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Welcome to NW Explorations Yacht Sales.

Welcome to NW Explorations based in beautiful Bellingham, Washington with the San Juan and Gulf Islands at our doorstep. Not only are we a yacht brokerage, we are the world's only authorized Grand Banks charter fleet with 17 Grand Banks available. This offers a unique opportunity for our customers to charter one of these lovely vessels, but also allows you to do a try before you buy.

The company has been in business since 1978 and was purchased by two enthusiastic Grand Banks owners with a passion for customer service and boating. Broker Scott Blake has been selling Grand Banks (new and used) for over 20 years, has owned a number of Grand Banks over the years; 32, 36 Sedan and Europa, 38 Eastbay, and two 46 Classics. Joining them is Ken Bowles, also an enthusiastic GB owner currently on his second, a 42 Grand Banks Classic.

NW Explorations also offers three-day powerboat training courses including women-only courses. You can attend a weekend course or hire a skipper to personally train you while on your own charter boat.

Our main office is at Gate 3 in Squalicum Harbor. Ken serves the Central and South Sound market from his base in Seattle. Please come visit us if you are looking to buy, sell, or charter a Grand Banks or other quality cruiser.

Featured Boat
photo of 46' Grand Banks 46 Classic
46' Grand Banks 46 Classic
1995 US$ 319,000

Another $20,000 Price Reduction 7/29 AND she was just hauled, bottom painted and zinced!It's time for Discovery to have a new owner!

Following directly in the wake of the iconic Grand Banks 36 and 42 Classic models, the GB 46 Classic takes the best of those popular designs and ups the ante just a bit, resulting in a vessel that, while nominally only four feet longer, offers her owners and guests accommodations that are noticeably more spacious in every aspect, from the flybridge to the engine room. At the same time she gives nothing away in the traditional Grand Banks hallmark quality, efficiency and dependability. Inside, the rich teak joinery, expansive 360-degree visibility, comfortable accommodations and thoughtful, efficient stowage continue to set this and every Grand Banks apart and define the breed. On deck the high bulwarks, wide side decks, generous hand holds and stout rails are there as one would expect on any Grand Banks.

Discovery represents the very popular two-stateroom, down galley arrangement. Her accommodations are comfortable for two couples or a cruising family. The down galley provides for generous work space and stowage and results in a much more open Salon for entertaining or relaxing. Discovery is remarkable for some of her thoughtful touches and details such as the stacked washer and dryer units, dual radars, watermaker, bow thruster, extensive electronics and instrumentation, new interior with custom area rugs in the Salon and Owner’s quarters and full flybridge helm enclosure. She is powered by a pair of Cat 3208T/A 375hp engines, arguably one of the finest, most reliable engines in the Caterpillar stable.

Very well cared for and maintained by her loving owners, Discovery is ready to take you from the lights of downtown Vancouver to the remote anchorages of the Broughtons and the Inside Passage and anywhere in between.

NW Explorations Yacht Sales

2623 S Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Toll-free 877-310-9447
Tel 360-676-1248
Fax 360-676-9059
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