Archive for the ‘Boatshed Seattle’ Category

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Bluewater Ingrid – Bayliner 3488 – CHB 34

May 27, 2016

ON-DECK-GraphicThree boats ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

38′ / Bluewater Ingrid / 1976 / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge Island / Agent-Dave Carleson

34′ / Bayliner 3488 / 2002 / 2xdiesel / Everett /Agent-Gretchen Miles

34′ / CHB 34 Tri-Cabin / 1xdiesel / Everett /Agent Gretchen Miles

When construction of the 38 foot Bluewater Ingrid, 34 foot Bayliner 3488 and 34 foot CHB 34 Tri-Cabin 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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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Gretchen Miles

May 3, 2016

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Like so many native Washingtonians, Gretchen Miles is a lover of the outdoors. Early on it was the mountains, not the water that had her attention. Climbing and hiking are passions of hers. However, while boating may have started out on the periphery of Gretchen’s life it didn’t stay there.

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A life-changing love of boating began when Gretchen and her husband Ron Miles chartered a Bayliner for their honeymoon. To new-to-cruising newlyweds the work was a little more than they bargained for.

“We sort of bit off a big chunk. I call it ignorance is bliss. We just did it. Didn’t even think about it. It wasn’t a working honeymoon like chartering a sailboat would have been, but it was still a working honeymoon.”

The trip turned out to be a labor of love and they really enjoyed the experience.

A few years later, Gretchen and Ron bought their first boat, a Bayliner 2858. A few years later, like so many boaters, they were ready for a larger boat and wanted a trawler. They purchased and loved their Mainship 390. A little while after that, they were enticed by the idea of life as liveaboards. Being raised in the country, Gretchen wanted a home that offered both friendly neighbors and privacy.

“We really didn’t have much of a community in my neighborhood. That’s what I was looking for. I was looking for that community.”

One day, they were on their dinghy circling around a boat they admired and were spotted by the boat’s owners, Scott and Lisa Helker (now owners of Waterline Boats). An awkward exchange turned into a years’ long friendship and the two couples helped each other as they looked for their respective liveaboard vessels.

Gretchen found her boat-buying experience to be positive and enjoyable, and she was inspired. She loved learning about different vessels. But she’d also heard so many horror stories that differed from the wonderful time she’d enjoyed. She thought she could use her knowledge and experience to help others by becoming a yacht broker.

For Gretchen, being a yacht broker is a chance to serve, to learn, and to ensure that sellers and buyers would have as good a time finding or selling their boat as she did.

“I love looking and learning about boats. I had a really good experience (especially with Scott and Lisa) looking for my boat… I want people to enjoy their experience, I want them to feel like somebody’s got their back both as a seller and as a buyer…I want them to know I’m really working on their behalf.”

Gretchen, Ron, and their Portuguese Water Dog Gracie now live aboard a DeFever 49. They found her in Alaska and had a six-week adventure bringing her home. Once merely on the periphery, boating is now a big and wonderful part of Gretchen’s life.

“We love to go out and anchor. One of our favorite islands is Sucia Island. We love Desolation Sound. Kayaking to an island, hiking the island, that’s our favorite way to relax.”

The dream is to take another trip to Alaska, a 3-month adventure. Until then she’s helping other boaters get a little closer to their boating dreams.

Would you like help in buying a boat, or do you have a boat to sell?
Contact Gretchen –
mobile – 425 231 0344
gretchen@waterlineboats.com
gretchen@boatshedseattle.com

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Steel 100′ Coastal Tug – Ta Chia CT 48 – Nordic Tug 32

April 1, 2016

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Three more boats ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

100′ / Steel Coastal Tug / 1944 / power / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge / Agent-Dave Carleson

48′ / Ta Chiao CT 48 Ketch / 1977 / sail / 1xdiesel / Astoria / Agent-Dave Carleson

32′ / Nordic Tug / 1986 / power / 1xdiesel / Port Townsend / Agent-Dave Carleson

When construction of the 100 foot Steel Coastal Tug, the Ta Chiao 48 Ketch and the Nordic Tugs 32 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 a video tour!

One of these vessels caught your eye? 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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Helmsman Trawlers 38 – Chris-Craft 33

February 16, 2016

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38′ / Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse / 2008 / power / 1xdiesel  / Maryland / Agent-Paul Burbach
33′ / Chris-Craft 33 Commander / 1986 / power / 2xgas  / Seattle / 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 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.

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Boatbid.com FEB 2016 Auction Now Live!

February 12, 2016

BoatBid-2016-Auction-LiveBidding has just begun for the FEB 2016 Boatbid! Boatbid.com is an online boat auction distinct from other online auctions. It is not a “distressed-vessel” or an eBay style auction where the winning bid is obligated to the purchase sight unseen. Instead the winning bidder (if the reserve price is met), is given the opportunity to submit a purchase and sale agreement. Purchase contracts, secure deposits and surveys are all part of the BoatBid process and our Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle agents will assist you through it all. Bidders names are confidential – if you are out bid you will receive email notification so you can place a higher bid.

The Feburary Auction has begun and runs through 16 Feb 7PM Pacific Time – It’s not too late to place your bid on: 1977 Californian 42 Trawler – 2009 Mainship 34 Sedan Trawler – 1998 Bayliner 3788 – 1986 Lien Hwa 42 Sundeck – 1981 Custom 68′ Stretched Bertram 58′ Yachtfisher – 1973 Meridian 48 Pilothouse – 1996 Reinke 15m Serious Bluewater Cruiser

Go to Boatbid.com or click the link below to let the fun begin!
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BoatBid is available exclusively through
Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage offices worldwide.

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Tollycraft 44 – Bayliner 4588 – Solaris Sunrise Sport 36

July 17, 2015

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ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

45′ / Bayliner 4588 / 1989 / power / 2xdiesel / Bremerton / Agent-Gary Buck

44′ / Tollycraft / 1990 / power / 2xdiesel / La Conner / Agent-Gretchen Miles

36′ / Solaris Sunrise Sport / 1993 / sail / 2xdiesel / Kenmore / Agent-Randy Hacker

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 this listing goes live to learn more or to make an appointment for your personal preview.

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Meet Gretchen!

November 30, 2014

Time-for-you-to-Meet---GretchenWaterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle welcomes Gretchen Miles aboard!

Gretchen is an avid boater and with her husband Ron lives aboard a DeFever 49 Trawler in the Everett Marina. Both are active in the Everett Yacht Club, participating with and organizing many cruises through the years. Look closely anytime you see them pulling into port and you will see Gretchen at the helm. She is an enthusiastic and “hands on” addition to the Waterline Boats crew and knows good customer service from her experience in owning and operating her own business. Whether you’re selling or buying Gretchen is ready to make the process effective and comfortable.

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