Chuck KoonceBoatshed Everett
About Chuck Koonce
I started working with Boatshed Everett in July 2023.
My early boating experiences start at age 16 with commercial fishing in Alaska for salmon and crab which I did for 3 years (survived for 3 years). My first boats were personal fishing boats ranging from an 18' open skiff to a Bayliner Trophy 25', mostly in Puget Sound with an occasional trip to Westport or Sekiu. Somewhere along the way I decided sailing was my new boating passion. I spent many years racing in Seattle area races with the Seattle and Everett Yacht Clubs. I also participated in offshore racing with several boats doing the Oregon Offshore, Swftsure and Van Isles 300 many times. Those experiences led me to buying my own sailboat a Tayana 36, then a Tayana 52 offshore which I sailed to Hawaii twice as well as circumnavigated Vancouver Island three times. I currently own a Navigator Pilothouse 5800 62 LOA which my partner (Cathy) and I have been cruising the Pacific Northwest and Canada. I am a member of Everett Yacht Club, Puget Sound boating club, Wheel, and Keel boating club.
What attracted you to become part of the Boatshed team?
Excellent marking and web presence IMO, track record marketing and selling boats.
Are you a motorboater or a sailor?
Both, although I currently own a motorboat.
What is your most memorable boating experience?
Sailing to Hawaii twice, trip of a lifetime.