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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Bill Lynch

April 7, 2017


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.


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.

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206 282 0110 or
Ask her how we sell more boats faster!


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.

mobile – 360 333 1719


The same…only different…

July 8, 2014

2011-Camano-31-BlogThis 2011 Camano 31 Trawler has all of the many wonderful features that made the Canadian-built Camano 31 Trawlers such a popular line of pocket trawlers. But there are some differences too. The captivating red hull of course…and some other things that are less-obvious:

  • ~ mounted, adjustable & stow-able helm seat with stainless steel hardware, wide comfy  cushioned seat and backrest
    ~ full fiberglass cockpit cover
    ~ improved flybridge drainage
    ~ PYI mast system for radar, VHF, GPS, satellite radio and cell phone booster antennas
    ~ attractive interior with overhead wood battens, blinds, upgraded fabric and lighting
    ~ holding tank capacity that is more than doubled
    ~ Yanmar six-cylinder diesel

All this on the renowned, proven keelform hull making this very low hours 2011 Camano 31 Trawler not just a MUST SEE but a MUST HAVE!
Click the link to see 80 photos all her features and specifications and video tour. CAMANO 31 TRAWLER
Now you gotta give us a call to make an appointment and see for yourself . But be prepared to fall in love with this lovely Lady In Red – 206 282 0110


Not the Camano for you? Check out our other Camano Trawlers in our Waterline Boats inventory.

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