This three story, all wood, luxury cruising trawler is moored at the gated and historic Squalicum Harbor in The Port of Bellingham. The Vattentät - Swedish for "watertight", is perfect for anyone interested in breathtaking views and a peaceful rest.
Free parking on premises
We rented the boat for a weekend for a birthday party. Eric was not in town so a relative showed us the boat. The boat was under construction, which was not mentioned in the ad. Tools were everywhere, the upstairs head was out of order, and the main deck head broke during our sta…
Response from Eric:
I was not there to tour Ciara and guests which is unfortunate - the debrief of boat rules is critical with respect to heads, water use, power, etc. They knew I would be absent at check in, but was pressed to accept the request. I was available via cell phone, and other than a departure morning txt and return call about their smells and head issue, I received no contact during their stay. Upon my return to town and further inspection, the guests did manage to fill the 250 gallon holding tank ,which does have an overflow port side through hull (Website hidden by Airbnb) the smells described where their own making. Overflow has never happened before. The main deck head was also clogged by the guests after using too much tp. It did dissolve and worked just fine after some pumping. Under construction is not a good description for a little wood work and caulking, something which happens during the dry summer months on wood vessels. At no time were workers working on the above described "under construction" projects. Fishing poles / gear are part of the boat, as are kayaks for use. The upstairs head was decommissioned, 3 heads / showers provided ample opportunity for 8 guests. Smelly and janky....wow. I'll end my comments to their comments now... as I said, it's too bad I could not have been there to check them in, and be sure they understood a boat is not a house. The boat was left in good condition despite house rules not being followed.
The yacht was better than expected! It was completely roomy, clean, and Eric generously and kindly stocked the fridge and pantry with coffee, creamer, beer, soda and bottled waters. We stayed with a total of 11 people and we all had an amazing time. The trip went by way too fast …
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