Archive for the ‘Boatshed Seattle’ Category


Waterline Boats Renews Boatshed License

November 21, 2016

wlb-crew-photoWaterline 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.

“Boatshed is a friendly, collaborative network of boat sales professionals, and a highly-sophisticated and innovative internet marketing platform” says Scott Helker, president of Waterline Boats. “It was easy for us to make the decision to continue our relationship. Boatshed’s systems are simply better for those who list their boat for sale with Waterline Boats, and better for our buyers. Which means more business for us! The Boatshed team is remarkably driven to lead the industry by putting innovative marketing and sales technology into the hands of all the brokers in its member offices. A recent example is 360 Virtual Tours on the Boatshed platform — another method for presenting boats that is helpful to buyers as they research their choices online”.

Pictured above is the Waterline Boats crew, with Neil Chapman (back row center), founder and Managing Director of Boatshed.


You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

October 31, 2016

youre-going-to-need-a-bigger-boatLooking 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.

This clever mooring buoy was spotted in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island.
Kudos to its owner for his or her “jaws” dropping wit!

Waterline Boats Brokerage – Powered by Boatshed

With offices from Seattle to Athens to Phuket. Boatshed presentations include full specifications in detail, up to 80 interior and exterior photos, video tours, & recently added 360 virtual tours. Our Waterline Boats Crew strives to make the entire buying process fun & enjoyable for both the buyer and the seller.


Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Roger Drill

October 29, 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.


“Racing’s a different world. It’s concentration. It’s decision making. A little bit of danger possibly.”

After many years working with his father, he continued to work and build his reputation as one of the premiere boat dealers of the Midwest. Roger then moved to Colorado to get involved in the mortgage banking business., and raced sailboats both in the lakes of Colorado and in races all over the country. After nine years in Colorado Roger knew that he needed to get back to big water. After spending some exploratory time in sailing around Washington he moved to Seattle.

Once he was in Washington Roger made the shift from selling to building boats – Nordic Tugs and later Pacific Trawlers. Later he moved into selling imported trawlers. Among his first customers for one of these boats were Scott and Lisa Helker who would themselves get involved in the boat sales and importing business as Waterline Boats, and now Roger works for them as a broker.

Today Roger sails an Ericson 29 and lives aboard a power cruiser. He’s planning trips to New Zealand, Thailand, and Croatia. For now, Roger’s happy with local destinations.

“I enjoy short sails into the islands around the area. Going to Poulsbo and crabbing. Just going out on Lake Union or Lake Washington and sailing. Being on board. Sometimes just sitting at the dock is good.”

A lifetime in the boat business in service, sales and construction make Roger tremendously knowledgeable. If you want to know the history of the boat business, the mechanics of a sound boat, or if you want to see a good sailboat race on a Tuesday evening, Roger’s the man to see. And if you’re looking to sell or buy a boat Roger can definitely help with that too.

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360 Virtual Tours

October 25, 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!

Take a look at this listing for a Camano 31, and click any of the 360 photo thumbnails.

By moving your cursor, clicking, and sliding the hand that appears you can look around and up and down for a full spherical view. The only way to get a better understanding will be to see the boat in person!

Boatshed sells more boats, faster because of the best technology. Our 360 Virtual Tours put us another step ahead of the others.

Want to list your boat for sale with Waterline Boats / Boatshed? Call us at 206-282-0110.


Waterline Boats at Bay Bridge TrawlerFest!

September 26, 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!

We are excited about the Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan participating in the 2016 Bay Bridge TrawlerFest. As well as enthused to present all the updates and enhancements to a well-known design. The original Camano was highly regarded for its outstanding hull, sea-keeping abilities and economy at a range of speeds. Helmsman Trawlers® has updated the exterior lines, thoughtfully redesigned the interior, and developed a true bantam trawler yacht at a remarkable price!

Some distinctive features include a beautiful and luxurious master suite with generous (and separate!) head and shower compartments, sizable galley with plentiful storage, large fridge/freezer, bountiful lighting and visibility, and gorgeous interior craftsmanship. This is truly a yacht-quality small trawler.

This 2015 Helmsman 31 Sedan has a custom interior. Thus, without the traditional built-in settee but instead with two small and comfy barrel chairs with a movable multi-function high/low dining/side table.
To preview this boat before the show click2015 Helmsman Trawlers® 31 Sedan

There’s so much more to see… At Bay Bridge TrawlerFest 2016

Agent Paul Burbach is equipped with information, brochures and handouts on all of our Helmsman Trawlers® models.
43 Pilothouse – 38 Pilothouse – 37 Sedan – 31 Sedan

TrawlerFest In Water Show Dates & Times
Sep 27 – Oct 1
THU – SAT 10am – 5pm

Bay Bridge Marina
357 Pier 1 Rd
Stevensville MD 21666

Can’t make it to TrawlerFest and want to see this bantam trawler? No problem! Just give our agent Paul a call. 240-508-8779

For more Helmsman Trawlers models and information> Helmsman Trawlers
For more information on TrawlerFest> 2016 TrawlerFest Bay Bridge


Hi Star Arden 42 Aft Cabin – 14′ Boston Whaler

September 8, 2016

ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

42′ /Hi Star Arden 42 Aft Cabin / 1987 / power / 1xdiesel / Seattle / Agent-Gary Buck

14′ / Boston Whaler / 1994 / power / 1xgas / Seattle / Agent-Gary Buck

When construction of the 1987 Hi Star Arden Aft Cabin and and the 1994 Boston Whaler listings are complete they will appear on our Waterline Boats Inventory page. You will find 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 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 and across all Boatshed offices world wide. With offices from Seattle to Athens to Phuket. We also advertise on,, 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.


Waterline Boats at Boats Afloat 2016!

September 6, 2016


Waterline Boats will have two NEW Helmsman Trawlers® on display at the South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show!

A NEW 2017 43 Pilothouse and a NEW 2016 31 Sedan. Information on other Helmsman Trawlers® models will also be available.
Check out the 43 – 38 – 37 – 31 before the show…at

Waterline Boats also represents Krogen Express Yachts and Bracewell Yachts.
We will have updates & information for the Krogen Express 52 – Bracewell 54 – Bracewell 41 Trawler – Bracewell Commander 34 at the show.
For more information on each of these builders and models, go to our site, click on New Yachts in the menu bar, or the builders icon on the sidebar.


Waterline Boats Brokerage – Powered by Boatshed – will have a 2006 Camano 41 Trawler in the show along with a presentation of our entire brokerage inventory.

Boatshed Seattle | Boatshed Tacoma | Boatshed Everett

Show details:
Boats Afloat Runs Sep 14 – 18

Show Hours:
Wed-Fri 11AM – 6PM
Sat-Sun 10AM – 6PM
Click for show information> Boats Afloat 2016

We can’t wait to see you there!