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Sail Sand Point seeks admin

Sail Sand Point, a nonprofit community boating center in Seattle’s Magnuson Park, has an opening for a full-time administrator. Here’s the job posting: This person would be responsible for the general office activities and support for our programs which include year-round¬†sailing programs, summer sail camps, scholarship and outreach, fundraising and volunteers. The position requires a [...]

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Share your boat, sink your costs

Dave McKeague and his wife loved their 24.5-foot 2006 Bayliner cruiser at first, but in time they outgrew it. The couple bought a 1967 40-foot Chris-Craft Constellation and were suddenly the owners of two boats. McKeague wanted to keep the Bayliner for his brother to use during summer visits, but the cost of two boats [...]

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Seattle Yachts hires another broker

We recently received this press release from Seattle Yachts. Congratulations to them and to Paris! “Spring has sprung at Seattle Yachts and we are happy to report that the boating community is in a buying mood. In order to service our customers in a timely manner we are pleased to announce that Paris Woodard, CPYB, [...]

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From landlocked Iowa to a Port Townsend boatyard

It’s not exactly surprising that the new owners of Gold Star Marine, Inc. in Port Townsend have long had a passion for boats. More surprising is that husband-and-wife team Jim Heckmann and Karen Ridings, who took over the business in mid-March, come from landlocked Iowa, have never owned a boat and have backgrounds as an [...]

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Boating groups oppose no-discharge zone in Puget Sound

Commercial and recreational boating groups are voicing their opposition to a proposal that would ban the discharge of sewage, treated or not, throughout Puget Sound. The Washington State Department of Ecology is proposing a no-discharge zone (NDZ) that it says is needed to protect the environmentally sensitive Sound. Federal law currently prohibits dumping untreated sewage [...]

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