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Our Mission

At NW Explorations, we serve our customers with integrity by providing professional, knowledgeable, helpful and enjoyable guidance and support throughout the process of buying, selling, chartering, or servicing a boat.  Our focus is on trawlers and quality cruising vessels with an emphasis on pre-owned Grand Banks.  We have extensive experience with these timeless vessels, having owned 11 GB’s among us, helped hundreds of customers buy and sell them and helped thousands more charter them.

We are here because we love Grand Banks and the trawler lifestyle and want to help you create the boating experience of your dreams.  We are host to one of the largest Grand Banks collections in one location. One benefit of having our exclusively Grand Banks charter fleet is the opportunity to help our customers achieve those dreams, without the pressure of having to “sell” everyone a boat.  Whether you dream of owning the “dependable diesel cruiser” that set the bar more than 50 years ago, would like to join our family of charter boat owners, or would like to take that cruise of a lifetime in our pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest, Canadian Gulf Islands or see all that Alaska has to offer, we can take you there!

For Sale

Alaska Dawn - 1999 64′ Little Hoquiam $849,000

Main shotTwin John Deere 300 hp – Cruising speed 9 knots – Three private staterooms each with a large three piece ensuite; each stateroom has one double and an oversized single berth – Crew quarters aft of the engine room – Three heads – Large salon accommodating 10 – 12 people – L shaped settee with hi-low table – Diesel furnace for comfortable off season cruising – Built in entertainment system with a TV/VCR/CD and Bose surround system – Separate pilothouse with dual helm seats and an elevated dinette table with an L-settee that seats 8–10 people – Ice maker – Trash compactor – dishwater – French door, bottom freezer – double sink with garbage disposal –    Hydraulic windlass – Two utility boats – Trace 4kw genset – Northern Lights 12.5kw genset – Two Icom VHF’s – Comnav autopilot with remotes – Echotec GPS chart plotter – Furuno GPS – Furuno Radar… And so much more!

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Invictus - 2001 46′ Grand Banks Europa $435,000

cruisingTwin 435 hp Caterpillar 3208TA’s w/Aquadrives - 8kw Westerbeke / Prosine 2kw Inverter/charger - Naiad stabilizers / Wesmar bow thruster - MarineAir reverse cycle air conditioning/heating - Island berth in master / Twins in guest cabin / 2 heads - Grunert holding plates / Princess stove / freezer on FB - Furuno radar/depth / Northstar plotter / Simrad AP - 10’ Novurania / 12v davit / NEW FB enclosure - TOO MUCH TO LIST…..MUST SEE!

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Discovery - 1995 46′ Grand Banks Classic $339,000

Twin 375 hp Caterpillars – Sidepower bow thruster - 8kw Northern Lights genset – Magnum 3000w Inverter - Island bed in master stateroom – V-berth forward - Beautiful down galley – Propane/Spectra watermaker - Webasto hydronic diesel furnace – Washer & Dryer - Furuno Navnets/Nobeltec/Comnav/Icom/Std Horizon - AB RIB w/15hp Honda/ Roskelley-Olsson davit - Lower maintenance stainless steel rails - Gorgeous interior and very well maintained

 

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Victoria - 2001 42′ Grand Banks Europa $429,000

Twin 420 hp Caterpillar 3126B’s – Cruise 12 knots, 22 max. – Two staterooms, master forward with double berth guest cabin and one head with separate shower – Custom Barrel Chairs – Washer/Dryer in mid-lazarette – AM/FM CD radio with speakers in salon and on the FB – Vacuflush head – Corian counter tops and sinks – Optional convertible bed at settee – Two helm chairs on FB covered with Sunbrella fabric white w/ blue piping – L-Settee cushions match helm chairs – T.V.’s in guest and Master SR’s -Princess propane stove and oven – Grunert cold plate refrigerator and optional freezer – Sharp Carousel microwave oven – Tilt out trash container – Extra wide overhead cabinet for more food storage – U-line ice maker below dry bar – Glass storage at end of counter – Furuno Navnet 64 mile radar 4KW with repeater display on FB – Simrad AP 20 Autopilot with AP22 on FB – ICOM M127 VHF lower helm – ACR spotlight with remote on FB – EPRIB located at lower helm – Furuno Navnet GPS/sounder FVC582L with overlay – Northstar 952 GPS/Plotter lower helm – Furuno GP-31 GPS on FB – ICOM IC-M502 on FB – Camera in Engine room displayed on Furuno – Navnet screen – Ritchie 5″ magnetic compass both stations – 8KW Onan Genset with 2294 hours – West Marine/ Avon 310 RIB, 11″ dingy with Mercury 9.9hp four stroke outboard – Brower low profile electric davit – Stainless Steel propane BBQ – Bimini top with front and side enclosures – Call for more details!

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Tyee - 1999 42′ Grand Banks Classic $339,000

Twin 330 Cummins w/Mathers & Wesmar stabilizers - 8kw Northern Lights/Freedom 2500w inverter/charger - Island queen in master stateroom - Beautiful brand new custom interior - Hurricane hot water diesel furnace - Raymarine plotter – Furuno radar – Comnav AP - 11’ Caribe RIB w/30 hp Yamaha 4 stroke - Force 10 propane stove – Broan trash compactor - Boathouse kept and ready to head north!

 

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Skylark - 1981 43′ Tollycraft Motor Yacht $219,000

DocksideRepowered w/ twin 225hp John Deere 6068 TFM - Wesmar hydraulic stabilizers - Cruise 8-12 knots, Top 16 knots - Hynautic steering & engine controls - 8kw Onan genset w/ sound shield - Xantrex Prosine 2000w inverter/charger - Furuno chartplotter/radar/sounder at both stations - Walker Bay 10’ RIB w/ electric start Honda 15hp  - Webasto Hydranic furnace - Reverso electric oil change system - Comnav 2001 autopilot w/ 101 remote - Lofrans Tigres Windlass - Full 60”x80” queen in master stateroom - 2 staterooms – 2 heads w/Vacuflush - Smart Plug for & aft - Princess 3 burner electric stove - Spare set of props - Exceptional maintenance and records!

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Polaris - 1986 36′ Grand Banks Classic $149,000

100_0978Kept under cover — Single rugged and dependable Ford Lehman — 2.3 gph at 8 knots — Spare prop — Westerbeke genset — 2000 watt sine wave inverter — Diesel-fired hydronic furnace  — Propane stove — Nova Kool refrigerator with new compressor and freezer box — VacuFlush heads — USCG-approved SanX sewage treatment system — PC with Nobletec navigation — Furuno radar — Comnav autopilot — Roskelley-Olsson stainless steel davit system — 10′ Avon RIB — Electric mast hoist

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Velocity - 2002 31′ Almar Sounder $179,000

Velocity 4Boat house kept since new — Twin Yanmar 6LPA-STZP diesels 315hp — ZF Mathers Micro commander electronic controls — Cruises 26knts, max 38knts — Beaching plate from factory — New Stainless 4 blade props in 2012 — Completely upgraded Furuno Navnet TZ — 24” Furuno Radome High Def Digital Radar — Garmin Gold Marine Autopilot — Hydraulic Steering — Custom scuba/swim access ladder — Heart 2K inverter/charger with Link 2000 remote — Galvanic isolator — Walles stove, SS sink, H/C water — 10’ Achilles RIB w/ 15hp Suzuki — Seawise Davit System — US built in Tacoma, WA — Quick, reliable, diesel cruiser

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Why Choose to Buy or Sell your Vessel with NW Explorations?

  • 20+ years owning & selling GB’s
  • Prime moorage locations
  • Recent mechanical & hull surveys
  • Expert maintenance program
  • Helped 300+ GB buyers & sellers

Charter Ownership Benefits

Learn about our Charter Ownership Program. For more details, contact our brokers:

Scott Blake

Scott Blake
(360) 961-7028
Bellingham, WA

Ken BowlesKen Bowles
(206) 554-1642
Seattle, WA

Kris Shammel
(360) 920-7058
Bellingham, WA

 

Boats Sold

NW Explorations’ Pacific Northwest brokerage services have sold 54 boats over the last 51 months, most of which are Grand Banks Yachts.
NW Explorations’ Sold Boats

We are currently accepting new listings, including suitable Grand Banks for our charter fleet.

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