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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.

Why Listing with Boatshed is a Better Deal

Monday, 16 January 2017

With its international reach, cutting-edge technology and improved processes, Boatshed consistently sells boats faster and at greater value. Boat and yacht sellers often choose a broker based largely on the rate of commission. But a low commission rate can hide poor performance.

2017 Seattle Boat Show...South Lake Union...

Friday, 13 January 2017

Where Waterline Boats has SO MUCH YES!

Catalina 400 MK II

Thursday, 12 January 2017

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

Helmsman Trawlers in San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

They say if you're a boater, this is a once a year event that can't be missed. This year especially! Because Waterline Boats of Seattle is displaying a Helmsman Trawlers® 38E Pilothouse at the San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show.

Great Things Happening In 2017!

Thursday, 05 January 2017

The Bracewell 41 arriving to our Waterline Boats Docks this spring is one of those things!

Seattle BoatBid 3-7/03/17 - Entries Open

Wednesday, 04 January 2017

Seattle BoatBid is now open and the closing date for entries is 21/01/17. The catalogue of boats will then be compiled and released on 02/02/17 and the live auction will run from the 3-7/03/17.

Bayliner 3818

Tuesday, 03 January 2017

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

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

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

Monday, 19 December 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

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 and distributed via Channels — the PassageMaker E-Newsletter!

Markos Cutter - Grand Banks Classic

Monday, 05 December 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

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

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

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

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

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!

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!

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

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.