employees, and what they were doing with the new Helmsman Trawlers line. He has worked for Waterline Boats ever since.

Currently Randy owns a small sailboat and enjoys whatever time he can spend on his boat.

“That’s probably one of the most therapeutic things you can do. Boats always love and reciprocate your attention. Some people like to fly planes, some people like to fish, some people like to hang around the bar. I like hanging around boats.”

If you’re thinking you could use a little boat therapy talk with Randy. You can contact him at:

mobile – (206) 713-5820
randy@waterlineboats.com
randy@boatshedseattle.com

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Colvin Pipestrelle – Hallberg Rassey – Barry Farrell Trawler

ON-DECK-GraphicA Colvin Pipestrelle, a Hallberg Rassey and a Barry Farrell Trawler ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

62′ / Colvin Pipestrelle / 1986 / sail / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge Island / Agent-Dave Carleson

42′ / Hallberg Rassey / 1982 / sail / 1xdiesel / Seattle – At Our Docks / Agent-Dave Carleson

38′ / Barry Farrell Trawler / 1974 / sail / 1xdiesel / Seattle – At Our Docks! / 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 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 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 and strive to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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Jumbo reduction…Super opportunity

JUMBO-SUPERUnusual circumstances force this JUMBO REDUCTION in price….offering you a SUPER OPPORTUNITY!

Looking for that sizable, realistic, and very affordable liveaboard? You just found it!

This beamy 54’ Aluminum Houseboat has a large living area, U-shaped galley with tall twin refrigerators/freezers, ample pantry storage and space for a sizable saloon/dining table. Beyond the galley to port is a house-sized bathroom and a washer/dryer unit. More storage is across, and a loft above sleeps four adults.

Through the passageway aft you enter the sizable master bedroom which is accommodated with a sliding glass door to the aft porch/deck and separate boarding access.

Topside is a spacious patio lounge that stretches fore to aft and is complete with a wet bar for serious entertaining. Plus a slide for when a quick dip in the water is desired!

All this with a JUMBO REDUCTION in price….making it unbelievably and amazingly low!
If you don’t want to miss this SUPER OPPORTUNITY….you must act fast! – The seller MUST SELL by April 1st

View PRICE – Full Specs – Photos – Video Tour >> 54’ Aluminum Pontoon Houseboat
Don’t wait! Call Gary NOW! 253.686.9828

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Making the Decision

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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Model Makeover….Has She Or Hasn’t She?

SHE HAS! And who of us hasn’t thought about getting a little work done?

The before and after photos show the uplifting results of the rejuvenating work done on this classic beauty CHB 34 model. She can proudly run with the younger trawler lovelies. But not only is she an ageless beauty, she is an amazing value! View her photo portfolio, video and learn all about her…click> 1978 CHB 34 Then give her agent Randy Hacker a call to meet her in person. 206 713 5820

She is located at the Waterline Boats Docks on Lake Union in Seattle.




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October means Octoberbest….

Ja! That’s right…it’s the best time this fall to shop and buy a boat! Whether you’re just getting into boating, upgrading or downsizing your vessel you’ll want to join in our celebration. Sellers want their boats sold before winter and it’s a great time to make a deal.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle has ninety listings around the Pacific Northwest. And our Seattle Lake Union docks, 2400 Westlake Avenue N, are a boat shopper’s destination! We have over twenty brokerage sailboats and powerboats in a variety of styles: trawler, motoryacht, cruiser, sportfisher, sedan, ketch, schooner, pilothouse, steel, fiberglass, aluminum, and more, ranging from 31 to 54 feet. And we have many more brokerage vessels nearby in Seattle for easy showing!

Come and join in our Octoberbest celebration. Pick out das perfekte Boot and enjoy a brew (fresh ground coffee that is!) with us. PROST.

Vessels At Our Seattle Docks>  Bracewell Pacesetter 540 2008,     Bracewell Pacesetter 540 2002,     Norseman 447 Custom Aluminum Cutter,     Hank Hinckley OC 42 Pilothouse,     Pacific Trawlers 40 Pilothouse,     Friendship 39 Sedan,  Alajuela 38,     Helmsman Trawlers® 37 Sedan,     Bayliner 3688,     Steel Schooner 36 Colvin-design,     Californian 35 Aft Cabin,     CHB 34 Trawler,     Sea Ray 340 Sundancer,     Bayliner 3485 Avanti,     Grady White 330 Express,     Four Winns 328 Vista,     Camano 31 Trawler 2005,     Camano 31 Trawler 2005,     Camano 31 Trawler 2002,     Camano 31 Trawler 1995.

View our complete inventory > Waterline Boats Inventory

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It’s the 37th Annual Wooden Boat Festival!

And the Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle 1986 Rosborough Privateer will be there!

Look for Halcyon Days moored adjacent to the well-known sailing vessel Adventuress and directly in front of the Northwest Maritime Center. Owners and hosts Jim and Linda Crabtree will be aboard providing tours and promoting the sale of the vessel that brought them so much joy and many memories. Jim & Linda have decided to retire from the boating lifestyle — but that means that their boat must sell. Stop by….get a tour….hear of their adventures…..make an offer…..they just may accept it!

The show runs September 6-8, 2013 click for festival details: Wooden Boat Festival

View 78 large format photos plus video of the 1986 Rosborough.

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