Bob Schoonmaker

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Bob Schoonmaker, Broker

I’m the longtime owner of The Chandlery at Winslow Wharf and of Capt. Bob’s Sailing School & Pirate Academy on Bainbridge Island. I hold a USCG master to 100 tons license and have tens of thousands of offshore miles on a variety of vessels, both power and sail. I live aboard a custom multihull sailboat that I built to a Robert Harris design.

I’ve built my reputation on helping clients achieve their cruising dreams, be it racing locally or cruising across oceans. I have clients around the world that remain friends. I teach new boat owners docking and navigating skills and coach ocean racers through the Safety at Sea Seminars that I coordinate for The Sailing Foundation. Each year dozens of new boat owners learn basic navigation and sailing skills through the Pirate Academy.

I’m also a member of the board of directors for The Sound Experience, operators of the historic schooner Adventuress doing sailing and environmental education throughout the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. I have a background in architecture and chemistry.

I’m originally from upstate New York but I’ve resided on Bainbridge Island for more than 20 years, enjoying the terrific community surrounding me.

Please contact me if you’d like the benefit of this experience in buying or selling your cruising boat.