Posts Tagged ‘Sailboats’

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Duck Dodge Celebrates Seattle Summers, Boaters, and Ducks!

June 7, 2017

Duck Dodge
A true sign of summer in Seattle – Duck Dodge is a frenzy of a sailboat race.

While others rely on groundhogs to tell when winter mercifully ends, Seattle boaters know that summer is finally here when a sailboat apologizes to a duck. Every Tuesday Seattle sailers decorate their sailboats and dress in costumes according to a weekly theme. Racers head to Lake Union to compete for a coveted duck-shaped decal. The goal: bragging rights and a lot of fun.

Duck Dodge
Duck Dodge is as much a party as it is a race. It’s an annual Seattle tradition with more than four decades of history. The rules for the racers are simple: “Never make a duck change its course” and “No hitting each other”.

The Race Committee, all passionate volunteers, organize the event. They run 4 starts for “Fast Boats”, “Half-fast Boats”, “Slow Cruising Boats”, and “Dinghy (small) Boats”. The racers zigzag around marks on Lake Union vying for Gold, Silver, or Bronze Duck award decals. Those who win affix the trophy decals on their sailboat mast or boom for some serious sea cred. The race is a spectacle that’s a blast to both see and be a part of.

Following the race, boats gather and tie up alongside each other to enjoy the company, greet newcomers, and relax under summer evening sunshine.

More than anything else, Duck Dodge is a fun, welcoming, and close-knit community of local boat nuts. Every week they leave their stress at the docks and celebrate beautiful Seattle summer evenings with friends and fellow boaters.

Duck Dodge runs May through September, with a Tuesday always just around the corner… So, get in your boat, out on Lake Union and remember to respect the ducks!

Don’t have a boat? Waterline Boats can help with that.
Call to set up an appointment with one of our specialist brokers. 206 282 0110
Or send us an email boats@waterlineboats.com

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76′ Classic Motoryacht – 36′ Nova Sunquest – 33′ Gemini Catamaran

April 17, 2017

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ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

76 / Classic Motoryacht / 1932 / 2xdiesel / LaConner / Agent-Dave Carleson

36 / Nova Sunquest / 1996 / 1xdiesel / Everett / Agent-Gretchen Miles

33/ Gemini 105mc Catamaran / 2008 / 1xdiesel / At Our Docks! / Agent-Randy Hacker

When construction of the Classic Motoryacht, Nova Sunquest and the Gemini Catamaran 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, videos and 360 Virtual Tours!

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 build an 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. Our crew strives to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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Markos Cutter – Grand Banks Classic

December 5, 2016

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ON DECK at Waterline Boats!

39′ / Markos Cutter / 1981 / 1xdiesel / Bainbridge Island / Agent-Dave Carleson

36′ / Grand Banks Classic / 1973 / 2xdiesel / Bellingham / Agent-Gretchen Miles

When construction of the Markos Cutter and the Grand Banks Classic 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.

**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 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. Our crew strives to make the process enjoyable and easy for buyers and sellers.

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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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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD RACE DEPARTS SEATTLE THURSDAY 28 APRIL

April 27, 2016

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The 10th edition of the Clipper Round the World Race, with twelve 70’ one-design monohull sailboats competing, is departing for leg 7 from Seattle to New York on Thursday 28 April. Waterline Boats encourages all Seattle-area boaters to be afloat to cheer the fleet on Elliott Bay during the Parade of Sail from 1500 to 1700.

Here’s a link to information about the race, the boats and crews, and their visit to Seattle: https://clipperroundtheworld.com/race/port/west-coast-usa-2015-16

The boats called on Seattle for about a week after a non-stop Pacific crossing from Qingdao, China. The winning boat completed the crossing in 25 days. The next leg, to New York City via the Panama Canal will have the crews at sea for over 50 days.

Scott Helker of Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle enjoyed a visit and a brief sail aboard the boat PSP LOGISTICS and came away thoroughly impressed by the determination, sense of adventure and hardiness of the crew. This race is truly a skills and endurance test and is everything but a yachty round-the-world cruise. Accommodations are spartan, the work is hard, and the conditions can be exceptionally challenging. Skipper Max Stunell leads a cheerful and dedicated team who are to be thanked — their kindness and patience in hosting Scott and many other Seattle gawkers and dreamers after barely a moment’s rest following a difficult crossing of the Pacific was greatly appreciated.

Crew members join the race for single or for multiple legs as their time and money allow, and undergo intensive training prior to boarding their boats. Featured in these photos is Sue Ball, from the UK, crewing aboard PSP LOGISTICS for the entire circumnavigation.

GOOD LUCK and SAFE VOYAGE to the boats and their crews as they continue racing toward completion of their circumnavigation with a return to London in July.

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Every Day Is A Boat Show At Waterline Boats!

April 14, 2013

Every-Day-Boat-ShowThe NEW Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle docks accommodate more boats and provide greater visibility and access making it feel like a boat show everyday!

power boats | sail boats | trawlers | yachts

We have thirteen pre-owned and two new vessels at our docks. Many are reduced in price – all are ready to be viewed! To preview our present  “Boat Show” line-up click on the photos below. If the specs, photos, and videos spark your interest come on down to our 2400 Westlake Avenue North Offices and Marina and see that intriguing vessel for yourself. Admission is free!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle Office “Boat Show” hours-
Monday – Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Or by Appointment
206 282 0110

2000 Pacific Trawlers 40 Pilothouse

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Seattle Boat Show – We’re On The Lake!

January 13, 2013

Seattle Boat Show 2013
You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!

Waterline Boats has two Helmsman Trawlers afloat – the 38 Pilothouse and the Two Stateroom 37 Sedan. Step aboard and see two great examples of our practically sized, efficient, built-to-last Helmsman Trawlers.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle can also be found in the display tent on the dock at South Lake Union. We’ll have Helmsman Trawlers & Bracewell Yachts models and information on display. AND a Boatshed Seattle display including all of our brokerage listings.

It’s More Than a Boat Thing….
Our booth will be staffed with experienced, enthusiastic agents happy to talk boats!
We are prepared to help you with your boat search – and can find the vessel that’s right for you. Or let us explain the benefits of listing your boat with Boatshed – the progressive, professional, and proactive yacht marketing system.

South Lake Union:
WEEKDAYS:
11AM – 5PM
WEEKENDS: 10AM – 5PM (4PM on Sunday 3 February)

Click for further information on the show: Seattle Boat Show