Port Townsend Leader - February, 2020 (New Lift Trailer)
We are the 20% - Port Townsend Marine Trades Association - February, 2020 (Chris & Sandy Bakken)
Peninsula Daily News - May, 2020 (Canvas Shop sews hospital gowns)
Port Townsend Leader - March, 2022 (Rybovich Restoration)
Professional Boatbuilder - May, 2022 (Rybovich Restoration)
The Chamber of Jefferson County Business Insider - February, 2023 (Ice Blaster)
Northwest Maritime Center Stem to Stern - October, 2023 (Gift to Maritime Discovery Program)
We came to Sandy, SeaMarine’s Broker, in a difficult situation. She was empathetic, honest and supported us through our boat sale from start to finish. Her expert insight and constant communication made the process seamless and stress free. I can’t recommend Sandy highly enough, we are so thankful we selected her as our Broker.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Sandy to sell our sailboat. Although our boat wasn’t going to command a large price, Sandy treated us as if she were selling a mega-yacht. She was fun, professional, very knowledgeable, quick to respond, and engaged throughout the process. She owns her own boat, is very attuned to the local market, and has relationships with interested buyers and local contacts. Sandy also has the full power of the Sea Marine professional services to offer. Sandy gave us great tips to prepare the boat for sale. She recommended several small service items and was able to quickly schedule those with the service pros at Sea Marine. Those repairs weren’t expensive, and they were key to our sale. Sandy dealt with the usual roadblocks and paperwork issues in seamless fashion. I found every aspect of working with Sandy deeply satisfactory. And did I mention fun? I wasn’t expecting the process to be fun. To be honest I was wondering if our boat would even sell. With Sandy’s guidance, we had a quick and painless sale; and we sold to a couple delighted to have our boat. Sandy more than earned the commission; I would go to her for any future transaction. As a side note we had our boat stored at Sea Marine for several seasons and the entire staff, both yard and office, were a delight to deal with. I completely recommend both Sandy and Sea Marine.
I have found Chris Bakken to be among the very best of business men in my entire experience, kudos for being great. Sea Marine also earns full marks for outstanding business practices. My experience with you guys has been total satisfaction, keep on keepin’ on.
Daniele and Jeff replaced our canvas on our sailboat. They were both great to work with and we were very happy with the product. We highly recommend them.
You can get any part of your vessel repaired, painted, or detailed at SeaMarine by the best of the best.
Bottom Paint & Canvas
Brought my 36ft sailboat here for bottom paint and a new dodger and sail cover. The haul out procedure was easy and painless and the work finished quickly and was well done. The new canvas looks great and includes some extra interior pockets and chafe protection I didn't think of adding. Perfect and would bring my boat back again.
Outstanding customer service. Solved a problem we were having, and did it with honesty, impeccable service, and at a fair price. Everything you would want in a boatyard.
Sandy was a pleasure to work with on our recent purchase of a wonderful sailboat. From the initial contact, through the showing, offer process and closing, Sandy was amazing- enthusiastic and engaged, clear and timely in her communication, and had a wonderful ability to assist with several roadblocks that came up in the process. Her network of local contacts allowed us to get the purchase done and we couldn’t be happier with her service or with our boat! Thanks Sandy!
I worked with Sandy on purchasing a sailboat and her service was great. She was on time to all meetings, answered our questions and continued to help us once we closed on the boat. I would recommend Sandy to anyone that is in the market for a new boat!
Buying a boat can be a stressful experience, especially if you're a first time buyer. There's a lot that you don't know, and sometimes it can feel daunting to even know where to begin. To compound these problems, it can be difficult to get clear and direct answers from brokers. Trust me; I've been there. However, I recently purchased a boat through Sea Marine and my experience was great! Sandy and her team were professional and always quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had. They were there to help (or outright) organize all the little things that go into buying a boat, such as the haul out, survey, finding a captain for our sea trial, etc. To have a team that could basically handle pretty much everything was invaluable to me because I was buying a boat from 700 miles away! After going out there to see the boat and negotiate an offer, they organized everything so that I was able to fly back to PT about 10 days later and get everything done within a day. When it comes time for me to sell this boat and buy another one, I will definitely go with Sea Marine as my brokerage. I can't recommend them enough.
After consulting more than five canvas businesses in the Seattle area, we finally chose Sea Marine. Daniele and her husband came on board, and they were very pleasant and organized. They rebuilt our Bimini top, two hydraulic furler covers, one windlass cover, one boom bag for halyards, and one see-through window cover for the master cabin. Everything was done perfectly in four days. Our previous experiences with canvas jobs have been very disappointing. We can’t be happier with our experience.
Bottom paint package- One year later and still very pleased with our experience and quality of work completed. Allowed us to drop-off/pickup on the weekend thus saving time off work. Quote was accurate and communication from their office is excellent. Nothing but positive vibes for SEA Marine.
We would like to express our appreciation for the excellent work your team did on our boat. The quality of the craftsmanship and service was first rate in all respects. Please express our thanks to Jeremy, Matt, Bob and all the yard and back office crew who contributed to making this such a great experience for us.
Sandy was great to work with as we purchased a Gulf 32 that she brokered. Very professional and fair. It was a long process and she was patient and helpful throughout. Chris and team were able make some temporary repairs so we could safely make the trip to Bellingham.
Just had new bottom paint on our trawler by SEA Marine in Port Hudson WA. Extremely pleased with the efficient service, from the appointment, the estimate, haul out, prep and painting, and back in the water. SEA Marine has excellent people in the office and in the yard. My trawler was back in the water on the day promised. Chris' advice on the type of bottom paint best for my trawler helped me choose wisely. SEA Marine means excellent service. Thanks all.
I am writing to let you know that Sue and I made our way back from Port Townsend – specifically Sea Marine – yesterday under our own power for the first time on 50 weeks. And yes, we saw Orcas. 😉 The whole thing was delightful! Even more delightful was working with and witnessing the honest and professional work performed by Chris and his high functioning team at Sea Marine.
We are forever grateful for your steadfast support and PERFECT recommendation. Not only do we have a new circle of friends, but a new Go-To boatyard that is so much more than a step-up to higher quality. We have had boats for all of our lives and we have worked on boats, large and small and everything in between, in many of the yards in the PNW, but also throughout Florida, New England and the Great Lakes (and a few overseas) and your crew’s dedication to doing it right is second to none.
Great people, good prices and outstanding operation.
Prompt, knowledgeable service on an emergency engine repair. Would use again without hesitation.
Broker Sandy Bakken sold our Ranger Tug so quickly. Such a nice person, she was great to work with! Her husband Chris, General Manager at Sea Marine, was also helpful in getting the boat from Port Hadlock to the Sea Marine lot and with the final sales process. No doubt they deserve the highest number of stars in the rating!
Great work and service. Highly recommend
Sandy Bakkan was very helpful when selling my wife and I a beautiful Kettenburg 32 sailboat and we really appreciate how quickly and easy this purchase was. She answered all of our questions, rolled out the red carpet for us, and I sailed away extremely pleased. Sandy and Sea Marine were worth making the trip from Olympia and I highly recommend them.
We are delighted with the repair work done on our Skagit Orca. Our cabin sliding door would stick and be hard to open and close. No solutions from the manufacturer. Chris and his crew built a new runner system that works great. They also replaced a window gasket, replaced our galley sink and a couple of other jobs. Chris kept us informed and worked with us to find best options for our money.
We trust them and will be using them in the future!
We can't say enough about Sea Marine. Chris and Sandy are so committed to their clients. We recently had our Ranger tug hauled and power washed, cleaned of growth, and zincs changed. Due to weather concerns we came in a night early and dockage was included. The final cost was only a few dollars more than our divers fee and I was able to see and touch the bottom. Also, Chris did a presentation at our Yacht Club's annual training day that was rated as one of the top two presentations of the day. Sea Marine has become not only our preferred marine service provider, but our friends.
Good honest folks.
We had a full canvas put on by Danielle at Sea Marine. When we got halfway thru project we all realized the color was wrong. She immediately said we will fix and make right. My husband and myself were very impressed with the attitude of " we will make it right". Not only did they fix the mistake, the canvas turned out amazing. It is absolutely perfect for our 34 foot Riviera. I highly recommend sea marine for and canvas work that you may need. Chris the owner was amazing and made sure we were happy! Customer service is a lost art, but not at sea marine! Great job Danielle and crew!!!! We are so happy with our beautiful new canvas!
Sandy was the best! I called to have a look at a boat that had caught my eye. She was informative and professional. I didn't end up with that boat but she was very patient and helpful in pointing me in the direction of another boat that better fit my desire. I can't say enough about how she helped make the purchase quick a painless. If you're looking for a broker Sandy Bakken at Sea Marine can help you out.
I completed a repower with Sea Marine. I purchased remanufactured engines from Michigan Motorz. One of the engines failed after installation, a bad head. Michigan Motorz ended up sending three heads to get one that worked. Both Sea Marine and I had to fight tooth and nail with Michigan Motorz over the course of six months to get this situation resolved. Michigan Motorz claims to have a one year unlimited labor warranty. Not so, not even close. They only paid a small fraction of the bill from Sea Marine. Through it all Sea Marine stuck with me to see the project to a successful completion. Thank you Sea Marine
I had a great experience buying a boat from these guys. Sandy went out of her way to help the process along. I would definitely (and likely) buy through this brokerage again. Thank You!
This is a very professional company to deal with. Communication was excellent. I Ana very happy customer. Thanks
We purchased a boat through Sea Marine several years ago. Not only was the purchase seamless, we found the service to be outstanding. Sandy met with us several times to show the boat and have the necessary inspections done. She was patient and quick to respond to questions and requests. She went out of her way to make sure we had a great experience. Post purchase I had Chris and the Sea Marine team make several updates prior to taking the vessel back to Seattle. Every single one of them has proven to be flawless. Not one issue or hiccup. Wish they were closer to where we keep the boat. Great company and great folks to buy from and work with.