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Westerly Ocean 43


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43′ / Westerly Ocean 43 / 1998 / 1xdiesel /  Kingston  /  Agent-Gary Buck

When construction of this Westerly Ocean 43 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 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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Chad Norris Joins Waterline Boats Crew

Chad Norris has joined the Waterline Boats crew to lead Seller Relations and generally to serve as our operations focal point!

A boat and marine enthusiast since the age of 14, Chad grew to love boating on lakes during Indiana summers. Chad has a business degree from Indiana University, has a strong internet and computer background, and brings an analytical mind to the important objective of “getting results”. As with so many midwesterners before him, the lure of the Pacific Northwest and its watery delights proved irresistible. Chad now resides in Seattle and is seeking out opportunities to get on the water.

Chad’s role for Seller Relations is unique among yacht brokers, and he facilitates outstanding communications between the various elements of the Waterline operation and our valued sellers who trust us to effectively market and sell their boats. His success is reflected in our sellers’ satisfaction.

Considering selling your boat?
Contact chad@waterlineboats.com to gain access to Boatshed’s proprietary and advantageous brokerage system, with over 20,000 boats sold to date. Or visit us at our Lake Union offices and docks at 2400 Westlake Avenue N, Seattle.

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Bayliner 4050 Bodega – Roughwater 42 Pilothouse Trawler


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42′ / Roughwater 42 Pilothouse Trawler / 1988 / 2xdiesel / At Our Docks! / Agent-Dave Carleson

40′ / Bayliner 4050 Bodega / 1978 / 2xdiesel / Kingston / Agent-Gary Buck

When construction of this Bayliner 4050 Bodega and Roughwater 42 Pilothouse 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 listing 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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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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Stadel Gaff Topsail Schooner – Bayliner 3288


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38 / Stadel Gaff Topsail Schooner / 1978 / 1xdiesel / Everett / Agent-Gretchen Miles

32 / Bayliner 3288 / 1991 / 2xgas / Seattle – At Our Docks! / Agent-Roger Drill

When construction of the Stadel Gaff Topsail Schooner and the Bayliner 3288 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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The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers

The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers
The Washington Post published on March 17, 2017 an article titled “The Real Estate Industry has Something the Internet can’t offer: The Human Element”.

The relevance of the reporting for the boat sales business was immediately apparent.

The reporter, Todd C. Frankel, writes that “while the Internet has pummeled the middleman in many industries – decimating travel agents, stomping stock-trading fees, cracking open the heavily regulated taxi industry – the average commission paid to real estate agents has gone up slightly since 2005…”. In the eyes of homebuyers and sellers, brokers are still very much worth the price of commission.

According to Frankel’s research, Internet groups have, as predicted, moved in and attempted to take over the industry. Realtors feared and braced for a hard transition into automation and self-selling. However, people continue to rely on agents, real people, when buying and selling a home.

Many economists are stumped as to why real estate hasn’t been swallowed up by the Internet like so many other businesses. In 2006 Zillow launched with the intent of revolutionizing the way people buy homes. Redfin and a few other companies soon followed. These companies have not taken over and have not driven down commissions in total. Instead some have been forced to refocus on other aspects of home buying, including adopting more traditional home sale methods.

Steve Murray, president of consulting firm Real Trends and a source for The Washington Post article, says changes and advances are possible and possibly inevitable. However, it’ll be the agents themselves making the changes and advancing the industry.

The enduring value of real estate agents parallels another market; the used yacht sales business. Like realtors, boat brokers have withstood rising tides of automation and internet takeovers.

The yacht sales business follows real estate closely. They both suffered the same dip in the 2008 recession and since then they’ve ridden the same steady rise. A September 2016 market report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. predicts that global sales of luxury boats will continue upward in the coming years. In the U.S., market experts are seeing annual “small and steady gains”. Specifically in the Pacific Northwest sales are more consistently climbing. As the economy strengthens, more people are embracing boating. The yacht sales business seems like the perfect place for automation companies to set up camp. So why aren’t people ditching brokers for apps?

Like in real estate, internet companies promising international online exposure at smaller commissions have tried to move into the boat business. But boaters, like homeowners have built relationships with their brokers. And new boaters hoping for personal and experienced local guidance have been resistant to online models.

Why the resistance? Many buyers and sellers are happy to use the Internet for collecting information, reviews, market stats, and boat pictures and specs. And in fact we find that almost all buyers do some of their research on the internet before making a move toward a purchase. But personal expertise is still highly regarded and yacht brokers remain, unlike so many other dwindling professions, a valuable part of the total purchase process.

Those in the boat business have a few theories:

Boats are a Big Deal

Like with real estate, buying or selling a yacht is a big decision. Expensive or not, a boat is often a very personal thing, and people don’t make personal decisions lightly.  Support is needed and a broker can offer helpful expertise, a clear view of the big picture, a voice of reason, someone to bounce ideas, and someone to celebrate with. So far, the Internet hasn’t been able to recreate the support that so many buyers and sellers want.

Adrift in a Sea of Jargon

The purchase of a boat means negotiations, surveys, repairs, and so much paperwork. Many sellers are overwhelmed by the time and effort that goes into selling their boat, even after finding a buyer. Changing laws and regulations can blindside even the most experienced boaters. The devil is in the details and when it comes to boats there are a lot of details owners can’t afford to miss. People need to know they’re getting the best deal possible. A reliable broker who’s made boating his or her business guarantees that.

Age of Information

Today, people are used to having vast amounts of information at their fingertips. Buyers demand to know everything about what they’re buying before they buy. This is especially true for larger purchases like a house or a yacht. It’s not unreasonable for a serious buyer (or even a mildly interested looker) to demand a full history, photos, video, full specs, and a personal tour of a boat for sale. For a seller, the time and effort that goes into gathering and sharing all that information can feel crushing. This makes selling a boat a full-time job, and not many sellers want to or can afford the time to do all of this work.

Internet Makes a Better Broker

Rather than replacing yacht brokers, the Internet provides tools and information that has made brokers better at helping buyers and sellers. Brokers now have access to market reports and boat histories. Connecting and keeping buyers and sellers informed is easier and faster. Brokers can respond to more inquiries and display boats to remote buyers with 360 virtual tours. The incredible amount of information and new technologies may overwhelm a boater selling the boat on their own or a buyer going through an ocean of listings. But professional boat brokers know how to streamline information and use the newest available features to make boat sales easier.

It’s Supposed to be Fun

Owning and operating a boat is inherently complex, multilayered, and challenging – which is largely why it is interesting. A good broker will help to navigate the complexity of owning and enjoying a boat with knowledge from their own experiences.

Consumers consume online and life-changing purchases like your next home or yacht are no exception. For a seller, the Internet can increase exposure and cast a wider net of potential buyers. For buyers, the Internet provides access to more information and accessibility to boats formerly out of reach. However, like the real estate business, people still want a handshake and a professional, reliable expert. Local knowledge and experience are resources that can’t be duplicated. Technology will continue to evolve but when it comes to something as complex and personal as a boat, a good broker continues to be in high demand.

**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, 360 virtual tours & video. 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.

Phone: 206 282 0110
Brokers: Waterline Boats / Boatshed Brokers

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Mainship Pilot Express 34 –


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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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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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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Bill Lynch


Waterline Boats welcomes our newest broker Bill Lynch to the crew. Covering Lower Puget Sound for Waterline Boats / Boatshed Tacoma

Waterline Boats welcomes our newest broker Bill Lynch to the crew! We’re excited to have Bill representing the Lower Puget Sound, a great boating area that he knows well.


Waterline Boats welcomes our newest broker Bill Lynch to the crew. Covering Lower Puget Sound for Waterline Boats / Boatshed Tacoma

Born and raised in Olympia Bill has a proud family history there. His Grandfather and father were members of the Fire Department and Bill was in the fire sprinkler business for more than 30 years. When they weren’t working they were out on the water. When Bill was born his father owned a trawler and Bill’s earliest memories are cruising the sound with his family. Bill took his first boating course at 14 and a few years later, bought his first boat; a 17’ Olympic outboard.

A boat is always a good reason to bring friends and family together and Bill’s backyard happens to be a premier destination for boaters.

When he’s not cruising Johnson Point or crabbing on Anderson Island he’s getting to know his neighbors at Zittel’s Marina. For Bill, helping his friends and neighbors in Olympia list and sell their boats is an exciting opportunity. It’s a chance to get to know his community and a great excuse to talk boats.

Someday Bill hopes to own or charter a nice size yacht and take his family on a long cruise to the San Juan Islands. Until then he’s excited to help his fellow Olympians realize their boating dreams.

mobile – 360 791 0473
bill@waterlineboats.com
billlynch@boatshedtacoma.com

 *Thinking of selling your boat? Call or email US.
206 282 0110 or Waterline Boats
Ask us how we sell more boats faster!

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Bracewell 41 Shipping Soon!

Bracewell 41 Waterline Boats Seattle Camano 41
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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