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My Boat | SV Baraka

Greg and Nicole Filipek’s sailboat, Baraka, is one of a kind. Home built in Paris, the 38-foot steel boat was launched in 1978. Since buying it almost six years ago, they’ve only met one other person who was familiar with the design. The couple left Shilshole Bay at the beginning of April and are headed […]

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James and Jennifer Hamilton's Nordhavn 52, Dirona.

My Boat | MV Dirona

Unlike many boaters, James and Jennifer Hamilton don’t suffer from two foot-itis — their 2010 Nordhavn 52, Dirona, was custom built for them. The couple was deeply involved in their boat’s construction, making more than 200 changes along the way and even traveling to China to see the final stages of the process. The Hamiltons, […]

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Jack and Elizabeth Becker's 1928 Lake Union Dreamboat, Emmeline.

My Boat | MV Emmeline

Jack and Elizabeth Becker’s Lake Union Dreamboat is a rare find, a classic wooden boat that has remained virtually unaltered since it was built in 1928. Even its name, Emmeline, is original. A 1928 ad from Pacific Motorboat magazine confirmed the authenticity of the boat, which the Beckers bought in 1997 and extensively restored. Emmeline […]

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Tim Jones' 1959 Skagit Saratogan 31 is one of only three ever built.

My Boat | MV Sweet Zoanna

Tim Jones first saw the Skagit Saratogan 31 at the Seattle Boat Show in 1957, when he was 11 years old. He took one look at her sleek lines and fell in love. Three decades later, Jones came across the boat’s sister ship, built in 1959. It was hull number three, the last one built. Jones bought her, […]

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