Wallace Yacht Company specializes in yachts of value, substance and character. Take a look at all of the listings and you will find that each boat is very desirable and unique in each category of yacht,.....
Living aboard is a life choice, and is often mistaken for an expensive endeavor. This does not have to be the case. Boat people are boat people and simply make the choice to spend time on the water as a lifestyle. We chose to have our boats and skip the normal chores, expenses, and lifestyle of maintaining traditional homes in the 'burbs. Many of us drive cash cars, skip mowing lawns, and the other things that add up in terms of living expenses and demands. It is a matter of selecting your preferred lifestyle, adjusting your life accordingly, and pursuing your wishes.
I seek the best in each category I represent. There are several heirloom quality offerings which show that the best is available in a broad range of prices, putting safe and beautiful cruising, racing and collectible yachts within financial reach of those of us who appreciate them and aspire to own, cruise, race and live on what are some of the finest yachts in the world.
I have been in the bilges of every boat you see here. I have tapped on each hull, dug at each wooden yachts' ribs, and sailed or operated most of them underway.
I will not select a yacht to represent based on convenience or accessories. Accessories can be had at wholesale prices and convenience can be overcome with shipping and delivery. The best is the best and it is where it is. The Wallace Yacht Company has active listings on both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, in both the USA, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, as well as in Mexico.
About 30% of my business is not advertised. Look at the photographs......you will see features which set these yachts apart....Pictures and information that you need to see to make the purchase decision, or at least decide whether the boat is worth the plane ticket and time to see it.
My name is Walter Wallace and I want to personally thank you for visiting my business.
Whether your acquisition is next week or next year, you will find that you will set the pace of your yacht purchase. The earlier in the process we can develop a dialog, the better. You will be able to familiarize yourself with more options and be better equipped to acquire the boat which more precisely meets your needs and budget. For some, it is an immediate need, for others, the decision will take 2 years. Your inquiries are welcome, regardless of your desired time of purchase.
The negotiation process can be a very trying experience. I work very hard to keep the process as short and painless as possible. I handle this part of your acquisition in a professional manner with swiftness and discretion. We have financing avenues available for modern composites, fiberglass, steel and wood hulls.
You will find creative solutions to your needs, such as exploring transactions involving trades, etc. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience is unique and memorable.
Insurance and financing are available at the SAME rates and terms for wood and fiberglass. Basic financing terms are normally 20 or 30 percent down, over a term of 20 years. Additionally, the mortgages on vessels often fall under the same tax criteria as a primary or secondary home, with the interest being deductible.
I recently sold 2 very different vessels of my own to purchase my current yacht. One was a modern fiberglass motorsailer, and the other a 1926 restored 65 foot tug boat. Interestingly, insurance costs for full coverage were cheaper per thousand insured on the restored wooden vessel than it was on the modern motorsailer; and maintenance costs were equal.
Maintenance money was spent in different ways, but ended up being the same. I am not suggesting that everyone own a wooden vessel, I am just suggesting that should a high quality vessel be of interest to you, that you may be pleasantly surprised with the ownership experience of either material.
The Tourist Delivery page answers the "how do I get her home?" question.
My clients continue to contact me for advice and help for many years after their purchases. Living aboard provides me with an opportunity to help with my clients’ awareness as far as systems that provide service reliably and simply. Don't believe everything you find yourself exposed to in blogs, magazines, and boat shows. My advice to my clients is ALWAYS based on personal experience and since I have no financial relationship with any product or vessel manufacturer, or service; you may rest assured that my only motivation in discussing products and systems is your satisfaction.
Living aboard does not equate to “camping out”, unless you want it to. Make your list of what you have to have (a few of mine were a 30 minute HOT shower, galleys I could enjoy a passion for cooking in, a well ventilated dry and very warm living space, and other desires and requirements), and let’s see if I can make some recommendations. We can hopefully come up with the perfect vessel that fulfills your dreams.
I also acquire and restore my own yachts. In consideration for this passion, you will also find yachts of unique interest and potential value. Some are collectible, and some are projects worthy of time and money well spent.
Thank you for considering Wallace Yacht Company for your next home afloat.....
38' Custom Michael Kasten Steel Commercial Grade Luxury Tug Style Trawler
***Nidaros is currently in a slip at the newly refurbished Port Hadlock Marina (near Port Townsend). Slip will be available for rental to her new onwers, should cruising plans include the Pacific Northwest Islands, cities, and other destiations.*****
Compare "NIDAROS" with any new trawler. Beauty runs much deeper than skin deep with this beautiful, robust and superbly designed and constructed ocean going machine. A true displacement vessel, NIDAROS is the absolute pinnacle of efficient and sea worthy travel.
NIDAROS is a reward for those with creature comforts and ambiance high on the priority list; and she is the absolute pinnacle for those who appreciate the finest in engineering and design.She has a steel hull and aluminum house.
Now that you are seriously looking for the vessel of your dreams, it is tougher than you thought it would be, isn’t it?
Seems like all the internet brochures, manufacturers’ sites, cruising magazines, and boat show presentations are so boxed in to the same criteria, that over time we actually lose sight of what was important to us when we set out to find the perfect boat. So many brands try to be so many things to so many segments of the marketplace that gradually over time, they all look the same---they just seem too "motorhomey" inside. Many work so hard at being all things to all people that they lose their character, function, safety, and appeal. We tend to get worn out, and give up on the actual tasks we want to call our vessels on to perform; and focus on real estate criteria, like layout options and interior swatches.
A walk through any marina will show that many folks end up with $500,000.00 or more invested in vessels which don’t even have helm doors, high rails to keep us on board, and hull designs that can’t decide whether to go fast, go slow, or plug along in the middle with their sterns squatted down, engines revved so high you can’t hear each other over the rattling galley stoves, and by the manufacturer’s own specifications, are slurping up 23 gallons of diesel per hour to move along at speeds that no one likes going. 12 or 14 knots in a boat is no fun. Look out on the water--nobody goes that speed. It is too fast to be moving in a comfortable, efficent manner, and too slow to be actually "up on plane".
It is with you in mind that we introduce “NIDAROS” to the marketplace. Displacing around 33,000 lbs with her full displacement STEEL hull, cruising quite smoothly along while sipping 1.8 gallons of fuel per hour, and providing all the safety, durability, fit/finish, and style that we simply thought could not exist.
NIDAROS is a Michael Kasten designed, robust and beautiful vessel. She has the looks and appeal that stirs the emotions and imagination that our dream boats are supposed to. She is not designed to go 12 or 14 knots. She tops out at around 9, and cruises very efficiently at around 7, giving her a range of over 1700 nautical miles. She has a warm, bright, and comfortable interior. She was designed and built to a standard that far exceeds the mass produced offerings one would consider to be her competition in the marketplace.
Not just words here. In this listing you will find over 180 pictures. The reason for this is that there is a story to tell here. Visit any new vessel mass production company’s web site and you will find only about a tenth of the information you will find in this one listing. The reason is the beutiful tug's content, quality, features, style, and ability. Mass produced vessels just don't have it. Everywhere you look on this beautiful tug there is a unique, well thought out, and highly functional feature. From the strategically placed gap in the sea rails around the perimeter of the galley counters and side tables--so that when you spill a drink it does not end up in your lap, to the tiny built in lamp which illuminates the lowest part of the bilges and fuel tanks for inspection. Welded stainless steel handrails everywhere you instinctively reach for one. Rounded edges so you don’t bruise yourself when walking about her wide decks on a lumpy day on the water. Redundancies in navigational electronics, lockers for everything from spare system parts to a ferry style gravity hatch with life preservers above. Watertight deck hatches, a huge towing bit on her stern which also holds the fixture for your stern tie reel……and even your cocktail table when you anchor for the evening. Monitors for everything from the engine room temperature to the condition of your extensive banks of absorbed glass mat house batteries.
It is easy to get lost in the engineering masterpiece that she is, but when you find yourself taking a break from noticing feature, after feature after feature, you are rewarded with a very rich and warm interior, with 6’6” MINIMUM headroom throughout her cabins and deck structures. You move throughout her on superb light colored hardwood soles, clearly the culmination of both wonderful design excellence, equally balanced with the exquisite craftsmanship of masterful hands and minds.
NIDAROS is built to commercial ship standards. Some of the features which alert you to this as you step aboard are her deck fills which are standpipes—ensuring that no deck water enters your water or diesel tanks when filling them. Her Pacific Seaglaze tempered glass sliding safety windows with screens (yes, there is a even a window over the galley sink :-) . Her generous head with walk in shower also is fitted with a rod to hang wet foul weather gear.
Nidaros is fitted with a dry stack engine exhaust which does several things. First, it keeps engine exhaust up and away from the vessel, as opposed to having it exit the vessel at the stern (producing the “station wagon effect”). Secondly, it eliminates the necessity for seawater to be mixed in with the exhaust, which reduces many parts that are subject to corrosion on lesser vessels. There are many reasons why folks who are on boats for a living place a dry stack exhaust and keel cooling as a couple of their highest priorities.
In the full specs section you will read about her “day tank” which is gravity fed from her large side fuel tanks, through a fuel polisher. This ensures that no contaminants enter the fuel delivery systems. You will find pictures of her spotless engine room with work bench, vises, and clearly labeled systems. You will find photos of her ext3ensive library of build specifications, system manuals, and even her quick reference materials on activities as basic as starting her up.
NIDAROS comes completely equipped. This statement goes way beyond a few impellers and belts. A spare alternator is on board and a spare voltage regulator is already hardwired in. Her extensive spare inventory is comprised of all new parts, filters, special tools……the works.
As I mentioned above, in regard to vessel designs, the hull form seems to have taken a back seat to other items like accessory packages and layouts. The hull form is the one thing on a vessel which has the single most significant effect and impact on the waterborne experience. Hard chined semi displacement hulls are fine for light chop, but they also produce a more jarring “snap role” as they reach their limits of lateral movement. Heavy weather vessels are gerally displacement shaped hull forms. Ships, lifeboats, and other heavy weather vessels generally are found to have rounder bottoms. This produces a more linear and gradual transition from the moment a vessel reaches it lateral movement limit from one side to another. Here in the Pacific Northwest we often refer to the west side of Vancouver Island as the area which can present vessels and their occupants with their greatest challenges. Nidaros has made the trip, and even when the going got serious, her salon easy chairs never tipped over...her movements were predictable and smooth. Her books leaned over.....but stayed on the shelf. Should your general cruising plans include the more placid waters of the inside passage, Gulf and San Juan Islands, and other protected waters, I am sure you and your family with feel much better knowing that your vessel is designed, built, and has traveled in much more challenging waters.
Why a steel hull? There are trees floating in our waters. You will find her scantlings (build material specification list) listed in Full Specs. An encounter with a floating log is reduced to a drama-free and very distant “thud” as you cruise along…..an episode that sidelines outings in lesser vessels. Why a fish boat style reel for her anchor chain and rode? It is hydraulic, so there is no electricity on deck, all chain and rode is stored outside the boat, so no mud and water get inside the boat, and weighing anchor is a simple and easy one person task. Higher workload capabilities, longer service life, easier to maintain when needed—another example of NIDAROS’ commercial grade design and construction. Nidaros has the same grade of electronics that get commercial fishermen out and home safely, regardless of seas and season.
By now, if there were no pictures in this listing, I am sure your mind would be conjuring up images of a vessel similar to a fishing boat or Washington State Ferry. For most of us, we have to fall in love with a vessel. As you look through her photos, and walk up to her on the dock, or see her underway, she does not disappoint here either. NIDAROS is truly a beautiful vessel. Not just from afar. You can walk up to her, step aboard, and examine her as closely as a vintage automobile in terms of fit, finish, and overall condition. I have never seen anyone walk by NIDAROS and not take in her stunning lines and high quality.
You may rest assured that NIDAROS is accurately portrayed here, that her photographs are current, and that she is fresh, clean and odor free as well.
I strongly urge you to inspect her prior to spending a hundred or so thousand dollars more for a vessel which is capable of much, much less. When you see NIDAROS, I venture to guess that you will agree with me when I say that she is truly a magnificent once in a lifetime vessel.
Thanks for spending some time reviewing the data here, and enjoy the “FULL SPECS” section!
Wallace Yacht Company
2730-D Washington Street|
Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States