Jim Battye is a boating safety writer, and was a USCG-licensed captain for nearly 30 years, delivering boats and teaching people to handle boats. He developed the close-quarters boat-handling curriculum that has largely been adopted by government agencies around the country. He enjoys his time on the water aboard his Regulator 32, Pops.

Over the past seven years, I have dealt with two high-quality Bluewater employees in the Kent Narrows office: my salesman John McDevitt (Regulator 32), and sales associate Sheryl Jaros. Their knowledge, integrity, and commitment to me, the customer, are ongoing, and welcome. More recently, salesman Scott MacDonald has also been impressive in our conversations. It has been, and is, a pleasure to deal with them.