After a long haul and time adrift, one of the only marine consignment stores in the Seattle area has navigated its way out of retirement and back into our boating community, reopening on the shores of Gig Harbor as Second Wave @ the Boatyard. It’s been four years since the original Second Wave closed in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood and the closure hit boaters like a stray log hitting a hull.
Former yard manager, current senior advisor at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, and Second Wave enthusiast Mark Lindeman states, “When Second Wave closed, I really missed it. It was a place where boaters could find what they needed and it was a place where boaters liked to gather.” Previous West Marine employee and now Second Wave @ the Boatyard Manager Gary Ford states, “Our customers are absolutely stoked.”
Gary and his team along with Second Wave’s former manager Patti Segulja-Lau spent the last several months transforming the Lighthouse Marine LLC repair shop on Harborview Drive into this new piece of boater heaven. The shop opened their hatches to the public in June with free hot dogs, beverages, and music to accompany shoppers as they browsed some new but mostly used marine items.
“Viral” was used by Gary to describe the public’s exponential interest in Second Wave’s re-opening. “The amount of enthusiasm we’re hearing from our customers is unbelievable,” he continued. Product is constantly coming in according to Gary, and the excitement keeps the store’s staff busy with an all-hands-on-deck mentality. Six part-time employees keep the shop shipshape. Some staff, like Tacoma shipwright Brian Johnson, have years of experience. Team member Paul Diederich spends some of his semi-retirement working here. The shop offers everything from air horns and anchors to blocks, barbecues, propellers, power cords, and the like. Venture here to claim your plunder, as buried treasure is omnipresent.
Stop by Second Wave @ the Boatyard Monday through Friday 1000 to 1800 hours, Saturday 1000 hours to 1700 hours or Sunday 1300 to 1600 hours.