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This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.


Boat Nuts Wanted!

Boat Nuts Wanted!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Waterline Boats LLC is seeking local brokerage representatives (not necessarily "yacht brokers") around the South Sound -- Olympia, Gig Harbor, Tacoma and Seattle for example. Waterline Boats is the exclusive Washington licensee (under Boatshed Seattle, Boatshed Tacoma, and Boatshed Everett) for the Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage Group, and the Boatshed System provides a unique and innovative work structure that makes these positions possible. Waterline Boats is also a dealer for Helmsman Trawlers and Krogen Express Yachts.

California Cruising Couple Creatively Conceives Commodious Customizations

California Cruising Couple Creatively Conceives Commodious Customizations

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

John and Mary Torelli (and Sailor Blue) are pictured with their new Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse Trawler.

Symbol Pilothouse - Chris Craft Commander

Symbol Pilothouse - Chris Craft Commander

Monday, 19 December 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

PassageMaker on the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan!

PassageMaker on the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

PassageMaker Magazine sea-trialed the new Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan In September. The print article hit newsstands with the January/February 2017 issue, and internet coverage followed in an updated article posted on PassageMaker.com and distributed via Channels — the PassageMaker E-Newsletter!

Markos Cutter - Grand Banks Classic

Markos Cutter - Grand Banks Classic

Monday, 05 December 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

Helmsman Trawlers Building First 31 Sedan with John Deere Engine

Helmsman Trawlers Building First 31 Sedan with John Deere Engine

Friday, 25 November 2016

Waterline Boats received an order for a Helmsman Trawlers from a Canadian customer to build a 31 Sedan that will be the first to use a John Deere engine. This customer is an exceptionally knowledgeable boater, with many boats under his current and prior ownership, and prefers to operate at displacement speeds with a lower RPM engine. Consequently we’re installing a 4045TFM85 engine rated at 125 horsepower at 2500 rpm. This will provide reliable and long-lived propulsion with a top speed in the range of 9 knots and a cruising speed of 7 to 8 knots. The 31 Sedan, based upon the well-known and capable Camano 31 hull, is designed to operate well at higher semi-displacement speeds but its hull is very well-suited to displacement operation also. It has a substantial long keel with skeg-hung rudder, a low center of gravity, high freeboard, tough construction, and a slightly rounded transom to enhance tracking in following seas. This will be an interesting power combination and will appeal to others who want a compact, reliable yacht-quality trawler that is NOT a planing boat in disguise.

Waterline Boats Renews Boatshed License

Waterline Boats Renews Boatshed License

Monday, 21 November 2016

Waterline Boats joined the Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage group in 2008 and has renewed its license for five years. The Boatshed group is headquartered in England and is one of the largest yacht brokerages in the world, with 63 locations world-wide, 700,000 + registered customers, 21,000 boats sold, and over 260,000 website visitors monthly.

Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Randy Hacker

Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Randy Hacker

Sunday, 20 November 2016

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.

Spencer Pilothouse - Vantare Aft Cabin

Spencer Pilothouse - Vantare Aft Cabin

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

Seattle Lake Union Moorage Available

Seattle Lake Union Moorage Available

Thursday, 03 November 2016

Waterline Boats has been busy selling boats in its brokerage inventory and currently has fresh water moorage available at its Westlake Ave N docks — for a mutually-agreeable short term, or month-to-month. Up to 70’. Call Scott at 206-282-0110.

New to the Helmsman Trawlers Family!

New to the Helmsman Trawlers Family!

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Michael and Cindi Valliere are shown aboard their new 2016 Helmsman Trawlers® 38 Pilothouse. Their boating experience was gained years ago aboard a smaller boat, but they’ve quickly become adept at operating this pilothouse flybridge trawler. When not cruising the magnificent waters of the Pacific Northwest they will moor their new Helmsman -- SOUND VENTURE — in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island, WA.

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Looking for a bigger boat? Waterline Boats can help you with a great selection of pre-owned boats through its Boatshed brokerage services. Or new boats -- with Helmsman Trawlers, Krogen Express and Bracewell Yachts as its quality brands.

Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Roger Drill

Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Roger Drill

Sunday, 30 October 2016

For Roger Drill, the boat business is a life-long calling. His father got into the boating business in Duluth, Minnesota the year Roger was born. Small boats, row boats, and outboards were a daily part of his childhood as he grew up on Lake Superior. He bought his first boat at just 12 years old and by 14 he was hooked on racing sailboats. The passion for racing continued throughout his life.

Vantare Pilothouse

Vantare Pilothouse

Friday, 28 October 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

360 Virtual Tours

360 Virtual Tours

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Waterline Boats is pleased to announce another BIG advancement of the Boatshed System! With Boatshed we already offer the most appealing, informative and effective boat listing presentations. We know from experience that potential buyers want to understand a boat — "what is it like to be aboard, and how does the boat’s layout work for me?”. While our 80 standard photos and video earn enthusiastic praise from customers, technology now allows us to answer these questions even better — with 360 Virtual Tours!

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

We love it when we receive feedback from buyers or sellers as it helps us to ensure that we are offering the best service that we can, below are some of the reviews we have received recently.

First Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse - Delivered

First Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse - Delivered

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The first Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Pilothouse has been delivered to California!

Amel Maramu Ketch

Amel Maramu Ketch

Monday, 10 October 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

Waterline Boats at Bay Bridge TrawlerFest!

Waterline Boats at Bay Bridge TrawlerFest!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Waterline Boats will be participating in the 2016 Bay Bridge TrawlerFest sponsored by PassageMaker — with a like brand new 2015 Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan on display!

First New Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Unveiled & Offloaded

First New Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Unveiled & Offloaded

Friday, 23 September 2016

Ta da! The first new Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Pilothouse has been offloaded and unveiled in Long Beach CA and will soon be underway to its homeport in San Diego.