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Sea Sensations featured in Bainbridge Island Magazine

Sea Sensations’ Erin Leader and Michael Effler and their beloved award-winning ‘family’ of wooden boats were featured in the Summer 2019 article, “Always in Style: the Intrigue and Romance of Wooden Boats.

“The first five years of (Leader and Effler’s) relationship they walked docks, looked at various types of boats and considered what they like best. Design has long been a thread in their lives. Shortly before they met, Effler started their main business, International Design Concepts, with clients including medical spas, wellness centers, day spas, and hotels. In 2001, the couple parlayed their passion for wooden boats into Sea Sensations, a business that specializes in design and renovation of classic sailing and vintage motor yachts.”

"Effler and Leader have seen up close how people react to the beauty of wooden boats. When they took Sea Dream to the Lake Union Wooden boat festival in 2015, more than 320 people came on board,” Leader said. "Having these beautiful things in your life, sharing them with other people, that’s why we like festivals.”

Thank you Bainbridge Island Magazine!

Sea Dream Celebrates 50 years 

2018 marked Sea Dream's 50th birthday, and our 26th year with Sea Dream, a Hugh Angleman “Sea Spirit” Auxiliary Gaff Rigged Ketch. She won the People's Choice Award at Seattle's Lake Union Festival

Sea Dream

Celebrating her 50th birthday

Sea Dream featured at the 2018 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival:
Jewel in the Rough or Wrecking Yard? How to Decide

You see her potential and are drawn to her lines, the romance of the sea and the adventures you will share. The price is right, but you will quickly learn it’s not what you buy them for. What will she take in both time & money? Will you enjoy the process or will she cost too much? How do you make a decision that’s right for you? What are your boating goals? Is she the right rig for you? Is someone sharing this voyage? What’s the boats history - does she have good bones? Where will the work be done? How do you find the team with the expertise required, that will listen to you and the boat – working at a pace you can afford. We’ll help steer your course through these uncharted waters - so you too can have your ship of dreams. 

About Sea Dream

We discovered Sea Dream at the Chula Vista marina in 1992, after years of walking docks searching for a boat to explore the beautiful Northwest waters. Sea Dream was suffering from severe neglect, but she had good bones – Apitone framing, iron bark stem, mahogany planking, bronze screws and copper rivets...

Sea Dream

Hugh Angleman Auxiliary Gaff Rigged Ketch - a “Sea Spirit”

Sea Cloud {sold}

CT 41 Custom Pilot House Ketch

Vivienne {in progress}

1930s Stephens Bros 43' Cruiser (in Progress)

“Sea Dream truly is a dream come true. Thank you for an inspiring experience on board!”