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

Magic Morning – 2006 47′ Selene Pilothouse Trawler $599,500

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Single 330 hp Cummins 6BTA5.9 w/ only 1295 hrs. -Morse controls at pilothouse and fly bridge – 12 KW Northern Lights genset – Bow and stern thrusters – Granite countertops and back splash – Hurricane hydronic diesel furnace – 3 Cruiseair air-conditioning units – 1500 Amp house battery bank – Dual Raymarine E-120 chart plotters at pilot house and E-80 at the fly bridge – Raymarine auto pilot and radar – Closed circuit video in the Engine room and aft deck – KVH satdome/ICOM VHF radios – Steelhead 1000lb. dinghy davit – Bullfrog tender w/ 30 hp Honda outboard – Bosch washer/dryer – Canvas for windows and fly bridge – NEW Lynx gas fired built-in BBQ and custom cabinet – Beautiful boat for NW cruising or weekend trips.

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John’s Dear – 2008 46′ DeFever Pilothouse $499,000

DSC_0816Twin 135hp John Deere 4045T w/ only 120 hours Morse electronic controls Handheld wired remote for engine/shift/thrusters 10KW Westerbeke genset Bow & Stern thruster with remote Webasto 201 Hydraunic furnace 1500 Amp hour battery bank Dual Raymarine plotter w/ Interphase sonar Raymarine Auto Pilot & Radar Closed circuit video in ER & FB KVH Satdome/ICOM VHF’s ACR EPIRB NEW Steelhead 4 function davit NEW Bullfrog Tender w/ NEW Honda 30HP Groco electric oil change system Splendide 2000S washer/dryer Full canvas for all windows Beautiful low-hour NW Pilothouse!

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To learn more about what we offer:

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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

Tim HovingTim Hoving_brokerage
(360) 961-0228
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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