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Peter Whiting first experienced the thrill of open water sailing more than five decades ago as a boy in Northern California. Today, the 69-year-old co-owner of Seattle Yachts is making it easier than ever for locals to experience that thrill in Seattle.
SailTime Group LLC, recently awarded Whiting the new SailTime Seattle franchise (7001 Seaview Ave NW Suite 150, Seattle). It is the first SailTime Base to open in the state of Washington, giving locals the opportunity to sail luxury power and sailboats without the cost and hassle of boat ownership.
“Bringing a SailTime franchise to Seattle will allow so many new enthusiasts to experience the majesty of Seattle’s sailing scene,” Whiting said, “SailTime pairs terrifically with the yacht dealership because of the opportunities to introduce locals through membership and offer a new income stream for boat owners who put their vessels in the program.”
For more information, please visit www.sailtime/
Phil Riise, CEO of Seaview Boatyards, recently announced two promotions and a new hire at Seaview Boatyard.
Tiel Riise, President. As president, Tiel works in conjunction with the management team to coordinate and oversee the
operation of
the company’s
three Seattle
and Bellingham
boatyards. Working
with the CEO,
he develops and
implements the
strategic goals of
Seaview Boatyard.
Swiftsure Yachts is pleased to announce the addition of two new brokers: Andy Cross and Andy Schwenk.
In keeping with Swiftsure’s benchmark of having knowledgeable and personable brokers, hiring Cross and Schwenk means a natural fit. Both bring a considerable amount of experience and are eager to help sailors find a yacht that perfectly matches their dreams.
Of the new hires, Swiftsure partner Ryan Helling remarked, “We’re pleased to add Andy Cross and Andy Schwenk to our expanding network of brokers. With their diverse backgrounds in the marine industry and extensive sailing
experience, we’re certain they will provide the same level of knowledge and expertise that Swiftsure Yachts is known for.”
Andy Cross
learned to sail as a child in Michigan
Gulf Islands, and Desolation Sound with his wife Desiree and his sons, Karsten and Soren. When on dry land, Tiel likes to spend his time relaxing with his family, and golfing or skiing.
Sam Carpenter, Business Manager. Growing up in California, Sam spent many hours with friends and classmates programming and tinkering with computers. After graduating with a business degree from California State University Sacramento and working as a programmer in California, Sam moved to Washington State to work for Microsoft. As
the new Business Manager for Seaview Boatyard, Sam works with Seaview management on financial analysis, marketing, and information technology.
When not behind a computer screen or at the helm of a sailboat, Sam spends his time with his wife and two dogs
and has raced and cruised on both coasts of the U.S. and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Swiftsure, he’s worked as a sailing instructor, delivery skipper, rigger, and is currently a maritime writer and editor. Along with his wife, Jill, Andy bought a 1984 Grand Soleil 39 in Seattle in 2012 that they have been sailing throughout the Salish Sea with their two sons. They are currently docked in Alaska.
Andy Schwenk began sailing as a teenager in 1978
with a neighbor
from the local yacht
club and hasn’t
looked back. He’s
logged nearly 40
Pacific crossings,
has earned a USCG
100-ton Master ’s
license and logged
over 2,500 days
on the water aboard scores of boats. Andy owns Northwest Rigging in Anacortes and sails his Santa Cruz 27, Wild Rumpus, with his wife Stephanie.
exploring Washington State, traveling, and hitting as many trees as possible on the local golf courses.
Dennis D’Andria, Operations Manager Seaview West. Dennis joined Seaview West Boatyard this fall after moving from
South Florida.
Dennis began his
boating career in
Florida where he
started working
at fifteen years
old in a boatyard
painting bottoms.
He loved working
on boats and over
the years he gained experience in fabrication, engine work, topside painting, marine hydraulics and operating a 300-on boat lift. When not working around boats Dennis likes motocross racing, restoring classic cars, and building hot rods.
Seaview Boatyard operates three full service boatyards: Seattle, Fairhaven, and Bellingham. Check
Phil said “I’m
my son to replace me as President of Seaview Boatyards. He’s been working with me at the yards for most of his life and now it’s time for him to take the helm while I step back to enjoy my family and friends.”
Tiel has a love of boating that stems from his childhood. These days he enjoys cruising in the San Juans, the
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