lot 6 building completion
Introducing the remarkable Lot 6 building, now fully completed and open to serve our customers. This impressive structure stands on 113 18-inch diameter steel piles, driven to depths of 80-100 feet for robust support. The construction involved an astounding feat of pouring 200 truckloads of concrete, reaching thicknesses of up to 36 inches. Covering an expansive 1 ¼ acres, Lot 6 boasts 51 state-of-the-art SkyLaunch Slips, providing ample storage and docking options for our valued patrons. The facility houses a rich inventory of new and used boats and we've incorporated a dedicated detail center to ensure that each boat receives the utmost care and attention. Not only does Lot 6 exemplify functionality, but it also exudes aesthetics with its low-maintenance longboard woodgrain paneling. We're proud to offer this impressive space for boat storage, ensuring our customers' cherished possessions are in safe hands.
West dock slips completion
Presenting the newly completed West Dock - a remarkable addition to our boating facilities. Featuring 17 spacious 38-foot slips, this project was meticulously developed in partnership with Washington State Parks & Recreation. As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, the West Dock proudly hosts a WA State Parks & Rec approved pump-out facility, contributing to the Washington State Department of Ecology's goal of enhancing pump-out services in our local waters. With the West Dock's completion, we ensure our customers enjoy seamless and environmentally responsible boating experiences.
Preparing for acquisition
We are excited to share that Seattle Boat Company is embarking on a new chapter of growth as we prepare for a significant acquisition. While we can't reveal all the details just yet, this strategic move aligns with our commitment to sustain and enhance our position in the boating industry. We remain dedicated to providing unparalleled customer experiences and expanding our reach, and this exciting endeavor will undoubtedly pave the way for even greater opportunities on the horizon.
Newport Fuel Tank upgrade completion
We have transitioned from a single wall vault tank to a safer, double-wall concrete encased, fireproof 1200 gallon tank, that is more substantial and robust. This upgrade not only enhances the safety of our operations but also ensures the constant availability of fuel for our services. The new fuel tank features automated communication with our fueling vendor, eliminating the need for manual refilling. This technology ensures we always have fuel available, enhancing the efficiency of our operations and the reliability of our services. This upgrade is part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible services to our customers and contributing positively to the broader Boat Dealer Community.
Buckley facility begins development
Seattle Boat is making a significant stride in expanding its footprint with the development of a new facility in Buckley, WA. This ambitious project is situated on a sprawling 3-acre property and is set to become a state-of-the-art boat storage facility. Once completed, the Buckley facility will house up to 400 boats, providing ample space for boating enthusiasts to safely store their vessels. This strategic expansion underscores Seattle Boat Dealership's commitment to catering to the growing needs of the boating community.
lku fingerslips, new launches & Skyview monitor Completion
Seattle Boat Co added 3 boat launches at our Lake Union SkyLaunch Marina location, making the facility more efficient. This doubled our launch capacity from 3 to 6, further improving Boat Club and Marina Customer Experience.
To help streamline the busy marina schedule, we introduced our Skyview Monitors. The Skyview Monitor helps manage customer expectations and prevents bottle necks by clearly displaying order queue for boat launches.
lake tapps Development
In 2021, we embarked on an ambitious development project to transform our Lake Tapps location into a fully-fledged SkyLaunch Marina. This includes a FunShare Boat Club, Fuel Dock, and a state-of-the-art showroom and service department. Negotiations, drafts and design have been on-going over 2022 and once completed, this will be the only waterfront commercial space along the lake, bringing much-needed services and amenities to the local boating community.
Groundbreaking for this project is estimated to commence by the end of 2023, marking a significant step forward in our commitment to serving the Lake Tapps community.
Lake Tapps stakeholder presentation
Lake Union Signage Completion
In 2022, Seattle Boat Dealership made a significant enhancement to our Lake Union location with the installation of new, permanent signage. This addition has greatly improved our visibility and presence in the area, making it easier for customers and visitors to identify and locate us. As we continue to serve the boating community, this signage symbolizes our ongoing commitment and steadfast presence in Lake Union.