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Check out the Washington Waterfront Home Tour June 23-24 to see these fabulous boats and the other beautiful properties along our state’s shores.

Washington Waterfront Home Tour: All aboard these stunning houseboats

The spectacular 2015 Riviera 515 SUV boasts a chance to get away from Seattle street traffic and into a world of adventurous possibilities.

Having this boat at your doorstep will significantly enhance your waterfront lifestyle, says Brett Aggen, co-owner of Emerald Pacific Yachts. Not only is it convenient for entertaining and in-the-water activities, it means exploring Seattle from a brand-new perspective.

“Using Lake Washington and Lake Union as examples, having a boat on your dock opens up an entirely different avenue to get around the area,” says Aggen. “You can cruise to dinner on Lake Union, dock in Ballard and take in the nightlife, or shop and dine in Kirkland.”

And with the 52-foot Riviera 515 SUV, which was built in Australia, there’s no doubt that you’ll be cruising in style.

The upper level features gorgeous Cherrywood interior with high gloss varnish and leather helm chairs. Bask in some rays on the foredeck sun-pad and use the easy access ladder to hop in the water when you’re ready to cool down.

The yacht also boasts the latest and greatest in power and technology. Cruise from port to port faster with the low-hour twin pod drive Cummins engines, fueled by 600 horsepower each. Equipped with TimeZero technology, the NavNet TZtouch will completely transform the way you navigate. You can scroll, pan, and zoom in and out with a smooth, fast, and seamless graphics engine. Navigating in a fully 3D environment offers you a true perspective and more extensive view around the ship, which allows you to better plan your routes—all while TimeZero technology updates the information on your screen with virtually no redraw.

On the inside, Webasto electric sunroofs open with the touch of a button, and a salon starboard side lounge flaunts a center seat that converts to a slide-out ottoman. The master stateroom features a queen-sized walk-around bed, an entertainment cabinet, and plenty of storage space. Three additional beds in the two guest staterooms are big enough to bring at least three or four friends on an overnight cruise.

If you’re not ready for the commitment of a luxury, live-in yacht, one of Aggen’s favorite cruisers is a 29-foot Beaver Picnic Launch with twin-engine in-board (220 horsepower each) that was imported from Holland.

The handcrafted woodwork makes it an eye-catcher but assures it’s reliable, as well as low-maintenance. The swim platform with ladders makes for a fun day of water sports or an evening cruise—perfect for a family that spends weekends on the lake.

Interested in learning more about the Beaver Picnic Launch or the Riviera? Contact Emerald Pacific Yachts, | 206-587-0660 |

Check out the Washington Waterfront Home Tour June 23-24 to see these two fabulous boats and the other beautiful properties along our state’s shores. The tour includes properties ranging from the mid-six figures all the way to exquisite multimillion-dollar estates. To see featured properties, visit