// Compiled by Lara Roche-Sudar
The weather is turning — slowly — toward the milder climate of springtime in the Pacific Northwest, and with the fervor born of the Seattle Boat Show, you’re probably looking to get out on the water as soon as possible. To help ensure that your vessel is in fighting form, we’ve compiled a list of boatyards in the Puget Sound area where you can haul out your boat in preparation for the glorious spring and summer cruising ahead. If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time for that bottom job and below-water inspection. Nobody wants to waste valuable cruise time at the docks dealing with problems that could’ve been avoided with a haul out earlier in the year when snow flurries and drizzle kept most of us on the mountains or by the fireplace.
We’ve included helpful icons to represent some common services offered at each of these boatyards, such as power, water, pressure washing, and whether the boatyard allows do-it-yourself repairs. You’ll find helpful contact information listed for every location, as well as websites whenever possible. As with last month’s Marina & Fuel Dock Guide, we recommend that you call your boatyard of choice in advance to ascertain whether it has the specific services you’re looking for, and if it can accommodate your boat. As always, any suggestions or comments can be shared with us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our “contact us” page.