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

 Pelorus – 1996 67′ Nordlund Pilothouse $795,000

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Twin 565 hp Detroit Diesel DDEC Cruise 9-12 knots / Top 18+ knots 18kW/13.5kW Kohler generators Amidships Master Stateroom V-berth fwd and starboard island queen VIP Corian countertops and stainless steel sink Maytag Heavy Duty washer dryer Force 10/Grunert/U-Line/Seafreeze galley Magnum 2800W inverter w/remote panel Village Marine watermaker – 1200 GPD Naiad hydraulic stabilizers Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster (2) Espar diesel furnaces Stidd helm chairs at upper and lower helms ComNav autopilot at upper and lower helms – Steelhead SM2000R hydraulic davit Bullfrog 17’ center console w/90hp Honda Light & airy salon/galley!

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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! Not on Yachtworld yet, call for viewing!

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Skylark – 1981 43′ Tollycraft Motor Yacht $159,000

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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Victoria – 2001 42′ Grand Banks Europa $399,000

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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Araglyn – 1996 42′ Grand Banks Classic $319,900


Second owner – Twin 300hp Caterpillar 3116 TA w/1630 hours – Dual Racor 900MA primary fuel filters – Mathers controls – Synchronizers – Trim tabs – Exhaust guards –  8kW Onan generator – 70 amp alternators – Outback 2800w inverter/charger – Webasto hydronic diesel furnace – 19 gal stainless water heater – Whole house water filter – Central vac system – Groco MX3-60 oil change system – Two stateroom w/island berth in aft master – Clarion central sound system with Orion power amp, Bose Acoustimass speakers and AM/FM/18 disc CD changer – Shakespeare TV antenna – Xintex CO detectors – VacuFlush heads – Princess propane stove/oven – Waeco Coolmatic DC refrigerator w/traditional GB teak door – Grunert AC holdover plate freezer – icom VHF w/DSC – Newmar hailer – Furuno radar – Dell PC-based navigation running Nobeltec v10.1 – AIS class B receiver – Robertson AP 300X autopilot w/remote on FB – Raymarine Tridata multi-function displays for sounder, knot meter, wind direction, wind speed – Azimuth fluxgate digital compass – Intercom – Spotlight – Radar reflector – 10′ Rendova RIB w/25hp Yamaha on Roskelley-Olsson hoist – Large Dickinson Sea-B-Que grill – Lofrans windlass – CQR 45lb primary anchor w/300′ 5/16″ chain rode – Danforth secondary anchor w/nylon rode – Complete winter canvas – Kayak rack – Call for more details!

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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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