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Blue Water Webinars from Grand Large Yachting

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One of the reasons we love representing Grand Large Yachting is how forward-thinking they are. The Allures, Garcia, Outremer and Gunboat brands feature well thought-out and proven innovations. Customers respond to this, both with loyalty and enthusiasm. Now, in this age of limited travel and in-person opportunities, Grand Large is tapping its friends in the […]

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The Definitive Racer Cruiser

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Some boats have high quality throughout. Others might be thought of as truly competitive racers. And, of course, there is the ubiquitous designation “performance cruiser.” Still others promise offshore ready. Very few can lay claim to all of those. Firefly does. She’s listed at $499,000. Firefly is a Morris 45, designed by Chuck Paine and […]

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Broker Allison Lehman joins the Swiftsure Yachts crew

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Allison Lehman has joined the Swiftsure Yachts team, giving the Seattle based yacht brokerage a full time presence in the San Francisco Bay area. “We couldn’t be happier that Allison is officially joining our team,” Swiftsure partner Ryan Helling explains. “We have collaborated with her over the years on a number of sales and have […]

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RED – A Cruiser Among Friends

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When Richard Dowling stepped down below for the first time on the Waterline 48 RED in 2006, he was so taken he told the owner (and his good friend) Kevin, “Thanks for having my boat built for me!” Richard and Fran Kelly were visiting their friends in the Marshall Islands, after RED had already sailed […]

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Ken Monaghan Joins Swiftsure Yachts

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Swiftsure Yachts is proud to announce the newest member of its brokerage team, Ken Monaghan.  Monaghan, a yacht dealer and broker since 2015, is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest as both a broker and sailor. He has been a regular crew on some of the most successful race boats in the area, including Glory, […]

New Yachts

Garcia Exploration 45: A complete tour with Pete Goss

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Famed British ocean racer Pete Goss has sailed more than 250,000 nautical miles at sea and became a hero in the 1996 Vendee Globe for rescuing French competitor Raphaël Dinelli. Now retired from ocean sailing competitions, this sailing, sea kayaking and polar exploration specialist lives a different kind of adventures. Pete and his wife Tracey […]

Adventures

A sea trial with snow on deck? You bet!

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Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail…….  can keep Swiftsure Yachts from doing a sea trial. Flyer, our 2008 Outbound 46 listing, was sea trialed on Tuesday, January 14 with Pete McGonagle and Bay Area buyers, with the survey set for the following day. For some reason, no other boats were out sailing on […]

Brokerage Yachts

Talking Trends with John Neal

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Swiftsure Yachts has a longstanding relationship with John Neal and Amanda Swan and Mahina Expeditions. Their seminars and sage advice to cruisers have launched many an epic cruise. In anticipation of the upcoming Seattle Boat Show John Neal does a little Q and A with our own Pete McGonagle about trends in the current cruising […]