Posts Tagged ‘Boating’

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Waterline Boats Broker Spotlight | Amanda Klett

July 27, 2017

WLB-Broker-Spotlight-AKWaterline Boats welcomes our newest broker Amand Klett to the crew!

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Amanda has joined Waterline Boats to create opportunities for boat lovers in Everett and north. She was born in Arlington, Washington and grew up boating with her family.

Amanda values kindness, boating knowledge, and her friendships with boat owners. She is the Head Chairwoman of WOW, Women on the Water, an entity of Everett Yacht Club. Amanda manages a blog devoted to cruising in the PNW, sharing tips, photos and ideas for other boaters.

An avid angler, Amanda, was exposed to fishing through her grandfather and father. Her grandfather was a commercial fishing captain in Southeast Alaska, and she found herself fishing with her father on many occasions.

She is a proud mother of two, and stays busy boating and fishing year round. Catch Amanda and her family anchoring out in the San Juan Islands and kayaking in beautiful waters.

Joining Waterline is a joy for Amanda as she claims, “I’m impressed by Waterline’s global reach, with it’s advantageous Boatshed system and multiple offices around the country.” She joined Waterline through an introduction from Gretchen, her fellow Waterline Boats broker in Everett. Gretchen and Amanda work together to deliver an honest, kind, approach backed by their knowledge of the yacht market in Everett, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest.

We know Amanda as an outgoing woman with a knowledge and passion for boating. She is a personal trainer with a certification in sports management, giving her experiences adapting to a variety of personalities and needs of her clients.She is approachable and easy to talk to whenever you are ready to list or view yachts in Everett and north give Amanda a call!

mobile -425 239 6385
amanda@waterlineboats.com
amandaklett@boatshedeverett.com

 *Thinking of selling your boat? Call or email us.
206 282 0110 or Waterline Boats
Ask us how we sell more boats faster!

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Waterline Boats ~broker spotlight | Bill Lynch

April 7, 2017

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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.

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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.

mobile – 360 791 0473
bill@waterlineboats.com
billlynch@boatshedtacoma.com

 *Thinking of selling your boat? Call or email AMBER.
206 282 0110 or amber@waterlineboats.com
Ask her how we sell more boats faster!

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New to the Helmsman Trawlers Family!

November 1, 2016

38-michael-cindi-photoMichael 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.

Welcome Aboard Michael and Cindi!

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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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HUGE PRICE Reduction…..

March 12, 2015

HUGE-price-reductionon our 1984 Sundowner 36 Tug!

This single diesel 135hp trawler is a terrific design for the Pacific Northwest. She’s moored under cover and equipped with all the necessities for many safe, comfortable and happy miles of cruising — she’s turn-key. Even more tantalizing, she’s just had a HUGE PRICE Reduction.
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Click to take a look at more than 80 photos, video and full specs.
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Take action before it’s too late!
Call Chris to make an appointment for your personal boarding. 575-224-2282

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Nice Catch!

July 2, 2012


Alaska residents Eric and Katie purchased their 1984 47’ CHB Tri-Cabin Trawler from Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle last year. After outfitting their “new” boat at our Seattle, Lake Union docks Eric and Katie cruised KRAKEN north to Alaska and then crossed the Gulf of Alaska to Valdez where she is now homeported. Waterline Boats recently received this report from Eric.

          Hi Scott…As you can see, it’s a slow spring up here with all the snow we
had. But KRAKEN survived winter in good shape and Katie and I had a good
season opener over Memorial Day weekend. Hard to believe a year ago we were
crossing The Gulf. Hope all’s well at Waterline and that you all have a
great summer. One more picture will show a good start to the fishing season.
Cheers, Eric
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