BROKERAGE | NW Explorations


NW Explorations is Bellingham’s premier yacht broker. Why? Because we are a long-trusted and experienced company. We know our yachts, and we take the time to know our customers. Whether conducting a yacht survey or price assessment, handling a tricky negotiation, or spearheading a marketing campaign, our expert brokers will always keep your best interests as their compass. With our yacht sales exceeding $28 million in the past six years, consider making NW Explorations your first port-of-call.

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1995 – 45′ Hershine Jefferson Name: Excellent Adventure Located In: Bellingham, WA $149,000
Name: Excellent Adventure Yatch Details
1984 – 49′ Grand Banks Classic Name: Orion Located In: Wrangell, AK $198,000
Name: Orion Yatch Details
1970 – 44′ Tollycraft Custom Name: Phoenix Located In: Bellingham, WA $179,000
Name: Phoenix Yatch Details
2009 – 40′ Coastal Craft 400 EPS - SALE PENDING Name: Taliesin II Located In: Bellingham, WA $549,000
Name: Taliesin II Yatch Details
2003 30′ Norstar 302 Flybridge - SALE PENDING Name: Rice Bucket Location: Everett, WA Price: $124,500
Name: Rice Bucket Yatch Details
2007 – 52’ Grand Banks Europa Name: Pinkerton Location: Bellingham, WA $949,000
Name: Pinkerton Yatch Details
2008 – 47’ Grand Banks Classic - SALE PENDING Name: Morveren Location: Bellingham, WA $619,000 Twin
Name: Morveren Yatch Details
2000 – 30′ Norstar 302 Name: Nevermind Location: Bellingham, WA Price: $99,000
Name: Nevermind Yatch Details
2005 – 36′ Norstar 360 Flybridge Name: Diehler Location: Bellingham, WA Price: $299,900
Name: Diehler Yatch Details
2017 – 30′ Cutwater 302 Sport Coupe Name: Glacier II Location: Bellingham, WA Price: $194,000
Name: Glacier II Yatch Details
2003 – 39′ Kadey-Krogen Pilothouse Name: Charlie Located: Bellingham $380,000
Name: Charlie Yatch Details
2004 – 58′ Kadey-Krogen Pilothouse - SALE PENDING Name: Nauti Otter 2 Located: Bellingham $1,099,000
Name: Nauti Otter 2 Yatch Details





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2001 – 58′ Kadey-Krogen Pilothouse Name: Inception Located: Bellingham SOLD


Name: Inception Yatch Details
1998 46′ Grand Banks Europa Name: Jokin Location: Bellingham, WA SOLD


Name: Jokin Yatch Details
1990 – 36′ Grand Banks Europa Name: Minnow Located In: Bellingham, WA SOLD


Name: Minnow Yatch Details
2004 – 46′ Grand Banks Europa Name: Enya Location: Bellingham, WA SOLD


Name: Enya Yatch Details
1991 – 32′ Grand Banks Sedan Name: Honu Location: Bellingham, WA SOLD


Name: Honu Yatch Details
2005 – 28′ Eaglecraft Commuter Name: Hank Location: Bellingham, WA SOLD


Name: Hank Yatch Details


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Scott Blake
Broker, Bellingham 2004 - present T: 360-961-7028

FUN FACT: Scott bought his first GB at 27, then being afflicted so young, bought five more of various sizes and models over the lasts 25 years.

BIO: Scott has been with our company for 25 years, has been to the Grand Banks factory many times in the past, has run boats and enjoyed our flotillas from San Diego to Prince William Sound and has helped hundreds of customers buy and sell Grand Banks and other cruising yachts.

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Ken Bowles
Broker, Seattle 2010 - present T: 206-554-1642

FUN FACT: Ken entered the boating life at the age of 5 on east coast lakes aboard his family’s Catalina 30 houseboat—basically a tiny mobile home on an aluminum hull with a Johnson 40hp outboard stuck on the stern.

BIO: Growing up around boats, Ken has cruised the Intracoastal Waterway, sailed the Bahamas and Virgin Islands and spent that last 20 years enjoying the amazing cruising grounds of the Salish Sea. He and his wife have raised three daughters on the two Grand Banks they have owned since arriving in the PNW. Ken holds a Coast Guard OUPV license.

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Tim Hoving
Broker, Sidney BC 2014 - present T: 360-961-0228; CA: 250-213-5813

FUN FACT: Tim began boating at birth. His dad built a wooden ski boat named the “Playpen” when he was born.

BIO: He enjoys teaching and instructing as well as finding just the right boat for his clients. Tim has boated extensively in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. He has cruised to Alaska, Hawaii and toured the Caribbean. Tim has a US Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer 100 gross ton license. Tim and his wife, Lorraine, have relocated to Sidney, BC and he is developing the NWE CA charter fleet & brokerage.

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Steve Nordtvedt
Broker, Bellingham 2019 - present T: 360-223-2399

FUN FACT: Born during the Battle of Midway, Steve is convinced his arrival on this earth was the key factor in turning the tide of war in the Pacific.

BIO: Steve first worked at Uniflite, rising to division GM. He was CEO of Nordic Yachts, builder of sailing & power yachts. He was PM at Dakota Creek Ind., building high-speed ferries. Steve joined Titan Corp as Program Manager, building X-Craft, an advanced technology ship for the US Navy, 272-ft 50-knot catamaran. Currently, he supports the owners of the many vessels he has enjoyed building.

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Randy Nulle
Broker, Bellingham 2019 - present T: 360-920-3178

FUN FACT: Randy was part of a team that delivered the first ever charter boats to the kingdom of Tonga. The trip in three identical boats from Tampa, FL to Tonga was over 8,000 miles and took 10 weeks!

BIO: Randy started sailing in Newport Beach, CA in the 70s. He has worked as a delivery skipper and sailing instructor. He has raced in two Trans Pac races as well as races and deliveries from Mexico to British Columbia. He has transited the Panama Canal and sailed the South Pacific. He's a 40 year veteran of the boating industry and has spent equal time in both the power and sail industries.


"Nearly all of our customers are repeat customers because they know we offer exceptional service and expertise. Our charter fleet yachts must pass a rigorous 18-page checklist that ensures they're in near-perfect condition. Here at NW Explorations, we don't just understand yachting—we live and breathe it."
– Ross & Evelyn Tennant, NW Explorations