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Bay Bridge Boat Show - Featured Boats On Display

You're invited to join Seattle Yachts Of Annapolis at the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 15th through the 18th. Our team will...

Letting Go But Still In Control

There was a recent maritime event that serves as an excellent reminder of the fundamental problems with letting technology...

Going World Cruising? Not So Fast.

Let me say at the outset that today most American cruisers do not actively plan a circumnavigation of the world. Despite...

The Dawn Of The Paperless Helm

It was inevitable. In fact, I am surprised it took this long. It is 2021, after all, and while we’re not buzzing around...

Millennials Chase The Boating Experience

Everyone I know found new avenues of entertainment this past year as we spent time on our laptops and computers watching...

Nimbus Boats Featured At Palm Beach Boat Show

Seattle Yachts of Florida is the Nimbus Boats dealer in the Florida market and will be attending the Palm Beach International...

Spring Commissioning Your Nordic Tug For A Trouble-Free Cruising Season

The following are general guidelines to assist you in getting your Nordic Tug ready for another season of cruising in the...

Maintaining Your Dock Lines

During the off season, it is a good time to really inspect your dock lines. We use them regularly throughout the season,...

Improving The User Experience

I have been looking at RVs this past year, which is the other booming business besides boating right now. They are bothhaving...

A Paradigm Shift in Cruising

When I began sailing, the common belief was that seawater and electricity don’t mix. Every experienced sailor whowrote...

Learning To Handle A New Boat

You bought the boat and are excited to go cruising. Your broker helped closed the deal and managed the process through survey...

The Evolution of the Trawler Yacht

Here I sit in the new Annapolis office of Seattle Yachts, as it quickly comes together, with new carpet, paint, furniture,...

Best Cruising Yachts At The Seattle Boat Show

You may think you've seen everything a virtual boat show has to offer, but the Seattle Boat Show Connected is going to break...

I Am Going Cruising. Should I Carry A Gun?

As a follow up to my last article about security while cruising, I want to address the question that started this conversation....

A Matter Of Staying Safe While Boating

This is a subject that comes up with every new group of cruisers. How do I stay safe when we go cruising? And the inevitable...

How Important Is Quality When Buying A New Boat?

I am thinking about a new boat. As life changes, so does the mission statement. I have been lucky enough to go cruisingin...

Boat Tools: Part 4

In this last piece of my four-part tool series, I want to share what I have in my bag dedicated to all things electric.These...

Boat Tools: Part 3

To start with Part 1 of our Boat Tools series, please visit: https://www.seattleyachts.com/news/boat-tools-how-do-you-keep-yours ...

Boat Tools: Part 2

To read Part 1 of our Boat Tools series, please visit: https://www.seattleyachts.com/news/boat-tools-how-do-you-keep-yours...

Boat Tools: How Do You Keep Yours?

About this time every year, I go through a ritual of sorting through my tool bags to organize, remove, or replace tools,...

Consider Buddy Boating

There is continued interest in recreational boating in this country, during these times as a way for people to expand their...

Tips For Cruising South Or Preparing For The Great Loop

Since they cancelled the Annapolis boat shows, the fall migration has spread out, with cruisers putting together travelitineraries...

Keeping The Leaks Out

I recently wrote an article that documents Northern Marine’s approach to securing the deck to the hull of its new57-foot...

Nimbus, Hampton Endurance, & Regency Featured At FLIBS 2020

Join Seattle Yachts of Florida for an impressive selection of new day boats, overnighters, and cruising yachts at the 2020...

Getting the Most from a Virtual Boat Show

Traditional boat shows will not occur at most locations this year. It is unfortunate but clearly the best way to keep mass...

Are You Going South on the ICW in 2020?

With most boat shows cancelled, except for the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, there are safety concerns...

A Fall Like No Other

We had a lovely Labor Day weekend in Annapolis. The weather was marvelous, the temperatures finally cooled, and watching...

Boat Show Style Open Houses Coming To Seattle And Anacortes

Come enjoy a safe boat show experience with the Seattle Yachts Broker Open House in conjunction with the Boats Afloat Open...

The Changing Landscape Is Growing Boating

Speak to any yacht broker today, and you will hear a familiar story. Boats are selling big time, and everyone complainsabout...

Announcing Seattle Yachts Transport

As Seattle Yachts International continues to expand locations and the cruising brands it represents, it was only a matter...

Get Your Nordic Tugs Here!

It is exciting to hear that Seattle Yachts International now represents Nordic Tugs, which builds a popular fleet of tug...

Taking On The Great Loop

Seattle Yachts is a new sponsor of the American Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA), an organization that supports those...

A Boater's Three-To-Five Year Plan

It is a common life theme. The kids are grown, parents no longer require care, and the house is too big and full of a lifetime...

The Great Loop

I have read many stories and blogs, and watched videos over the years from people who did the Great Loop, the connectedwaterways...

The Best Days Of Boat Ownership

Marine industry veteran Phil Friedman recently wrote about his distaste for that saying about the two best days of boatownership...

Spare Parts For Today's Cruising Boat Owners

We wrote many articles on this subject over the last 25 years, but when I look back at them, I realize many things havechanged…...

The Vital Yacht Broker

While it may be true that one can purchase a car or truck online, or search for the ideal home, finding the right cruising...

Anacortes Boat And Yacht Show Live

The 2020 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show will go on virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Eventhough...

Building Northern Marine Yachts 5706

Early in the new year, we announced the exciting news that Seattle Yachts International acquired Northern Marine, the high-end...

What Makes A Boat Beautiful?

While I like to look at boats, they do not all tug at my heart. Among a fleet of cruising boats, there may be one that stands...

Preventative Boat Maintenance - Part 2

Before we jump into this, I want to pass on a suggestion from my last article (Preventative Boat Maintenance Part 1) about...

Preventative Boat Maintenance - Part 1

Some onboard equipment is all but invisible when we list what service to do during our annual maintenance. Surprisingly,...

Seattle Yachts Washington Offices Are Open As Of May 11th

We are happy to announce that the Seattle Yachts Washington offices - Seattle and Anacortes - will be open for businessas...

A Case For Buying A New Boat When It's Time To Go

I really enjoy my virtual check ins with friends, as we used to meet at the yacht club. Thankfully, my world is coming back...

Isolation Is Making Us Better Cruisers

I am now in my 8th week of self-isolation and quarantine, and rather than climbing the walls at home, we have settled into...

Clearing Up The Confusion Of Prop Nuts

A boatyard walkabout prior to the lockdown reminded me that some things always seem to be done wrong. I see it every spring,...

Reinvention During The Big Pause

The COVID-19 pandemic carried sickness and hardship to the world on an unprecedented scale, and our way of life has come...

Lockdown In Paradise

By now, most of the world is closed for the duration of this pandemic. As restrictions tighten, the general guidelines are...

Seattle Yachts Message About COVID-19 Guidelines

Seattle Yachts has always been committed to delivering the best experience possible to our customers, no matter how difficult...

Seattle Yachts International Acquires Tartan Yachts And Legacy Yachts

Breaking News: Seattle Yachts International Acquires 60-Year-Old Ohio Boat Manufacturer! Fairport Harbor, Ohio - PeterWhiting,...

Weathering The Storm

We live in unprecedented times, which has all but changed our way of life for now. In only a matter of weeks the world had...

A Healthy Distraction and Get Your Boat Ready For Spring

Hopefully, you are hunkered down in support of our national agenda to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases across thecountry....

What Is The Best Cruising Boat For You?

There are many reasons people decide to go cruising. It is a wonderful lifestyle for those who like to travel, meet like-minded...

What Kind Of Cruiser Are You?

According to the dictionary, cruising is the lifestyle of living on a boat while traveling from place to place. Beyond that...

Notes About Cruising The South Pacific

I enjoyed researching the recent articles on provisioning for extended cruising. It brought me up to date with the realities...

TrawlerFest 2020 In Stuart, Florida

Join the team from Seattle Yachts Florida at the 2020 TrawlerFest Boat Show in Stuart, Florida at the Hutchinson Island...

Cruising Boats Featured At The Palm Beach Boat Show

**Update, March 12th, 2020: The Palm Beach International Boat Show has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Here is Seattle...

The Wish List. A Couple Reveal Their Requirements For Buying A Yacht.

I’ve conducted many seminars about finding the right boat, or perhaps more accurately, figuring out what one really...

Provisioning Your Yacht For Extended Cruising - Alaskan Edition

Being on a self-sufficient cruise, sail or power, takes on different dimensions depending on the cruising ground. As I just...

Cruising Yachts Featured At Miami Yacht Show

Join Seattle Yachts at the upcoming Miami Yacht Show and tour two of the very best cruising vessels in the entire industry....

Nimbus Boats & American Tug Featured At Miami Boat Show (Stadium)

Join Seattle Yachts at the Miami International Boat Show from February 13th through the 17th at the Miami Marine Stadium....

Provisioning Your Yacht For Extended Cruising - Bahamas & Caribbean Edition

One of the most important activities getting your boat ready to spend a winter in the Islands is provisioning. Unlike cruising...

Seattle Yachts Featured At The San Diego Sunroad Boat Show

Join the Seattle Yachts San Diego team at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show from January 23rd through the 26th at the Sunroad...

Seattle Boat Show 2020 On South Lake Union

Join the Seattle Yachts team at the Seattle Boat Show on South Lake Union (not to be confused with the location at Centurylink...

Its Correct Name is A Cutless Bearing

I wrote about this some years ago, so it is not a completely new subject. However, I continue to see people and marine companies...

Nimbus Boats Featured At The Portland Boat Show

Join the Seattle Yachts Florida team at the Portland Boat Show from January 8th through the 12th right at the Portland Expo...

Nimbus Boats Featured At The Stuart Boat Show

Join the Seattle Yachts Florida team at the Stuart Boat Show from January 10th through the 12th right on NW Dixie Highway....

You Can't Always Rely on Published Performance and Range Numbers

If you are considering buying a new cruising yacht (or one that’s new to you), you’ll likely soon be comparing...

A Trawlerman’s New Year’s Resolution

Can We PLEASE Stop Debating Single vs Twin Engines!?! Over the past 25 years one of the most basic questions from would-be...

The Case For The Semi-Displacement Hull Shape

I look back on many years of exploring the proper yacht, and the ideal passagemaker for cruising under power. Are you planning...

Mary's Promise IV - Horizon 92 - Sold By Seattle Yachts

Congratulations to the new owners, the sellers, Seattle Yachts broker Martin Snyder, and the team at NW Yacht Support on...

Busting the Myth That Heavier Displacement Sailing Hulls Face More Frictional Resistance

It is a claim that sets my teeth to grinding. “Heavy displacement sailing yachts are slower than light displacement...

Bill Parlatore, Founder Of Passagemaker, Joins Seattle Yachts As Marketing Consultant

Seattle Yachts welcomes Bill Parlatore to the Seattle Yachts Marketing Team! Bill is the original founder of Passagemaker...

Northern Marine Is Back

If you want an Expedition Trawler, you need to take a look!   I was particularly excited to learn that Northern Marine,...

Specialized Marketing To Get Your Yacht Sold

It has been a whirlwind of growth for Seattle Yachts over the last 24 months. Significant investments have been made opening...

The Nimbus T9 Receives Nomination For 2020 Motor Boat Awards.

Congratulations to the team at Nimbus Boats for their nomination of the T9 at the 2020 Motor Boat Awards. The Tender 9 (T9)...

Northern Marine Sees Bright Future Ahead

Although not a large shipyard by world standards, Northern Marine has nevertheless been a major player on the custom yachtbuilding...

Seattle Yachts Wins 2019 Nimbus Boats Dealer Of The Year

It was this time last year that Seattle Yachts Managing Partner Peter Whiting flew to Karingon Island, Sweden for the 2018...

Can't Miss Yachts At The 2019 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The Seattle Yachts Florida team will have an impressive line-up of day boats, overnighters, and cruising yachts from 30to...

Seattle Yachts Acquires Northern Marine

Breaking news from Seattle Yachts! Below is a press release just sent out today. Seattle, WA (September 12th, 2019): Seattle...

There Is Still Time To Join The Hampton Owner's Rendezvous

***REGISTRATION FOR THE HAMPTON-ENDURANCE YACHTS OWNER'S RENDEZVOUS IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SIGNED UP!...

New Build Progress On Alaskan Yachts and Northwest Yachts

In addition to our brokerage and new-yacht dealer activities, Seattle Yachts continues to be actively involved in developing...

The Boats Afloat Show On South Lake Union With Seattle Yachts

With over 225 boats and yachts for sale on the shores of South Lake Union, the Boats Afloat Show is one of the premier boating...

Hampton Yacht Group Appoints Seattle Yachts As East Coast Dealer

Seattle Yachts, a new boat dealer and yacht brokerage firm with offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and...

Single- Versus Twin-Screw Propulsion

Even for long-distance cruising, twin-engine propulsion packages often make more sense than single-screw installations......

Taking Possession Of Your Yacht In The Philippines Can Save Hundreds Of Thousands

How would you like to save $200,000 to $400,000 on your new Alaskan Yacht, Northwest Yacht, or Regency Pilothouse Motor...

Adding Kevlar to an FRP Laminate Is Not Always the Best Choice

Seattle Yachts New-Build Manager, Phil Friedman, continues to bust marine industry myths... Popular marine industry myth...

American Tug Boats Are Now For Sale With Seattle Yachts

June 13th, 2019 Press Release: Seattle Yachts Becomes The Exclusive Dealer For American Tug Boats In the Southeastern U.S....

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show - Featured Listings

The Anacortes Boat and Yacht Show is coming to Cap Sante Marina for its second year and will feature over 300 new boats...

The Tartan Yachts 395 Cruising Sailboat Is A Bold Reminder Of The Builder's Greatness

In its nearly 60 years of building world-class sailboats, Tartan Yachts has earned a reputation for constructing the best...

The Nimbus C-9 Featured At The Pacific Sail And Power Boat Show

Seattle Yachts will be in attendance at the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show from Thursday, April 4th through the 7th at...

New Yacht Design And Build Made Easy With The Seattle Yachts Team

When Seattle Northwest Yachts LLC made the decision to build two lines of new yachts, managing partner Peter Whiting knew...

Elan Yachts Announces New Impression 45.1

Update on 4/20/2019: Elan has just released new photos of the Impression 45.1!    Elan Yachts embody the sailing...

Featured New Models At The Palm Beach Boat Show

The Seattle Yachts South Florida team will be at the upcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 28th through the...

Legacy Yachts Names Seattle Yachts Exclusive Dealer

Palm Beach, FL (February 20th, 2019): Seattle Yachts, a premium new boat dealer and yacht brokerage firm with offices in...

The Regency P65 Arrives At Port, Headed To Miami Yacht Show

Delicately secured on board her cargo ship, the Regency P65 headed from the New Ocean Yacht's shipyard in Taiwan with...

The Seattle Boats Afloat Show On South Lake Union

Coming to South Lake Union is the annual Seattle Boats Afloat Show, January 25th through February 2nd. The Seattle Yachts...

Not Just Any Yacht Survey Will Do

Understanding the difference between various kinds of yacht surveys will help you avoid a variety of headaches... When...

What Makes Legacy Yachts Different From Other Downeast Boats?

Legacy Yachts may look like your classic downeast-style boat with its signature bow flare and protected pilothouse,...

Nimbus Boats Announces New WTC 11 Model Line

Update to our Nimbus WTC 11 Blog Post - 3/4/2019 Motorboat & Yachting Magazine was recently at the Dusseldorf BoatShow...

The Slippery Facts of Oil-Change Intervals

Much of the marine industry is a more than a decade behind in its approach to oil-change intervals... For as long as...

Follow Seattle Yachts To Sweden For The Nimbus Boats Dealer Meeting

When I first got the email that the 2018 Nimbus Boats dealer meeting was happening, I couldn't wait to book my flight. The...

Size Your Genset to Run Cleaner and Greener

Oversizing a generator does not mean it will run better or last longer. In fact, oversizing may produce the opposite result......

Seattle Yachts At The Boats Afloat Show

Join Seattle Yachts at the upcoming Boats Afloat Show from September 13th through the 16th on South Lake Union. With over...

Seattle Yachts New Build Construction Methods

UNIFUSED™ CONSTRUCTION ... Seattle Yachts employs Unifused™ fully-stacked resin-infused laminate in both its...

A Note About Northwest and Alaskan Yachts Pricing

Up Front, No Games You’ll notice that the new-build information we present on our website includes typical pricing...

How Different Fiberglass Laminates Stack Up In Yacht Construction

A Realistic Look at Hand Lay-Up Versus Vacuum Infusion    A lot of marketing effort goes into discussing how...

FAQ For Buying And Selling A New Or Used Yacht

For buyers, the anticipation and excitement experienced in acquiring a new yacht can be one of the pleasures of yacht ownership....

The Nimbus Weekender 9: Swedish Craftsmanship For The American Boater

Swedish auto maker Volvo has been synonymous with top safety and quality since they first started building cars, so it should...

Staying On Course: Project Management For New Yacht Builds And Re-Fits

When it comes to new-builds and refits, there are two common but distinct types of project overseers, in-house managersand...

Golden Advice For Successful Yacht Refits

HEADED TO THE YARD FOR A REFIT? AVOID THE SHOALS OF UNANTICIPATED COSTS …   “Avoid grounding on thereef...

Powering Up Your Yacht

Using engines with higher HP-ratings sometimes makes more sense… Okay, so you’re having a new yacht or built...

Trending Boat Product: The Boat Galley Cookbook

The Quick Summary The one comprehensive galley reference needed aboard every cruising boat – more than 800 everyday...

Seattle Yachts Now Offers Sailtime Seattle Fractional Ownership

Seattle Yachts is excited to announce a new relationship with the most reputable boat membership company in the country!...

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