NWY September 2023

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It’s time to let it fly: Learn the ins and outs of fishing Washington state this fall in the feature found on pages 54-63.


LMM Boats looks to shake up the U.S. workboat industry— and perhaps safeguard the planet—with a new line of gritty vessels forged with recyclable HDPE plastic.


Babbling brooks to running rivers, saltwater shallows to briny beaches, the fall fly fishing options abound for anglers in Washington state.

14 At the Helm 16 Maritime Missives 20 Anchors Aweigh 23 Making Waves: 34 The Current 36 Goods + Gear 40 Arrivals 44 Broker's Best 66 Tight Lines 68 Racing Sheet 72 Sea Fare 76 Port of Call 78 Bon Voyage News + Nautical Note
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42’ SELENE EUROPA 2015 Ready to cruise today! Bow & stern thrusters. Possible permanent moorage in Semiahmoo Marina. $579,500 25’ HUNT HARRIER 2006 Extremely well maintained & well-optioned. Ray Hunt design. Legendary sea-keeping ability. $145,000

State of Mind

Fishing is a beloved pastime all across the United States and the globe, but as Ellensburg-based fly fishing guide Jeff Brazda so eloquently said within these pages, Washington state offers some of the most distinctive and diverse fishing grounds found anywhere: “You’ve got everything from the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the more arid environment of Eastern Washington; there are glacial rivers, high mountain streams, basins, tributaries, tiny little streams on up to the mighty Columbia River. It’s an outdoorsman’s paradise.”

A paradise it is, and this month, we salute our beloved state with a look inside the varying fly fisheries available to anglers this fall with the “On the Fly” feature on pages 54-63. Three local experts kindly shared their insider tips and secret spots with us, which include everything from blue ribbon rivers and streams to ocean shallows and beaches, all in the pursuit of some fall fish. (Also swimming along in the school: an angling-themed Goods + Gear on pages 36-37, and Mark Yuasa’s Tight Lines column previewing the fall salmon prospects on page 66—fish on!)

Elsewhere in this fall issue, we introduce you to LMM Boats, a Seattle company that is looking to shake up the workboat industry with their new line of hulls crafted with full recyclable HDPE plastic. Get to know this “Rebel with a Cause” on pages 48-53. Randy Woods also details this month’s Boats Afloat show, plus previews a forthcoming Nordhavn model and trumpets the arrival of the Pure Watercraft pontoon in this month’s Making Waves (pages 23-24, 28 and 30); and Port of Call takes a cruise of south Puget Sound on pages 76-77 that rediscovers anew many of the sights that make the Evergreen state so incredibly special to us all.

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[ INSIDE THE ISSUE ] Visual Aids

There are a lot (and we mean a lot) of choices for fishing flies, so for this month’s feature we thought we’d help you wade through those options by asking our fishing experts for their proven winners. Here’s a little visual aid to the top four selections: The silver-tipped Baitfish Minnow; Ben Zander’s red-accented Skinny Herring and green Skinny Smolt; and then, Leland Miyawaki’s beach-ready Sea Run Beach Popper. Take this page, hit up your local shop, and you’ll be ready to fly.


Guaranteed Whopper

Expert anglers know there is no such thing as a guaranteed catch. But over the course of our conversations for the fly fishing feature found on pages 54-63, expert Leland Miyawaki happened to drop a salmon fishing tip that was just too good not to share. Anglers, take note:

“Here’s my best bet when fishing coho: Next time you are out there with your buddy and he gets one on the line, resist the urge to whip out your phone to take a snap or grab a net to snag his catch. Instead, pick a rod outfitted with a good floating fly. As he pulls his in, throw out your fly behind his line. With coho, there is always a trailer fish, and his bait will have gotten them all in a frenzy, so all you have to do is throw a fly anywhere close, and you’ll hook one. It’s not a fail-safe, but in all my years of fishing, it’s about as close to a guarantee as you can get.”



GT41 2023

The Gran Turismo 41 is the latest model to join BENETEAU’s express cruiser line, and she presents herself as the ultimate powerplay for those looking to dominate the water in style. Adventurous and spacious, she combines sport and relaxation to master a fresh new model where limits simply do not exist. Whether its her boast-worthy speed, racy head-turning lines, or her many inviting social spaces, this feature-rich cruiser offers endless opportunities for entertainment and enjoyment on the water.

Take the helm with your choice of power: either twin Volvo Penta 300 HP or the special order D6 380 HP Volvo Penta power; both with Joystick docking.

45' BENETEAU GT45 2024 $1,224,000
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Northwest Maritime Center & Surrounding Docks in Port Townsend

Over 300 wooden boats, 100 presenters, 50 exhibitors, and three days of festivities: Port Townsend’s beloved Wooden Boat Festival is back again. The largest wooden boat festival in North America, this gathering celebrates the richness of maritime culture and the beauty of wooden boats via a host of family-friendly experiences.

More info: woodenboat.org



Shilshole Bay in Seattle

The boating community will come together on September 16 to support the mission of Sound Experience for this fourth annual race that raises funds to support the work of the iconic schooner Adventuress. On the preceding evening of the 15th, Sound Experience will also host a gala-style fundraiser event at SoDo Park to raise additional programming funds.

More info: soundexp.org/adventuresscup/



The Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union in Seattle

Join in the fun at CWB’s 18th Norm Blanchard

W.O.O.D. (Wooden Open & One Design) Regatta, which honors the one of the best known names in wooden boatbuilding in the Pacific Northwest. Register your own vessel, rent one from the Center, or simply mark your calendars to remember to get out on the lake to view the spectacle.

More info: cwb.org


14 & 15


Fisherman’s Pavilion & Zuanich Point Park in Bellingham

This beloved community event celebrates the thriving working waterfront and maritime culture of Bellingham. Gather the fam and enjoy boat tours, vendor booths, and informative demonstrations, plus a pirate-themed sea shanty stroll, and naturally, plenty of amazing culinary dishes from the sea.

More info: bellinghamseafeast.org




Never before has there been a couple’s yacht so beautifully designed and built with such capability.

An ocean-going yacht, certified to the most stringent CE classification, Category A, the Nordhavn 41 is built with the sea and cruising in mind. Stalwart, versatile, and a very manageable size, this exceptional yacht can cross oceans as well as safely navigate extended coastal passages. Whatever the circumstance, she provides the most comfortable, safest ride possible. It’s thanks to her stable and efficient hull design and deliberately low profile, which also results in a sleek, contemporary look: the cruising couple’s modern Nordhavn.

The N41 is Nordhavn’s first production yacht, implemented to minimize build costs and lead times that are usually burdened by customizations. Since she comes fully equipped as standard, buyers don’t have to worry about making any choices, except to their itineraries, that is.

Speaking of which, a Nordhavn 41 buyer has the option of taking delivery at the factory in Turkey to begin their adventure on the Mediterranean or throughout Europe’s iconic rivers. (Of course, the N41, like all Nordhavns, can be shipped to almost any port worldwide.)

The Nordhavn 41. Discover more about the little yacht that’s having a big impact on couples’ lives.

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Boats Afloat to Celebrate Women’s Day, Soldiers for Salmon Charity Events

The crisper air and shorter days may mean the 2023 boating season is beginning to wane, but the party will continue with a nod to 2024 with the upcoming fall Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union. Dealers and brokers from the Northwest and Canada are expected to showcase more than 120 new power and sailing boats, while the show’s organizers will hold new promotions celebrating women in the Northwest boating community and military service from all genders.

During the expo at the Lake Union Piers development that runs from September 14-17, the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) will host several fun and educational family-friendly activities, including live music, cooking demonstrations, food and beverage vendors, equipment presentations, sailboat rides, and boating skills courses.

For the event’s kick-off on Thursday the 14th, Boats Afloat tickets for women attendees will be offered at 50 percent of the adult general admission fee. “Women are often the ‘behind-the-scenes’ driving force in the success of a family’s boating adventure,” explained Karli Houlé, NYBA’s director of operations. “We encourage women to bring a friend, or friends, for this special day.”

Another new promotion will come from Salmon for Soldiers, a Puget Sound-based nonprofit that specializes in helping veterans and active-duty military personnel overcome the hardships of their service and heal themselves through fishing activities.

Salmon for Soldiers’ fishing tours are designed to help reduce stress and foster relaxation, while creating new relationships with others who share their maritime interests. Events arranged by the charity are designed to form bonds among veterans with paralysis, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and other debilitating challenges. Seven years after the group was started by two veterans, it now hosts regular events for over 800 veterans. According to Salmon for Soldiers, the group chartered fishing trips for more than 150 veterans in 2019 alone. One of these excursions involved a dream charter to Alaska for 10 veterans, who fished with the Prince of Wales Sportfishing charter organization.

Salmon for Soldiers will provide information and resources each day at Boats Afloat, and all attendees can purchase raffle tickets for a variety of prizes—with all proceeds of the raffle going to the group’s members.

Returning for this show will be free sailboat rides at the North Dock offered by the Seattle Sailing Club. To help encourage interest in boating, the club also holds pre-booked Intro to Sailing courses. Those who have already signed up for the beginner’s courses will also get free entry tickets.

Launched in 1978, Boats Afloat is the largest floating boat show in the Pacific Northwest. For more information about hours, admission, special ticketing discounts, and other activities, visit NYBA’s website at: boatsafloatshow.com




Nordhavn’s New 112 Hopes to Fill Expedition Yacht Gap

For Northwest boaters seeking to purchase a large, expedition-style yacht but are leery of needing to hire a full crew to manage it, Nordhavn is looking to offer a middle ground, with a new vessel that balances luxurious, almost super-yacht accommodations with the versatility and easier handling of a smaller boat.

Known for designing boats that focus more on performance than poshness, the California-based builder released detailed digital renderings in July for the Nordhavn 112, featuring a host of surprisingly ample amenities. In its prototype configuration, the N112 will have four cabins with queensized berths, a large owner’s suite, space for a crew of up to six people, and 10 heads throughout. Other top-end frills include a gym, ample outdoor lounging areas, folding bulwark balconies, a hydraulic beach-style swim step, and a hot tub in the foredeck or flybridge.

While full performance and design specs have not yet been released by Nordhavn, the beam of the new design is expected to be wide enough to include space for a 26’ tender and various other RIBs and personal watercraft. The builder added that the N112 will also carry a substantial fuel tank suitable for transoceanic voyages.

The N112 is meant to fill a gap between Nordhavn’s 96’ and 120’ models. The key to the mid-range size, Nordhavn said, is to keep the weight just under the 400-gross-ton limit that tends to require a full crew to manage a bigger yacht’s

operations. In a statement following the announcement, Jeff Leishman, Nordhavn’s chief designer, said the niche of the N112 will be “anyone who has owned a large yacht with lots of crew and is looking to simplify things, or anyone looking to upsize from something smaller and wants a true expedition yacht.”

Once completed, the yacht will feature a full-displacement steel hull, which is expected to make customization easier, reduce the construction time and costs, and accelerate delivery schedules, compared to boats using fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP). The superstructure, however, will likely be built with lightweight aluminum or FRP to provide better fuel economy.

“Building the superstructure of FRP is a bit easier since so much of the areas are simple, flat, plain surfaces, so the amount of fairing is less and it goes very quickly," Leishman added.

A release date for the first built-to-order N112 has not yet been determined. Nordhavn said it is currently searching for a facility where the yacht will be produced, most likely in a European shipyard specializing in steel hulls. For more details, go to: nordhavn.com/nordhavn-yacht-models/ nordhavn-112/.


Cummins 610 HP diesel, bow and stern thrusters, dual screen Garmin electronics, generator, inverter, air conditioning/reverse cycle heating, full galley setup, new center console dinghy and davit, kayak racks, cockpit sure shade, and much more! Sale Price $449,000 Call Dave Boynton at 206-949-6866



Twin 330 Cummins diesels, bow and stern thrusters, dinghy with console and outboard, electric davit system, generator, inverter, diesel furnace, air conditioning/reverse cycle heating, Garmin electronics, newer flybridge enclosure, new refrigerator, boat is in excellent condition!

Sale Price $269,000

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Twin Cat diesels, electronic controls, generator, inverter, electric heaters, flybridge hardtop w/enclosure, rear hardtop w/enclosure, two staterooms, two heads, large galley with propane stove, anchor windlass w/anchor kit, satellite TV antenna, washer/dryer, dinghy w/outboard, power dinghy davit and much more!

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Q4 Delivery Expected for Pure Watercraft’s Pontoon Debut

This December, don’t be surprised if Northwest boaters find sleek new pontoon boats under their Christmas trees—they’re so quiet they can sneak up on you.

The long-awaited, all-electric Pure Pontoon boat, made by the Seattle e-boat manufacturer Pure Watercraft, has unveiled its fully equipped commercial prototype and has begun taking pre-orders for both its single-engine and twin-outboard formats. Deliveries of these orders is expected in the fourth fiscal quarter of this year, at the earliest.

While the boat’s instant torque and quietness, with the use of its nearly silent 25kW electric outboards, is no surprise to anyone who’s navigated with an electric boat, the performance exceeded even Pure Watercraft’s expectations. The top speed of the prototype with the twin power-tilt Pure Outboards and Bluetooth-enabled throttle stands at 27 mph, increasing from estimates of 23 mph earlier this year. The e-boat still hits 24 mph when fully loaded with its maximum capacity of nine passengers, the company said.

Using an automotive 66 kWh battery pack developed in collaboration with General Motors, the Pure Pontoon can be operated for a 40-mile, 3.5-hour outing on a single charge, running at a normal mix of boating speeds. Once back at the dock, it can be recharged in a few hours

with a Level I charger that connects to 110V and 220V outlets.

This boat is undeniably made to be a socializing platform, but it’s hardly the slow, stodgy rectangle that so many older aluminum pontoon boats resemble. The latest upgrade, measuring 25’ 9” long, has a more swept-back, sportier styling, a sound system, and an electrically retractable Bimini top. The open-air interior also features an L-shaped settee to starboard around a fixed table aft of the helm. Opposite the helm, to port, is another cushioned bench seat, along with two forward-facing lounge seats at the bow.

Notably different from most conventional pontoon catamarans is Pure Pontoon’s stability and smoothness in choppy water, even at top speed through turns. Much of this comes from its fixed hydrofoil between the two hulls, which lifts the pontoons higher in the water at speed, reducing drag and enabling the hull to cut cleanly through the waves. Use of the foil assist also reduces power usage in the motors by up to 21 percent.

Once deliveries begin arriving toward the end of 2023, Pure Watercraft said it plans to ramp up production at its new West Virginia factory in 2024. For more information, visit: purewatercraft.com/ product/electric-pontoon-boat/

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‘Habitat Beach’ Reconnects Waterfront to Pioneer Square, Indigenous Cultures

While much attention has been paid to Seattle’s massive Waterfront Park construction project to redevelop the old Alaska Way Viaduct property, some people may not have noticed a small beachfront addition in the Pioneer Square area that opened on July 1. Called Pioneer Square Habitat Beach, the 200-foot-long strip of urban intertidal shoreline has been under construction since 2018 and is wedged between the Coleman Dock ferry terminal on Pier 48 and the historic Washington Street Boat Landing pergola. Habitat Beach was actually completed in 2020 but remained closed to the public during the pandemic to give the newly planted flora time to establish a foothold. By adding this beach property to the much larger waterfront development, the project partially fulfilled its pledge to support and restore endangered marine habitats around the city’s renovated seawall. During the industrial development of the area more than a century ago, most of the natural coastal elements were eliminated, including sloping beaches, shoals where marine life can grow, and beach vegetation.

The new park serves to restore part of the coastline to its original habitat, which is more conducive to juvenile salmon migration. Made with more than 45,000 tons of sand, gravel, soil, and shells, the new beach has been stocked with 1,400 native plantings, such as evergreen saplings, saltwater-tolerant shrubs, Oregon grape bushes, Nootka roses, Douglas asters, gumweed, dune grass, and sea plantains.

Like most parts to the Pioneer Square district, Habitat Park also hearkens back to the time of the founding of Seattle, when the region’s indigenous cultures resided there. The spot near the new park was once a small island that the Duwamish people would travel to in canoes to trade goods with the city’s white settlers. By the 1890s, the Duwamish were forced off the island, which was renamed Ballast Island and used for sailing ships to dump their ballast rocks before sailing on to other ports. Today, the now-erased island is being honored on the new beach with an installation of indigenous artwork in the form of four stone columns measuring 3’ to 5’ high, with interpretive signs about the Duwamish culture. As the artwork is being installed, Habitat Beach will be temporarily closed again this fall before re-opening by spring 2024. The adjacent Washington Street Boat Landing pergola will be fully restored that same year, a still-to-be-named concessionaire is also expected to open there in the spring.

Meanwhile, construction continues to surge forward on the sprawling, $781 million, 20-acre Waterfront Park project to form an unbroken connection between Pioneer Square and Pier 62 Belltown to the north. The massive undertaking, featuring walking paths, greenery, bike lanes, and festival spaces, has been ongoing since 2010 and is set to be completed in several phases through 2024 and 2025. For details on the development, go to: waterfrontparkseattle.org.



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Sailgate Away

Drink in iconic Space Needle views, cut up the Cut, or salute the purple and gold with a stadium sail-by, all aboard the new local charter vessel, Tabula Rasa.

Take a fresh look at local waters this fall: Worth Avenue Yachts has added yet another charter option to its growing fleet here in the Northwest with the 57’ Lagoon catamaran, Tabula Rasa. Available for day charters of both Lake Union and Lake Washington in Seattle, this winsome beauty offers an al fresco dining area, spacious aft deck, and bow trampolines outfitted with plush seating, all for mixing and mingling with your nearest and dearest while underway. Should you wish for a different sojourn on the water, the sailboat comes equipped with a variety of water toys for your pleasure, including an oversize floating dock, three paddleboards, and two kayaks, plus an indoor/outdoor audio system for bumping some tunes. There’s plenty of space inside, too, should the fall weather take a turn—four plush staterooms, and a salon that boasts built-in, wrap-around seating near a flat screen TV to watch the game. Speaking of, football season provides the unique opportunity to sail into Union Bay and on by Husky Stadium for a truly distinctive sailgating experience. (The helpful crew of two would be more than happy to help curate a catered game day spread for you to munch on as you root, root, root for those Dawgs.) Currently, Tabula Rasa is available for either 4- or 6-hour day charters of either, or both, lakes, as well overnight cruises of the South Puget Sound itinerary found in this month’s Port of Call on pages 76-77. Find more details at: worthavenueyachts.com/charter-yacht/tabula-rasa-8903/



Honor Maritime Labor with Rugged Seas

You may not have hauled in tons of cod from the briny deep this morning, but this tough tote contributed in its own indirect way. Made from real recycled work bibs donated to Rugged Seas by hardworking New England fishers, the bag stands up to rough punishment while it honors those who toil every day to supply galleys with fresh seafood. The thick canvas tote, produced by a partnership between Rugged Seas and the Salmon Sisters, measures 14- by 10- by 20-inches and snaps shut with a polished nickel clasp. The bag uses PVC-coated bib material for its waterproof bottom and handles, ensuring your contents stay dry, even on wet sand or slick decks. Custom-designed mermaid artwork on the canvas also gives the bag an added maritime look that’s perfect for day trips to the beach or Labor Day boating parties. $170 // aksalmonsisters.com

Camper Adds Citrusy Zest to Late-Summer

Okay, it’s already September, but it’s still technically summer until the 23rd—plenty of time left to enjoy warm-weather cocktails before darkness and dampness return. This Aromatic Citrus blend of fruits and spices from Camp Craft Cocktails perfectly balances the warmth of summer with the tang of approaching autumn weather. Hand-packed ingredients include orange, rosemary, thyme, and bitters, infused with non-GMO vegan cane sugar. The blend mixes well with most cocktail favorites—vodka, gin, tequila, rum, bourbon, and a splash of soda or tonic— but can also be steeped with hot water for nonalcoholic options. Each one-gallon jar makes up to 64 cocktails and can be infused twice, offering a total of 128 delectable servings for your thirsty guests. $150 // campcraftcocktails.com

Rovr Caddy Keeps Summr Fun Coolr

Part tote bag, part mobile bar, part mini-fridge: this KeepR Soft Caddy from Rovr handles a lot of beach entertainment tasks at once. With a wide bottom to provide an upright, stable surface, the caddy holds a thermally insulated, one-gallon ice cooler at its center to ensure that all afternoon cocktails stay frosty. Surrounding the cooler are four separated interior sections to organize your drinks, crackers, fruit, cheese, cups, utensils, and whatever else you need for a relaxing picnic on deck or on the shore. Equipped with a rigid, bucket-style handle and a padded grip, the entire caddy can be easily carried like a beach pail. This Special Edition KeepR also features eyecatching mountain vista artwork in vibrant shades of tangerine, sky-blue, and aquamarine.

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Watch Ol’ Bandit Run with Out West Trucker Hat

If you’ve got a long way to go and short time to get there, there’s no better sartorial addition than a gool ol’ trucker hat. The “Out West” edition of the classic Richardson 112 model baseball cap features a handsome leather patch designed by Casey Underwood, a prolific artist and outdoorsman from Bozeman, Montana. The embossed drawing of an elk, a hungry trout on the line, and mountain stream scenery makes a perfect complement to a day of fishing in the Cascades or off the boat. The adjustable snapback comes with a curved brim and front panel in classic olive with black stitching, plus all-mesh black panels in the rear for added ventilation. If you’re eastbound and down, loaded up, and truckin', this Out West cap will keep you one step ahead of “them smokies.” $29 // caseyunderwood.com

Feet Feel Fabulous in Simms Flats

Hey, who’s that wading in the surf wearing high-top sneakers?... Actually, it’s an angler wearing the newly redesigned Flats Sneaker from Simms, which now uses Right Angle footbed technology for all-day comfort. Whether you’re waiting for a nibble on the saltwater flats or fly fishing in a mountain stream, these durable shoes will keep your feet and ankles dry and protected from sand, rocks, or reefs you find along the way. The mid-cut, lace toed footwear performs the same function as waders, but with much less weight and greater flexibility. Using saltwater friendly materials, nonabsorbent foam lining, and non-marking, gum rubber outsoles for traction on slippery surfaces, the Flats sooth, as well as support, tired feet. Comes in a serene boulder gray with a blue Simms trout silhouette logo. $180 // Available locally at Pacific Fly Fishers, pacificflyfishers.com

Luci In the Sky, With Lumens

When your day trips keep going after the sun goes down, carry some of that energy to light up the night with the Luci Outdoor 2.0 solarpowered lantern. The 5-inch diameter cylinder from Mpowrd needs seven hours of sunlight to charge its lithium-ion battery, providing 75 lumens of off-thegrid light for up to six hours (or 24 hours on the low setting). The waterproof lantern can withstand up to 150 pounds of pressure, collapses down to 1-inch for easy stowage, and uses 10 LED bulbs that are always cool to the touch, whether on or off. The adjustable base strap makes carrying the lantern a breeze for camping, boating, fishing, or kayaking. Got no sun? Northwest boaters, never fear—Luci 2.0 now comes with a USB-C charging port for cloudy days to keep your lantern glowing into the night. $30 // mpowerd.com

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Apollonian Yachts is Taking Off!

Quality construction, well thought out accommodations, and remarkable introductory pricing have led to multiple boat sales and more orders on the books. Come see one of the recently sold Apollonian 52s at the Seattle Boats Afloat Show. A new 2024 Apollonian 52 spec boat is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year, and is currently available for purchase.

Order by November to take advantage of 2023 pricing and have your new Apollonian shipped anywhere in the USA.

Renowned naval architect Howard Apollonio and local yacht sales veteran Vic Parcells developed a new modern raised pilothouse motoryacht—the Apollonian 52. Benefits of this design include ease of operation, a centrally located galley, and spacious cabins with good headroom. Features like a convenient day head, wide side decks, and a substantial flybridge are ideal for Northwest cruising. At 52’ overall, the boat fits most 50’ slips, can easily be handled by a couple, and is packed with standard equipment like a bow thruster and a full electronics package.

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2024 Beneteau Gran Turismo 45

She could be all yours: The sleek, sophisticated, sumptuously appointed GT 45 is now docked at Denison Yachting in Seattle.

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Just hitting the Northwest shores near the end of the summer season is the new Beneteau Gran Turismo 45, which tied up at Denison Yachting over Seafair weekend. This sleek, streamlined beauty features huge, openable windows, an airy indoor/outdoor cockpit area, and one of the coolest little staircases you’ll see on a 48-footer.

Stepping aboard, visitors quickly note the many opportunities there are for sunbathing, including the wide, hydraulic swim step, a sunpad located over the starboard tender garage, and a huge sunpad platform at the foredeck that can accommodate three people, and includes a built-in, retractable shade canopy. The tender garage can secure a small 9’ RIB dinghy and includes an option for a flip-open Kenyon electric BBQ grill on the aft edge.

Farther forward, the cockpit features a roomy U-shaped settee to starboard that is large enough for eight people. The settee and foldable wooden table sit opposite a mini-galley, with an ice maker and a mini-fridge. The helm, immediately forward, includes a captain’s chair, a co-pilot bench, both with bolsters, and a wide electric sunroof in the hardtop directly overhead. Navigational gear includes a 4” Volvo engine display and a suite of Garmin electronics, such as a 12” multifunction 8416 screen, broadband 4G radar, a depth sounder, 315i VHF, an 800 AIS transceiver, and autopilot.

The port side of the cockpit provides ample space to move forward to the stairway to the lower deck. The elegant turn of the stairs to starboard is less than 90 degrees, but the curved tinted-glass ceiling above follows the stairway contour, providing a sweeping arc of natural light to the lower deck. At the bottom of the stairs is the compact main galley to port, featuring a double stainless steel sink, Corian countertops, a ceramic hob cooktop, a microwave oven, a 7.7-cubic-foot refrigerator/ freezer, and openable portholes.

In the standard two-cabin layout for the Beneteau GT 45, a salon is located opposite the galley, with space for a U-shaped, four-person sofa, a dining table, and options for a 24” TV and a Fusion sound system. However, in the three-cabin configuration, the salon space can be made into an

extra berth with two bunkbeds. In either layout, the aft owner’s cabin features a double-sized berth, a 22” TV, a Fusion sound system, two panoramic windows, Venetian blinds, and an en suite head and separate shower stall. The VIP cabin at the bow includes either a double or two single berths, similar TV/audio hookups, and access to the boat’s day head and shower. Several styles of custom paneling, upholstery, and carpeting are available from Beneteau, but the standard package features ultra-modern, three-gloss Alpi grey walnut woodwork and brown oak laminated floors.

The GT 45 is powered by twin joystickcontrolled Volvo 600 diesel engines, with either IPS pods or Z-drive propulsion options, producing a combined total of 880 hp. The helm also includes Seanapps’ smart technology for monitoring the boat's status and receiving alerts and maintenance advice, based on GPS position and information on battery, engine, and nav system data.

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1984 63' Norlund Pilothouse

Meet Margene, a well-appointed, beautifully updated motor yacht available from Worth Avenue Yachts that you can hop aboard at this month’s Boats Afloat show.

This 63’ Nordlund Pilothouse may be approaching 40 years of age, but several extensive rounds of major overhauls at the Nordlund Shipyard, plus a 2021-2022 refit with new equipment and interiors, make the graceful Margene look like it just launched yesterday.

The wide beam provides plenty of room for lounging in the deep-well cockpit or strolling along the teak sidedecks, which were refinished in 2016. The swim step is large enough to park a 15’ Novurania RIB, with a 60hp Yamaha outboard, plus an Olson davit.

Stepping into the salon, visitors are greeted by the luxury stylings of both a 2009 refit and a 2021-2023 update from local interior designers John Pokela and Mary Flores, including padded carpeting.

A custom-designed, L-shaped sofa dominates the starboard side, opposite a hi/lo TV and entertainment center and two club chairs. A set of three barstools directs your attention forward to a granite bar connecting the salon and galley.

Up two steps from the salon, a wet bar to port features a U-Line icemaker and a custom circular sink. Immediately to starboard is the updated galley with an open view of the salon area. Some of the all-new galley amenities include a stainless steel sink, a Bosch induction cooktop, a GE convection microwave, a full size Fischer Paykel refrigerator and freezer, a Frigidaire dishwasher, and a GE trash compactor.

Two more steps up and forward locates the pilothouse, where the main dining area is located aft of the helm, with a high-gloss dining table and a plush C-shaped settee. The redesigned main helm boasts a new suite of Garmin and Furuno displays and navigation equipment, along with a satellite compass, Simrad AP70 and AP80 control heads, A2004 autopilot, and controls for the Wesmar 10” bow thruster and the Side-Power stern thruster. Twin leather helm seats from Stidd provide excellent visibility and access to the wooden ship’s wheel.

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An aft staircase leads to Margene’ s flybridge, with its own similar upper-helm configuration. A new Sunbrella canvas Bimini provides shade and partial cover from the elements. With the tender secured to the swim step below, the expansive aft flybridge deck has loads of room for socializing on a comfy indoor/outdoor sofa and side chairs.

Belowdecks, three staterooms can accommodate up to six people. The owner’s stateroom at the bow features a walkaround queen-size berth and six opening hatches for ventilation. The en suite head has been heavily refitted to include a large custom tile shower and glass doors, a Toto bidet, and new fixtures. The midship VIP stateroom also has walkaround queen berth and an en suite head with a recently enlarged walk-in shower. The third guest cabin has over/under bunk berths and access to the yacht’s day head, with a separate shower stall.

Aft and down a few steps from the staterooms is a roomy workshop space, with a large workbench, a deep freezer tucked

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Seattle’s LMM Boats looks to shake up the U.S. workboat industry—and perhaps even safeguard the planet—with a new line of slick, gritty vessels forged with recyclable HDPE plastic.



renegade; rebel. Any of these adjectives could be used to describe the non-conformist attitude of LMM Boats, a new Seattle company challenging industry conventions with their new line of workboats made with HDPE plastic hulls. But, lofty as their ambitions might be, the origin story for this local boat builder is as real, raw, and relatable as can be.


The LMM stands for Legacy Master Marine, which might ring bells among boaters as the name of a south Seattle service and repair shop located on the Duwamish River, and yes, it’s one and the same. LMM Boats is the newest brainchild of Eric Hendrickson, the affable owner of Legacy Master Marine, who has enjoyed a long career in the maritime industry with stints as a licensed USCG unlimited chief engineer, a traveling consultant for the drilling industry, and a shipyard supervisor in the building and outfitting of offshore supply boats. This was all on his native East Coast, before a job opportunity brought him out to Seattle in 2019. Here, he dabbled in more government work and contracts under his own company, EDC Engineering; gaining experience in fabrication, mechanics, and welding before purchasing the LMM boatshop from its original owners in 2021.

And here’s where the plot picks up: As Hendrickson was getting his feet wet as a boatshop owner, he simultaneously was looking to purchase a boat of his own, something tough and dependable, yet still speedy and fun. Given his background, he started looking for an aluminum workboat hull, but an internet bunny trail led him to a family-run company named Tideman Boats, out of Amsterdam, Holland, that was making hulls not out of fiberglass or metal, but plastic.

Intrigued, he reached out to them to ask questions about the fabrication and the answers were riveting: Tideman’s hulls were crafted out of a 100% high density polyethylene plastic that was fully recyclable, but also incredibly durable in the conditions of the sea. Not only that, because plastic is marine growth-resistant, they didn’t require the maintenance usually associated with vessels kept in saltwater—no need for bottom paint, no scraping, fewer haulouts.

“It was a bit of a light bulb moment for me,” Hendrickson says. “The fact that these hulls were super strong, yet environmentally friendly, and required almost no maintenance? It sounded like an unbeatable trifecta.”

As the two entities continued to chat, Tideman soon began making queries of their own as they learned about Hendrickson’s vast experience in the workboat industry and as a longtime diesel mechanic. As HDPE models didn’t have much of a presence stateside, Tideman proposed that together they bring something new to the U.S. market: A line of workboats fabricated by LMM in Seattle utilizing Oxe diesel motors and Tideman HDPE hull materials.

“As aluminum has really been ingrained as the industry standard here in the U.S., from government to commercial, I knew introducing HDPE as a viable alternative would be a challenge, but one I was totally up for,” Hendrickson says.

It was an enthusiastic “yes” from Hendrickson, and no holds barred from there.

The first challenge is consumer awareness, or perhaps lack thereof. “When you first say ‘plastic,’ most people think it’s a mold, and thus pretty rigid, design wise,” he says. “But it’s not, the material actually comes in big sheets that we then fabricate, so we can actually be pretty flexible. If someone wants the vessel to be a little bit wider, or asks for a specific feature, it can be done. It’s a great base platform to work with.”

After spending about a year learning the ins and outs of the fabrication—Hendrickson describes the plastic as extremely fun to work with, more pliable and forgiving than aluminum, and thus easier to create an essentially seamless weld—LMM debuted its prototype model in February 2023 at the Vancouver Boat Show, following that appearance with one at the Anacortes Boat Show in May, and another showing at a multi-agency craft conference in June in Virginia.

There, he performed a demo that speaks to the craft’s durability, running the LMM prototype aground on a rocky beach with several government officials onboard. “We just hit the throttle and went for it, right up on the rocks near Norfolk Naval Hospital with them aboard. There wasn’t a scratch on it. They were totally shocked.”


Demo rides like this have proved to be instrumental in helping Hendrickson to evangelize the benefits of the HDPE, as many riders also comment on the swift and stealthy ride as the boat moves through water.

“It’s definitely a different feel than aluminum, there’s none of that metal twang and bang, it’s a much quieter ride,” he states.

A contribution to that smoothness, as well as to the stability, is that the hull is filled with polyethylene balls, instead of foam, to help the overall buoyancy. The HDPE material itself is durable, fabricated in a thicker construction than standard 1/4-inch aluminum, that is still comparatively lightweight. Hendrickson himself owns a 24-footer with a HDPE hull outfitted with a center console and an OXE 200HP diesel outboard engine that weighs in at 6,400 pounds.

While the primary target audience is more commercial—in addition to patrol and survey work, Hendrickson points towards fuel spill response where the hull would excel since it doesn’t absorb chemicals or moisture—he also firmly believes there is potential within the recreational sector, especially here in the Northwest. “People here love to run up to the islands and explore, and you can beach

this boat pretty much anywhere you want, and you are good to go.”

As of press time, LMM Boats is accepting orders for vessels in three hull sizes, with a choice for either a center console or cabin option, that Hendrickson and his team can currently deliver in an 8-to-10week time frame (for a center console boat).

The customer is brought in early in the process to ensure that each hull is fit for its intended purpose, with the option to customize the layout, fuel capacity, electronics and lighting, and engine options and packages.

For now, the robust, modular vessels all arrive in a striking UV-resistant black hull, which happens to be the easiest, most efficient hue to produce the HDPE, but it sure seems like a fitting coincidence that black is the chosen color of rebels everywhere.

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Babbling brooks to running rivers, saltwater shallows to briny beaches, the fall fly fishing options abound for anglers in Washington state.


This apt summation of our state’s earthly attributes comes from Jeff Brazda, the owner of an Ellenburg-based fly fishing guide outfit that spends most of the calendar year spiriting visitors to local rivers in search of their next catch. Yes, Washington can, and does, offer up the quintessential image many conjure when the words “fly fishing” are uttered—wading out into a pristine stream to cast a line time and again before pulling a wiggling, waggling rainbow trout out of the flowing waters. But, the state’s aforementioned geographical diversity also allows anglers to fly fish the salt, with myriad options for nabbing cutthroat from both the sea and beaches.

September marks a prime time for fishing, as aficionados can capitalize on both the last fringes of summer salmon season, as well as look for freshwater favorites like trout. Here, three local fly fishing experts chime in on their favorite tactics, proven methods, and the go-to fishing holes they’ll frequent this fall season, as well as also offer advice for

aspiring anglers and experts alike. Whether you decide to aim upriver, stick to the shallows, or mosey down to the beach, all three agree on one thing: it’s definitely time to let it fly.


For Jeff Brazda of Brazda’s Fly Fishing, the entire pursuit is all about family. With deep roots in the Methow Valley, he got his start tying flies alongside his grandfather beginning at age seven and fished the Methow extensively during his formative years. Now, for the past 17 years, he has made his living by spiriting other families on both single- and multi-day guided fly fishing trips for both steelhead and trout, primarily up the Methow, Klickitat, and Yakima Rivers, but also on the Olympic Peninsula, as well. “It’s not always about catching the most fish or the biggest fish,” he explains. “The best part is spending time with family and friends; getting out into nature together; having a fun guide lead the way. We laugh a lot out there.”

“One of the most appealing parts of fly fishing in Washington state is the sheer range; we are essentially blessed with five climates that provide completely different fisheries and experiences. You’ve got everything from the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the drier, more arid environment of the Klickitat River Valley or the Yakima River in Eastern Washington; there are glacial rivers, high mountain streams, basins, tributaries, tiny little streams on up to the mighty Columbia River. It’s an outdoorsman’s paradise.”

“It’s extremely satisfying if you can catch a cutthroat, it means you’ve done everything just right. It’s challenging, and there are definitely easier fisheries out there, but if you wanted easy, why would you want to fly fish?”

-Leland Miyawaki

When it comes to fall, Brazda is looking to the Yakima River to provide a healthy amount of trout for the taking, beginning now and on into November. (This spot is also where anglers will find that postcard-perfect image of fly fishing from the rock-cobbled river banks; the Yakima is, in fact, considered the state’s only “Blue Ribbon” trout fishery.) Come winter, Brazda will, as always, head west to the glistening and gorgeous rivers found on the Peninsula, where he owns and operates an overnight fishing lodge, the Wild Duc, located just outside Forks on the Sol Duc River.

“The overnight stays really give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in fishing culture, really learn about the species you are after, and bond with the guides and the rest of the group. It’s a great deep dive into fly fishing at its purest.” One tip he always shares on those trips: Northwest trout love stoneflies, which are readily found sitting on the surface of the water. He often ties on a simple Chernobyl Ant fly that mimics that humble bug.

While the guided sojourns by Brazda’s Fly Fishing are ideal for novices or those looking to bulk up their knowledge—the team provides all the necessary gear, and the expertise in identifying the spots fish like to frequent, like under cool shady autumn leaves, for example— Brazda stresses that aspiring anglers shouldn’t be intimidated by the sport. “Anyone can learn to cast, go to YouTube and watch a few videos and you’ll get the hang of it with just a little practice. And be sure to frequent

your local fly shops or call the local guides, they’ll know the area the best.”


Moving from the rivers out west to the sea, anglers can sleuth out perhaps a more surprising spot for cutthroat trout: the saltwater shallows. These anadromous trout are born in our rivers, yes, but then migrate to saltwater areas before returning to spawn in their natal stream, and as such spend a chunk of the year in ocean and saltwater estuaries.

And Sound Fly Fishing owner and guide Ben Zander—who was first introduced to the idea of fly fishing coastal cutthroat off Camano Island almost 20 years ago by a friend—seems to have figured out the combination to lure these cutthroats in: by ever so slowly trolling sand bars by boat. “I think every guide has their own philosophy on how they run the day or game plan, but I really like to focus on shallow water,” he explains. “Sight fishing for these critters is not really an option but when fishing eelgrass beds, you can watch the fish move over sand to another bed. Then we make the shot.”

Though he runs a 2,600-pound Boston Montauk boat, Zander often utilizes a push pole to gently glide his vessel through the shallows, an idea he got from his experience hunting tarpon and bonefish. “A lot of those guides use a push pole with a smaller skiff for shallow water pursuits. Mine is not a light boat nor is a poling


platform really an option. However, I decided to try it, and holy cow, it's hard work but deadly effective. I love the teamwork between the angler and guide. It makes the day so much fun.”

In addition to his stealth-like approach, Zander often uses a sinking fly to target the trout. “People often think of fly fishing as a dry fly (a surface floating fly). This is a lot of fun but not a productive method when imitating a small fry or baitfish pattern in a saltwater location with waves affecting the sink rate,” he explains. “So, I use intermediate sinking fly lines to get flies in 2-4 feet of water.” He jokes that though he probably has thousands of flies on board for a guided trip, this technique means he really only uses three: a Baitfish Minnow, and a Skinny Herring and Skinny Smolt of his own design, all of which are readily available at Pacific Fly Fishers in Mill Creek, Washington, where Zander can often be found helping anglers in between trips.

Though Zander is explicit when it comes to his cutthroat tactics, he is much more vague on his go-to spots for the fall, in classic fisherperson fashion: “I focus on the waters surrounding Bainbridge and Vashon Islands. That’s all I can say!”


If you’ve ever happened to spot a solitary figure fly fishing from a Washington State Park beach, chances are you have happened upon Leland Miyawaki in his element.

Miyawaki is a well-known figure in the Washington fly fishing world, having managed the Bellevue Orvis store for over 15 years before his retirement two years ago. After spending decades in and around the sport, Miyawaki somewhat boldly proclaims that he no longer fishes the rivers at all, forgoing them instead for the state’s beaches. Here he nabs sea-run cutthroat as they come in with the tide to feed.

“It’s a very unique fishery and a bit of a solitary endeavor,” he says with a laugh. “I’m almost 80 years old and I’ll be the only fly fisher out there. I’ll just sidle up next to all these guys waiting to catch salmon and start throwing my floating fly…those other guys always go nuts when I start pulling cutthroat out of the surf.”

This particular technique requires timing, patience—

and a willingness to walk the beach, as the cutthroat usually found in the 30- to 40-foot range of the water’s edge are coming in hungry.

“Check the tide charts: you want to fish on a tide that’s going in or out, preferably the biggest outgoing one of the day, usually in the morning,” Miyawaki recommends, also noting that cutthroat can be in one location today and an entirely different one tomorrow. “The fish are in there to eat, not to rest. They are chasing their food with the tide, you should move with it too, so you are keeping with them. Sea-runs are all about walking and stalking.” For bait, he uses a floating fly of his own design called the Miyawaki Beach Popper. Available at area fly fish shops, the popper mimics a crippled baitfish leaving a v-wake as Miyawaki stripes it along the surface; he usually throws his line about 50 feet out at a 45-degree angle. “They’ll see it as they come up to feed, and chase it as I wick it.”

Your best bet for fall is to set a heading south, as Miyawaki states that a large portion of the sea-run cutthroat population emerges in the Tacoma, Olympia, and Shelton areas from the river systems nearby. He points to such southend parks Joemma Beach and Penrose Point, both in Lakebay, as two of his favorite spots. February and March tend to be the scantest as most cutthroat are then up in the natal rivers, but, with proper planning, he says the beaches provide an almost year-round fishery.

“It’s extremely satisfying if you can catch a sea-run cutthroat, it means you’ve done everything just right,” Miyawaki concludes. “It’s challenging, and there are definitely easier fisheries out there, but if you wanted easy, why would you want to fly fish?”

>> More details on Brazda’s guided trips can be found at: brazdasflyfishing.com; and, for more information on Sound Fly Fishing, go to: soundflyfishing.com.

For further details on fly fishing Washington's shores, Miyawaki says you are welcome to flag him down on the beach.

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Autumn Angling

It’s time to go local for coho: MARK YUASA previews the best prospects for hooking some salmon this season.

As we move into September the color palette of salmon fades from pink to silver. Millions of pink salmon generated plenty of smiles on anglers’ faces this summer, and now coho salmon—commonly referred to as silvers for their shiny silvery-colored body—are starting to arrive in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound.

While not large, silvers usually average 4 to 15 pounds, with some hitting the 20-plus pound mark, and they’re highly regarded for leaping and zipping across the water, making them an exciting fish to catch. Puget Sound coho returns began making a comeback a few years ago after a downtrend due to drought issues and low survival rates in 2015 and 2016. The combined 2023 Puget Sound hatchery and wild coho forecast is 760,029, up from 666,317 in 2022; 614,948 in 2021; and 504,604 in 2020.

A good sign earlier this summer was a decent number of resident coho caught in central Puget Sound (Marine Area 10) from early June into early August. Some of these coho have grown since then and will link with their migratory relatives during the fall marine fisheries. Another key indicator of when they’ll arrive in Puget Sound is to keep tabs on catch rates in the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Sekiu (Marine Area 5) to Port Angeles (Marine Area 6). Both locations are open daily through September 30 for hatchery-marked coho with a two-fish daily limit, and all coho are allowed to be retained from October 1-15. There is also a Dungeness Bay hatchery-marked coho fishery from October 1-31. The best coho action normally occurs in the shipping lanes of the Strait of Juan de Fuca; look for schools of coho jumping on the surface.

Make plans to head to the San Juan Islands (Marine Area 7) when it opens September 1-30 with a two salmon daily limit and one coho may be retained (release all Chinook and chum). The northeastern region of Whidbey Island (Marine Area 8-1) is open through September 30 for coho with a two salmon daily limit (release all Chinook and chum) from the West Point to Reservation Head eastward through Deception Pass, including all waters of Swinomish Slough and Skagit Bay, and the portion of Saratoga Passage north and west of a line from East Point light to the light on Camano Island. In 2022, anglers were limited to fishing just the bottom half along the southeastern side of Whidbey Island (Marine Area 8-2) but this season the entire area is open through September 24 with a two salmon daily limit and only one coho may be retained (release all Chinook and chum). Marine Area 8-2 is a popular location for coho and should provide very good action.

Northern Puget Sound (Marine Area 9) is open for hatchery-marked coho only now through September 17 and then switches to all coho may be retained from September 18-30. Central Puget Sound (Marine Area 10) is open for all coho now through October 31 with a two salmon daily limit

(release Chinook and chum September 1-30 and release Chinook October 1-31). Target coho from Port Townsend to Marrowstone Island; Bush Point and Lagoon Point off the west side of Whidbey Island; Possession Bar; Point No Point; Pilot Point; Browns Bay; Edmonds Marina south to Richmond Beach; Kingston to Jefferson Head; Meadow Point to West Point near Shilshole Bay; and Alki Point in West Seattle south to northern tip of Vashon Island.

South central Puget Sound (Area 11) in the Tacoma-Vashon Island region will reopen September 1 for pink and coho only (daily limit of two). Starting October 1, the fishery will transition to coho and chum only. Southern Puget Sound (Area 13) is open for hatchery-marked coho and look for some good catches from the Narrows Bridge south to Anderson Island, and around the Squaxin Island net pens where the forecast is 45,417 coho (down slightly from 51,433 in 2022).

Along the coast, trek to Grays Harbor (Marine Area 2-2) for a salmon fishery east of the Buoy 13 line which is broken into two seasons. The “Humptulips North Bay”—north of a line running from the south end of the eastern jetty at the Ocean Shores Marina east to the Brackenridge Bluff Tripod—is open daily through September 15 with a one salmon daily limit and release wild Chinook and wild coho. The “East Grays Harbor Fishery” is open September 16 through November 30 with a two salmon daily limit and release all Chinook. WDFW is forecasting a relatively decent Grays Harbor basin coho return of 214,271 in 2023 up from 198,719 in 2022 and 76,518 in 2021. This forecast is based on ocean abundance of three-year-old adult fish prior to the start of any fisheries.

Another fun coho-only fishery open daily through January 31 is the Westport Boat Basin. The best action occurs from September through October as coho raised in the marina’s hatchery net pens begin to return. The daily limit is six salmon, and no more than four may be adult fish. Release Chinook, no night fishing, and an anti-snagging rule is in effect. Only single barbless hooks may be used.

South of Grays Harbor is the Willapa Bay (Marine Area 2-1) salmon fishery. The Chinook forecast is 30,320 (33,142 in 2022) and the coho forecast is 153,617 (110,483 in 2022). Fishing can be good at times, and it is open daily through January 31 (although fishing wanes well before then and peaks in early- to mid-September). Most of the action in Willapa Bay happens between Channel Markers 13 and 19 on an incoming tide. The daily limit is six salmon and up to two adult salmon may be retained (release wild Chinook).

Mark Yuasa is a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Communications Manager and longtime local fishing and outdoor writer.



Duck, Duck, Let Loose

DOUG HANSEN reflects on a summer tradition like none other; the Tuesday evening Duck Dodge races on Lake Union.

Tuesdays in the summer are for dodging ducks, and the place to do it is Lake Union. Anyone who has looked out at the lake on a summer Tuesday night can't miss the mass of sailboats tumbling across the water. The race has been going in one form or another since 1974 and is on the bucket list of any Pacific Northwest sailor or non-sailor. The rules are simple: It’s a lap of Lake Union and ducks have the right of way.

To say that Duck Dodge is a casual race is a bit of an understatement; all are welcome, and outright competitiveness is blatantly looked down on when it gets in the way of having fun. Regarding the boats taking part, any vessel is welcomed as long as it floats and has some form of a sail. Everything from top-notch racing boats to small, home-built, single-person dinghies are regular sights on the racecourse. The participants are just as wide-ranging, mixing lifelong sailors and racers with people who are brand new to boats, and everything in between. Keeping with the lightheartedness, every week has a theme, posted online at the beginning of the summer; the list includes fan favorites like Toga Night, Pajama Party, and of course, the legendary Tropical Night, complete with a barge as one of the rounding marks where volunteers hand out beers as racers pass by.

While it seems chaotic to a newcomer, there is a method to the madness as the eclectic mass of boats is split into five starting groups that separate the fleet based on the speed of the boats and the crews. Starting positions are given out when racers sail past and check in with the volunteer race committee that’s anchored in the center of the lake. The assignment is predominantly a self-selected program, but the catch is that if your boat wins too many races in a row, you get bumped up to the next fleet and fight it out with the faster boats. Things start promptly at 7 p.m., with the first start of fast boats usually sent on two laps of the posted racecourse and the rest of the fleets on a single lap.

The winners of each fleet get a golden duck sticker to proudly display on the mast of their boat. Many veteran Duck Dodge skippers have dozens of little ducks covering every inch of their mast. (Some even need to hoist a crewmember up with a halyard to find an open spot to place a new sticker.)

Of course, we can’t forget what some say is the main attraction of Duck Dodge: the raft-up. As the racers finish and the sails come down, the fleet begins to gather around the committee boat for what is, without a doubt, the best weeknight party in the city. Boats stack on one another, spreading out across the lake in a flotilla of debauchery as grills fire up, music cranks up, and the sunset is in full swing.

Throughout the party, there is a constant stream of people from boat to boat. The tradition with a Duck Dodge virgin is to visit every boat on the raft-up, kissing the master or the mast, a lighthearted tradition that makes for some tremendously funny moments. Things end as the raft breaks up at 10 p.m. with no questions or exceptions; there is a warning ten minutes before to give everyone time to get back to the boat they came on, and once it starts to break up, there is no stopping it. It is a sailboat event like no other, and everyone who has taken part has been left with an abundance of fantastic stories to tell and the occasional one they cannot.

My favorite Duck Dodge story involves meeting a girl sailing on her dad’s boat at the raft-up. A little over a decade later, this summer, we got to take our 10-day-old daughter out for a sail and won her first gold duck on grandpa’s boat. (We opted to skip the raft-up on account of bedtime.)

For those looking to get in on the fun, the Duck Dodge Facebook group is the best place to learn more. There, you can find people posting about the race, boats looking for crew, sailors looking for boats, and anything else you can imagine.

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Berry Delicious

Dotted with fresh raspberries and white chocolate chunks, these gorgeous scones are the perfect match for a morning cuppa joe enjoyed on the aft deck.

If you’re looking for a moist, decadent treat to enjoy on your next cruise, this breakfast or brunch accompaniment loaded with sweet and tart flavors is a must. Fresh local raspberries and creamy white chocolate combine for the perfect pairing. If you’ve never attempted making scones before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise in your galley or home kitchen, as they’re simple to make so long as you have an oven. One pro tip: To help dice the cold butter, use a box grater; the key is getting the cold butter into little pieces, like the chocolate. This recipe is from the forthcoming book Baking for Beginners: Easy Recipes and Techniques for Sweet and Savory At-Home Bakes, which my wife Tiffany and I assembled.

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Makes 8 scones

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon white sugar

½ cup cold unsalted butter, diced

½ cup sour cream

1 egg

1 cup fresh local raspberries

½ cup white chocolate, broken into little pieces

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Stir to combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the diced butter and continue until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and egg. Then pour into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. At this stage, the dough should be coarse and dry. Flour your hands and form the dough into a ball, being careful not to overwork the dough. We’re after fluffy, not dense, scones.

Place the dough ball on a flour-dusted countertop and lightly knead to form a circle about 7 inches wide. Then carefully add the fresh raspberries and chocolate evenly over the top of the dough. Gently knead the dough again so the raspberries and chocolate get blended throughout. During this process, the berries will begin to break down a bit, creating colorful swirls. Now, lightly knead again to form a circle about 7 inches wide. Slice the dough into eight wedges.

Transfer the scones to a cookie sheet and bake until light brown, about 16 or 17 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

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South By Southwest

A fall getaway to the gateway: Revisit hometown favorites, or discover them anew, with this circuitous charter cruise of South Puget Sound.

Spending time on the water in the Puget Sound is truly an unforgettable experience—the calming sound of the waves as they lap against the shore, the fresh, salty air, and the ever-changing landscape as you travel beneath the majestic Olympic Mountains create an atmosphere of peace and joy. And whether you are a native or a newbie, embarking on an urban adventure cruise through the South Puget Sound will evoke a sense of wonder as you explore the inner reaches of inlets and passages aboard your own private charter yacht. From the lush forests and towering mountains to the bright city lights, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With the abundance of marine life, amazing views, and near-endless activities, this route will help you recall why the Puget Sound is a coveted destination for boating enthusiasts (even to the ones that call it home).


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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to make the transition from fresh to salt water. Then, you’ll navigate north past Shilshole Marina and Golden Gardens Park to Port Madison, where you’ll anchor at the entrance of Miller Bay. Spend your evening lounging on the deck and gazing upon the vibrant lights of the city.

Port Madison

From Miller Bay, you’ll cruise south through Agate Passage and under the towering Agate Bridge that connects motorists to Bainbridge Island, a picturesque isle known for its stunning views, thriving creative community, and abundance of marine wildlife. (Be sure to watch for whales in this particular stretch near Port Madison.) Continue your journey to Liberty Bay where you can make a quick stop in Poulsbo, savoring the rugged green landscapes along the way.


Poulsbo offers an artistic waterfront park lined with Victorian homes and exquisite gardens. The town offers relaxed restaurants, exquisite bakeries, and quaint shops. You’ll notice the Norwegian heritage of the town as you walk along the


streets. The Maritime Museum, located on Front Street, offers a glimpse into the world of boating in Washington state and beyond. After experiencing everything Poulsbo has to offer, continue to Dyes Inlet where Bremerton awaits.


Bremerton is a beautiful city located in the heart of the Puget Sound. From incomparable views of the Olympic Mountains and waters of Sinclair Inlet, to the thriving downtown district, Bremerton has something for everyone. Bremerton is also home to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, which gives the city a unique and historic charm. There are miles of shoreline to explore and plenty of activities to keep you busy. From relaxing at the yacht clubs and marinas to taking in a show at the Admiral Theater, Bremerton is an exciting city to explore.


Entering through the Washington Narrows, Silverdale is a beautiful oasis nestled in Kitsap County. This charming waterfront town is home to breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy here as Silverdale boasts miles of hiking trails, beaches, and boat launches. During the summer, you can explore the downtown area with its shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. No matter the time of year, Silverdale is the perfect destination for an unforgettable adventure full of exploration and relaxation.

Blake Island

Blake Island is a captivating destination, known for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Situated in Puget Sound, this scenic island offers a

serene escape from the bustling city life of Seattle. The island is famous for its lush forests, sandy beaches, and picturesque views of the surrounding waters. It is also home to Blake Island State Park, where visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and wildlife spotting. Moreover, Blake Island holds significant cultural importance as it was historically inhabited by the Suquamish Tribe, and today it serves as a site for showcasing Native American arts, performances, and traditions, making it a truly unique and enchanting destination.

Bainbridge Island

Boating on back to Bainbridge Island is a delightful experience for both locals and visitors alike. Located just a short distance across from the bustling heart of Seattle, Bainbridge Island offers a serene and scenic destination accessible by boat. As you navigate the calm waters, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains, the Seattle skyline, and the majestic Olympic Peninsula. Upon arrival, you’ll discover a charming island with a vibrant arts community, quaint downtown area, and picturesque landscapes. Boaters can dock at the Bainbridge Island Marina or anchor in Eagle Harbor, providing convenient access to the island’s shops, restaurants, parks, and beaches.

Lori Eastes is thrilled to be on the team at Worth Avenue Yachts because chartering private yacht vacations combines everything she loves: party planning, travel, and boats. With a background in hospitality, Lori is committed to providing an unparalleled experience for her clients. To chat with Lori about making your yacht vacation a reality, give her a call at 206.209.1920.




EXPERIENCE A PRIVATE YACHT VACATION Let our team book your next yacht charter and discover the Worth Avenue Yachts difference. Every yacht charter is different and should reflect your personal style of vacation. Consider a private yacht vacation as a mixing bowl of a la carte items for you to combine to create the perfect few days. Your charter broker will help you select the perfect yacht, cuisine, entertainment, theme, wellness, and itinerary –local or worldwide - the result is an unforgettable getaway. Contact our team today to learn more! (206) 209-1920 WorthAvenueYachts.com View our Fleet ASCENTE | 112’ (34.1m) Westport 1994 / 2017 Sleeps 12 Guests in 6 Staterooms | Available in British Columbia SUMMERTIME II | 116’ (35.4m) Hatteras 1997 / 2022 Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Staterooms | Available in Alaska & British Columbia TABULA RASA | 57’ (17.4m) Lagoon 2001 / 2022 Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Staterooms | Available in Washington State NORTHERN LIGHT | 74’ (22.56m) Hatteras 1987 / 2018 Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Staterooms | Available in Washington State

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