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TrawlerFest Moves To Bremerton – Helmsman Trawlers Will Be There!

April 26, 2017

TrawlerFest-Bremerton

Trawler lovers and Helmsman Trawlers fans are only a couple of weeks and a ferry ride away from this year’s TrawlerFest.

After ten years in Anacortes, the Pacific Northwest TrawlerFest boat show and rendezvous moves south this year. Bremerton Marina will be hosting the well-loved event May 16-20.

Trawlerfest is a celebration of cruisers with a focus on trawler-style yachts. In the Pacific Northwest, trawlers have a passionate following because of their comfort, easy handling, unique styles and passage making capabilities. This annual event is a chance for trawler lovers to participate in seminars and step aboard the newest cruisers.

PassageMaker, a magazine devoted to boating and organizers of the event, expect 1,500 attendees, 55-70 boats, and 40-50 vendor booths.  The move to Bremerton was motivated by the urging of brokers, vendors, and builders to bring the event closer to Seattle. This will hopefully add more convenience for attendees coming from Seattle and southern Washington.


This year we’re bringing a 2017 Helmsman Trawlers 43 Pilothouse to the boat show. We’re proud to have her as a representative model of our Helmsman Trawlers line. We’re excited to see some longtime friends and colleagues. This year we know the new location will be a chance to make new friends as well. Getting together with fellow boat lovers to talk about boats is the best part of what we do.

We look forward to seeing you at TrawlerFest Bremerton 2017.

All in all, it’s about trawlers and cruising the waters of the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the 2017 Pacific Northwest TrawlerFest click> Port of Bremerton And to learn more about the Helmsman Trawlers line click> Helmsman Trawlers

If you happen to be thinking about selling your trawler call (206-282-0110) or email AMBER  – ask her how we get more boats sold faster!

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Helmsman Trawlers in San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show!

January 11, 2017

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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.

The Helmsman Trawlers® 38E is revised from the popular 38 Pilothouse model with several modifications to the deck design.
extended cockpit cover – improved rain drip control – modified forward window line – even better engine noise control

Come and step aboard the Helmsman Trawlers 38E. Once you do you’ll realize what all the buzz is about. This Practically Sized / Prudently Efficient / Built to Last trawler has turned many heads and captured many hearts…so be prepared!

Waterline Boats, located on Lake Union in Seattle is the dealer for Helmsman Trawlers®. Other Helmsman models are the 43 Pilothouse, the 37 Sedan (one or two staterooms) and the 31 Sedan.
For more information on the Helmsman line click> Waterline Boats / Helmsman Trawlers® or Helmsman Trawlers®

Sunny California…Boat Show…Helmsman Trawlers… this is a no brainer! We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunroad Marina Boat Show Dates / Hours
January 26-29, 2017
Thursday 26 Jan & Friday 27 Jan
12pm – 6pm
Saturday 28 Jan & Sunday 29 Jan
10am – 6pm

For more Boat Show information click> San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show

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Making the Decision

April 8, 2014

Fred-&-Stephanie-BlogIt’s always interesting to peek into the decision-making process behind a boat purchase. Different buyers have different criteria, which explains the wide variety of boats for sale. Seldom have we seen a selection made with such thought and deliberate care as that made by Fred and Stephanie Kaufhold. Fred retired as an officer in the US Navy, and then his time on the water began in earnest. Fred and Stephanie purchased a world-cruising sailboat in England and then sailed and lived aboard for 25 years, finally arriving in the Pacific Northwest. Enroute they’ve worked as delivery captain and crew for countless yachts of all types up and down the US east coast. So it can fairly be said that they know their way around boats.

In thinking about their desire to continue boating as they age Fred and Stephanie defined their ideal “Geriatric Trawler”. It would be:

  • 34-38 foot sedan or pilothouse trawler because they wanted to downsize from their large sailboat and because they wanted big windows and a relatively shallow draft
  • Less than 10 years old for less major maintenance and to have more recent electronics
  • If a pilothouse (with its primary advantage of access doors port and starboard) then full walk-around decks and all around visibility from the pilothouse were important
  • If a sedan (with its primary advantage of full walk-around decks, high bulwarks and covered side decks) then easy access from the dock would be important
  • If there were a flybridge (optional) it would have to be accessed safely — no vertical ladder. And it would not have a full enclosure to reduce windage and maintenance
  • Single stateroom to provide more room in a smaller boat
  • No exterior brightwork for less maintenance
  • Ample swim step for easy access and dinghy deployment
  • Single engine propulsion (with bow thruster for maneuverability) to provide a protective keep and skeg mounted rudder and to provide ample room in the engineroom for all-around engine access
  • Ample handholds on deck and in the cabin for safety
  • Economical cruising speed of 8 knots, but with a top speed of 15 knots.

A long list of “musts” and “wants”. They found only four models that could respond to these criteria and settled on a Helmsman Trawlers 37 Sedan in its single stateroom version. But — alas and with some despair — no used models were available on the west coast. So Waterline Boats helped them purchase one in Annapolis and they shipped it to Seattle!

Needless to say Fred and Stephanie are excited about their new boat after planning and searching for so long, and they look forward to many happy years of cruising ahead. Having searched with such well-defined criteria this pre-owned Helmsman Trawlers® fits them perfectly!

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Trawlers at the 2012 Seattle Boats Afloat Show!

September 6, 2012

Waterline Boats at 2012 Boats Afloat
It’s that time of year again! No, not back to school……time for the Lake Union-Seattle Boats Afloat Show!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle will be displaying four trawlers at the show: a 2013 Helmsman Trawlers 38 Pilothouse, a 2012 Helmsman Trawlers 37 Sedan, a 2010 Ranger Tugs R-29 and a 1995 Camano 31 Trawler. Come to the show and step aboard!

Don’t miss our Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle display of many more new and brokerage boats for sale.

Boats Afloat runs September 12-16. For more information click- 2012 Boats Afloat
View the Helmsman Trawlers website.

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