By Meghan McLaughlin
Members of the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Gary Harris officially welcomed Rock Harbor Boats to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 25.
The company opened in January of this year and recently joined the chamber.
“I wish you a lot of success,” Harris said. “You certainly have a lot of really pretty toys in here.”
The showroom boasts a 27-foot Beneteau Flyer and a 20-foot Monterey M20. Potential customers can sit behind the wheel of either craft and image skimming across the waters of Lake Sammamish or Lake Washington.
Rock Harbor offers full-service maintenance and boat repair and year-round boat storage too.
Owner Justin Wolff is glad to be on the local scene.
“Woodinville’s a great community—I couldn’t be more excited to have our boat dealership here,” Wolff said. “It’s a great part of the Seattle area, and having our boat dealership there now is really a pretty exciting thing.
“We’re going to be one of the major well-respected boat dealerships in the Pacific Northwest, and to have it right there in Woodinville, I think, is pretty cool for the community.”
Wolff also owns Rockingham Marine in Seattle and Carefree Boat Club Seattle, where members can rent boats from various locations.
Rock Harbor bought out Doug’s Boats in October of 2020 and then renovated and modernized its showroom. The ribbon-cutting was a chance to show off the business to the area.
“We just wanted to invite our neighbors to come to see our showroom and see what we’re all about, ask us any questions and welcome us to the neighborhood,” Marketing Manager Kamry McRae said.
McRae also mentioned that clients looking to customize boats should come to Rock Harbor. She said the company hopes to be a resource for customers at all stages of the boat-owning or renting process and adds team members are glad to be a part of Woodinville.
“Woodinville is a community where there’s constantly something going on,” McRae said. “There are always events that are happening that are inviting everybody in the neighborhood to join.
“I really love that community feel—because that’s what Rock Harbor Boats is all about—being that company that you go to buy your boat and then you stick with forever.”
Rock Harbor Boats is not only open for business but for friendships as well.
“We welcome people to stop in and get to know us,” Wolff said. “We’re big on customer service, and we want to develop relationships with lifelong customers.”