Gretchen Miles - Boatshed USA
Like many native Washingtonians, Gretchen Miles is a lover of the outdoors. Early on, climbing and hiking were passions of hers. Gretchen’s life-changing love of boating began when she and her husband, Ron, chartered a Bayliner 3055 Cierra Sunbridge for their honeymoon. She was “bitten” by the boating bug!
A few years later, the couple bought their first boat, a Bayliner 2858 and a progression of boats followed: a Mainship 390 was the “perfect” boat until they were enticed by the idea of living aboard full-time. They currently reside aboard a 1990 DeFever 49.
Several years ago, they met Scott and Lisa Helker (now owners of Waterline Boats) while in their dinghy, circling a boat they admired. A chance meeting has turned into a years’ long friendship: the two couples helped each other as they looked for their respective live aboard vessels, and have a successful career relationship.
Having had a positive boat-buying experience, Gretchen was inspired. For Gretchen, being a yacht broker is a chance to serve, to learn, and to ensure that sellers and buyers have as good a time finding or selling their boat as she did.
Gretchen, Ron, and their Portuguese Water Dog,Gracie, found their DeFever 49 in Alaska and had a six-week adventure bringing her home. Once merely on the periphery, boating is now a big and wonderful part of Gretchen’s life. Finding a quiet anchorage, kayaking to an island and exploring are favorite ways to relax.
The dream is to take another trip to Alaska, a 3-month adventure. Until then she’s helping other boaters get a little closer to their boating dreams!
Are you ready to buy or sell a boat? Are you interested in joining our Boatshed Team? Contact Gretchen directly: Cell: 425-231-0344