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


Discovery - 1995 46′ Grand Banks Classic $319,000

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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Purely Emoceanal - 1990 40′ Ocean Alexander Cockpit Motoryacht


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Twin Detroit 8.2L 250hp diesels — Onan 8kw genset — Magnum 2800w inverter/charger — New SS Risers — Complete barrier coat 2013 — Island queen in master stateroom — Hurricane hydronic furnace — Simrad autopilot — Furuno radar & GPS — Novarania 11’ RIB w/ 30hp Suzuki — Newly powder-coated Nick Jackson davit — Norcold refer/freezer — Granite tile counters — Double SS sink w/ Grohe faucet — Racor fuel filters — Enclosed flybridge — Maxwell 12v windlass — Beautifully maintained NW cruiser!

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Velocity - 2002 31′ Almar Sounder $129,000

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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Toots - 1995 26′ Nordic Tug $94,500


Single Yanmar 100hp w/1078 hrs —Vetus 12v bow thruster — New Statpower Powerwattz 3000 watt inverter — Truecharger 20 battery charger — Canvas for windows and doors —Cockpit bimini — Garmin GPSmap 720 touchscreen plotter — Lowrance Global Map 2000 — Furuno 1623 Radar — Azimuth 1000 electronic compass — Autonav A1500 autopilot — Teleflex Seastar hydraulic steering — Norcold refrigerator — Force 10 two burner cooktop — Sharp Carousel microwave oven — Economical 8 knot cruise — New bottom paint & zincs in June ‘14 — Reel type EZ anchor windlass w/ Bruce anchor

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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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