Todd was born in the Northwest and has spent most of his lifetime here. Raised in a boating family, owners of McChesney Boat Works, his recreational boating experience includes operation and maintenance of many different boats of all sizes, both power and sail. He has owned a MacGregor 26C, Newport 33, Uniflite 36, Uniflite 42, Schock 35, J-
Todd’s business experience is varied and vast, having grown up in a self employed household. He founded Blue Water Yachts in 1988. shortly thereafter he sold his first boat to Cheryl, the rest is history, as Jimmy Buffet says “Some people say there is a Woman to Blame, but I know it’s my own …. fault”. Todd and Cheryl enjoy sailing (both racing and cruising) and going to dog shows with their two Papillions, which are great boat dogs.
After growing up in the Northwest and spending most of her early years boating in the San Juan Islands and Canada, Cheryl cemented her interest in sailing in 1988 when she purchased a classic MacGregor 26. Shortly there after she joined the Blue Water Yachts team. Several move up boats later, including a custom Newport 33, a Uniflite 42, a MacGregor 36 Cat, two Schock 35s, and a J-
While at the helm of her first Schock 35 she put together a very successful crew and won many races including the Puget Sound Sailing Championships, Blakley Rock Race, Around Shaw Island, Around Blake Island and others. After crewing for over 10 years she is now top driver on Anthem, Roger MacGregor’s 70′ Ketch, on which she helped to win several class victories in the Newport to Ensenada Ocean race. While racing is a lot of fun, you can find her every summer in the San Juan Islands with her daughter and grand kids or husband Todd.
Give her a call to talk about a pre-
Ezra joined the Blue Water Yachts team in 2010 and became parts & office manager in 2013. He grew up on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound and now enjoys boating in the Sound alone and with friends on his Fourwinns Sundowner. Ezra’s other interests include travelling, cats, tattoos, motorcycles and classic cars.
Contact Ezra with your questions about any MacGregor or Tattoo Yachts parts.
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Blue Water Yachts has been in business since 1988, originally started as Marine Marketing. We believed then that the original Mac 26 (now know as the “26 Classic”) was a great boat just waiting to be customized to meet each individual customers wants and needs so that it would be fun and easy to use. We have continued our commitment to the concept of “fun and easy to use” ever since.
Our cruising club is one of the largest fleets in the Northwest! We host a big rendezvous every year with attendance of over 100 people and 50 or more boats! This is a great way to get to know other owners and have a lot of fun. Read more about the rendezvous on the rendezvous page. We host seminars and other fun learning events too!
We offer expert advice and installation for many great products. GPS, VHF, AIS, Butane Stoves, EZ Main, Halyards Aft, Single Line Reefing, Stern Rail Seats, Suzuki outboards, Cabin Heat system, Dodgers, Bimini, and even Full Cockpit Enclosures! We have developed many custom items like our Custom Steering for the outboard motors, Swim Ladder with flat steps that is longer than standard, Grab Handles, and Stern Rail Seats were developed by us! The list goes on and on!